Kitchens

Let's Get Cooking

A kitchen remodel can be a significant expense, but one that will last for years to come while greatly increasing the overall value of your home at the same time. It’s important to consider your family and lifestyle so you can get the most out of your space. Do you like to cook a lot? Does your family socialize in the kitchen? Is cabinet storage currently a problem?

These are all factors we recommend keeping in mind when selecting new features and the design of your kitchen. In our experience, counter space is one of the most important elements of your kitchen that’s often overlooked. So we recommend not skimping in that department.

“Remember your kitchen's busiest areas: sink, stove, and refrigerator. Make sure these areas and appliances are in an efficient location that is relevant to one another. We refer to this as the kitchen "work triangle”.

Renovating Responsibly

We specialize in providing the right renovation for the right reasons. We believe a responsible renovation is to create a more beautiful or functional living space to get you through a specific time frame. Planning a renovation based on the amount of time you are living in your home is the most efficient way to manage your investment. Here is a reliable guide to consider when planning your new kitchen reno.

Living in your home 5-7 years / 45-55k

Demo will leave most of the drywall
Add small amount of lighting and upgrade electrical to new code if necessary
Mid range appliances
Out of the box cabinetry  (Ikea or equivalent)
Fiber board counter tops
New or refinished flooring 3-5 per sq. ft cost of material
Back splash 2-5 $ per sq. ft material cost
Mid range faucet, sink, and hood fan
No moving of existing fixtures (sink, dishwasher, fridge, range)
New paint
Possible electrical permit, no building or plumbing permit required

Living in your home 7-20 years / 50-65k

Demo removal of some drywall
Add lighting to celling and upgrade kitchen electrical to code
Mid range appliances
Custom cabinetry
Custom counter tops
New or refinished flooring 4-7 per sq. ft cost of material
Backsplash 4-7 per sq. ft cost of material
Mid range sink and faucet
Slight movement or reconfigure of layout of kitchen
New paint
Electrical permit required, Possible plumbing and building permit required

Living in your home 10-30 years / 65-90k

Demo full gut of kitchen with possible removal of small portion of walls
New lighting and electrical for entire space, add pendant lighting and feature lighting
Mid to slightly higher range appliances
Custom cabinetry
Custom countertops
New flooring 6-10 per sq ft cost of material
Back splash 6-10 per sq ft cost of material
Mid to slightly higher end sink and faucet
Full reconfiguration of kitchen
Possible relocation of windows etc.
Addition of island or eating bench
All permits required