Many people ask about doing something to update their kitchen without the expense of a complete remodel. We have several factors to consider when asked this question.
Are your cabinets really “worth” saving? The expense that you will occur to replace some or all of the doors is great. Once you have spent this money, there is no turning back. Are you happy with the interior storage features (or lack of), do the drawers perform well (soft close and full extension)? Do you like the existing layout of the kitchen? Are you happy with the size and type of the appliances you have installed? Maybe these items are not important to you…. only you can answer this question.
If you are considering changing the counter top surface, along with new doors and fronts for the cabinets, the cost of doing this now comes closer to the cost of a complete remodel. We do both, so we can certainly give you the comparison.
Sometimes a partial remodel is simply a few new doors on a selected area of wall cabinets. It could involve painting your existing cabinetry to the ever popular white or light shades of gray. Installation of a stylish new piece of decorative hardware can really change the entire look of your kitchen. Maybe it’s time for a new backsplash, if you have that old tumbled stone look and want to clean it up with something more sophisticated and current. We even remove cabinets to create that more popular open feeling, maybe around the range or cook top, which can give an entire new image to your kitchen. This may allow for a stylish or professional sized hood that will make the cooking area feel and perform better.
We work with clients to update appliances in their existing kitchens. Many clients are changing from a free-standing refrigerator to a true built-in refrigerator. We can advise you of your options and what the costs will be. We also swap out cook-tops and hoods, or remove cabinetry to accommodate the popular professional ranges! We can help you to find a new home for a new microwave drawer and enable you to get rid of the “micro-hood”!
Since our expertise is complete kitchen design and remodeling we are more than equipped to offer you any level of remodel. Make an appointment to talk with one of our designers about your dream kitchen!