The kitchen is the heart of your home. Providing a space for families to bond over shared food and culture, your kitchen should be a reflection of family pride and togetherness. A kitchen remodel can not only enhance the design, but also provide you with added function and flow through increased storage and counter space.
When you’re ready for your kitchen remodel, FBC Remodel’s interior design team has the knowledge and expertise necessary to achieve your design dreams. Our design and construction team carefully listens to your needs to ensure the living space we create for you is exactly what you hoped it would be.
Contact our team to find out more about our kitchen renovation services and schedule your free in-home consultation.
Kitchen Remodel Services in Colorado, Minnesota, and Illinois
Your kitchen is the center of your home. It’s the place your family joins for meals, where you entertain, a space you use nearly every day – so you want it to be one of your favorite places in your home.
When you’re thinking about a kitchen remodel, it’s important to take into consideration what your space is truly in need of. Do you need a new layout, for better use of your space? Do you need new finishes to update the look of your space? Do you need better storage to make your kitchen more functional? With FBC Remodel’s custom design and build services, we can make sure that your kitchen remodel meets all of your needs and more to give you a fresh, functional space that will last for years to come.
Plan Your Kitchen Remodel
When you’re planning your kitchen remodel, consider the following topics to strategize the remodel design and construction. Take time to think through these options for your kitchen and discuss your goals for your space with your designer.
Updates Finishes vs. Space Reconfiguration
When it comes to a kitchen renovation, you may be surprised to find your goals for your kitchen may put you more in line with an update instead of a remodel. If you love the current layout of your kitchen and the way it functions but need to update your finishes, you may be better suited for a kitchen update. A kitchen update allows you to keep your current space layout but remove and replace key items in your kitchen like cabinets, floors, backsplash, and appliances.
If you need to reconfigure your entire space by removing a wall, or moving the location of cabinets or appliances, then you’re ready for a kitchen remodel! A kitchen remodel may even allow you to expand your kitchen into other rooms, or open your kitchen up to create a better flow throughout the first floor of your home.
Kitchen Space Planning
A kitchen remodel allows you to completely redesign the layout of your kitchen. A designer will help you to reimagine your space in ways you may have never thought about before. Take into consideration some key features of your space that will impact your remodel.
- Do any doors or windows need to be moved?
- Will your remodel extend into other spaces?
- Do you prefer an open floor plan or a closed-off designated space?
- Do you want to add a dining space to your kitchen?
- What storage do you need to make your kitchen function?
Kitchen Island Design
Kitchen islands are a trendy feature in almost all kitchens we create now. They can be a functional feature that adds needed surface area for cooking and eating, and create extra storage space.
If you’re thinking about adding a kitchen island, you’ll want to consider if you want something that is free-standing or attached to your cabinets or wall. While an island is free-standing, something attached to your cabinets or walls is a peninsula. You’ll also want to think about how much storage you need to include within your island and if seating is needed.
Your Kitchen And Your Lifestyle
Your kitchen remodel should be designed to match your lifestyle. A great designer will talk to you to get to know how you use your kitchen and how your kitchen could be better built to serve your needs. You should talk to your designer about how you use your kitchen, including some of the following questions:
- How do you entertain?
- Do you cook a lot?
- Do you want display pieces?
- Do you want to cook and eat in the same place?
Add Kitchen Storage
Storage is a huge need for most kitchens and a big part of most kitchen remodels. You should consider how much storage you’ll need and what kind of storage. Do you need more or less storage than you currently have? Do you like your storage open or closed? Storage that is also a display piece or easy to hide away?
With custom design-build, we can craft storage that is a perfect functional fit for your home. Add or take away as many cabinets as needed. Create unique custom built-ins for hidden, smart storage, or build open-shelving to make your storage a design piece.
Your kitchen appliances can make or break the space when it comes to both function and design. Take into consideration if you want to keep your existing appliances or add new appliances to your remodel. Also, consider if you want to add new appliances. For example, maybe you’re ready to convert to a double oven versus a single oven or add a wine fridge for separated storage.
Lighting has a huge impact on your kitchen design! Think about if you need more lighting and what kind of lighting you’d like. This includes pendant lights or canister lights mixed in with cabinets or over the kitchen island to illuminate your cooking space.
Kitchen Remodel Cost Drivers
We know cost is a big factor when it comes to your kitchen remodel. For full pricing details, visit our pricing page. While there is no guaranteed pricing for a kitchen remodel because every project is custom, we can guide you to what will majorly impact the cost of your project. The following are major cost drivers to consider for your kitchen remodel.
- Move Mechanicals – If your kitchen remodel includes the need to move major mechanicals such as lights, plumbing, or appliances, you may see your cost increase. If budget is a concern, then you may consider leaving mechanicals where they are, and updating the appliances and finishes instead to make it feel like a new space!
- Space Expansion – A kitchen remodel that expands into other rooms or creates the need to remove walls will increase the cost. This cost will include the need for a demo, re-build to create a finished space, and updates throughout the entire affected space to create a cohesive design.
- Flooring – Updating your kitchen floors can create a domino effect depending on how open your space is. An open space with new floors may create the need for new floors throughout the entire first floor in order to create a cohesive look throughout your home. The same may be true for new paint.
- Finishes – Speciality finished may increase the overall cost of your projects depending on your selections. This can include appliances, countertops, backsplash, and custom storage elements.
Kitchen Remodel Construction Timelines
A kitchen remodel timeline can vary greatly based on your scope of work. For example, a project that includes expansion into new rooms or the need for new flooring throughout may see a much longer timeline than a typical remodel that is contained in one space. On average, FBC Remodel kitchen remodels take about one to one and a half months to complete construction. If you’re on a tight construction timeline, a kitchen update can be completed in just one month!
The Design-Build Process with FBC Remodel
FBC Remodel strives to meet customers’ needs through personalized design and careful listening. We work intimately with our customers, assessing your needs, and finding out how our design skills can help you achieve a more comfortable, usable living space. During the first few appointments, our team will visit your home to take detailed measurements and provide as-built custom designed CAD drawings aided by 3D renderings to help you better visualize your remodeled kitchen. Using 3D renderings, our team will walk you through the design concept step-by-step to ensure every element is exactly what you want. When construction begins, we’ll provide you with a detailed schedule leading up to completion. Within 8 to 12 weeks, you’ll have the completely remodeled kitchen of your dreams.
Get the kitchen you’ve always wanted by contacting our team today to begin your kitchen remodeling project.
Your dream kitchen is waiting to be built by the expert craftsmen and design crew at FBC Remodel. With 20 years of experience in the home remodeling industry, our team has what it takes to transform your kitchen into a stunning work of art. Begin your design-build process today by contacting us about your kitchen renovation project! We’ll schedule a free in-home consultation that is convenient for you.