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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Dishwashers installation, Dryers installation, Duel Fuel Ranges, Electric Cooktops & Gas Cooktops installation, Electric Ranges & Gas Ranges installation, Front Load Washers, Garbage Disposals, Gas Dryers & Electric Dryers, Gas Grills & Electric Grills, Ice Makers installation, Induction Cooktops, Instant Hot Faucets, Kitchen Appliances, Microwave Ovens, Ovens, Range Hoods, Refrigerators installation, Side by Side Refrigerators, Stackable Washers, Top Load Washers, Trash Compactors, Vacuums, Wall Ovens installation, Washers installation, Window Air Conditioners, Wine Refrigerators, Door Frame Repair, Tile installation, Gourmet Kitchens, Cabinets Built, Carpenter Work, Lead Removal, Ceiling Insulation, Retaining Walls, Ceiling Tile Installation, Termite Repair / Dry Rot Repair, Wood Floor Sanding, Wood Repairs, Interior Painting, Glass Installation Work, Gutters Installed, Floor Leveling, Wood Flooring installation, Floor Insulation, Lighting Installation, Insulation Work, Glass Replacement, Ceiling Installation

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Emphasis on Ceilings – Ceilings are being emphasized as the forgotten space for 2015 kitchen remodel trends.

Granite Countertops Still Going Strong for 2016 — Those of you who follow trends are aware that granite countertops have been popular for what seems like ages now. All home remodeling trends come and go, however it’s important to know what other homeowners are doing in case you decide to sell your home. KR trends are driven by consumer demands for appearances and function.

Many of this year’s trends are very versatile and functional. When talking about kitchen trends for 2015, efficiency is all the rage. Explore our kitchen photos featuring different styles in kitchen and home design.

Unlike some of the trends in the past, these are less likely to come and go so quickly. As I said with backsplashes, trends are trends because a large majority says so. Oftentimes, we step away from the majority and go down our own path. So, when the 25 design consultants at the Neil Kelly Company weigh in on what’s new for your home in 2015, they are talking about 2015 design trends — not fads.

Observing kitchen design trends from year to year can be all about nuanced changes, and kitchen trend spotting for 2014 is no different.

Before meeting with a home improvement expert in Northampton, take a look at some of the newest and hottest KR trends. The latest 2015 kitchen trends prove everything from custom cabinetry to flooring is changing; are you in the loop?

There are a couple of recent design trends that Thomson predicts are here to stay. 2015 will see a lot of wallpaper ideas incorporated into new kitchen remodels and with a flair.

Trends are something you want to keep in mind as you remodel or update rooms in your house.

Mirrored backsplashes, brass accessories, and high-gloss surfaces are just a few of the kitchen trends you might remember from almost 40 years ago that you’ll be seeing again in 2016 with a few simple modifications. A couple recent trends are still going strong this year. If your 2015 to-do list includes buying a fixer-upper, updating your house to sell, or upgrading your home for your own enjoyment, we’ve compiled the top remodeling trends to expect this year.

So if you’re wondering whether it’s time to trade in your kitchen sink for a copper one, or if you’re trying to figure out which bathroom fixtures will treat you right for years to come, click through our collection of up-and-coming remodeling trends for 2015.

As the new year begins, some kitchen design trends are setting themselves ahead of the pack.

For many homeowners at the top of there list will be a kitchen remodel. A big expense and a long-term investment in function and style for most homeowners, kitchen fashion trends tends to be slower to change than general interior design.

This is the best way to improve your interior kitchen.

There are five strong remodeling trends happening now, and not one has a single thing to do with the color of the year! Cabinet color trends reflect so much more than what a particular shade of hue happens to be popular at the moment. If you’re searching for a way to incorporate a little fun and drama into your kitchen’s décor, then look no further than some of today’s hottest KR trends.

What are your views on where current kitchen trends are heading? One of the passing trends in kitchens is the use of subway tiles.

Tables with storage underneath are also popular for 2015 home remodeling units.

Hardwood floors are a hot trend in 2015 for kitchen remodels.

Dream kitchen ideas color of counter top My OTHER dream kitchen.

Modern kitchen trends and designs are influenced by modern-day technologies by presenting the superior brand and top designed kitchen appliances and amazing materials into the kitchens and homes. Trends don’t always trump what other ideas are out there, but they do set the tone of what’s in and what’s to come in the home improvement industry. Those who are looking for a bathroom that’s a bit more unique are going for geometric design ideas.

Whether you’ve chosen to embark on a kitchen remodel, bathroom remodel or both we have a few tips on what styles are expected to be trendy in 2016. Whether you choose one idea, or decide to incorporate a few, these kitchen trends will turn you’re kitchen into a space you’ll never want to leave.

In 2015 we expect to see white remain a popular choice for kitchen remodels. Open shelving is another 2015 kitchen design trend continuing from previous years.

According to the most recent National Kitchen & Bathroom Association Trends Survey, energy-efficient appliances and LED lighting are going strong. Inspiration for this post was gathered from popular, modern kitchen photos from the Houzz gallery website. Because most of us don’t have the means to remodel year after year, it’s important to watch for new trends that have staying power and select upgrades that won’t feel dated too soon.

As a result, 2016 may be the year of the classic contemporary look.

First and foremost, no matter what the trends may be, your kitchen backsplash must match your personality. Kitchen trends keep changing, just as our tastes and preferences for food.

Here are what the pros say will make it through 2016.

Instead, look at the trends in terms of the value they bring to your life and your home.

So, as tempting as it is to include cute, funky little gadgets that are better suited to late night TV hawkers, Neil Kelly will stick with the 2015 design trends that will last through and well past 2015. Visitors to booth N2713 will find a comprehensive lineup of products from the MasterBrand portfolio of cabinet brands, arranged in vignettes reflecting the latest color and style trends for 2016.

I am soon going to remodel my kitchen and I am busy gathering all these ideas for a fabulous new kitchen. Way to cover the trends with some true depth and direction. Trends in Kitchens are always changing but one thing remains the same year on year.

The material nods to both the farmhouse and industrial style trends that are also making quite the showing in home decor. Mixed metals and contrasting cabinet colors will also be big in 2016. There is a strong connection between the healthy living and sustainability trends.

Kitchen and bath conferences, like the one we recently attended, always provide us with inspiration and ideas as well as hints as to where kitchen design is going. Now that we’ve discussed cabinets, lighting, appliances, and colors, it’s time to step back and consider kitchen trends affecting the overall style and structure of today’s remodels.

White-on-white kitchens are on the list of the ten new trends in home design according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). And yesterday’s forgotten favorites are often updated into fresh trends. Whether you’re looking to have your kitchen completely redone, or just want to give it a little update, below are four of the hottest modern kitchen trends.

White in the Kitchen — White cabinets are an important carryover trend from years past, and they remain popular in 2016. We expect to see transitional kitchens remaining popular in 2016.

If you’re looking for more design help or want to start your kitchen cabinet remodel today, click here and get connected with up to four kitchen pros near you!

You may have already heard, but Quartz counters will continue to take the lead in kitchen countertop trends in the coming year. It’s a safe color to go with and continues to be the chosen option for 2015 kitchen remodels. In 2015 we see custom details being a top trend.

The top remodeling project for 2015 will be the master bathroom, which will feature an upscale, contemporary look and interesting accessories. Here are some of home remodeling predictions from design and living experts you should consider before starting your home renovation project. Also the overall design and function of the kitchen is better than it ever has been before.

The latest trends are all about mobile kitchen islands that can be easily moved in order to give extra space whenever needed. The counter top is still a major focus of the kitchen design style and granite never seem to go out of fashion. Trends come and go, but there is a big difference in tossing a dress that is a tad too long or the wrong color, and tearing down your newly installed kitchen cabinets because you didn’t know how to choose the right ones.

The point is for kitchen cabinets to blend in or complement the overall kitchen design. Look for additions to the collection of wood-look in 2016. The color that will get the most traction in 2016 is grey.

Our fantastic friend Susan Serra, CKD, CAPS shares a few exciting new innovations and trends in modern kitchen design.


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