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.

Budget Considerations

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.

Modernizing Appliances

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.

Interior Paint

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

Not All Home Remodeling Companies Are Created Equal

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.

Our Specialties and the Towns We Serve

Kitchen Remodeling

The first step in a kitchen remodel is gathering ideas. From new breakfast rooms, to appliances, to new cabinetry, our kitchen remodeling team will design the kitchen of your dreams.

Custom Cabinets

Browse our line of accessories and storage options to find out all the possibilities for your custom kitchen cabinet project. From the type of cabinet to the door and hardware, there are many options to consider when choosing. We can help you all the way.

Cabinet Refacing

Cabinet refacing is a cost-effective way to give your kitchen a whole new look by replacing both door and drawer fronts and veneering the exterior of the cabinet boxes. Remodel America gives you peace of mind, knowing you're working with the Charlotte area's number one kitchen cabinet refacing company.

Kitchen Appliances

The right kitchen appliances and accessories can go a long way. Whether the chef in your house is looking for the latest electric oven or gas range, you're updating your kitchen with a stainless steel dishwasher, or you want a spacious French-door refrigerator, we have the high-quality appliances and kitchen appliance packages you're looking for.

Kitchen Countertops

Since a lot of the higher-level surface area in your kitchen is countertop , you'll want to make sure it's one you are proud of and enjoy seeing and using. Select the right countertop with our team's help which will help you compare the differences among laminate countertops and other surface styles like solid surface, granite and quartz.

Kitchen Islands / Kitchen Carts

Kitchen islands and carts feature cabinets, drawers, and shelves to provide additional storage for any kitchen items you may need to tuck away. The selection at Remodel America has a variety of styles, shapes and materials to choose from to fit your needs.

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Bedroom Remodeling

You've decided that it's time to remodel your master bedroom. People often put plenty of thought into bedroom additions, but you can completely recreate your bedroom with the help of great design ideas that will transform it into a personal oasis where you can escape the day.

And if you're looking for ideas for your empty nest, we have design pros ready with transformation ideas for a newly vacant bedroom.

Bathroom Remodeling

If you are renovating your home, bathroom remodeling will definitely be a high priority. Our expert design consultants and craftsmen listen to your kitchen, bathroom or basement remodeling ideas and work with you to make your bathroom's ultimate look a thing of beauty - not to mention functionality.

Bathroom Tile

Our bathroom tile designs are shown in the gallery.  We showcase a variety of styles that are sure to spark some inspiration as you plan for your next bathroom refresh or remodel. Have a look at some innovative bathroom tile ideas and see what you can create.

Bathroom Vanities & Countertops

Whether you are looking for minimalist bathroom vanities for some of the smaller spaces in your home, or are shopping for palatial bathroom vanity sets that include mirrors and cabinets, Remodel America offers a full assortment of vanities in different sizes, types, and makeups.

Quartz and granite are the two most popular choices for bathroom vanities. Corian bathroom countertops feature seamless design with sinks molded into the top and covered backslashes. These beautiful bathroom countertop ideas will give you the inspiration for your next bathroom remodel.

Showers & Tubs

Whether you're getting rid of that 80's pink-and-brass look, or the tub shower combo is just beyond help, bathroom showers and tubs are a huge piece of any bathroom remodel. Many of our clients in older homes want an affordable tub to shower conversion, for example.  We also install bath and shower safety products such as grab bars, shower chairs and bath tread strips.

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Fireplace Remodel

If you are planning a renovation of your interior stone or brick fireplace you have come to the right place. We offer all types of custom tile or brick refacing.

A fireplace makeover can be a simple way to change the cosmetic appearance of your space. Your fireplace refacing will be absolutely beautiful and can give you years of enjoyment.  Fireplace makeovers also provide great boost to your home's resale value as potential buyers rate the beauty of family areas and living rooms very highly in the purchase decisions.

Bedroom Remodeling

If you are looking to extend your master suite or convert a bedroom to an office, our bedroom remodeling professionals can help you with all of your bedroom remodeling needs.

Your wait for a new bedroom addition by a knowledgeable and experienced bedroom remodeling contractor is over. Transform it into a personal oasis where you can escape the day with our ideas and design tips.

Basement Remodeling

We can maximize your home's functional living space with a basement renovation. You might not realize it, but a basement remodel adds a floor of quiet, private space for less than half the cost per square foot of building an addition.

Sunroom Additions

Four season sunrooms create a relaxing space to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. We have built sunrooms as family rooms, foyers, breeze ways, mud rooms, garden rooms, hot tub rooms and as swimming pool enclosures.

We have many custom options and styles to choose from, which include ultimate upgradable screen rooms, studio sunrooms, and cathedral sunrooms.

Vinyl Siding | Aluminum Siding

Out of all home improvement projects, none have the ability to transform your home quite like new vinyl or aluminum siding. We have an extensive selection and installation pros who understand that meticulous craftsmanship can give your house that WOW factor on the block.

Because aluminum and vinyl siding can be produced with an insulating backing, these products are sometimes improve the thermal envelope of a home. And energy efficiency can save a great deal of money over time

Window Replacements

Our replacement window specialists are happy to explain the difference between each brand, so you choose the perfect replacement windows for your home. Many window replacement makers promise that by installing their windows, you will save 40% on your heating or cooling costs, guaranteed.

We certainly see that happen, but as part of an overall home improvement design, the beauty and energy efficiency can be worth even more!

More Services We Offer

Dishwashers installation, Dryers installation, Duel Fuel Ranges, Electric Cooktops & Gas Cooktops installation, Electric Ranges & Gas Ranges installation, Front Load Washers, Garbage Disposals, Gas Dryers & Electric Dryers, Gas Grills & Electric Grills, Ice Makers installation, Induction Cooktops, Instant Hot Faucets, Kitchen Appliances, Microwave Ovens, Ovens, Range Hoods, Refrigerators installation, Side by Side Refrigerators, Stackable Washers, Top Load Washers, Trash Compactors, Vacuums, Wall Ovens installation, Washers installation, Window Air Conditioners, Wine Refrigerators, Door Frame Repair, Tile installation, Gourmet Kitchens, Cabinets Built, Carpenter Work, Lead Removal, Ceiling Insulation, Retaining Walls, Ceiling Tile Installation, Termite Repair / Dry Rot Repair, Wood Floor Sanding, Wood Repairs, Interior Painting, Glass Installation Work, Gutters Installed, Floor Leveling, Wood Flooring installation, Floor Insulation, Lighting Installation, Insulation Work, Glass Replacement, Ceiling Installation

Home Remodeling

Feeling closed in by too many walls in your home?

Avoid door-to-door solicitors and those who only accept cash payments, offer discounts for finding customers or pressure you to make a quick decision.

Verify the business is licensed to operate in your area, and check to see if it has a local address. Besides the fact that it makes it easy to reach the contractor, it also shows that the company has established itself and it provides more legitimacy.

You should definitely avoid contractors who only want to give you a telephone number. Visit the job sites if possible and speak to the homeowners.

People signs contracts left and right, often without even reading them.

Every time you sign a credit card receipt, or check a box agreeing to the terms of service on a website, you are legally binding your name to a contract. In most cases, the contract was crafted by a lawyer whose job was to protect the company or person named in the contract, yet most people are quick to sign a contract without even reading it.

Honest contractors depend on customers being satisfied with their work, but sometimes, especially during complex projects, homeowners and contractors need to find ways to work together to solve unexpected problems. Justin Pierce is a real estate investor who regularly writes about his experiences buying, renovating and selling houses in the Washington area.

I have never been able to get my mind wrapped around this, considering that the national median income is only around $51,000.

Moving a gas stove will require relocating gas lines and moving your sink plumbing can create additional problems. Cabinets can take six weeks or more to be delivered.

When you start talking to contractors and designers you may find additional work is required.

Ask your contractors to line item their bids as you’ve categorized the items. I’ve not been able to save much money on things like paint and light fixtures.

There can easily be a $15,000 difference between various designs and manufacturers for 30 linear feet of semi-custom cabinets.

Taking some time to select a good quality cabinet can save a lot of money. You can get a very good cabinet for a fraction of the cost of some of the big-name manufacturers.

You should look for cabinet boxes made of furniture-grade plywood.

Doors and drawer fronts should be made from a solid wood frame surrounding a panel and I prefer a solid wood panel.

Furniture grade plywood panels are okay as long as it looks good but avoid laminated particle board. Drawers should be constructed of solid wood with dovetail joinery and a plywood bottom that is tightly fitted into a groove in the side of the drawer. I also look for a good slide and soft-close feature.

Shelves should be made of at least half inch furniture grade plywood. If you ensure your cabinets have these features then the name on them doesn’t really matter.

Most all cabinets are made of a hardwood so they will be durable.

Particle board wrapped in Formica or other laminate is almost always a turn off to potential buyers. Price will often be determined by what your supplier has available.

Granite is granite so there is no significant quality difference in the stone. You can easily pick a $20 a square foot granite and get the same look as a $45 a square foot granite. When it comes to granite, the supplier will almost always do the install.

Make sure you get a full bid from the various suppliers you visit.

You might find the shop that advertised $20 granite is actually more expensive than the shop that’s selling a $30 granite. When it comes to cabinets and countertops, try going to one of the many small local suppliers.

And you are much more likely to be dealing with just one person rather than whomever happens to be on duty on a given day at a big retailer. I also find that many of the small shops can deliver in half the time required by the big retailers. Low-priced flooring may be just as good as the costly kind.

I find that I can get a very good look in a home with a $2 or $3 a square foot tile. For tile, I normally go to the big home improvement stores. Big retailers normally have the best price on tile but their selection is limited.

If he doesn’t charge you more, there’s a good chance he’s not very experienced with it and you may end up with quality problems.

 

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