Why Do You Need a Contractor to Handle Your Remodel?

When considering the cost of a kitchen remodel, the scope of the project, the design you choose, and the finishes you want will impact pricing the most. Although you could save money by doing the work yourself, if you lack the skills, tools, and time, you risk not finishing your project safely and in a timely manner. When you work with a full-service remodeling company that has worked on other homes in the Seattle area, you have a team of designers and supervisors who can work out all the details. In a larger project, provide detailed estimates and guarantee the quality of their work.

Like all remodel projects, the price of your Seattle kitchen remodel will depend on the scope and quality of the materials that you decide on. Some projects only involve minor changes to the façade of cabinets, countertops, and flooring, whereas other projects will require moving walls and a complete transformation. To get the most accurate quote, we will visit your Seattle, WA home and evaluate the structure of your home. Then we will develop a design plan for your new kitchen. Only then will we be able to give you an accurate estimate of what a kitchen remodel will cost. So call us today so we can send a general contractor out to you and take those first steps to living in your dream home.

How much does it cost to change the layout of a kitchen?

When considering that a remodel costs $100 per $200 per square foot per project, plus materials, you could be looking at kitchen layout changes costing anywhere from $25,000-$50,000. To get the most accurate estimate of how much you will pay to complete your project, give us a call today. Our estimate will include how much we think you will need to pay for cabinets, new appliances, new surfaces on your counters, new floors, and structural work.

How much does it cost to remodel a kitchen?

Many factors affect how much it will cost to complete a kitchen remodel. The Seattle Times mentions that the most busy season is in the summer when homeowners in West Seattle and other areas want new designs.

Kitchen remodels are a great time to get custom cabinetry or new cabinets. Call us if you want your designer kitchen to include under-cabinet lighting, open shelving, or frosted shelving. Real estate and design experts say that whenever you make significant changes to your kitchen, the type of cabinet materials you select is a top priority because they advance the overall aesthetics of your kitchen. It’s important to think about form and function and what you do and don’t like. Do you want more storage for appliances? Once you decide where you want everything stored, it’s time to decide the door styles. Do you want frameless, called full access cabinets, or framed where all drawers and doors are attached to a box frame? We can help you answer these questions when we create a design for you to look at before we do any work.

There are myriad flooring styles available to you, such as hardwood, synthetic wood, bamboo, or tile. It is usually installed before cabinets or countertops to prevent the risk of damaging them when our team is installing the floor. Laying new hardwoods refreshes the look of a kitchen. Tile is another very popular option. Dark tile colors with contrasting white grout are becoming very popular for kitchen remodels. When budgeting for new flooring, you can expect to spend between three dollars and $22 per square foot, depending on the material used. 

From a new quartz countertop to granite or marble, we have the choices for your next kitchen remodel. Quartz countertops are great because they are resistant to stains, scratches, heat, acid, and impact. Because they are non-porous, they don’t need to be sealed like a natural stone and come in various colors and patterns. Polished granite is another popular material that looks sleek and adds appeal to any home. A downside is that they require more maintenance than quartz, and homeowners need to follow a regular sealing routine to keep them looking great. However, one advantage is that granite and quartz have comparable prices. The most inexpensive material for your project is to choose laminate, which comes in patterns that resemble natural stone or wood but at a fraction of the price you’d pay for real stone. If you’re going for a more warm look, butcher-block-style wood is both aesthetically pleasing and very heat resistant, so you don’t have to worry about hot pots or pans damaging the surface.

The good news is that it won’t break your budget to hire the best kitchen remodeling contractors. Our general contractors can complete your project in a timely manner using high-quality materials installed by some of the top craftsmen in the Seattle area. Our carpenters take care of every aspect of your kitchen remodel, from the smallest details to the largest. We’ve completed many projects, and our former clients speak highly of our expertise in time management, organization, and communication. You can feel confident with your project in our hands. Trust Home Care Contractors to bring your Seattle dream kitchen to life.
Home Care Contractors does more than kitchens. Call us if you are interested in remodeling your master bathroom, dining room, or just about any room in your house.

Is renovating a kitchen worth it?

If you are planning on remodeling your entire kitchen, then one of the most exciting parts to think about is how you can be extremely happy with the finished product and the style that you’ve chosen. Choosing a style for your kitchen goes beyond deciding on flooring or countertops. Depending on the architecture of your Seattle home and other factors, there are different types of styles you can consider:

  • Galley kitchen: also known as a corridor kitchen, a galley kitchen is a narrow kitchen for smaller spaces with base cabinets and wall cabinets on either side of a central walkway.
  • Retro kitchen: Distinguishable by its color palette, custom cabinetry, and vintage vibes, a retro kitchen is one the most popular types of Seattle kitchen remodels
  • Modern farmhouse: this style is distinguishable with industrial lighting above the kitchen island and using reclaimed wood for cabinets and wood floors with vintage accessories and wrought iron accents
  • Bump-out: this is a type of extensive remodel that adds space to your kitchen into available space in your backyard or side yard to create a larger space that provides you the room you need, but without a massive addition.
  • An open concept kitchen is one without walls that separate it from the rest of the house.

What should you not do in a kitchen remodel?

As any real estate agent will tell you, your kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your entire home. If you are looking to complete a full kitchen remodel, these are some tips that will help you avoid making common mistakes.

Misusing Space

In the design phase, before we start your remodel, we talk about the layout of your dream kitchen so that you don’t make dead space in the kitchen area or have to walk a long distance when trying to cook a simple meal. Kitchen aisles must be wide enough so that you can maneuver in your kitchen without bumping into cabinets or other members of your household. Ideally, your kitchen aisles are between 42 and 48 inches wide. Additionally, you should consider a triangular shape when remodeling so that your sink, oven, and refrigerator are triangulated. There are many ways to add style without wasting space, such as creating a breakfast nook.

Not Having Enough Storage

A remodel is the perfect time to discuss your needs and make them happen. If you need more space to store appliances or a larger pantry, discuss these needs with us as we design and plan your remodel. We can recommend open shelving, installing a rolling kitchen cart, hanging pots and pans or coffee mugs, or any options to create space after your remodel so that you don’t feel so crammed in your kitchen.

Non-Functional Design

A common mistake that an inexperienced general contractor can make when remodeling is not thinking about making the space functional. When thinking about how to add space, you must also think about the size and direction that your new appliances and cabinets will open. While your cabinets may not necessarily need wide clearance, a refrigerator door or oven door does. If your oven door blocks an aisle, that can create a burn risk.

Bring Your Ideas To Life With Home Care Contractors

Our team works with you to design all of the details to build your dream kitchen. We can handle any project in your house, from bathroom remodels to renovating rooms on your main floor to building a large deck in your backyard that connects to your kitchen. Call 206-984-4543 to talk about any project you want for your house, from a new bathroom to a full-scale kitchen remodel. We serve all areas of Seattle, including west Seattle and the Ballard Neighborhood.

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