Posts Tagged ‘kitchen expansion’

Top Reasons To Remodel A Kitchen

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

With all my years in the remodeling industry, I’ve come across plenty of different reasons why clients ultimately decide to remodel their kitchen. That said, most of the reasons fall into three main categories. Keep reading. Do any of these problems apply to your kitchen? If so, we’re only a phone call away!

Too Small

Families grow. Aging parents are brought in. Children move back after college. Or maybe you just want to be able to entertain more.  Whatever the reason, things are getting cramped. A kitchen expansion is in order, and a remodeling contractor can help you expand your kitchen to fit the dimensions of your life.

Not Functional

Every home has a different traffic pattern. Maybe your kitchen causes regular daily pile ups, or you hate where the drawers or cabinets are. If navigating your kitchen causes a serious spike in blood pressure, it might be time for a kitchen overhaul where you work directly with a designer/contractor to rebuild your personalized kitchen space.

Outdated

If you’ve been living in your house for a long time (say, a decade or so), you might start questioning the lava lamps and shag carpeting. Not only is your kitchen out of date, but it may suffer from the wear and tear that happens to every room over time. Handles break, wood rots, hinges squeak, etc… It’s probably time for a standard remodel, which can include buying new and efficient appliances, refinishing cabinets, or replacing cabinets and putting in new counter finishes, faucets and handles, floorings and adding a fresh coat of paint to the walls. In a short amount of time, your kitchen will seem brand new again.

If your kitchen suffers from any of these issues, you might be due for a remodel.

Call K B Design and Remodeling at (619) 448-2927 for a free consultation and quote today.

Kitchen Space Alterations

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

The highest level of a kitchen remodel requires space alterations. This type of remodel includes many of the components of the “New Kitchen Layout” remodel as well as a physical expansion of the kitchen itself. Most clients seeking this type of remodel will want new flooring, cabinets, countertops, appliances and a complete makeover of aesthetic design.  As you can imagine, a project of this breadth will require additional work effort, time and expense.

Most clients who choose a kitchen expansion remodel do so because they really enjoy using their kitchen and have a long-term mindset when it comes to investing in their home. They recognize that a kitchen expansion will not only enrich their lifestyle and the pleasure they get from their home, but that the money they put into the kitchen remodel is likely to come back to them when it comes time to sell the house.

K B Design and Remodeling recently finished such a project. The client loved to entertain, and he wanted more storage and countertop prep area, but with  only 29LF of kitchen space, his kitchen was very disfuntional and did not come close to meeting his needs or lifestyle.  We rearranged walls, relocated the sink and refrigerator, removed a window, and altered the patio door. The resulting 51LF kitchen provided our happy client with a dramatic improvement in the size, shape, functionality  and look of his kitchen. Tour this project.

Pricing for a kitchen expansion varies too much to provide even an approximate price range. Sometimes you can add as little as $5K to $20K to the cost of an average kitchen remodel for your home.   Often this extra cost can pay sincere dividends in the improved lifestyle and enhanced overall  value of the home.  If you are truly interested in learning how much a kitchen expansion will cost for your home, give us a call. We provide a free initial consultation, where we can discuss your vision and give you an idea of how long it will take and how much it will cost.