To achieve the remodeled kitchen that you’ll love like this one by Re-Builders, consider these things before you begin:
Get the Pros Involved: A kitchen remodel is a big deal—not something to be approached rashly. So before you even visit a showroom or meet with a pro, read our expert advice on creating the cook space you’ve always coveted.
First off, regardless of your budget, here’s how your kitchen remodel tends to be allocated:
Things that are not worth the splurge are Glazed, distressed, and crackled finishes, which can increase cabinet costs by as much as 30 percent and can start to look dated as trends change, Pot fillers, which does make filling the pasta pot easier, but it doesn’t help with the far worse task of carting boiling water to the sink when your fettuccine is done, and let’s not forget the Wine fridge: Do you really need 18 bottles of Pinot within arms reach and kept at precisely 55 degrees?
Now for more tips: Using our recent remodel as an example, rather than choosing customization from a local craftsman, we used Aristrokraft all-wood maple cabinets with a white finish. Factory-made-to-order cabinets have warranties of up to 25 years, are made in a controlled environment that yields more stable wood which reduces warping and splitting, they use computerized cutting tools that offer more precise joinery that anything done by hand, and offer baked-on finishes that are more durable than the locals’ air dried ones.
We replaced the countertops with Quartz, and installed an Onyx tile backsplash. Stronger than granite, Quartz is a stain-resistant man-made alternative that never needs to be sealed and takes more heat than granite. An engineered stone, it offers a zero-maintenance, zero-worry surface.
We installed new flooring, all new GE appliances, recessed can lights, and an accent light fixture as well as new LED energy-efficient, long-lasting ribbon lighting under the cabinets.
Need help selecting finishes and materials for your kitchen? These owners selected Laura Bowden Designs with 30 years of experience and a favorite here on the Grand Strand in South Carolina.
For many more helpful tips like these, click here: https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/read-you-remodel-kitchen/page/1
For more tips from a local professional, call Ray Floyd with Re-Builders, Inc. today at 843-448-0041 to set up an appointment.