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7 Smart Strategies for Kitchen Remodeling

 

Follow these 7 strategies to get the most financial gain on your kitchen remodel.

 

by John Riha

 

San Antonio Design RemodelingHomeowners spend more money on kitchen remodeling than on any other home improvement project. And with good reason: Kitchens are the hub of home life, and a source of pride. Read more

 

 

 

 

 

Popular Kitchen Features

 

Give buyers what they want in the kitchen, from beverage stations to soft geometry.

San Antonio Design RemodelerConcealed Kitchens

Kitchen design has reached a new level of integration. The quiet incorporation of the kitchen into the home’s primary living and entertaining rooms provides homeowners with far more flexibility in their lifestyles. Read more

 

 

 

 

Design Your Dream Kitchen

 

The kitchen can be the most difficult room to redesign — it’s easy to underestimate how much renovations will cost, and even easier to get frustrated by unforeseen complications. Enter the DIY Network’s hit show Kitchen Impossible, where expert carpenter and electrician Marc Bartolomeo helps homeowners create the kitchen of their dreams. Bartolomeo teamed up with Good Housekeeping to help newlyweds Eric and Kathryn Hollenbeck update their kitchen for their growing family. Use their simple tricks from this video episodeto transform your space and add resale value to your home.

 

by Stefania Sainato

 

San Antonio Design RemodelingBefore Shot: Dismal Dining Space

 

With wallpaper in a haphazard print, an old-fashioned floor, and a ho-hum dining area, the Hollenbecks’ sparse kitchen looks far from homey. The only positive attribute of this space is the abundant light from the two windows. Read more

 

 

 

How to Design a Kitchen

 

by Mary Wynn Ryan

 

San Antonio Design RemodelingHiring a Professional to Design a Kitchen

The most important step in a successful kitchen project is selecting the right people to work on the job. Because much kitchen work is structural, it’s essential — for legal and insurance reasons — that the work be performed according to the building codes of your area. And to be sure all work is done appropriately, you’ll want to hire professionals for every aspect of the job in which you are not personally an expert. Read more

 

 

 

 

How to Design a Kitchen

 

by Mary Wynn Ryan

 

New Versus Remodeled Kitchen

Kitchen design and construction fall under four major categories. In your pursuit of the ultimate kitchen, be sure to find the one that works for you.

San Antonio Design RemodelingNew Construction

 

“New construction” refers to work done on a house that’s being entirely built from the ground up. Normally, the decision to build a new home rests on more than just the need for a new kitchen. But the decision to build from scratch often provides the most leeway for creating the kitchen configuration you want. If, for example, you’d love the formal dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, and family room to all flow into one another, with the kitchen as the hub, new construction can make that happen for you with the stroke of a pen. If you want the washer and dryer right off the kitchen, you can have it — and a mudroom, too! If you want to watch the sunrise from your breakfast room and the sunset from your dining room, your wish is the architect’s command. Read more

 

 

 

 

6 Biggest Faux Pas in Kitchen Design

 

by Susan Hall

 

Dodging Design Don’ts

 

San Antonio Design RemodelingWith the countless things that can go right in a kitchen—smooth work flow, just-right lighting, and a warm and welcoming vibe—just as many things can go wrong. From the floor to the ceiling to the materials in between, there’s plenty of opportunity to fall into some all-too-common design pitfalls, like this “before” photo shown to the left. Read more

 

 

 

Before and After: Kitchens

 

Transform your kitchen with fresh ideas for color, counters, cabinets, lighting, and more

 

San Antonio Design RemodelingRetro ranch: The kitchen after

 

Being on a tight budget, the owners of this retro ranch house did most of the rehab work themselves—redoing floors, fixtures, walls, and ceilings—and then decorated with a mix of new and secondhand pieces. Read more

 

 

 

 

 

60 Kitchen Design Ideas

 

Time for an update? Pick your favorite style from our gallery of beautiful kitchen designs

 

San Antonio Design RemodelerInspiring kitchen designs

 

Cottage kitchen

 

Oversize windows and skylights invite in the sunshine. Walls are painted a light-bouncing white, while white ceramic subway tiles brighten the kitchen and baths. Read more

 

 

 

 

 

Style Your Kitchen with the Latest in Tile

 

What do copper, stainless, hardwood and glass have in common? They represent some of the hottest tile trends currently popping up in hip kitchens and baths. Here’s what designers have to say about today’s latest tile trends.

 

By Douglas Trattner

 

San Antonio Design RemodelerGlass
“Glass accent tile is really exciting right now,” says Bill Wolf, owner of DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen in Grand Rapids, Mich. Used for kitchen backsplashes, shower walls and as accents on floors, glass tiles add a depth, sparkle and luminescence not found in ceramic or natural stone. Read more