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 Remodeling in Boston MA on a Tight Budget

 

Kitchen Remodeling Boston MA on the Cheap

Remodeling your kitchen in Boston MA can be a major decision but doesn’t have to break the bank. After being in the business for many years we have put together some kitchen remodel ideas for you on how get the best value without sacrificing quality.

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One thing to keep in mind when considering kitchen remodeling Boston MA and other locations, is that remodeling your kitchen economically, takes planning. You must plan ahead and do your homework. Planning ahead involves thinking about the best kitchen layout, kitchen door styles, moldings, shelving, wood type, and amenities such as pull out shelves, and lazy susans. There are many things that you can do to increase the value and beauty of your kitchen. These are things that can be done over time, gradually, as your budget allows.
Here are New England Cabinet Doors and Kitchen Designs kitchen remodeling tips to add beauty, save time and money:

1.  If your cabinet wood is in fairly good shape then try painting them instead of replacing them

2.  Add cabinets or expand existing cabinets to the ceiling to add more storage room

3.  Add decorative moldings to cabinets and doorways

4.  Add decorative brackets to shelving to add design flair

5.  Add decorative door knobs to enhance detail

6.  Replace blinds, shades, and/or window treatments

7.  Enlarge or add windows to add more light to the kitchen

8.  Replace existing lights with decorative lighting

9.  Re-paint the kitchen walls and/or ceiling

10. Replace the countertops and/or sink

11. Choose cabinet door wood type carefully by checking prices are various wood types

12. Replace or refinish the flooring

13. Add wood panels over appliances

14. Add a backsplash

There are many options for kitchen remodeling in Boston MA and we would suggest shopping around and pricing these before diving in. By making even small changes you are adding to the value and ambiance of your home and it is amazing what small changes can do for a kitchen.

Our Boston kitchen remodeling specialists would be happy to give you further kitchen renovation ideas so feel free to contact us at 617-469-5445 for a consultation.

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.

Cost of a Kitchen Remodel Job

Kitchen remodeling is a great way to add value to your home and enhance your quality of life while you live there.
Since we get so many questions from homeowners looking to remodel- we thought we would give you some idea of the latest research that has been done on the cost of a remodel, versus the value that you are investing in your home.
Minor Kitchen Remodel
A minor kitchen remodel job includes replacing cabinets fronts, countertops, cabinet hardware, and appliances. These costs are typically without any structural or system modifications, and there are usually some geographic differences in cost. In Boston, Massachusetts, for example, it is typically more expensive to remodel a kitchen than in most other states in New England.
Cost of a Minor Kitchen Remodel
According to Industry Reports cited below, the cost of a minor kitchen remodel averages $18,527 nationally, and in Boston is $21,700 in 2013.
Cost vs. Value of a minor kitchen remodel
If you do a minor Kitchen Remodel in New England, you can recoup 75.7% of your cost, and for Boston you will recoup approximately 88.5%.
Major Kitchen Remodel
A major kitchen remodel job cost in 2013, for a typical, 200-square-foot kitchen usually includes a new layout of 30 linear feet of semi-custom wood cabinets, including a 3-by-5-foot island; standard double-tub stainless-steel sink with standard single-lever faucet, laminate or other countertops, energy-efficient wall oven, cook-top, ventilation system, built-in microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal. These jobs typically include new resilient flooring, custom lighting and freshly painted walls, trim, and ceiling.
Cost of a Major Kitchen Remodel
Approximate cost of a kitchen remodel job in Boston, for a “Major Kitchen Remodeling” job is $62,589 and you recoup, on average, 71.5%.
Before you remodel, we recommend you take special care to hire a designer and builder who specializes in Kitchen remodeling. Quality materials and reliable workmanship are essential to your remodeling project’s success. If you are a do it yourselfer, we recommend you hire someone to help you measure and layout your kitchen as incorrect measurements can significantly affect the cost and timeline for your kitchen design project. Feel free to give us a call if you’d like some help at 617-469-5445.

Source:
http://www.remodeling.hw.net/article/2013-cost-vs-value-report
To see more details on the New England remodeling report:
http://www.remodeling.hw.net/cost-vs-value/2013/new-england/boston-ma/