San Mateo kitchen remodeling is one of the top activities happening in Bay Area construction right now.
The kitchen is the heart of the home and more and more homeowners are remodeling their outdated kitchen to create their dream kitchen.
There are many reasons why you might be considering remodeling your kitchen. Among the top reasons are:
- Your kitchen needs an upgrade
- You want to add value to your property
- You want a kitchen that facilitates your passion for cooking
- You want a change
However, kitchen remodeling is a big project. Done right, it can bring a lot of joy and peace to the residents, and add enough value to help recover more than half of what you would have invested in remodeling it.
Factors to Consider in a San Mateo Kitchen Remodeling Project
Like any big project, remodeling a kitchen requires consideration of certain factors to ensure a successful renovation:
Know What You Want
Are you looking to simply upgrade the kitchen? Do you want to re-organize its layout to facilitate family time? Are you looking for a gourmet kitchen designed to entertain on a regular basis? Know what you want from your new kitchen and you will have a clearer idea of what design and add-ons will best serve your purpose.
Set The Budget
It is important to know your budget early on so you can accordingly decide on what you can and cannot do in your kitchen remodeling project.
Pick The Design and Add-Ons
Do your research and find the features you want in your remodeled kitchen.
In most cases, however, it is a good idea to consult your contractor to ensure the practicality and safety of your preferred design. A good designer can also further your ideas and help you achieve the best version of the remodeled kitchen you want.
Hire The Professionals
A kitchen remodeling project is a complex one, especially if it is a large-scale renovation needing plumbing and change-of-layout. This will require expertise and experience that a professional remodeling team will bring with it.
So, while it might be okay to try and do some of the simpler tasks yourself to help manage cost, make sure to get the major and technical elements by competent professionals.
That's where M Pizzolon Construction can help. We are experts at kitchen remodeling and design and can make the hub of your home the kitchen of your dreams.
Kitchen Remodeling Renovation Tips
When it comes to the kitchen, you can get overwhelmed with all the available upgrades. Deciding on what elements to remodel might feel like an impossible task.
Based on our experience these are renovation projects we suggest to bring new life to your kitchen and value to your home:
The Kitchen Island:
This is a must-have for homes in context of the dynamic lifestyle of families today. If you don't have one, adding a kitchen island should be one of the renovations you make.
If you have one but it is small or needs redone then making it bigger (to make it multifunctional) and of good quality (to allow for frequent usage) will be a game-changing renovation. This is especially true if you are renovating to create a more cohesive family space.
If you are looking for a completely new look in your kitchen, then getting new good-quality countertops can transform the look of any kitchen. If you are one who cooks frequently and needs a kitchen designed to host, then maximizing counter space (particularly between the sink and range) will be an ideal add-on to the remodeling project.
No matter what changes you are making to your kitchen, and what your objectives are, certain practicalities must be remembered to keep your kitchen layout a workable one. You want to have wide walkways (at least 36") in the kitchen.
You need to figure out your work triangle between the fridge, sink, and range to define where the majority of kitchen activities will take place. This will help create an efficient space, which is ideal for a family that spends a lot of time in that space and for a family that loves to cook and host parties.
Cabinets are a huge element of any kitchen, both functionally and aesthetically. Getting two-toned cabinets can add an extra dimension to your kitchen, ideal for an upgraded look. At the same time, the primary purpose of cabinets is storage. Look for cabinets with varied storage options. You can opt for custom cabinets, deep drawers, or drawers with inserts and dividers to maximize storage space in the kitchen.
If you are looking to create an ''oomph'' factor in your kitchen, then installing a stylish new kitchen floor can be the way to achieve it. Your kitchen floor design can be functional and beautiful at the same time depending on the type of flooring you choose.
Ceramic tiles add a wonderful touch to a new kitchen. Ceramic tiles are affordable, durable and easy-to-clean. They come in thousands of colors and designs and can be installed in a myriad of tiling layouts.
Construction costs for the average kitchen renovation range from $15,000-$25,000.
How much you incur will depend on a range of factors such as the scale of renovation, size of kitchen, quality of materials used, workforce hired, and your budget.
Kitchen remodeling can be a daunting project. It requires getting cut off from the heart of your home for a while. You will have to be prepared for a messy residence, lots of takeout, and unexpected obstacles. However, planned well and done right, it can be worth every penny spent.
Contact Us Today
Contact us for a free kitchen remodeling consultation and match our kitchen design ideas to your vision of a new kitchen. We offer complete satisfaction and award winning designs. We know you will love your kitchen.