Kitchen Remodeling Raleigh & Surrounding Areas
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Kitchen Remodeling in Raleigh and the surrounding areas is proven to be the best way to add value to your home and receive the highest return on your investment.
In business over 16 years, we have completed hundreds of kitchen remodeling projects in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex and many other areas of NC. At Coble and Associates, LLC we pride ourselves on our proven ability to assist our customers in maximizing the space they have and adding value to their homes. We work as though we had to live there with you, with an emphasis on site cleanliness and effective communication between you and ourselves.
Our Raleigh Kitchen Remodeling Process
Kitchen Remodeling Consultation:
We use the information in our advice article with you when we consult with you for the first time. This gets you focused on your project and lets us determine the design and colors to use and coordinate the remodeling process with you.
Kitchen Remodeling Estimate:
Once we determine your kitchen remodeling project needs and go over the details like design and upgraded products you select we will provide you with an estimate. We make suggestions based on our experience to help you complete the decision process so we can best determine a solid estimate for your project. Sometimes this requires a second visit with you at your home.
Kitchen Remodeling Custom Design:
When we finalize your selections of materials and products we then focus on layout and the over function of the cabinets and the placement of items in them to determine a design that works best for the kitchen. This involves placement of appliances, cutlery locations, sink location, and storage for your most used items. We then look at options to dress it as you wish, like moldings, drawers and cabinet door locations, styles of the cabinet door panels and drawers, colors to trim them with and the pulls and knobs. Under cabinet lighting is also a very popular option for a very warm look. This is the funnest part for many of our clients - shopping!
Kitchen Remodeling Removal and Construction Process:
Then we go over the time frame to select a date when you want to have the kitchen completed. We choose a date while keeping in mind that the kitchen remodeling process takes time to complete. We then begin with the removal or tear-down process. This involves the removal of existing cabinets, sinks, dishwashers and other appliances. We will redo the flooring and ceiling for new placement of new lighting fixtures, paint the walls and install the new flooring and molding. Basically, we try to do as much work as possible before the kitchen cabinets arrive for installation. When the kitchen cabinets arrive they are installed, and the moldings, light fixtures, knobs and pulls are installed. Finally, the kitchen cabinets are wiped down and cleaned from the installation procedure.
Counter-tops and Back Splash Are Last:
Once the cabinet installation is completed, the counter-top pro makes a template for the counter-tops and they arrive for installation three to five days later. The plumber comes to install the sink and faucets once the counter-tops are completed - usually the same day. This gets you ready for the fabulous designed tile back splash you have been waiting for to finish it off!
Kitchen Remodeling Final Procedure :
Once the major components are installed, we complete any touch-ups of painting and install the final pieces to complete the kitchen remodeling project. This process is fast and then we give it a final clean, wipe down, take some pictures and it is yours to enjoy forever.
Raleigh Kitchen Remodeling Advice
You can easily spend $100,000 for a Kitchen remodeling project like the kind you see in home-decor magazines. Or you can spend a small fraction of that price for a kitchen that only looks as if you splurged a little. Many of our kitchen remodeling projects cost between $25k-$50k but we can work with any sized-job requirement and budget.
Get a plan. People who do less homework before they began their home-improvement projects tend to face more problems. In a past survey, we reported that of the 12,000 readers who remodeled a kitchen in the three years prior to the survey, nearly 60 percent said they wished they had done more research or chosen a pro more carefully. The same percentage said the job wasn't finished on time. Others said the pro they hired was not as good as they thought, but there price was less than others. Don’t pinch pennies on this project. This left a huge problem for these people when it was all said and done.
Create a planning workbook. Keep a file of clippings of styles and products you like. You can also order a free copy of the latest information which includes tips and ideas from the National Kitchen & Bath Association.
Set a spending limit. According to our survey, readers spent an average of $25,000 to remodel an existing layout and $40,000 when changing the floor plan. Be sure to factor in work. Installation for kitchen essentials such as cabinets can easily cost more than 50 percent of the cabinet cost. Set your budget accordingly.
Consider Stainless steel appliances. Popular pro-style appliances can easily add thousands of dollars to your kitchen remodeling project. Thanks to a growing array of sleek, top-performing appliances, you can achieve a pro-style look. Ranges are a prime example. Gas models with stainless trim and smooth top electric ranges cost much less than pro-style ranges.
Remember the refrigerator. Fine-performing, low-priced refrigerators are available with bottom-freezer designs and stainless styling, so you needn't sacrifice performance for aesthetics. Search to find models that scored very good or excellent for temperature performance in the size and type that fit your kitchen.
Don't confuse cabinet price with performance and construction quality. Put your money where it counts when it comes to Kitchen cabinets. Well-built drawers and guides are critical since they get the most use. Many brands allow you to upgrade the drawer guides. Well built cabinets using multi-layer plywood sides are the best, verses particle board sides or medium density fiber board. Solid wood fronts will keep the cabinet long lasting for generations.
Don't settle for unattractive counter-tops. Kitchen counter-tops are one product where beauty and practicality can coexist. Quartz and granite have been top performers in our tests. If you want to spend less, you'll find laminate both economical and versatile. While all counter-tops are priced by the square foot, what you pay can vary widely among and within materials. You'll also find many different brands and models for engineered stone, laminate, and solid surfacing.