Boston Kitchen Remodeler Shares The Best Kitchen Remodeling Ideas

Boston Kitchen Remodeler Shares Remodeling Ideas For Your Kitchen

Boston Kitchen Remodeler

For many people, the kitchen is the centerpiece of the home. For those who love to cook and entertain, it is a sacred place where they can lose their self in their cooking and make creations that nurture the body and the soul.

 

Obviously, you want your kitchen to be a place that is both functional as well as a place where people can congregate and hang out. You want it to be inviting, comfortable, and as inspiring as possible.  Here are some ideas to help make your kitchen your go to place in the home.

 

Create Your Vision

You need to begin your project by imagining what the space might look like when it is done. For some people, this is easy, but for most of us, it helps to get ideas and inspiration by looking at pictures or by going to showrooms. There are many online sites like www.houzz.com , www.kitchens.com, hgtv.com, and http://www.pinterest.com/.  You can also go to kitchen showrooms to get some ideas. Many big box stores like Ikea and Home Depot, have kitchen showrooms where you can see some model kitchens. You can begin to note special features, colors, cabinet styles, lighting, countertops, and appliances.

 

Decide On Budget Then Make A List

Think about what your budget is going to be on the remodeling project. Once you know this- you can then decide on what specifically you’d like to remodel. Costs can quickly add up so you will need to decide which are “must have” items and which are “would like to have” items. We suggest making a list for these items as well because unexpected construction costs may cause you to remove some items from your list.

 

Functionality

Once you begin to do some research, you will discover the possibilities are pretty much endless. For example, you can decide if you want an eat-in kitchen, a breakfast nook, an island, a built in desk, as well as what types of kitchen features you’d like. Then there are features like double ovens, dishwasher in a drawer, island cooktops, full extension drawers, pot racks, deep drawers, utensil racks, pull out trash and recycling, built-in refrigerator, warming drawers, glass doors, and the list goes on. Take our advice and make it as functional as possible.

Structural versus Cosmetic

When it comes to remodeling, the less you have to do to change the physical layout of the room and any adjoining rooms-the lower your remodeling cost will be. You will be surprised how much you can do to improve your kitchen without moving or tearing down walls. We know that many people want an “open concept” kitchen, so if that describes you- then be prepared to open your wallet accordingly.

Hire A Kitchen Designer

Someone with experience who designs kitchens for a living can really help you make the most out of the space and save you money by measuring correctly and planning it right the first time. We cannot underestimate the importance of proper measurement of the space as every aspect of the final kitchen from cost to layout depends on the measurements being exact.

Get Quotes

When getting quotes for remodeling services get several quotes from several remodelers as these estimates can vary greatly.  In order to compare vendors be as specific as possible on what you want to do and what is included in the estimate.  Get it in writing! Determine if you are going to go with custom build or want to purchase pre-made items. It is easy for home remodel projects to spiral out of control so be realistic about how much you can afford. Learn about the cost of a kitchen remodel here.

Need a Quote?  Contact Us

If you’d like some help with design, build, and installation of your kitchen remodeling project-send us an email or give us a call at 617-469-5445 and we’ll be glad to help.

Kitchen Design Ideas On A Budget

Kitchen Design Ideas from the Experts

 

DSCN2221There are many websites with articles on kitchen design ideas on a budget written by home designers. This article is written by people who know how to save you money on kitchen design because we work with customers, and builders, every day, to make the cabinets and other components, so we know the true cost of kitchen design.
We have worked on a lot of kitchens over the years. So we thought we would give you some ideas to help with kitchen design on a budget.
Do A Cabinet Makeover

You can add functionality and new design to your existing kitchen cabinets. The cabinets are the focal point of your kitchen and therefore need to reflect the tone you want to set for the entire space. You can replace or refinish your existing cabinet doors, with the goal of obtaining the look and feel of new cabinets. Options such as slide out breadbaskets and shelving can add to the functionality to the cabinets. You may also be able to add cabinets to your existing space, or increase cabinet size to get more functionality out of them.

Choose Your Hardware Carefully

Spruce up cabinets by adding new knobs or handles. Another option is to spray paint existing hardware, which, if done correctly, can make old kitchen cabinet knobs or pulls look new. We suggest a primer and coat of paint or two depending on the color of the original knobs.
Replace Shades, And/Or Window Treatments

Shades and window treatments can make a huge difference in the look of a kitchen. Look at company window treatment options on sites like HunterDouglas.com and visit local decorating stores to get ideas.

Choose A Fresh Color Scheme

You will want to choose a color scheme that expresses your personal style, but also one that you think will be around for years to come. Be aware that very personal color tastes may “make a statement” but quite possibly will affect the ability of the home to sell. Take the time to look at home improvement websites, home decorating magazines and local kitchen remodeling showrooms for ideas and inspiration.

Consider Replacing Or Adding Lighting And/Or A Ceiling Fan

It always amazes us how homeowners react when they see new lighting or a ceiling fan they have chosen installed in their kitchen. Such a small investment always seem to make a huge difference in the look and feel of a space that you spend so much time in.

Consider Replacing Or Refinishing Your Countertop

There are various options for replacing or refinishing countertops depending on your existing or desired countertop type and size.

Consider Adding A Backsplash To Your Countertop

For decorative appeal many homeowners choose to add a backsplash to accent cabinets or walls.

Consider Adding Crown Molding If You Do Not Already Have It

For decorative, finished look, adding crown molding can make a huge difference in transforming a kitchen space.

By making just some of these home design changes you can truly have a home that makes you happy, is more functional, is easier to sell, and ultimately is worth more when you go to sell it.

If you’d like more home design ideas, just give us a call at 617-469-5445 or visit us at our Boston in West Roxbury, Massachusetts at 33 Morrell Street, weekdays from 8am to 4:00pm and Saturdays by appointment.