I have had so many people call me because they can’t deal with their existing kitchens any longer. Sometimes they’re bored of the layout, other times it just isn’t functional anymore and other times they’ve got a beautiful open concept kitchen plan that they want to change to. Some of the many factors leading to a kitchen remodel include an ill-conceived layout not conducive to cooking or entertaining, lack of storage space, inadequate lighting, inefficient appliances, a dated “look” and “feel” all around or maybe their kitchen table just isn’t big enough so what they really want is an extending dining table and 6 chairs. Now imagine you have those same complaints but are entering into your senior years and can no longer move around like you once could decades ago? In this blog post, I want to talk about kitchen remodeling tips necessary for seniors aging in place in Geneva IL and across the suburban Chicagoland area.
Journalists and editors are often inundated with submissions of remodeling projects from designers and builders who are hoping to get their work published. In order for something to rise to the level of being coverage-worthy, it has to stand out. We’re happy to report that one of our recent remodeling projects — a Schaumburg IL kitchen remodel we completed with designers Gail Drury, CMKBD, of Glen Ellyn, IL, and Vicki Ovitt of Wheaton, IL — was recently featured in the Chicago Tribune.
Planning a kitchen remodel this year or in 2015? Take a moment to read about the top 12 kitchen design trends for Barrington IL homes and residences all throughout the Chicagoland area before your remodeling or new construction journey begins.
Five tips to ensure your kitchen remodel is done with top quality that stands the test of time.
I recently read that the lifespan of the average house is 100 years or longer. Within this 100-year-average, there are many designs, materials and products that vary in terms of a lifespan. For example, a typical asphalt shingle roof may last 25 years but the structural steel to hold up the house NEEDS to last for the entire lifespan. Continue reading
Selections are one of the areas over which homeowners have the most control when it comes to their budget. For example, as a contractor, there’s not much wiggle room I can provide when it comes to pouring the foundation for your new home, but there are a slew of options and cost-saving measures I can share with you when it’s time to make your interior selections; cabinetry is one of them. Here’s where you, the homeowner, hold the reins. Continue reading
When planning a kitchen remodeling timeline, most homeowners need to know the best time to start in order to be completed before a certain key date (a holiday, a graduation, an upcoming wedding, a new baby on the way, out-of-town guests visiting, etc.). It’s no surprise that I often get asked the question, “How long does it take to remodel a kitchen?”
This week, countless American families are celebrating Thanksgiving. Perhaps there’s no other holiday that revolves around food as much as this one! I’m guessing that wherever you are this week, you’re spending a lot of time in the kitchen – whether it’s yours or someone else’s, it gets you thinking about kitchen design.
If you stop to think about all of the activity that goes on in the kitchen on daily basis, it’s really staggering. And what’s the anchor of any kitchen? The countertops. Whether it’s you prepping food or the kids doing their homework, your kitchen countertops are in use constantly. Countertops are such a critical element of kitchen design and functionality, yet many homeowners get stumped when it comes to choosing them. Hopefully I can help you sort through some questions you might have by offering up my perspective.