Bathroom & Kitchen Remodeling Serving Santa Clara Valley • 408.360.9700

Bathroom & Kitchen Remodeling Serving Santa Clara Valley • 408.360.9700

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Best Paint Colors for Small Rooms

BEST PAINT COLORS FOR SMALL ROOMS

Tips on Color Choices for a Small Kitchen, Study, or Bathroom

Color Choices for kitchens and bathroomsColor is among the most subjective choices you can make in home design and décor. It’s all about creating a room that speaks to your personal taste, and when in doubt, asking the experts. Here, we have provided just a few ideas of how paint color (light and dark) can make a small room look bigger, cozy and inviting, or just fabulous at any size.

California Bathroom & Kitchen Remodelers can help you choose the best paint color for small rooms. Our pros can also suggest other changes to transform any space into your new favorite place in the house!

Keep Your Small Kitchen Vibrant with the Right Color Palette

Remodeling your small kitchen can make it more functional and choosing the right paint color can tie the room’s overall design and the look together. Remember, you can make almost any color work with the right kitchen remodeling plan for your home in San Jose, Willow Glen, Almaden, Los Gatos, or Cambrian, CA. Need inspiration for your remodel? Check our online bathroom and kitchen showroom.

Learn about the relationship between the color on your walls and the impact on your kitchen by reviewing our tips:

  • Pastel yellow. Soft pale yellow paired with cream or similar tones lends warmth without overpowering the room as sunnier shades may. If you have wood counters or tile floors, this could be the right color for your small kitchen. It can also make your small nursery relaxing and vibrant to charm your little one.
  • Mint green. Minty greens complement so many themes. If you want a country chic, modern or eclectic vibe, this chameleon color delivers on all counts. Use neutral décor to offset the soft but pervasive minty hue. It’s also the perfect counterpoint to crisp white or black counters and cabinets.
  • Crisp white. White makes rooms look larger, and that’s important if your kitchen is small. Before you yawn, keep reading! The love it or hate it camps might just meet in the middle when they stop to think about the benefits of crisp white kitchen walls. Without a doubt, this is one of the best paint colors for small rooms that you want to give a larger, more spacious look. If stark white seems too clinical, add a touch of pink, blue, gray, or green for an updated spin on a classic color choice.
  • Pearl gray. For elegance and warmth, luminous pearl gray is the obvious choice for your kitchen walls. The color subtly transforms as the light changes. You can have soft shades during the day and more sophisticated hues after dark. This color can also transform your small living room into a pretty, warm retreat.
  • Light beige. This neutral tone lends an earthy vibe that warms up your kitchen without making it feel cramped. The light tone, mixed with a hint of your favorite color, reflects light, visually enlarging the room.

Colors You Think Won’t Work in a Small Bathroom, Sometimes Do!

Are you having trouble deciding on a color palette for your bathroom renovation? Try these knock-out color applications that you may assume will shrink your space. They don’t, when done correctly!

  • Glossy black. High gloss paint reflects light, especially when paired with large mirrors. Add glamor and mystery to the smallest bathroom with this unexpected paint choice.
  • Navy blue. Navy blue gives your bathroom an instant nautical vibe, but you can use it as a backdrop to your theme of choice. Painting the top section, a lighter color, can open up the space without losing the personality of the bold navy blue.
  • Blush pink. A hint of pink softens your small bathroom, adding warmth without the frenetic energy of pure pinks or reds. Pair it with light blue tones to balance out a kids’ bathroom.

Contact us today for assistance in choosing the best paint colors for small rooms. We are happy to design a new kitchen or bathroom that incorporates your personality, starting with the color palette. Call 408-360-9700 for a free quote in San Jose, Willow Glen, Almaden, Los Gatos, or Cambrian, CA.

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Why Include an Island in Your Kitchen Update?

WHY INCLUDE AN ISLAND IN YOUR KITCHEN UPDATE

Planning Your Kitchen Update? Include an Island!

Consider these Top Reasons

kitchen island design and installationKitchen islands offer a cozy place for your family to gather for meals, entertainment, and even school assignments or homework. Most islands have seating on one side, with space dedicated to food preparation and amenities taking up the rest of the area. If you decide to include an island in your kitchen update, you can include seating on two or more sides without sacrificing storage space and surface area, with the right design. 

California Bathroom and Kitchen Remodelers has experienced kitchen designers and installers ready to help you update your kitchen with a family-friendly island at its heart. Here are a few ideas for expanded island seating that fits your lifestyle:

  • Does your island seating face views of your backyard? Think about expanding the window and ask your designer to add seating on the short sides and one long side. You can either extend the island you already have or customize a new one with the correct dimensions. Don’t forget to factor in adequate legroom for everyone!
  • Would you rather face views of your backyard or your kitchen appliances? It’s important to orient your seating to take advantage of the best view. If your kitchen has a window opening onto outdoor views, our designers can create an island with seating facing the window rather than your appliances. However, if your kitchen doesn’t have access to outdoor views, you can design wraparound seating to face the living area. As a bonus, this facilitates entertainment and enhances an open floor plan.

If you have a smaller kitchen, check out our blog on “Ideas for Designing an Island in a Small Kitchen” for your home in San Jose, Willow Glen, Almaden, Los Gatos, and Cambrian.

Don’t Have a Kitchen Island Yet? Here’s Why You Need One

Kitchen islands evolved from large farm tables that served a dual purpose as food prep areas and family dining space. Modern kitchens use the space in much the same way, but you require aesthetic appeal just as much as functionality. Here are the top reasons you should incorporate an island into your kitchen renovation with your next update:

  • A kitchen island provides access on every side, allowing you to maximize your space for storage and seating. Compare that to countertops against walls with access on just one side. In contrast, when executed properly, kitchen islands become a focal point with additional seating for guests and family members.
  • Many kitchen islands also serve as a home office or study space during the day. If you work from home and don’t want to clutter your kitchen table or build a dedicated office, an island with comfortable seating will serve you well. Your kitchen remodeler can also ensure you have electrical outlets to plug in and charge your devices conveniently.
  • Create a more spacious work area. The applications for kitchen islands are endless. Create an island with a range and cook top to build your gourmet kitchen. Alternatively, you can also add freezer or refrigerator drawers if you need more food storage space.

Tell us your pain points and what you would like to get out of your kitchen remodeling project. We can help you plan how to include an island into your other wish list items for a more functional kitchen.

Not sure why to include an island in your kitchen update? Contact us today for ideas on how to maximize your kitchen space with a gorgeous modern island. We proudly serve homeowners in San Jose, Willow Glen, Almaden, Los Gatos, and Cambrian. Call 408-360-9700 to get an accurate quote.

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Use the Latest Trends from Houzz for Your Kitchen Renovation

USE THE LATEST TRENDS FROM HOUZZ FOR YOUR KITCHEN RENOVATION

Great Ideas for Countertops, Flooring, and Cabinetry

kitchen design trendsWhen setting your remodeling goals, it’s useful to know what’s trending and then you may choose what works for your lifestyle, budget, and aesthetic preferences. Use the latest trends from Houzz for your kitchen renovation ideas and planning. Then partner with California Bathroom and Kitchen Remodelers to make it happen!

Are you ready to get started? Find out five top trends to consider for your kitchen countertops, flooring, cabinetry, and more!

You Want ROI, Style, and Utility — So, Where Should You Splurge?

According to Houzz, these are the top renovation trends worth spending money on. And if you plan to sell your home and want to give the competition a run for their money, you may have to!

  1. New counters can rock your kitchen. About 91% of homeowners take out their old counters and invest in new ones during a kitchen remodel. More than a third of them spend more than originally planned. What are the hottest materials for stunning countertops?
    • Engineered quartz will enhance the countertops of 42% of survey participants, significantly less than the prior year.
    • Granite comes in as a close second, with 24% choosing this timeless material.
    • Quartzite, laminate, and concrete rounded out this year’s top countertop materials for kitchen remodels.
    • What’s the most popular color choice? Believe it or not, 39% of renovators chose white countertops!

Check out our kitchen gallery for additional inspiration.

  1. Marble backsplashes are making a splash. The vast majority of participants (86%) included a new backsplash in their remodeling projects.
    • More than half of them plan to splurge on upgraded materials like marble.
    • Others will stick to conventional porcelain and ceramic tiles.
    • Approximately 66% will cover the area from the countertop to the cabinets, while 19% will cover a smaller portion of the wall.
  2. Vinyl flooring is a top choice among Houzz survey participants. The favorite flooring materials include the following:
    • Hardwood (25%)
    • Vinyl or resilient flooring (23%)
    • Ceramic or porcelain tile (19%)
  3. Gray and white are the new favorite kitchen colors. Although fewer people like gray counters for their remodeling projects, gray and white dominate in these other areas:
    • Cabinets
    • Backsplashes
    • Walls
  4. Cabinets are the main event. Up to 65% of homeowners say that they’ll replace all the kitchen cabinets, and 29% more will replace some of the cabinets. More than 3/4 of homeowners will go with solid wood, mainly in the Shaker or flat panel styles. Additionally, 43% of remodelers have prioritized cabinetry and plan to invest in customized cabinets. White and gray are the most popular cabinet colors.

Whether you go with the latest trends or march to your own beat, we’ll help you create a gorgeous new kitchen.

Contact us today for assistance with your kitchen remodel project. We’ll help you use the latest trends from Houzz for your kitchen renovation in San Jose, Willow Glen, Almaden, Los Gatos, and Cambrian. Call 408-360-9700 for a free quote.

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Update Your Dark, Dated Kitchen with a Smarter Layout and a Brighter Look

UPDATE YOUR DARK, DATED KITCHEN WITH A SMARTER LAYOUT AND A BRIGHTER LOOK

Ideas to Update Your Dark, Dated Kitchen

Remodel for a Smarter Layout and a Brighter Look

grey tile backsplash, quartz counter tops, white cabinet, bright, modern, airy, Mountain viewExperienced designers and craftsmen can help you make the most of the space you have. From repurposing your mudroom for more kitchen space to adding a skylight to bring in natural light, we can help you update your dark, dated kitchen. Remember, it’s important to prepare for your kitchen renovation to help things go smoothly!

Strategic Kitchen Layouts and Design Elements that Capture Light

Here are a few ideas to brighten your outdated kitchen with trendy materials and a more functional layout:

  • Do you have a mudroom or laundry room entrance? Consider re-purposing this space into a kitchen expansion. If required, you can take down non-load-bearing walls to bring more direct sunlight in your kitchen. With the additional space, you can expand countertop working areas, design an in-kitchen eating space, or add an island.

Not sure which layout will work best for you? California Bathroom and Kitchen Remodelers has designed many kitchens in both new and older homes. We can design your new kitchen layout to ensure you have a more spacious and brighter room that considers your functional and aesthetic preferences.

  • Customized light fixtures: From overhead lighting to under-cabinet LED lighting, we can add layers of illumination to make your kitchen appear airy and bright. Our team can help you choose faucets, cabinetry, hardware, and paint colors that reflect light and fit your style. For inspiration, take a look at the eclectic elements our team achieved with this kitchen makeover.
  • Glass or metallic backsplash: Glass reflects light, creating a cool, modern tone. Burnished metal also reflects light but creates rich, warm tones. Consider copper, stainless steel, or brass in brushed or hammered textures for a unique look.
  • Add cabinets and pantries for extra storage and paint them in lighter hues. Whites, yellows, and pastel shades will brighten your kitchen and give it a modern feel. Work with our designers to personalize your custom cabinetry and brighten up any dark nooks in your kitchen.

Expert Kitchen Remodelers in the San Jose Area

Thorough planning and painstaking design coupled with high quality craftmanship define every project we touch. Ask for a no-obligation consultation to discuss your kitchen renovation goals. For a brighter, updated, and more welcoming kitchen, trust the professionals at California Bathroom and Kitchen Remodelers.

Please browse our gallery of kitchen remodels for ideas and layouts that could work in your home.

Contact us today to update your dark, dated kitchen with a smarter layout and brighter look. We serve clients in San Jose, Willow Glen, Almaden, Los Gatos, and Cambrian. Call 408-360-9700 to set up a complimentary consultation today.

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Designing an Island in a Small Kitchen

SMART IDEAS FOR DESIGNING AN ISLAND IN A SMALL KITCHEN

Ideas for Designing an Island in a Small Kitchen

Add Beauty, Functionality, and Additional Seating to Your Kitchen

farm sink, island, pendant lighting, SunnyvaleMake the best use of available space and improve your small kitchen’s functionality with a custom island designed, built, and installed by California Bathroom & Kitchen Remodelers. Freestanding or built-in islands enhance your kitchen’s appearance, and you can add amenities such as storage, electrical outlets, appliances, and seating.

Need fresh ideas to update your entire kitchen? See our photo gallery for inspiration. If you are keen on incorporating an island with your existing layout, we can get it done with great results.

Think about Why You May Want an Island in Your Small Kitchen

Before you start the process of designing an island in a small kitchen, there are a few important things to consider. You can scale the island’s size to your kitchen, making it bigger or smaller depending on the available space. Keep the following benefits in mind to make your final decision on whether to install a custom kitchen island:

  • Access on all four sides maximizes counter space
  • Complement your open-plan design with a beautiful island
  • Expand your seating capacity with a few barstools
  • Increase food preparation space
  • Facilitate work or study activities while you multitask in the kitchen

California Bathroom & Kitchen Remodelers can help you design every element of your small kitchen, including an island. Find out what customers are saying about our kitchen remodeling prowess.

Design Tips for Your Small Kitchen’s Custom Island

Consider the following tips when you meet with our team and discuss designing an island for your small kitchen:

  • Mix or match. You can build the sides of the island to contrast with or match your existing cabinetry. Our remodelers will work with your vision and lifestyle needs in mind.
  • Choose a fabulous countertop material. Select a countertop material that makes sense for how you plan to use the island. Choose from natural stone, wood, concrete, granite, marble, quartz, or Corian. Our experienced installers can make the base of the island flush with the counter or leave an overhang to accommodate barstools and legroom.
  • Add a range, grill, or other appliances. Determine the most important features to include in your island. Our designers can create a layout that increases your food prep area, includes a grill or range, creates a convenient spot for a microwave and warming drawers, and multiplies the storage space for cookware and other items. We can also provide safe electrical outlets to power small appliances and serve as charging ports for mobile devices and laptops.
  • Create an entertainment space. Islands can expand your seating and create an intimate space for guests and family to gather as you cook or attend to hosting duties. Invest in a durable countertop with an eye-catching pattern or color combination for an inviting dining space.
  • Light it up! Recessed lighting, natural light, and ceiling-mount chandeliers and fixtures can add ambience, drama, and tons of light over your new kitchen island. Our lighting technicians follow local and national electrical codes and work with you to achieve the desired ambiance.
  • Leave enough clearance. Ideally, two people must be able to pass each other while another is standing at the island. Allow for clearances of about 40 inches on all sides of the island.

California Bathroom & Kitchen Remodelers has designers and skilled craftsmen that can help you renovate your small kitchen for maximum efficiency.

Contact us online about designing an island in a small kitchen in the Santa Clara Valley. Call us at 408-360-9700 to schedule a free consultation.

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Relaxing Paint Colors for Your Home

RELAXING PAINT COLORS FOR YOUR HOME

Relaxing Paint Colors for Your Kitchen and Bath Remodel

Choose Soothing Hues for Your Busy Home

QUARTZ, COUNTERTOP, SHAKER, WHITE, CABINETS, KITCHEN, SARATOGA, FARM SINK, TILE SPLASHWhile sunshine, blue skies, greenery, ocean views and scenic landscapes are proven ways to find relaxation in the outdoors, simply choosing relaxing paint colors can offer a similar feeling inside your home. At California Bathroom & Kitchen Remodelers, we do everything we can to make your remodel as stress-free as possible. Our goal is to leave you with warm, inviting spaces where your family can unwind and relax.

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article summarizing the expert advice of hundreds of interior design professionals. Here, we evaluate the top four hues recommended to bring your home up to date with the most beautiful and restful tones of 2021.

Premium Paint Shades Recommended by Top Designers

Try these colors to update your décor and create a chill ambiance:

  • Borrowed Light No. 235: Cool blues and mints were well-represented on the favorite colors recommended by today’s best interior decorators. The top pick from Farrow & Ball is part of the company’s Borrowed Light collection. It evokes the cool blue light that streams in through your windows and has a soothing tone that can brighten your kitchen or bathroom while changing slightly in different lighting throughout the day.
  • Alabaster OC-129: Benjamin Moore’s Off-White collection includes this bold shade that designers felt would pair well with jute, rattan, and other naturally inspired tones. The chalky white doesn’t tend toward other hues but maintains a beautifully neutral shade throughout the day. This sophisticated color exudes tranquility and helps you create a serene space for your bathroom spa. It also works well as an accent for your kitchen walls.
  • Portola’s Graceland: This shade wins for the most fun name! Portola’s Graceland is a muted green hue with natural appeal and earthy undertones. Overall, it creates an optimistic backdrop for your remodeled bath or kitchen. This sage-inspired color adds personality without any disorienting intensity.
  • Shark PPG1006-2: This light gray calls to your senses without overwhelming them. Since it contains both cool and warm undertones, you can match this relaxing paint color with an eclectic color palette. Pairing Shark with white trim creates an elegant look. You can find it at PPG Paints.

Do you need more ideas for your kitchen color palette? Browse our online kitchen gallery for examples of our completed projects. We use top brand finishes and fixtures. Our online bathroom gallery can give you great ideas for fixtures, finishes, cabinetry, and flooring for your bathroom renovation.

Relaxing Paint Colors, Kitchen and Bath Designs, and More

For help planning and designing your kitchen and bath, contact California Bathroom & Kitchen Remodelers, Inc. We serve homeowners in the Santa Clara Valley and are happy to consult with you on everything from relaxing paint colors to fixtures and flooring decisions.  

Turn your outdated kitchen or bathroom into a serene and highly functional space with relaxing paint colors and a tasteful remodel. Call us at 408-360-9700 or contact us online for a no-obligation consultation.

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Top 5 Kitchen Design Trends

TOP 5 KITCHEN DESIGN TRENDS

Renovate the Heart of Your Home

kitchen design trendsAn efficient and attractive cook space requires careful planning, creative design, and a quality finish. At California Bathroom and Kitchen Remodelers, we believe that achieving the right balance between form and function is the most critical aspect of a fabulous kitchen makeover. Our experts share the top 5 kitchen design trends you should consider while renovating the heart of your home.

Innovative Looks to Elevate Your Cook Space

During kitchen renovations, many homeowners consider knocking down walls for a more open layout. This means improved sight lines to oversee young children and enlarged spaces for cooking and entertaining. While open-concept kitchens offer enhanced functionality, they also need thoughtful design and material choices for seamless integration with the style and décor of the rest of your home.

Whether you prefer an open-concept kitchen or not, here are the top 5 kitchen design trends to achieve a stunning makeover.

  1. Metallic accents: Metallic features in the kitchen are in. You can choose how or where to incorporate them to accentuate a specific area. For example, bronze hardware for drawers and cabinets, or a matte gold finish for the sink faucet, brass or copper sheets applied to the countertop or backsplash, or a metallic finish for your bar stools. Other options could be a striking metallic light fixture, a copper sink, a custom range hood, or a stainless steel backsplash. There are innumerable possibilities for adding metallic accents to your kitchen.
  1. Designer sinks and large islands: Although not an option for compact kitchens, dual islands are in, if space permits. Segregated spaces are ideal for prepping, cooking, dining, entertaining, or other purposes, such as a breakfast bar or a spot for the kids to complete their homework. Another such trend for maximizing the work area is to install designer sinks. Modern sinks come with strainers, cutting boards and drying racks, and serve as multipurpose stations in your cook space.
  1. Bold backsplashes: Add drama while achieving a clean, minimalist modern look by extending the countertop slab to your backsplash. If you are seeking a fun and playful look, add the perfect pop of color by choosing vibrant tiles for the backsplash. A carefully chosen, statement backsplash could even serve as a piece of art in the heart of your home.
  1. Multi-tone kitchens: White or monotone kitchens are out. The current trends are more about two-tone or three-tone kitchens. Incorporate complementary tones in all aspects of the kitchen, including cabinetry, countertops, backsplash, appliances, light fixtures, and wall colors.
  1. Smart kitchens: There are several options for integrating smart technology in your kitchen. Here are some examples of technology for making your cooking habits and lifestyle efficient and convenient.
    • Sensor based faucets
    • Lighting systems or appliances that you can control from your smartphone
    • Touchscreen countertops to read recipes or watch shows while cooking
    • Smart refrigerators that offer alerts for groceries or supplies running low
    • Programmable gadgets, such as coffee makers that have your coffee ready when you wake up

Trendy Kitchen Makeovers by Santa Clara Valley’s Remodeling Specialists

At California Bathroom & Kitchen Remodelers Inc., we specialize in custom kitchen renovations that help you achieve enhanced function, appeal, and value for money. Our talented designers take the time to understand your cooking habits, lifestyle and preferences, and offer creative, space-maximizing solutions for an efficient kitchen makeover. Our qualified and experienced crew delivers these designs to perfection within the agreed timelines and budget.

Since 1994, we have successfully renovated kitchens across the Santa Clara Valley, including homes in Santa Clara, San Jose, Willow Glen, Almaden, Monte Sereno, Los Gatos, and Los Altos Hills, CA. Our clients vouch for our innovative designs, customer-focused approach, and quality workmanship.

Call CBKR, your expert kitchen remodeling contractors at 408-360-9700 or contact us online to book an in-home consultation. We can discuss several other ideas and top kitchen design trends that will help you achieve your dream cook space.

6 Things to Get Ready for a Kitchen or Bath Remodeling Project

6 THINGS TO GET READY FOR A KITCHEN OR BATH REMODELING PROJECT

Top Tips for a Successful and Cost-Efficient Home Renovation

Renovating your home can be both exciting and unnerving. From prioritizing your expenses and making design choices to getting everything completed on time and on budget, you will have several things on your mind. Prepping for the makeover will help you focus on the important aspects that are likely to drive the successful completion of your project and ensure cost-efficiency. The experts at California Bathroom and Kitchen Remodelers suggest 6 essential things to get ready for a kitchen or bathroom remodeling project.

Take these Key Steps before a Kitchen or Bathroom Makeover 

Some of the most important aspects that any homeowner seeks from a remodeling project are:

  • An improved space that enhances the visual appeal and value of the home
  • A lifestyle friendly layout and amenities that allow greater movement and functionality to meet your family’s needs and preferences
  • Minimal mess and disturbance to your routine during the remodeling
  • Completion of the project within agreed costs and timelines
  • No surprises or hidden fees

With the right amount of foresight, patience, and attention-to-detail, you can navigate the renovation process smoothly from start to finish.

Here are 6 Things to Get Ready for a Kitchen or Remodeling Project

  1. Define your project scope: Determine the scope of work based on the money you can spend and your ability to stay home or move out during the renovations. It may be tempting to pile on multiple small projects into one major remodeling project. Check to see if your budget allows it. You will also need to decide whether you can live through longer periods of noisy and dusty demolition and construction.
  1. Think strategically: One of the ways to maximize your remodeling budget is to renovate those areas that will give you the most return on your investment. For example:
  1. Do your homework: Look for inspiration on the internet. Scour through online platforms, such as Houzz, Pinterest, and Instagram. Track what you like and create an idea book. Visit home centers or ask for site walk-throughs to see the work done by your shortlisted remodelers.
  1. Find the right remodeling contractor: Whether you need a minor refresh or a complete transformation, choose your remodeling contractor wisely. Do they take the time to understand your lifestyle? Can they reimagine spaces and offer thoughtful, space-maximizing solutions? Are their past clients happy with their work and project delivery? Does their portfolio showcase quality craftsmanship and professional finishes?
  1. Get organized before the work begins: Once you have finalized a home remodeling contractor and signed off on the scope of work, get yourself and your family organized for the duration of the project:
    • Take an audit of your belongings, clear out the areas where the work will take place, and keep only the essential items handy.
    • There will be days when your home will feel like a revolving door of contractors, designers, and delivery people. Maintain peace of mind by updating your security systems, and install smart locks allowing controlled access to essential crew members.
    • Take stock of other inconveniences and make necessary arrangement to minimize the disruption to your routine.
    • Find options to keep children and pets away from the work areas.
  1. Maintain an open line of communication: No matter how well you plan your remodeling project, there is always the possibility of unforeseen obstacles. Hence, it is essential that you and your renovation team maintain an open line of communication and know what to expect from each other. 
    • Establish some ground rules on the traffic areas, daily cleanups, and protection of other spaces that are not part of the project 
    • Invest time in regular and timely progress updates 
    • Find mutually agreeable solutions for unexpected problems related to structural surprises, materials availability and delivery, or unsatisfactory execution 

Call Santa Clara Valley’s Trusted Home Remodeling Specialists for Successful Makeovers

At California Bathroom & Kitchen Remodelers Inc., we offer comprehensive design and installation services for kitchen and bathroom makeovers. Our team of creative designers and master craftsmen are passionate about creating attractive and functional spaces that complement your lifestyle, reflect your personality, and increase the value of your home.

Happy homeowners across the Santa Clara Valley count on us for our personalized solutions, impeccable finishes, and efficient project management skills. See our gallery of projects completed for homes in San Jose, Santa Clara, Almaden, Willow Glen, Los Gatos, Los Altos Hills, and Monte Sereno, CA.

Looking for more tips on how to get ready for a kitchen or bathroom remodeling project? Call CBKR, your trusted home remodeling experts at 408-360-9700 to book a consultation or contact us online.

WHAT MAKES FOR A GREAT KITCHEN DESIGNER?

WHAT MAKES FOR A GREAT KITCHEN DESIGNER?

A Great Kitchen Designer Starts with YOUR Lifestyle and Needs

Kitchen Transformations Need More than Just Vision and Skill

kitchen remodelPlanning a makeover for your kitchen in Santa Clara Valley? Translating your vision into reality while staying within budget is not always an easy task. Your dream kitchen needs a designer who can offer creative, affordable and quality solutions that suit your lifestyle and preferences. As you compare quotes, consider these aspects that make for a great kitchen designer.

Top Qualities of a Great Kitchen Designer

A great kitchen designer is one who is not just skilled and creative, but also efficient, resourceful, thoughtful and innovative. Look for these qualities while selecting a designer and hire someone who:

  1. Takes time to understand your lifestyle: Great kitchens are functional enough to reflect your personal preferences, without compromising on style and quality. An efficient kitchen designer will start by gaining an in-depth understanding of your lifestyle and requirements, such as:
    • Cooking preferences: What are the typical ingredients you use? What are your preferred cooking methods (baking, grilling, stovetop, etc.)?
    • Space requirements: How many and which gadgets and appliances do you need? What are your requirements for pots, pans and pantry size?
    • Other preferences: Do you use your kitchen exclusively for cooking, or is it an extended space for family hangouts and kids’ homework? Do you entertain friends and family in the kitchen, or in your formal dining and living spaces?
  1. Reimagines spaces: You may or may not be able to change the size of your kitchen. However, a resourceful designer will offer creative space utilization through:
    • Ideas for maximizing your current cook space
    • Exploring the possibility of an affordable and successful expansion into adjoining living or dining areas
    • Suggestions for modern, smart solutions that enhance the functionality of the available space
  1. Offers thoughtful designs: Another quality that makes for a great kitchen designer is the ability to thoughtfully match your style and preferences with the overall layout and design choices. The designer’s proposals should address every minor or major aspect within your kitchen remodeling project. For example:
    • Where to place the appliances and gadgets?
    • Should the island hold the range or the sink?
    • Is there a source of natural light, or does the kitchen need additional light fixtures?
    • What is the ideal size, shape and material for the countertops and island?
    • How many cabinets to build and with what materials? What other types of smart storage solutions to add?
    • What type of backsplash, light fixtures and drawer or door pulls to select? This will depend on your design sensibilities (contemporary, rustic, Bohemian, shabby chic, etc.)?

Stunning Kitchen Makeovers Need Santa Clara Valley’s Remodeling Experts

At California Bathroom & Kitchen Remodelers, we are passionate about remodeling kitchens to make them more stylish, luxurious and functional. Our skilled designers spend quality time understanding your lifestyle and needs, not just before we give you a quote, but throughout the planning phase. Probing deeper into your cooking methods, ingredient usage and storage, workspace and layout requirements, allows us to build you the kitchen of your dreams. We also recommend that you consider looking forward ten years or more, planning for aging in place through imaginative solutions that address specific mobility requirements.

Since 1994, we have transformed kitchens in homes across the Santa Clara Valley, including in San Jose, Santa Clara, Willow Glen, Almaden, Cambrian, Monte Sereno, Los Gatos, and Los Altos Hills, CA. Read these client testimonials to learn more about our creative concepts, master craftsmanship and unparalleled customer service.

Call CBKR, your trusted kitchen remodeling contractors at 408-360-9700 or contact us online to schedule an in-home consultation with a great kitchen designer. We can discuss a range of kitchen makeover ideas that mirror your lifestyle, maximize your budget and increase the value of your home.

KITCHEN REMODELING FOR LARGER FAMILIES

HOW TO GO ABOUT KITCHEN REMODELING FOR LARGER FAMILIES

EXPERT ADVICE FROM TRUSTED RENOVATION CONTRACTORS

Renovating the heart of your home? Whether you have a family with little ones, teens, adults, seniors or pets, you want a chic, modern, multifunctional space that accommodates everyone’s needs. Check out our creative kitchen remodeling tips for larger families.

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS FOR DESIGNING A FAMILY KITCHEN

List your needs: Before browsing through designs, determine how you will use the space. Think about whether your kids do homework in the kitchen. Is this where the family has dinner together? Are you planning to entertain here? Do your pets sleep in the kitchen? The answers to these questions will help you come up with a suitable renovation plan. If you have older family members or a loved one with disabilities, selecting an accessible design is critical to their comfort and safety.

  • Choose a simple layout: Having many people in the kitchen at the same time means they need plenty of room to get around, especially the little ones, seniors and any family members with disabilities. Ensure that your kitchen has a simple layout and plenty of walking space so that family members will not be bumping into each other or the furniture. If you have the square footage and need to accommodate multiple cooks, consider two work triangles.
  • Include an island: It gives you more work space and can double up as an eating area too. Consider extending one section like a table (with chairs or stools) to accommodate family meals or kids’ homework and crafts rather than the traditional model with storage. This eliminates the need for a separate dining table, saves space and looks more stylish.
  • Plan for plenty of storage: You can never have enough storage in a kitchen. Appliances, gadgets and utensils aside, you should also plan for drawers or open shelving for knickknacks like homework items, a few books, craft basket and the daily mail. A combination of pull-out drawers, cabinets and open shelving for small appliances, plants or displaying family heirlooms and souvenirs is ideal.Consider installing hooks for hanging pans and mugs. They will take up less space than stacking them in drawers or a cabinet. Design storage for convenience so that items you use frequently are within easy reach. Put items you rarely need at the top of the pantry or upper cabinets. The idea is to keep your counters free for preparing food or working and just a few display items on top. Add a chalk or magnetic board where you can leave reminder notes for each other, a shopping list, instructions or interesting reads.
  • Select low maintenance materials: Heat, scratch and stain resistant countertops last longer and are easier to clean. Granite is popular, but Corian, quartz and stainless steel are equally good choices. These materials are suitable for the backsplash too. Choose flooring you can mop easily and has no or few grout lines. Natural stone, ceramic and laminate flooring is easier to maintain than hardwood. Ask your kitchen designer about your options. There are many budget friendly choices available, but don’t compromise on quality.
  • Open it up: Merging your kitchen with an adjacent family or dining room gives you more space. It’s also more convenient for everyone to hang out together. You can catch the news or your favorite television show while cooking

 CALL SANTA CLARA VALLEY’S KITCHEN EXPERTS FOR A SATISFYING REMODEL   

At California Bathroom & Kitchen Remodelers, we love designing and installing luxurious spaces for your family. Our creative ideas and quality craftsmanship enhance the value of your home. We are committed to securing your complete satisfaction.

Since 1994, we have served homeowners across the Santa Clara Valley, including in Willow Glen, San Jose, Almaden, Cambrian, Santa Clara, Los Gatos and Los Altos Hills, CA. Read these testimonials from our customers who truly appreciate the quality of our work and customer service.

Call CBKR, your bathroom remodeling design and construction contractor at 408-360-9700 or contact us online to schedule an in-home consultation. We can discuss more ideas for kitchen remodeling for larger families.

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