Our Helpful Tips for Kitchen Remodeling

Very few home improvements are more significant for purposes of lifestyle improvement, not to mention resale value, than kitchen remodeling. A well done remodel provides a beautiful new look for your home, and the usefulness of modern appliances and countertops can’t be overestimated.

Of course, the design and construction phases can be complex. But a qualified local home remodel contractor can become a part of the process very early, helping you to make decisions that will make a big difference in how you manage time and budget. We put together a short guide to walk you through the important parts, and would be happy to hear from you if you’d like a quote and our guidance.

Budget Considerations

Determine early on the scope of the changes you require. For example, kitchen remodel jobs can involve flooring, countertops, cabinets, appliances, walls and paint. It’s a great idea to carefully weigh your priorities in the case of a limited budget.

We would be happy to discuss your options, and help you to understand where cost and benefit collide. In other words, we want to create the kitchen of your dreams, not pounce on a project designed only to line our pockets.

The Planning Phase

Begin by grabbing a notepad and pencil. Gather the family around the dining room table and begin to sketch the changes necessary to modernize your kitchen. For example, if you’ll be changing appliances, do you favor stainless steel or a particular color? Is there a need for convenience items such as a lazy susan, perhaps a garbage chute?

And don’t forget about your plans for cabinets. The facing of your cabinets is an enormous footprint within your kitchen and an attractive look, one that complements the appliances and color scheme of your flooring and walls is crucial.

Modernizing Appliances

There have been spectacular advances in the technology behind refrigerators, dishwashers and ovens. We will help you make great choices depending on your priorities.

Things to consider include the size of your family, the amount of entertaining you may or may not do, and access to utilities such as gas. We will be happy to help you narrow down the selection.

Choices in Cabinetry

The selection available for kitchen cabinets is massive these days. Do you favor hardwoods like cherry or oak, or perhaps a pine? These choices can make a significant difference in terms of cost, not to mention durability.

You might want to visit our showrooms to appreciate how we’ve paired both warm and modern cabinets with a wide array of flooring and appliances to see if anyone style is best for you.

Your Kitchen Countertops

Once you’ve begun to put together the aesthetic pieces of the puzzle, namely your cabinet and appliance appearances, you’ll want to complement all that work with lovely countertops. These come in a variety of materials and colors, and a qualified home remodel contractor will be best at describing these options.

Interior Paint

We feel that first selecting appliances, countertops and cabinetry is crucial to arriving at the perfect color for your walls. Clearly, any color can be created in today’s mixing station, and so paint has been rendered more a complement than ever. Gloss, semigloss, we have it all covered.


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Zeroing in on the Right Custom Kitchen Contractor

Not All Home Remodeling Companies Are Created Equal

We worked hard to build our reputation and reviews based on hard work and fair job quotations. When we put together a proposal, we go out of our way to include all the time we need to be at your disposal for the ever crucial design phase. Decisions made here will make all the difference to your happiness for years to come.

We also provide realistic time frames for when we can begin and complete the job. Everyone has a nightmare, horror story about contractors who promised the world and did not deliver. The last thing we ever want is to be associated with one of those terrible experiences.

Even more important, we do every project from start to finish. Rather than relying on subcontractors, and having to juggle their unpredictable schedules, we’ve made a decision to keep all of our talent in house.

Not only are we experienced, but we enjoy the smiles of every happy customer. Our goal is that your kitchen becomes a true touchstone for your home, and a jewel that you can’t wait to show off to friends and neighbors.

Our Specialties and the Towns We Serve

Kitchen Remodeling

The first step in a kitchen remodel is gathering ideas. From new breakfast rooms, to appliances, to new cabinetry, our kitchen remodeling team will design the kitchen of your dreams.

Custom Cabinets

Browse our line of accessories and storage options to find out all the possibilities for your custom kitchen cabinet project. From the type of cabinet to the door and hardware, there are many options to consider when choosing. We can help you all the way.

Cabinet Refacing

Cabinet refacing is a cost-effective way to give your kitchen a whole new look by replacing both door and drawer fronts and veneering the exterior of the cabinet boxes. Remodel America gives you peace of mind, knowing you're working with the Charlotte area's number one kitchen cabinet refacing company.

Kitchen Appliances

The right kitchen appliances and accessories can go a long way. Whether the chef in your house is looking for the latest electric oven or gas range, you're updating your kitchen with a stainless steel dishwasher, or you want a spacious French-door refrigerator, we have the high-quality appliances and kitchen appliance packages you're looking for.

Kitchen Countertops

Since a lot of the higher-level surface area in your kitchen is countertop , you'll want to make sure it's one you are proud of and enjoy seeing and using. Select the right countertop with our team's help which will help you compare the differences among laminate countertops and other surface styles like solid surface, granite and quartz.

Kitchen Islands / Kitchen Carts

Kitchen islands and carts feature cabinets, drawers, and shelves to provide additional storage for any kitchen items you may need to tuck away. The selection at Remodel America has a variety of styles, shapes and materials to choose from to fit your needs.

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Bedroom Remodeling

You've decided that it's time to remodel your master bedroom. People often put plenty of thought into bedroom additions, but you can completely recreate your bedroom with the help of great design ideas that will transform it into a personal oasis where you can escape the day.

And if you're looking for ideas for your empty nest, we have design pros ready with transformation ideas for a newly vacant bedroom.

Bathroom Remodeling

If you are renovating your home, bathroom remodeling will definitely be a high priority. Our expert design consultants and craftsmen listen to your kitchen, bathroom or basement remodeling ideas and work with you to make your bathroom's ultimate look a thing of beauty - not to mention functionality.

Bathroom Tile

Our bathroom tile designs are shown in the gallery.  We showcase a variety of styles that are sure to spark some inspiration as you plan for your next bathroom refresh or remodel. Have a look at some innovative bathroom tile ideas and see what you can create.

Bathroom Vanities & Countertops

Whether you are looking for minimalist bathroom vanities for some of the smaller spaces in your home, or are shopping for palatial bathroom vanity sets that include mirrors and cabinets, Remodel America offers a full assortment of vanities in different sizes, types, and makeups.

Quartz and granite are the two most popular choices for bathroom vanities. Corian bathroom countertops feature seamless design with sinks molded into the top and covered backslashes. These beautiful bathroom countertop ideas will give you the inspiration for your next bathroom remodel.

Showers & Tubs

Whether you're getting rid of that 80's pink-and-brass look, or the tub shower combo is just beyond help, bathroom showers and tubs are a huge piece of any bathroom remodel. Many of our clients in older homes want an affordable tub to shower conversion, for example.  We also install bath and shower safety products such as grab bars, shower chairs and bath tread strips.

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Fireplace Remodel

If you are planning a renovation of your interior stone or brick fireplace you have come to the right place. We offer all types of custom tile or brick refacing.

A fireplace makeover can be a simple way to change the cosmetic appearance of your space. Your fireplace refacing will be absolutely beautiful and can give you years of enjoyment.  Fireplace makeovers also provide great boost to your home's resale value as potential buyers rate the beauty of family areas and living rooms very highly in the purchase decisions.

Bedroom Remodeling

If you are looking to extend your master suite or convert a bedroom to an office, our bedroom remodeling professionals can help you with all of your bedroom remodeling needs.

Your wait for a new bedroom addition by a knowledgeable and experienced bedroom remodeling contractor is over. Transform it into a personal oasis where you can escape the day with our ideas and design tips.

Basement Remodeling

We can maximize your home's functional living space with a basement renovation. You might not realize it, but a basement remodel adds a floor of quiet, private space for less than half the cost per square foot of building an addition.

Sunroom Additions

Four season sunrooms create a relaxing space to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. We have built sunrooms as family rooms, foyers, breeze ways, mud rooms, garden rooms, hot tub rooms and as swimming pool enclosures.

We have many custom options and styles to choose from, which include ultimate upgradable screen rooms, studio sunrooms, and cathedral sunrooms.

Vinyl Siding | Aluminum Siding

Out of all home improvement projects, none have the ability to transform your home quite like new vinyl or aluminum siding. We have an extensive selection and installation pros who understand that meticulous craftsmanship can give your house that WOW factor on the block.

Because aluminum and vinyl siding can be produced with an insulating backing, these products are sometimes improve the thermal envelope of a home. And energy efficiency can save a great deal of money over time

Window Replacements

Our replacement window specialists are happy to explain the difference between each brand, so you choose the perfect replacement windows for your home. Many window replacement makers promise that by installing their windows, you will save 40% on your heating or cooling costs, guaranteed.

We certainly see that happen, but as part of an overall home improvement design, the beauty and energy efficiency can be worth even more!

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Cheryl at has a great series on this about not only making due in non-perfect kitchens but designing her kitchen to specific tasks. The latest stop on my great kitchen adventure was in Dallas, North Carolina – where I was able to go hear kitchen design expert Matthew Quinn give a lecture on regional design trends. We make the design process fun and the new kitchen a delight. Kitchen Design Software is a valuable tool whether you are doing the work yourself or hiring a contractor.

As a Kitchen Design Expert, Tony Kirk emphasizes the need for users to consider work flow in a kitchen. When cooking for a crowd, your kitchen needs to be efficient and practical. You need to consider what would be the most efficient kitchen layout for the way you cook and use the room. The first step in remodeling anything in your home is to know your design style. Art is a design element that is essential for the expression of your own unique style.

Try these 20 clever design ideas to give your favorite room a fabulous face lift. Let’s take a look at how this kitchen work triangle came to be, understand it’s effectiveness, and decide if it’s the right design for your kitchen. A comprehensive study of kitchen usage was conducted by the Center for Real Life Kitchen Design at the request of the National Kitchen and Bath Association. This design process also entails the input of the client, and the care and expertise of professional kitchen designers. It is a design process that entails the input of the client and the care and expertise of professional kitchen designers. We also upload the plan to your online IKEA.com account to make it quick This service is for typical kitchens of about 18 cabinets.

For larger kitchens (20+ cabinets) please select the Pro Plus IKEA Design Service option, $595. Your project is a completely unique challenge to us and we look forward to working with your ideas and requirements. Whether large or small, create a bathroom you won’t want to leave with these décor ideas. Architects and interior designers can definitely help with the kitchen design – if they need to – and might be more or less knowledgeable about it. However, it is not their expertise (and not something most of them enjoy doing).

The kitchen designer and the architect will likely consult on structural matters that will affect the layout of the kitchen (plumbing and electrical work, open vs. closed floorplan). The interior designer is usually hired to do the space planning for each room of the house (once the structure/walls have been built by the architect). You will start by giving your ideas and pointing out what design aesthetics you like most, and they will handle all of the buying and overseeing of labor.

If you’ve never used any kind of virtual designing software or interactive tools, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with some free online tools. The Council for Interior Design Accreditation accredits more than 150 professional-level (bachelor’s or master’s degrees) interior design programs. Interior designers often specialize, to distinguish the type of design work they do and to promote their expertise.

Would this be a job for an architect or a designer? While each service delivers the information in different ways, online design services offer you all the information you need to execute the project on your own timeline. The more specific you are, the better sense the designer will have of your style. How you work in the kitchen is equally as important as how it looks.

When designing a kitchen, the first thing to consider is HOW you use your space. Whether your backsplash blends in with your kitchen design or stands out as a focal point, it is an opportunity to define your kitchen style and show off your personality. The ideas are endless and we look forward to working alongside you to help create your vision. When they come into The Kitchen Shop they know this is the place to buy their kitchen or bath products. A well thought out kitchen design can turn these otherwise inaccessible places into valuable hidden treasures in your kitchen storage.

As time has evolved, cabinet companies have come up with numerous styles that match any home design or style. To ensure design flexibility in the long term, cabinet door styles have become simpler, using clean lines. Luckily, kitchen cabinet designers have taken this to heart and created kitchen cabinets that not only look beautiful, but accommodate your needs for better storage, organization and access.

The kitchen is definitely one room in the house you don’t want to skimp on when you’re remodeling Keep in mind that many buyers purchase a home based on the kitchen. Regardless of what you’ve heard, stainless steel is still going to be the number one choice for appliances in 2016 because of their wide appeal and classic style. Some of these ideas may be the perfect fit in your home, and some may not. This is another 2014 trend that is continuing over to 2015. Apron sinks, or farmhouse sinks are becoming extremely popular in kitchen remodeling projects, regardless of style. Modern style bathrooms are popular among homeowners who are remodeling because of their eye-catching features.

Pantone also names Mediterranean blues, olive, and of course grey as top colors for 2015. If you’re looking to remodel your home, a kitchen remodel is a great place to start. The experts at DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen Remodeling advise that large format tiles, river rock pebbles, and wood-inspired tiles will create a soothing, spa-like bathroom in 2015. It makes sense, since kitchen remodeling is meant to make the kitchen more functional, and clutter certainly hinders that. If you’re considering kitchen remodeling for your Charlotte home, but you’re not sure where to start, ask the experts.

There’s no rule that says kitchen drawers have to be built horizontally, and if something comes along that makes life easier, 2015 should be the year to incorporate it into your kitchen. I am saying this because many people are using shelving for their interior decor and I see some of them in above images as well. Pleasing to the eye, and a lot less clunky than overhead cabinets, counter islands are a big kitchen remodeling trend that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

As a result, the desire for aesthetics in the kitchen design will dominate. According to Houzz’s 2014 Kitchen Remodeling Survey , 49% of their 3,500 users said they currently own white kitchen cabinets. Clearly, white is the dominant color for kitchen cabinets in 2015 and most likely, will remain so next year. Did you know that even a minor remodeling of the kitchen may give you up to an 80% return on investment? Cabinets are never the focal point in a kitchen design, but they can certainly support and enhance any design.

You can expect to see these colors incorporated in a variety of ways, including cabinets, backsplashes or accent colors. TV isn’t just for the living room – It seems like televisions might be considered a standard ‘kitchen appliance’ in 2016. You are also able to utilize more of the cabinet interior without having roll out hardware that takes up valuable space. The new shades of grey used in this kitchen are very popular and available at Kitchen Expo! I am getting ready to start a bathroom remodel and will be helping with designing my parents kitchen remodel.

It’s inspiring to see my ideas are on trend this year. We are currently working on a kitchen remodel and this trying to decide on kitchen sink. She enjoys writing about design and colour trends, decorating ideas (particularly how to transform rooms with colour and patterns), organisation tips, entertaining ideas and easy updates for the home.

It’s also worth reading up on emerging kitchen trends, which may provide a spark of inspiration and, ultimately, influence the design of your new cooking zone. As the kitchen becomes kissing cousins with surrounding rooms, large scale design elements are moving into the kitchen. Bringing together both black and white kitchen shelves is a classic design choice that will never let you down. Try contrasting colors like we used in our kitchen white on top and a gray-brown wood looking grain below.

According to experts, 2016 will see a blend of classic neutrals and bold touches in the heart of the home. Although the vital color schemes will be sufficiently present during the trend period of 2016-2017 the triumph come back of the dark decor in the interior design altogether will un-doubtfully reflect upon the fashion choices of kitchen color schemes in the future. For their new kitchen design Onda the designers from Rational create a combination of black and dark wooden decor with oblong angles.


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