Kitchen Remodeling

Kitchen Remodeling Ideas

This is the fourth and final article in our series covering kitchen remodeling ideas to enhance the value and appeal of your home.  Our previous articles covered kitchen cabinets, cabinet doors, cabinet hardware, open shelving, backsplashes, flooring, LED lighting and opening up the space.  Today, we will look at two more kitchen remodeling ideas to consider.

Incorporate An Island

The island is one of the most popular projects when it comes to kitchen remodeling.  Your island can be used as an additional space for food preparation. Some homeowners even add a few bar stools on one side so it can double as an eating area. Best of all, your island can be equipped with cabinets for extra storage space.

Upgrade Your Flooring

Flooring can make all the difference in a home remodeling project.  Updated flooring is especially important in the kitchen.  Newer types of flooring – including the flooring styles Houston Remodeling installs in our home remodeling projects – are much more resilient than the options of yesteryear.

When it comes to home remodeling companies, residents in Houston and surrounding areas trust Houston Remodeling. We have been in business for 25 years and partner with some of the best brands in the home remodeling and kitchen remodeling industries.  Our owner, Tim Lassiter, is a second generation Master Trim Carpenter who inspects each product before it is installed in your home.  If you are planning any home renovations or kitchen remodeling projects now or in the future, we would be honored to work with you. Give us a call to learn more today!

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Can Wood Flooring Be Installed in Kitchens?

Yes!  Wood flooring is beautiful in a kitchen space.  Although wood flooring is specified in many kitchen remodeling projects, some homeowners are apprehensive to put it in their kitchens.  Poor craftsmanship and inferior products can lead to serious problems.  However, when quality wood floors are installed by a seasoned kitchen remodeling contractor, the results are spectacular.

Here are some pitfalls to avoid when your kitchen remodel includes wood floors:

Cheap Flooring

Not all wood flooring is equal.  In fact, many big box stores pass laminate off as “wood”.  The kitchen is not only a high traffic area, but it is prone to spills and changes in temperature.  Using cheap wood flooring in your kitchen remodel could result in extensive cupping and buckling.

Substandard Installation

Substandard installation happens more often than you think. Often times, a homeowner does not realize that the wood floor installation was poor until a problem arises. When remodeling your kitchen, make sure your kitchen remodeling contractors are experienced, qualified, and pay attention to details.  Ask for references.  Read online reviews.  A lot happens in this space, and if the flooring portion of your kitchen remodel is not installed properly, you will be left with a mess.

Poor Quality Finish

If the finish on your wood floors is not suited for high traffic areas, then you could run into problems.  When discussing wood floors with remodeling contractors, make sure they use quality flooring AND finish products.

Houston Remodeling has been one of the areas premier remodeling contractors for more than two decades. Owner and operator, Tim Lassiter, is very particular about the craftsmanship and products he uses in home renovations.  Houston Remodeling proudly partners with Mirage Hardwood Floors to provide our clients with high quality wood flooring products.  Are you considering home renovations in the near future?  If so, give Houston Remodeling a call today.

Kitchen Remodeling: Where Do I Start?

Kitchen Remodeling: Where Do I Start?

(part one)

Kitchen remodeling is among the most requested home renovations. A survey conducted by revealed that 80% of respondents list the kitchen as the most important space in their home.  Remodeling a kitchen benefits you as a homeowner in many ways.  Since the kitchen is the central gathering place and focal point in many homes, a kitchen remodel can significantly update an outdated space, making it more inviting and comfortable.  A kitchen remodel can also be considered an investment to increase the value of your home.

The stumbling block with many home renovations is getting started.  We find many customers know that they want change but are unsure of their options and exactly where to start. They key is to break the project down into manageable stages vs. trying to tackle everything all at once.

The first step to remodeling a kitchen is to determine what elements you like and dislike.  During this stage, it is important to just make a list of your likes and dislikes and not worry about how they will be implemented, that is for your home contractors to address.  Some questions to ask yourself include:

  • Do I want to incorporate an island?
  • What style of kitchen cabinets do I prefer?
  • How much counter space and cabinet space do I need?
  • What type of backsplashes and countertops do I gravitate toward?
  • What kind of flooring catches my eye?
  • Do I need to update my lighting?
  • What kitchen elements have I seen that I do not like?
  • Have I seen anything else incorporated into a kitchen that catches my eye?

After making your list, rank each element in order of importance. Now that you’ve completed the first step, you are ready to move on to budgeting and meeting with home remodeling contractors, which we will discuss in our next article.

Houston Remodeling is one of the area’s premier and preferred remodeling contractors. Our goal is to make your home renovations stress-free and something to get excited about. Unlike some home contractors who are just out to make a sale, Houston Remodeling wants to earn your lifelong business.  Are you considering making home renovations in the near future?  If so, give Houston Remodeling a call to schedule your complimentary in-home consultation today!