Steps for a Successful Kitchen Design

Steps for a Successful Kitchen Design Planning Your New Kitchen – Is the thought of undergoing a full kitchen design and remodeling project overwhelming?   Here are some tips that will help with your kitchen design. Your Experience and Priorities – Successful kitchen design starts with your experience with your existing kitchen.  What works, what is... Read More »

Preparing For Your Kitchen Remodeling Project

Preparing For Your Kitchen Remodeling Project This post outlines the preparation required for a successful kitchen remodeling project. Your kitchen design and a good plan are the first step in the process.  Work with your designer and construction team to ensure that all required planning for your kitchen is completed before the construction begins. Here are three areas that will... Read More »

Budgeting for a Kitchen Remodeling Project

Budgeting for a Kitchen Remodeling Project The budgets for kitchens can vary considerably based on project scope and material selections. The 5% to 15% Rule can help you establish a reasonable starting point for your kitchen budget. The 5% to 15% Rule states: The entire kitchen project (including cabinets, appliances, countertops, flooring, lighting, trim molding & wall coverings) should... Read More »

Kitchen Cabinet Basics

Kitchen Cabinet Basics Since cabinets represent a significant portion of your kitchen remodeling budget (40-50%), it is helpful to understand the basic kitchen cabinet types and pricing implications.  The cabinet types – ready to assemble, stock, semi-custom and custom – refer to the level of customization available and not necessarily the quality of the cabinet. Ready to Assemble (RTA) are purchased dismantled and are put... Read More »

Shining the Light on Your Kitchen Design

Shining the Light on Your Kitchen Design Is your current kitchen equipped with one center light that casts a shadow on everything you are working on?  Lighting options have come a long way from the basic lighting plans of the 60’s and 70’s.  This article will outline the basic lighting options to consider for your new... Read More »