Bathroom & Kitchen Remodeling Serving Santa Clara Valley • 408.360.9700

Bathroom & Kitchen Remodeling Serving Santa Clara Valley • 408.360.9700

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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Here are a few ideas to brighten your outdated kitchen with trendy materials and a more functional layout: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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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 STEP CHECKLIST TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT BATHROOM DESIGNER

PERFECT BATHROOM MAKEOVERS REQUIRE THE PERFECT TEAM

Dreaming of a tranquil spa that brings a smile to your face at the start and end of your day? Choose the right renovation specialists to transform your bathroom into your own personal haven. Comparing price quotes is essential, but don’t make your choice entirely on price. For a smooth, hassle-free bathroom makeover, you need to consider several criteria as you choose your remodeling contractor. Here are 6 things to look for in a bathroom designer for your home in Santa Clara Valley.

WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN HIRING A BATHROOM REMODELING CONTRACTOR 

A thoughtfully designed, well-appointed bathroom is a true reflection of a well-maintained home. Whether your bath space needs a complete overhaul, or a simple refresh, consider these aspects while selecting the ideal partner for your renovation project.

  1. End-to-end services or design executors: Some bathroom remodelers offer comprehensive design-build services, while others will simply execute your design. What is the scope of your project? Do you need design, demolition, roughing-in for plumbing and electrical, installation of fixtures and fittings, and all the finishing touches? Or do you need minimal changes like replacing a tub, putting in new tiles, and a fresh coat of paint? If your bathroom requires a complete remodel, you need a contractor who offers the full range of services from design to installation.
  2. Portfolio: While evaluating bathroom designers, check out their work portfolio to understand if their design sensibilities are in sync with your requirements. For example:
  • Does the designer have any experience in remodeling small bath spaces, or does the portfolio reflect only large, spacious bathrooms?
  • Do some of their past projects resonate with your family’s tastes and preferences?
  1. Credibility: Make sure you read the reviews and testimonials of your shortlisted designers. Don’t hesitate to ask for references or a site walkthrough of their completed projects. Speak to past customers to learn about their experience of working with the designers and their teams, including:
  • Quality of service
  • Timely completion of the project
  • Ability to stay within budget
  • Frequency of updates and communication
  • Post-job cleanup
  1. Creative capabilities: Redesigning a bathroom is not just about transforming it into a sparkling or relaxing space. It must suit your lifestyle and reflect your personality. Learn more about the creative capabilities of the bathroom remodeling contractors you evaluate. While completing the project on time and on budget is critical, getting the right design and layout in place is also equally important.
  2. Professional approach and conduct: Check if the contractors are thorough and professional. From the quote and proposal stage, to getting the job done and cleaning up afterward, are they known to be meticulous? Are they thorough with their paperwork? Do they offer prompt communication and timely updates about project status?
  3. Comfort: Lastly, don’t overlook your own personal comfort while dealing with the designers or contractors. If you don’t ‘connect’ with the person or get the right vibe during initial discussions, you are better off going with a different designer.

SANTA CLARA VALLEY’S REMODELING EXPERTS FOR QUALITY BATHROOM MAKEOVERS

At California Bathroom & Kitchen Remodelers, we love to redesign bathrooms and make them stylish, luxurious and functional. Our creative concepts, quality craftsmanship and professional touches will give your bath spaces a truly fashionable makeover. We offer complete design and installation services and are respectful of timelines and budgets.

Since 1994, we have served a growing base of delighted homeowners across the Santa Clara Valley, including in Monte Sereno, Santa Clara, Los Gatos, San Jose, Los Altos Hills, Almaden, Cambrian and Willow Glen, CA.

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 several exciting ideas to give your bathroom an attractive makeover.

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