A kitchen is truly the heart of a home. It is where family meals are made and everyone gathers around at the end of a day. When hiring a contractor to handle your kitchen remodeling project, it’s important to consider a few items. Such as, the background of the company, the scope of your project, and what your dream kitchen looks like. If you are looking for a kitchen remodel Seattle residents – look no further than All Vital Construction LLC.
Why Choose a Kitchen Remodel Seattle Homeowners?
First, it’s crucial to know some reasons why you should remodel your kitchen. Here are a few quick statistics to consider before remodeling a kitchen. Being a vital part of a home, it’s no surprise that an NAHB survey showed 78% of home remodels were kitchens. According to REALTOR®, a complete kitchen renovation is in the top 3 remodeling projects that increases the value of your home for resale. Therefore, your family benefits when you remodel a kitchen and it’ll improve the resale value of your home!
We can better utilize your existing kitchen space with an updated layout or open up walls and ceilings to create the “Great Room” you’ve always wanted!
Envisioning Your Dream Kitchen
Next, is the best part of a remodeling project, designing your dream kitchen. There are many aspects homeowners need to consider for kitchen remodeling ideas. Below are a few areas at the center of a kitchen remodeling project.
Layout and Look
How you want your new kitchen laid out is the foundation of any good kitchen design. Is more cabinet space important to you? Or, maybe more countertop areas for gathering everyone around to help prepare meals? These are some of the many questions to consider before beginning work on your kitchen renovation.
Cabinets are a great starting point for determining the ‘look’ of your kitchen. Whether you’re looking at contemporary, traditional or a mixed style approach, they serve as the cornerstone for your kitchen design. There are so many choices for new cabinets: color, finish, built-in shelving, cabinet doors, etc. It can seem overwhelming, but at All Vital we work with you to help you narrow down the selection. Cabinet Offering Includes:
- Stock and custom cabinetry with wood or laminate interiors
- Countless finishes, including rich hand-rubbed stains, painted, distressed, and glazed finishes
- Scores of door styles including raised panel, shaker, flat panel, horizontal grain and more
- The latest organizational pullouts in both wood and polished chrome options
Similar to cabinets, there are many choices for kitchen countertops. The biggest factor to consider when choosing a countertop material will be durability. For example, quartz countertops are known for being low-maintenance and resistance to stains, scratches and heat. Best of all, since it’s a non-porous surface, it does not need to be sealed as natural stone countertops need to be. We offer many countertop material options including:
- Granite, Marble, Limestone, and Soapstone
- Solid Surface Materials including Corian and Avonite
- Cast Concrete
- Solid Wood
- Stainless Steel
Once the countertops are selected, it’s time to move on to deciding the backsplash. The backsplash is actually the focal point of the kitchen. You will want to select something that ties in well with the ‘look’ of your kitchen. There are many material choices for backsplashes, but here are a few popular selections.
- Ceramic, Porcelain or Glass Tile
- Glass Panels
- Natural Stone Slabs
- Exposed Brick
- Wood & Plywood
- Stainless Steel
There are three major function types of kitchen islands.
- Fully-Functional Island: These kitchen islands have electricity and water. For those wanting a grill or sink on their kitchen island this is the way to go.
- Eating Kitchen Island: For homeowners wanting a more informal dining area right in the kitchen with seating, this is a perfect choice.
- Extra Counter Space/Storage Island: This is a great selection if you’ve always dreamed of having more space for meal preparations, or having more cabinet space.
Exceptional lighting is imperative in the kitchen. No matter who is the chef in the family, if they have poor lighting it makes cooking a hard task. LED kitchen lighting is one of the most popular choices when people decide to remodel a kitchen. This type of lighting uses 12-volt power, making it a very safe lighting option. Additionally, they are less expensive than most lighting systems and their thin wires can easily be hidden. Also, fully-adjustable dimmers allow homeowners to easily change the ‘mood’ in the kitchen. In a kitchen, there are so many fun opportunities with lighting design as well. Here are just a few ways to implement lighting in a kitchen.
- Under-cabinet lighting
- Can lights
- Cabinet interior/accent lights
- Range/cook-top lighting
- Lighting under lower cabinets
- Wall sconces
Lastly, what would a dream kitchen be without flooring that seamlessly ties everything together? Staying in the theme of having many options, flooring is no different. For your kitchen floor, you’ll need to decide what is most important to you. If you want one of the toughest materials out there, then porcelain tile is probably your best choice. Cork flooring is great for those wanting an eco-friendly option. Whereas, for those on a very tight budget, vinyl flooring is a good choice.
We offer the following floor types:
- Hardwood and Engineered Wood
- Natural Stone Tile
- Ceramic and Glass Tile
- Polished Concrete