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Whats Involved in a Kitchen Remodel?

Kitchen renovation in Los Angeles is a large undertaking and in most cases a big decision for people. A kitchen remodel can be complex, since that area requires to be out of commission for a couple of weeks. Having remodeled hundreds of kitchens throughout the Los Angeles area we understand that communication and painstaking coordinated efforts with various trades involved with a kitchen project is a vital key to a successful kitchen remodel. Whether your kitchen remodeling projects is an upgrade (keeping the same floor plan) or a complete gutting and rebuild (moving things arounds, adding more space, Installing post and beams), there are three types of kitchen remodels with three different budgets.

Kitchen Upgrade

The first type of kitchen remodel is your basic kitchen upgrade. This option entails keeping the same structure and space intact as your existing kitchen and leaving the appliances and fixtures in the same locations, there’s little need to redo plumbing and electrical work. Refinishing your current cabinetry is a great way to keep cost down and at the same time giving your new kitchen a more updated look. With detail touches such as glass at the cabinet doors, and cabinet lighting you can incorporate a lot of style at a minimal cost. Installing basic appliances with the same sizing as your old units will indeed given your kitchen a more new look with the functionality of today’s kitchens. Lastly, selecting stylish finishes. Installing pre-fabricated slab countertops, mosaic backslash, decorative handles and knobs along with the right colors for your walls and ceiling will give your kitchen a contemporary look while keeping your project under budget . Although this kitchen remodel is basic, its proof that simple doesn’t mean boring. Attention to detail combined with planning and stylish features, this fun kitchen is a joy to use.

Mid Range Kitchen Remodel

The second type of kitchen remodel is your mid to high end kitchen remodel. If your existing kitchen layout doesn’t work and you are looking to add more space to enjoy the holiday cooking with the family or a kitchen island is an amenity that you’ve always wanted to have for entertaining with your friends then this kitchen might just be the right fit. Everything may need to be moved around including the kitchen sink, which means new plumbing, electrical, custom cabinetry and so on. This kitchen renovation may require drawings, with 2-3 options to best tailor the kitchen layout to your needs. Installation of professional appliances from the 48-inch built-in stainless steel refrigerator to the 48-inch cooktop with grille and griddle to the 30-inch double convection ovens, would make this kitchen remodel all about creating wonderful meals. Custom kitchen cabinets with inset doors made of alder with a custom stain and glaze in nonstandard sizes with all the accessories make for a beautiful and functional kitchen. With custom cabinetry we can build cabinet units designed to handle small appliances with drop-down doors that become extra counter space. A custom built island is a great way to add countertop space. We can design and build a custom island as a large piece of furniture which makes a perfect place for the kids to sit and do homework while the evening meal is being prepared. Stone counters and a glass tile backsplash would be a great design elements to this kitchen. A quartz slab or natural stone slab material such as granite will certainly be more costly than a pre-fabricated piece. For some clients, the look and feel of these materials is worth the extra cost. This kitchen remodel indeed has designer feature and more space to cook in, and with custom built cabinets that suite your needs, this unique kitchen is a awesome place to cook and entertain in.

High-End Designed Kitchen Renovation

If custom cabinetry, built-in refrigeration and a Viking range are all must-haves, you’re talking high end and the price tag that goes with it. Just as with the mid range kitchen, don’t be surprised if everything, including the kitchen sink gets moved. This means new plumbing, electrical, Drywall and so on. With this type of kitchen remodel you are gutting the space and starting from scratch. Wood floors, stone counters, a chandelier and an Oriental rug will all contribute to the high-end style and elegance you’re after. Well-made, well-crafted and beautifully finished cabinetry in custom sizes will make your kitchen uniquely yours. Reinforce the special nature of the cooking area with a backsplash that draws attention From the tablelike island to the feet on the sink base, these details let you know that the cabinetry doesn’t have to look like cabinetry. Of course, we still want all of the accessories that make the cabinetry efficient, but that’s on the inside. So let’s make the exterior appropriate to the style and age of the surrounding house. Custom wood panels that match the cabinetry conceal the bigger appliances. A farmhouse-style sink and a faucet that looks as if it could have been original to the house all add to the period charm. And the edge of the stone counter makes for an elegant top. Of course you’ll pay more for these details and the high-quality plumbing fixtures, but that cost will ensure the remodeled kitchen is not only a joy to use, but a visual treat as well.

Joel & Co. Construction
11693 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
LIC# 967864

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