Thinking of updating your kitchen this year? You can spend hours on Instagram and create tens of Pinterest idea boards, but there are a few things that the kitchen remodel company knows that you don’t. That’s until now. Because we are spilling the beans.
Ever wonder why you see open shelving in light colored kitchens? It’s because the kitchen remodel company knows that the fastest way to make a small space look larger is to use open shelving and light colors. Open shelves open the space up. You think they are there to provide a space to showcase your prettiest dishes and stemware. Your kitchen remodel company knows they are there to trick the eye into perceiving space that isn’t there.
Open shelving is also a popular trick because it is timeless. It can be used in almost any style kitchen. It just works, from country to contemporary.
Glass front shelves on both sides of the range and white cabinets make this kitchen look much larger than it is. The unfiltered light from sink windows also tricks the eye into seeing space that isn’t there. Whether you use glass doors or open shelves, open storage makes a room look bigger.
Quartz Counter Tops are Awesome
Quartz counters are gaining on granite. It seems like every American wants granite in the kitchen, but the kitchen remodel company knows quartz is superior to granite in many ways.
First, quartz is easier to work with. You don’t have to worry about imperfections in the stone or matching the stone. Second, its much easier to hide the seams on a quartz counter top. Your contractor also knows that granite can emit radon gas. Quartz does not.
The contractor also knows that years after they finish the job, the homeowner will still be happy with the quartz. It doesn’t need sealing, is impervious to stains, cleans easier, and is overall easier to maintain. In the long run, granite costs more in maintenance than quartz. You may love and yearn for granite, but your kitchen contractor knows quartz may be a better choice.
Good Design Makes a Good Kitchen
You can spend tens of thousands of dollars and end up with a bad kitchen if you didn’t start with a good design. No matter how exquisite the finishes or fabulous the fridge, if the design is bad the kitchen isn’t functional. A good kitchen remodel company knows that a functional kitchen has 3 work areas:
- food prep
- clean up
Each area should have room to store the things you need to perform each task. In addition, the sink, cook area, and refrigerator should be placed in a triangle. This minimizes the steps you take when cooking.
A good kitchen cooks as well as it looks. It’s easy to clean up afterwards as well. That means plenty of storage and easy-to-clean surfaces.
Pick Your Kitchen Remodel Company Wisely
The maxim is true, one bad apple can spoil the whole barrel. Horror stories abound about kitchen remodeling projects gone bad. Contractors abandon jobs, leaving exposed pipes or wires dangling. You must pick your kitchen remodel company wisely.
Jason and Joe Mueller of Inspired Remodels can say “trust us.” But you need to listen to what their customers say.
Joe and Jason are easygoing, smart, and calm under pressure. They made intelligent suggestions, entertained and quelled our process concerns, and managed our entire project with thoughtful attention to detail. – Dan, Foothill Ranch
Joe, Jason and team have been great. Any problems that came up they took care of for us. It is so nice to work with a company with such integrity. – Justin, San Juan Capistrano
When it comes time to pick your kitchen remodel company, call Inspired Remodels. You’ll get personal service and all the information you need to make informed decisions about your new kitchen. Call (949) 625-6820 or Contact Us today for an appointment.