Our Helpful Tips for Kitchen Remodeling
Very few home improvements are more significant for purposes of lifestyle improvement, not to mention resale value, than kitchen remodeling. A well done remodel provides a beautiful new look for your home, and the usefulness of modern appliances and countertops can’t be overestimated.
Of course, the design and construction phases can be complex. But a qualified local home remodel contractor can become a part of the process very early, helping you to make decisions that will make a big difference in how you manage time and budget. We put together a short guide to walk you through the important parts, and would be happy to hear from you if you’d like a quote and our guidance.
Determine early on the scope of the changes you require. For example, kitchen remodel jobs can involve flooring, countertops, cabinets, appliances, walls and paint. It’s a great idea to carefully weigh your priorities in the case of a limited budget.
We would be happy to discuss your options, and help you to understand where cost and benefit collide. In other words, we want to create the kitchen of your dreams, not pounce on a project designed only to line our pockets.
The Planning Phase
Begin by grabbing a notepad and pencil. Gather the family around the dining room table and begin to sketch the changes necessary to modernize your kitchen. For example, if you’ll be changing appliances, do you favor stainless steel or a particular color? Is there a need for convenience items such as a lazy susan, perhaps a garbage chute?
And don’t forget about your plans for cabinets. The facing of your cabinets is an enormous footprint within your kitchen and an attractive look, one that complements the appliances and color scheme of your flooring and walls is crucial.
There have been spectacular advances in the technology behind refrigerators, dishwashers and ovens. We will help you make great choices depending on your priorities.
Things to consider include the size of your family, the amount of entertaining you may or may not do, and access to utilities such as gas. We will be happy to help you narrow down the selection.
Choices in Cabinetry
The selection available for kitchen cabinets is massive these days. Do you favor hardwoods like cherry or oak, or perhaps a pine? These choices can make a significant difference in terms of cost, not to mention durability.
You might want to visit our showrooms to appreciate how we’ve paired both warm and modern cabinets with a wide array of flooring and appliances to see if anyone style is best for you.
Your Kitchen Countertops
Once you’ve begun to put together the aesthetic pieces of the puzzle, namely your cabinet and appliance appearances, you’ll want to complement all that work with lovely countertops. These come in a variety of materials and colors, and a qualified home remodel contractor will be best at describing these options.
We feel that first selecting appliances, countertops and cabinetry is crucial to arriving at the perfect color for your walls. Clearly, any color can be created in today’s mixing station, and so paint has been rendered more a complement than ever. Gloss, semigloss, we have it all covered.
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Zeroing in on the Right Custom Kitchen Contractor
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We worked hard to build our reputation and reviews based on hard work and fair job quotations. When we put together a proposal, we go out of our way to include all the time we need to be at your disposal for the ever crucial design phase. Decisions made here will make all the difference to your happiness for years to come.
We also provide realistic time frames for when we can begin and complete the job. Everyone has a nightmare, horror story about contractors who promised the world and did not deliver. The last thing we ever want is to be associated with one of those terrible experiences.
Even more important, we do every project from start to finish. Rather than relying on subcontractors, and having to juggle their unpredictable schedules, we’ve made a decision to keep all of our talent in house.
Not only are we experienced, but we enjoy the smiles of every happy customer. Our goal is that your kitchen becomes a true touchstone for your home, and a jewel that you can’t wait to show off to friends and neighbors.
We were also out of town at the time, and Beau sent us daily picture and video updates of the work.
All in all, it was very pleasant working with Beau and his friendly and respectful team.
They renovated a bathroom that required a handicap wheelchair accessible shower. I didn’t want to redo the entire bathroom so Beau worked very hard and spent extra time with me to design a partial renovation that worked well with the existing bathroom.
I appreciated his willingness to take on this small job and fit it into his busy schedule and that he took the time to explain to me what the other person did incorrectly. A few years later that time came and it was the best call I made all year! Beau had a pretty booked schedule but still squeezed in my install.
One of Beau’s employees Charlie did a majority of the work.
They were very courteous about noise and scratching the floor, even putting down mats so that my hardwood was protected. I would definitely recommend Beau and his guys to do any project. Not only do they do a good job and respect your home, but they seem like pretty cool dudes too!
What is so great about Beau is that he is a true craftsman. Beau is a perfectionist and takes great pride in doing things “right”.
They were very trust worthy and finished the job on time and did a superb job. Beau the owner was very sufficient and always took the time to explain all the details of the project.
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Additionally, consider installing a dimmer to maximize efficiency of your under-cabinet light fixture and add variety to the light intensity throughout the space. Buying new appliances can also raise the value of your home. First, measure the existing appliances and determine the size of appliances that can fit into the existing space.
These connections need to be compatible with any new appliances you select.
At this point, it is best to call the professionals for help installing your new appliances. Keep in mind that if you want professional results, it is all about the prep work.
Ranging from food prep to post-meal clean-up, the sink gets hit with a heavy amount of use. Keep in mind that updating your sink and faucet is an investment and you will be living with your new sink for a long time—choose wisely. No matter the style you choose, don’t hesitate to call the experts at Ben Franklin Plumbing to help with the installation process.
Don’t hesitate to call our team if the project becomes too big for you to handle on your own. We are available 24/7, 365 days a year for emergency plumbing , drain cleaning , pipe repair and installation. The quality of work is the best and every one of the guys BF has sent to our has for various projects over the past three years has been great to work with.
Everything I requested was done in a very timely manner. The technician was pleasant and offered advice that was well taken.
The work was done well and I know that if anything goes wrong I can call and it will be fixed! You can also sign up to stay in touch with us through email – news, tips, and specials sent straight to your Inbox.
Scott was able to turn around and meet our needs with an unrealistic time frame – the result was fantastic. His ballpark figures were right on the mark and his time frames proved to be accurate, even with a few delays. We are very pleased with our results and would recommend him highly.
We are happy to meet with you in the evenings or on the weekend, just let us know when it’s convenient for you. We offer quality products and craftsmanship with a strong emphasis on personalized services. Our business serves northern and Baltimore and Charlotte Hall.
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