Thinking about renovating your home but not sure which area to start with? Many choose kitchens as their primary project, simply because it is one of the areas that people spend the most time in. A clean and well designed kitchen can set the tone for the rest of the home if renovations are needed in other areas. As a place not only for dining and food preparation, the kitchen is where we gather everyday, spending late nights or early mornings in, and is a staple of the American household. A renovated kitchen adds a tremendous amount of value to a home as well. Call today for a free in-home, no obligation estimate on your kitchen remodel project in Framingham or any of the surrounding towns.
Whether you’re looking to increase the value of your home, or to increase the value of your living space a kitchen renovation is no small matter. This is deciding to uproot one of the main rooms of the house for a period of time, so planning ahead is important.
Many people take on a kitchen renovation or kitchen remodel as a weekend do-it-yourself project. However, after a few weeks, homeowners realize that the project too big and end up hiring a contractor anyway. Even if you’re handy yourself, having a contractor on task can help your project go over with greater ease and on the time frame that works for you and your family.
Stay in control of your kitchen remodel by first gaining an understanding the full scope of your renovation! Call us to get a clear picture of your kitchen renovation project. We will take it from ideas, designs, and drawings, picking out finishes and through all the proper procedure to arrive at the final product of your newly renovated kitchen!
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Many homeowners love upgrading their home, and the kitchen is key renovation that can have a huge return on investment. The right remodel can better tie your kitchen to the rest of your home and create a more comfortable space.
First things first, determine what scale you want to remodel on. If you are aiming for a minor set of upgrades you may only be out of your kitchen for a weekend. Whereas a partial or complete renovation may take a few weeks, finally, if you’re looking to fully design a custom kitchen your project could take a few months.
As your kitchen contractor, we can assist in delivering a time frame for your project as we are more familiar with requesting permits and inspections if needed. Additionally, due to extensive experience we have a better understanding of time frames for acquiring materials and how to schedule a project for the fastest completion without compromising on craftsmanship.
The popular choices in minor renovations for a kitchen include:
Updating Cabinet Fronts
Installing a New Sink or Faucet
These are typically completed fully within a week and sometimes even just a day or two.
Updating cabinet fronts mean that you are keeping the existing cabinet and drawer system intact while resurfacing the outside. Your cabinetry probably isn’t perfect, few are, but it’s your call on whether this is something that you can have just resurfaced or if you need all new cabinets.
Often, you don’t need completely new cabinetry, but if you are already planning on a major remodel, no one is stopping you from bringing a new cabinet system into place!
Flooring is another popular choice for minor renovations. Homeowners across the country are swapping out the dated look of linoleum for tile or wood flooring. If you’ve had it with the floors in your kitchen, this is an easy remodel that is typically cheaper than a full remodel.
This really is what most homeowners consider a DIY project, however, installing a new sink may mean cutting into your countertop and connecting water lines. If you have any concerns or questions about this it is best to consult with a contractor and see what your options are to end up with the sink you want and not just the sink that fits!
Major renovations can take over your home and temporarily put living spaces like your kitchen out of commission for a short period of time, but when working with the right contractor is always worth the temporary inconvenience.
This is the big difference between a major and minor renovation. When you begin talking about replacing the cabinets and countertops, contractors know that you are serious about redesigning the overall look and feel of your kitchen.
When you’re looking at cabinetry keep in mind that name brands aren’t everything in home design. This is to say that you probably won’t meet many homeowners who know what brand their cabinets are. Work with materials that are best suited for your kitchen and will last through the years of use ahead of them. Drawers should slide easily, and cabinet and drawer fronts should be a solid wood. Discuss soft-close features and joinery with your contractor in detail before making any major decisions.
Countertops are the highlight of many kitchen renovations. When doing a kitchen remodel you want that wow factor, a visual indicator of the work that was put into the project.
Countertops might be one of the most expensive pieces of your kitchen renovation and the choice goes far beyond the option of light or dark coloring.
Yes, you want to choose whether you’re aiming for light or dark colors, however, the material can be much more impactful. These are all popular options for countertop materials:
Evaluate your options thoroughly before making a decision as each offers different qualities in porousness, ease of cleaning and visual appeal.
Choosing a backsplash is one of the fun parts of the kitchen renovation process. Here is where you can add some wonderful style, texture, color and finesse to your kitchen with a well chosen tile backsplash. If the choices are overwhelming, we can make some good recommendations that will fit within your budget.
Ranges, Refrigerators, Microwave ovens, Hood Vents, Dishwashers, and oversized Farm Sinks can vary greatly in pricing, but we can advise you on stylish yet economical options that will best compliment your family’s needs and budget. Adding new appliances is one of the more costly investments of the kitchen renovation, but adds so much value to your home.
A full custom kitchen design varies by each project of course but is basically a no-limits version of a complete kitchen renovation. We’re not just talking about backsplashes, changing countertops and updating the flooring.
A custom kitchen design is a great option because you get to start from scratch with a complete gut and design it how you want it from the ground up. When you’re evaluating a custom kitchen design you may want to move existing walls, move plumbing, change electrical wiring or more. These tasks nearly always involve permits required through your city or county. We can walk you through each step and make the process as seamless as possible.
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