Home design and remodeling is a significant investment.
Truly beautiful kitchens and bathrooms require artistry, skill, and patience.
Every day, people ask us about the cost of remodeling.
The answer is always, it depends. The cost will depend on the size of the space and the scope of the project – everything from framing to the faucet. When we design and build a kitchen or bathroom, we use high-quality materials, skilled tradespeople, master carpenters, and professional designers. Here are some of the ways we build value into your remodeling project.
With the right layout and design, a small kitchen or bathroom can live much larger. Professional design adds value by squeezing the most out of your space and your budget. Our design and production team brings innovative ideas to the table. Their attention to small details will make your home comfortable, beautiful, and efficient.
- A smooth process is the result of experience (knowing how much time it will take) and planning (having materials and labor ready at the right time).
- Before we start work, everything will be set up to happen in the right amount of time in the right order, like pieces of a puzzle falling into place.
- A dedicated project manager will be the single point of contact for your remodeling project.
- The trade partners who will be working in your home are licensed and insured.
- They are reliable, skilled professionals with high standards who will show up on time and treat your home with respect.
Your kitchen will be under construction for several weeks, so you’ll need a way to prepare and clean up simple meals. We’ll set up a temporary kitchenette for you. Usually, this means we move the old sink and sink cabinet to the basement and connect it to the basement laundry. For cooking, you’ll have a small countertop oven and a two-burner cooktop.
- A complete set of detailed construction plans is your blueprint for success.
- We follow all the building codes and local ordinances. Nothing is “under the radar.”
- In urban areas, building codes often prohibit even small bump-outs. If your remodeling project requires a variance, we’ll navigate the process for you.
Our team is an exceptional group of people. Skilled and talented folk who truly enjoy the process of restoring and renovating old homes. You can count on us to be kind and considerate.
Straight lines and perfect corners are a mark of excellence. In order to achieve the highest levels of quality, it’s really important to tear out your old kitchen. Here are three reasons we start by tearing it “down to the studs.”
1. The walls in old homes are not square.
The only way to create straight walls and square corners for you is to start with raw space (demo to the studs). Your new cabinets need new walls so they hang neatly and so moldings and trim fit just right. And there are often structural issues hidden behind 100-year-old walls.
2. You’ll be able to relocate pipes, drains, and gas lines.
Gutting the space also creates an opportunity to relocate your laundry hookups. This is a great way to achieve greater accessibility as you get older (and we all do!). Plumbing issues above and below the kitchen can also be addressed when the framing is exposed. This can save you money down the road.
3. Most older homes are “under-wired” for modern lifestyles.
Many 20th-century homes were not designed to carry the electrical load of modern appliances. Electrical upgrades eliminate the hazards and inconvenience of extension cords. You’ll have electrical outlets where you need them, instead of extension cords tucked behind the kitchen table. Your kitchen or bathroom design can include high- and low-voltage wiring for recessed lighting, under-cabinet lighting, accent lighting, additional outlets, TVs, security systems, small appliances, charging stations, and more.
In older homes, we often encounter original “knob and tube” wiring. Building codes require electrical upgrades if the walls are open.
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We love the sense of accomplishment at the end of the day. That moment when we stand back and see something tangible, useful, and beautiful that wasn’t there before. Our Process ☞
Tell me about your home!
As I’ve worked on houses, the ones that fascinate me most are the ones with old architecture. I love the lines, and proportions, and details, and seeing how they all work together. And also the challenge that presents, to build something new that seamlessly ties in with the old, that will last a hundred years.