The initial elation of moving into a new home often wanes over time. The way we live, entertain and relax undergoes a metamorphosis. We have children. Our careers change. Our children leave the nest. New hobbies become passions. Aging is a fact of life and change is a constant, but your home might not be able to keep up.
With the average kitchen renovation costing approximately $60,000 according to the National Association of Realtors, we help our clients make sure that they maintain the quality of their asset through effective and inspiring designs and specifying materials that stand the test of time.
They say that the kitchen is the heart of the home, and we believe it’s true. Your kitchen is a central gathering space for family and friends, and its design speaks to your personality and sets the tone for your home.
Most of our clients begin their kitchen remodel with cabinets. There is almost an unlimited number of choices that can meet any aesthetic and budget need. You may have already encountered industry nomenclature that describes cabinet options as stock, semi-custom and custom. Did you know that those terms refer to the different production methods employed to manufacture cabinets; the terminology has nothing to do with the quality of the cabinet.
Countertops—so which is it? Which is the best?
Countertops play two critical roles in the kitchen. The first is functional. We understand that countertops are used for preparing meals, baking and as spaces for storing kitchen equipment and utensils. Equally important is the aesthetic role that countertops play.
Let there be light: Light determines how your new kitchen will look and feel. When we design kitchens for our clients we capitalize on opportunities to use multiple natural and artificial light sources so that light streams into the kitchen at all times of the day. This may involve identifying areas for new windows, expanding existing windows or recommending glass doors to the outside depending on the physical make-up of the space.
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We hope to provide not only interesting content, but content that will be helpful in answering any questions or concerns you have about renovating your kitchen or bathroom. Please comment or give us a call at 215-657-6110, and our designers would be happy to assist in answering any questions you may have. Check in often, we will be posting fresh, new content for you regularly! Let’s get started!