When you watch a home improvement show on HGTV, DIY or another network, there’s a good chance that you will not obtain a true sense of what is involved in the renovation process, and it is all but guaranteed that the pricing and timelines that you see will create false expectations. While a great source of ideas and creative possibilities, home improvement television is first and foremost entertainment, as opposed to a documentary, and it does not reflect the real world. The ability to establish realistic budget and timeline expectations are valuable services that you can expect from partnering with a professional designer and showroom. Regardless of your budget and scope, we have the experience, expertise and passion for making your dreams a reality.
Many of our clients decide to renovate their kitchen simply because the space no longer meets their goals, lifestyle or needs. Throughout the years, a fundamental requirement of a well-designed kitchen is the work triangle. The National Kitchen and Bath Association defines the work triangle as an imaginary straight line drawn from the center of the sink to the center of the cooktop to center of the refrigerator and back to the sink. The goal of the triangle is to make the kitchen functional and efficient by keeping all of the workstations close while avoiding the possibility of the kitchen becoming cramped.
More recently, linear work flow is becoming more popular. New products have made it possible to create a pleasing look, while mimicking a work flow similar to a commercial kitchen. The Galley Workstation is an example of form and function coming together in one phenomenal product.
There is no doubt that a qualified contractor can install a new kitchen, and handy homeowners can assist with demolition, installation and product selection. However, if the design and aesthetics are important to you, you will be best served by partnering with a professional whose job it is to know the latest trends, technological innovations and product offerings that will meet your needs. Professional designers and showrooms specialize in what’s on trend and have the experience and knowledge to recommend fixtures, finishes and accessories that many contractors and even the savviest homeowners don’t come across.
Improving the efficiency and pleasure that your kitchen can bring is only one reason that many of our clients decide on a renovation. Another influencing factor is more practical. The kitchen is the most important room in the home, and a remodeled kitchen creates value and makes your home more saleable.
Working with a professional designer also helps to eliminate guesswork. We produce realistic schematics that show what you what the new kitchen will look like before you have to commit. The ability to visualize the finished project before starting construction not only gives you a realistic expectation of what your kitchen will look like, it also helps to eliminate delays, change orders and unnecessary expenses.
Working with a professional designer and showroom takes on added significance and value if your home is older or historical. Bringing the new kitchen up to code, maintaining the historic look and feel and specifying the elements and details that match the rest of the home’s décor require special expertise.
A well-designed kitchen is an organized kitchen. Today, manufacturers continue to raise the bar for storage solutions that range from plug and play drawer organizers and pull out pantries, to pull down spice racks and everything in between.
If your kitchen is cramped and awkward to entertain in, that’s even more reason to turn to a professional. We can make smaller spaces not only look and feel larger, but we also have the expertise to make the area more functional.
Kitchen designer expertise is not limited to kitchens. Baths and laundry rooms share certain commonalities with kitchens such as the need for cabinets, storage, plumbing, lighting, wall coverings, floor coverings and a balance of aesthetics and functionality. That’s why a number of our clients tap our expertise for laundry room and bath renovations as well.
If you are dreaming of a stunning new kitchen complete with chef-worthy appliances, cabinets that will make you the envy of the neighborhood and a space that welcomes friends and family with open arms, give us a call at 610-262-7235 to schedule a visit to our showroom at 5585 MacArthur Road Whitehall, PA 18052. Or click here to schedule a showroom visit on line. Let us show you how we can turn your dreams into reality.
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