Posts Tagged ‘Levels of a kitchen remodel’

Levels of a Kitchen Remodel: Conclusion

Monday, August 29th, 2011

So there you have it folks. In a nutshell of six blogs, I’ve reviewed the major categories of a kitchen remodel and included general pricing for each category.

I hope that this special series has been helpful to you as you start planning your own kitchen remodel. Remember, we can help! K B Design and Remodeling serves the San Diego area and has nearly 30 years of experience remodeling kitchens and bathrooms.  This means we can provide you with honest answers to your remodeling questions and offer quality design solutions and cost saving tips for your remodel.

We also provide a free in-home consultation, which can be very educational and illuminating, especially if this is your first remodel. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and the quality of the work we do. We’d love to show you first-hand what we can do for you , which is why we offer all new clients a $500 discount on their design services to get their remodeling project started.

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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. 

New Kitchen Layout Within Existing Space

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

When investing big bucks into a kitchen remodel, most clients want the freedom to rearrange the major components of the kitchen to improve traffic flow, storage space and the aesthetic look of the kitchen itself. In this case, the “Pull and Put” may not offer enough flexibility. Instead, the client should opt for a new kitchen layout within the existing space. This means that anything and everything can be shifted within the existing confines of the kitchen.

A new kitchen layout includes many of the “Pull and Put” components such as new cabinets, floors, and countertops. In addition, the design of the kitchen is reworked for maximum space efficiency and workflow. Usually, the resulting kitchen looks more modern and roomy.

Other changes that clients sometimes opt for are additional cabinets and convenience accessories such as rollout trays and pullout trashcans. If major appliances are moved, plumbing, gas and electrical utilities may need to be reworked.

This level of design service allows the contractor and client to customize the kitchen to meet the client’s individual lifestyle needs. For example, a family with four children will need a very different kitchen than an empty nest couple.

As usual, the cost can vary greatly on this type of project depending on the components of the remodel and the size of the kitchen. However, I think it would be safe to say that anyone in the San Diego area could expect an approximate cost of $40,000 – $60,000. Just remember that a kitchen remodel is an investment in your house. A substantial portion of the money you put into a kitchen remodel will be earned back in the increased resale value of the home.

The Facelift

Monday, July 25th, 2011

A Look at a Basic Kitchen Remodel

For the kitchen that just needs a light touch up, “The Facelift” (as I like to call it) usually entails new cabinet knobs or pull handles and a few little adjustments, such as the addition of  rollout trays or spin shelves. The Facelift may also include flooring.

The Facelift is the most basic level of a kitchen remodel (i.e. least expensive) and may be the best option for homeowners with a relatively new or well-functioning kitchen that just requires a few updates here or there. This is also a great option for a homeowner seeking to update the “look and feel” of the kitchen on a limited budget.

So, how much will a kitchen facelift set you back? Expect to pay $500 – $2,500 for this option, depending on the exact nature of what you may want done.

Kitchen Remodeling Explained

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

An In-Depth Look at the Different Levels for a Kitchen Remodel

What is a kitchen remodel?

Funny that such a simple question can have so many different answers. A kitchen remodel can be as simple as replacing counter tops and as complicated as breaking down an entire kitchen and completely rebuilding it from the ground up with all new materials, appliances, and color schemes.

Many people have asked me about what goes into a kitchen remodel, how much it costs and how long it takes. The vast dichotomy of options is why it is so difficult to answer these questions.

So, at long last, I’m going to lay it all out in a comprehensive series that attempts to define the many different levels or types of a kitchen remodeling project starting from the least expensive and moving up in price. If you are or will ever consider doing a kitchen remodel, stay tuned for this blog series. This information should be extremely useful in helping you determine what type of kitchen remodel you want and an approximate price range at each level.

Here are the main categories I will be reviewing: