Advanced Builders & Contractors Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Kitchen Design’

Kitchen Layouts for Remodeling: The Good and the Bad

Monday, December 20th, 2021

kitchen-remodel-classic-stainless-steelYou’re considering a kitchen remodeling in Los Angeles, CA, and already you’ve overloaded your brain with questions. Having a great remodeling contractor to work with you can make it easier to answer most of these questions. Our remodeling team handles all aspects of the job, from design and permits to construction and all finishing touches, and we have a long history of successful projects. 

One question you may have is what type of kitchen layout you want. If you’re doing a remodeling that’s mostly replacing cabinets, countertops, and fixtures, this question won’t loom so large. If you’re planning on a bigger remodel, a new layout may be the main change you want. We’re going to look at several of the most popular kitchen remodeling layouts and see what’s good and potentially not good about them.

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How You Can Enliven an Old Kitchen With a Remodel

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

Kitchen-with-IslandHomeowners have many reasons to decide to have their kitchen remodeled. They may have a growing family and need more space. Perhaps they’ve taken a greater interest in cooking and want a kitchen that makes that easier. Or they could want to make the kitchen a better multi-use space that makes everything from entertaining to more family time easier. 

And there’s the most common reason of all—to update a drab, old kitchen with something that looks new and more inviting. Fewer remodeling jobs can invigorate a whole house the way a kitchen remodel can.

We’ll look at only a few ways you can turn a dim, dull, and dour older kitchen into something amazing. With the help of a great general contractor in Malibu, CA, you can transform your kitchen with these ideas.

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A Few Countertop Types for a Kitchen Remodel

Monday, September 27th, 2021

A prep sink in a kitchen island and an apron-front or farmhouse sink for a kitchen remodel in Los Angeles.A kitchen remodeling in Los Angeles, CA can be an exciting project. The right remodel can not only bring to life the kitchen, but the rest of the house as well. One of the most important choices you’ll have to make when you set out on a kitchen remodeling is the material for the countertops. There are numerous materials to choose from. Below we’ve listed several of the most popular:

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Tips for Kitchen Layout When You’re Remodeling

Monday, June 21st, 2021

kitchen-remodeling-white-cabinetsYou have plans for kitchen remodeling in Los Angeles, CA to transform your old kitchen into a more interesting and effective space. You may have different goals for this remodel: increasing size, opening up the kitchen to allow for better entertaining, putting in superior appliances, improving your ability to prepare meals, or simply creating a more up-to-date style. But no matter your purpose in remodeling the kitchen, you’ll need to consider the kitchen layout. Where everything goes, how it all fits together, and how work flows through the area.

The complexity of figuring out a kitchen layout is one of many reasons why working with a skilled contractor is the best way to have remodeling done. We handle all aspects of a kitchen remodel in-house, and that starts with the design phase where we’ll figure out the kitchen layout that works for you. Below are some ways to help you start thinking about your new kitchen layout.

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Make Your Kitchen Feel Larger With These Remodeling Ideas

Monday, May 24th, 2021

modern-kitchen-technologyOne of the most common types of kitchen remodeling projects is a kitchen enlargement. But we know this is not always an option for our clients. A homeowner may not have the budget for a full kitchen extension, or there may not be available space to help open up a home’s kitchen. 

But there are kitchen remodeling methods that can do the next best thing, which is to create the sense of larger space as well make the best use of what space is available. We’re masters at kitchen remodeling in Encino, CA and throughout the Los Angeles area, so we know plenty of techniques for using space and creating a sense of a roomier kitchen. 

Below we’ll go over some remodeling ideas that can help you make your kitchen remodel feel bigger than before.

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Medium-Sized Kitchen Remodeling Ideas

Monday, March 30th, 2020

kitchen-remodel-classic-stainless-steelKitchens come in all sizes, and the size of the rest of the house doesn’t always dictate if the kitchen is large or small. Getting the most out of a small kitchen is a big test of design concepts. But what about the medium-sized kitchen? You have more options for remodeling a standard kitchen, and the increase in options can often be the problem. Where to invest? Enlarge or not enlarge?

You may already have goals in mind for a mid-sized kitchen remodel, such as to help people in your home with mobility issues or to conserve water. We’d like to show you some ideas for the medium-sized kitchen remodel to consider that can apply to many different goals—and they’ll probably help you mold your goals toward the ideal outcome you didn’t even realize was possible.

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Focal Points in a Kitchen Remodel

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

kitchen-farmhouse-sinkRemodeling a kitchen is partially a construction job. It’s also an artistic endeavor, and the design of a kitchen uses many of the same principles used in art. One of these principals that’s essential to an excellent kitchen remodeling is the focal point. We’ll take a look at this concept and how it can be put to work for an excellent kitchen remodeling in Los Angeles, CA.

What Are Focal Points?

A focal point is anything that immediately draws the eye of the observer. In a painting, for example, the faces and large shapes draw the eye to them immediately, as do highlights and other bright points. For a room, focal points can be a large piece of art, anything that has accent lighting, a prominent wall-mounted screen, the fireplace, or an object on a table with bright colors.

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Understanding the “Work Triangle” in a Kitchen Remodel

Monday, December 9th, 2019

kitchen-remodel-classic-stainless-steelRemodeling a kitchen is one of the most common types of home upgrades. Kitchens are essential spaces for any house, and older kitchens are not only tired and drab-looking, they’re also impractical and often crowded. One of the secrets to creating a kitchen with a better workflow is something called the “work triangle.” You may have heard this term tossed around in articles about remodeling and not understood exactly what it meant. We’ll go into the definition and parameters of the kitchen work triangle and what you need to know about it.

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Not Quite a Kitchen Island: The Kitchen Peninsula

Monday, November 12th, 2018

family-posing-in-kitchenIn a few previous posts, we’ve discussed the benefits of remodeling a kitchen to use a layout with an island. The kitchen island is one of the most popular trends in current home design. But it’s not right for all kitchens and all kitchen remodeling in Los Angeles, CA. There’s no question a kitchen island is excellent, thanks to how it adds more work space, storage area, and makes a kitchen a more social room. But none of this matters if there isn’t the space available to make a kitchen island convenient. A kitchen peninsula can offer similar advantages and better fit the area.

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Learn More About the Kitchen Backsplash

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

A prep sink in a kitchen island and an apron-front or farmhouse sink for a kitchen remodel in Los Angeles.The kitchen backsplash isn’t the result of what happens if you put the marinara sauce on hot for too long and it boils over. It’s that space on the wall between your cooking range and the cabinets or ceiling (whichever comes first). It’s one of the spaces in a kitchen the draws the eyes immediately—one of the room’s visual centers. It often extends far to the sides of the range, making it an even more important part of the overall look of a kitchen. It can hold the space design together, it can make a bold statement, and it can be a place to let your creative ideas for the new kitchen come to the front.

In other words, there’s a lot you can do with the backsplash when it comes to arranging for your Los Angeles, CA, kitchen remodeling services. The right remodeling design will help you through the multitude of options for a backsplash that makes a statement and looks great with the rest of the space.

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