Stretching your Renovation Budget

Written by Mark IV Monday, 02 April 2018 9:43 am

Last month, we touched on how much it will cost to tackle a kitchen renovation project. Here, we want to consider a similar topic, with a different angle. When our clients make the decision to build the kitchen of their dreams, most times dreams and budgets don’t necessarily jibe. We help our clients to prioritize what is most important to them in order to stretch budget dollars without compromising either utility or aesthetics.

The first question we typically ask is, ‘How do you want your kitchen to feel when you enter and use it?’ Materials, texture, lighting, color and utility create the feel of a room. We also encourage our clients to tell us how they plan to use their new kitchen. We ask how often they cook, and how many cooks use the kitchen at the same time. We also ask how often they entertain. Once we understand our clients’ goals and dreams, we capitalize on

What to Expect from a Kitchen and Bath Showroom

Written by Mark IV Thursday, 22 March 2018 2:00 pm

We understand that deciding to renovate an existing space or build a brand new kitchen, bath, or laundry room is a daunting undertaking. The Internet is both our friend and foe. While it provides access to every product and service that homeowners, builders, architects, and designers need for a renovation project, the amount of information often is overwhelming, resulting inparalysis and elevated levels of stress. That’s where a professional kitchen and bath showroom can be your greatest asset. We specialize in making order out of chaos. Here are ten minimum services that you should expect from a professional showroom:

How Much Should Your Kitchen Renovation Cost?

Written by Mark IV Monday, 05 March 2018 4:02 pm

How much will it cost to renovate a kitchen or bath?,” is the number one question we are asked by first-time visitors to our showroom. The response is always the same: It depends. Cost is dependent upon a number of factors that include:

  • Size of the kitchen
  • Scope of the renovation
  • Quality of materials and finishes selected
  • Quality of the renovation plan

Four Tips for Your Kitchen Remodel

Written by Mark IV Wednesday, 02 August 2017 3:41 pm


The process of remodeling your kitchen can feel a little overwhelming at times. Here at Mark IV, we wanted to give you a few tips to help you get started:

Color Your Kitchen For Value

Written by Mark IV Kitchens Friday, 19 May 2017 2:55 pm

From cabinets and paint to backsplashes and flooring, there are a lot of opportunities to add color to your kitchen. With so many colors and shade variations, choosing a color combination for the kitchen is one of the most intimidating steps in a build or renovation.

Storage Solution

Written by Mark IV Kitchens Friday, 19 May 2017 2:50 pm

An almost endless array of options is available to store cookware, food, utensils, countertop appliances (blenders, mixers, etc.), recycling containers and so on. That is the reason why we ask our clients to describe what they currently store in their kitchens during the planning phase of their remodel. We also ask if there are other items that they would like to store. Storage capacity affects usable counter space. We find that many of our clients’ current floor plans require mixers, blenders, food processors, coffee pots, et. al. sit on the counter because there is insufficient cabinet space. Many of our clients are seeking a clean look with few to no items on the counter top.

Lessons For Effectively Budgeting Your Kitchen Renovation

Written by Mark IV Kitchens Friday, 19 May 2017 2:40 pm

How much does it cost to remodel a kitchen? That depends on a number of factors that include the size of the kitchen, the quality of materials specified and whether or not you are using the same footprint or are removing or relocating walls, electric, plumbing,etc. 

The Keys To Selecting The Best Kitchen Faucet

Written by Mark IV Kitchens Friday, 19 May 2017 2:35 pm

The kitchen serves as a central gathering place for family and friends and is a source of culinary inspiration for the home cook. Given the importance of the kitchen, it should come as little surprise that the sophistication and complexity of today’s kitchens continue to increase. Our showroom has responded to this changing dynamic by constantly introducing and specifying new products that combine innovative design and technological sophistication with superb functionality. Plus, many of the new products are really, really cool.