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Kitchen Makeovers Are a Big Part of Home Renovations

Don’t Limit Your Remodeling to a Kitchen Contractor

As you plan your kitchen update, have you considered how to coordinate the changes with connecting rooms — or your whole home for that matter? Architectural details, colors, and materials can pull together a cohesive look, even if their design inspirations are decades apart. At Flegel’s Construction, we go beyond what a kitchen contractor can do, by facilitating comfortable family lifestyles. While they tend to be the most popular, kitchen makeovers are a big part of home renovations. So, when you partner with our design team, we consider nearby rooms, the outdoors, and the rest of your home.

How to Rethink the Kitchen with Your Whole Home in Mind

Often, homeowners hire a kitchen contractor to change cabinetry, install new appliances and change the flooring. While these may be part of your remodeling task list, why limit your kitchen makeover to these changes? For a true transformation, think beyond the space within your kitchen. You can blend your new kitchen design with elements in connecting rooms for greater impact.

Here are a few considerations we take into account to ensure your dream kitchen matches the form and functionality your family needs:

  • Add elements that match the architectural detail of the adjacent rooms. Custom cabinets and countertops that coordinate with woodwork in your adjoining living room or family room minimize differences to create consistency in the overall look of the space.
  • Do you have a traditional fireplace? Kitchen wall and floor tiles with a similar look and feel can help ensure a seamless look. For example, vintage ceramic floor tiles convey a rustic look in the most modern kitchen.
  • Enjoy custom kitchen remodeling for Eichler homes. If you own an Eichler home, we can integrate a kitchen design that won’t mar the distinctive open concept feel. Glass backsplashes, white marble counters, and white or neutral cabinets update your kitchen while blending in with distinctive Eichler architectural elements. We’ll also take advantage of natural light streaming through your floor-to-ceiling glass walls.  
  • Consider statement lighting fixtures. Match the pendant lights that hang over new countertops and islands with the lighting scheme in your living room or dining room. Statement lighting can help tie together an open floor plan.
  • Plan for a spacious look. Kitchens designed in the 70s and 80s often feel isolated and restricting to modern families. Our licensed contractors can execute a more efficient layout that doesn’t cut off the chef from conversations and social activity in adjoining rooms.
  • Do you need more storage? You don’t have to double the size of your kitchen for more storage opportunities. However, our experienced contractors can add on space to expand your kitchen or blend it in with your outdoor living area. You can have a place for everything and everything in its place!

Let’s Think Beyond Your Kitchen for a Stunning Home Makeover

Get the help you need for a kitchen that fits your lifestyle. At Flegel’s Construction, we can help you achieve an Insta-worthy kitchen with improved functionality, luxurious aesthetics, and homey elements that make your guests feel welcome. 

Contact us when you need a contractor who understands that kitchen makeovers are a big part of home renovations. We serve customers throughout San Jose, Cupertino, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Campbell, and Palo Alto.

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Tips for Planning a New Kitchen’s Storage Needs

Top Tips for Planning Your New Kitchen’s Storage Needs

Ensure an Efficient, Cost-Effective Kitchen Remodel

Drawing up a wish list for your dream kitchen may be easy when it comes to your preferred layout, lighting, appliances, or paint color. However, visualizing practical and space-efficient cabinetry can be challenging. The makeover specialists at Flegel’s offer useful tips to help you plan the storage space in your new kitchen. 

Boost Your Kitchen’s Function and Appeal with the Right Cabinetry

Kitchen remodeling is one of the most exciting projects in home improvement. A successful remodel involves:

Kitchen cabinetry is one of the most visible elements in your cook space. At the very least, you will have one wall dedicated to shelving and storage. Which means, cabinetry-related modifications play a significant role in the end-result of your kitchen renovation project.

Here are our top tips for planning a new kitchen’s storage needs:

  • Choose cabinetry according to function: Once you finalize the kitchen layout with your remodeling contractor, you will have a general idea of the available storage space and the location of your major appliances. This is the time to decide on the cabinetry according to your lifestyle and kitchen usage. What do you want within an arm’s reach? For example, wouldn’t it be practical to plan storage for the cooking utensils and supplies closer to the stove, and wine glass shelves closer to the refrigerator? Basing your decisions on better functionality will make your work in the kitchen quick, easy, and efficient.
  • Plan cabinetry types: Whether it is open shelves, closed door cabinetry, tall pullouts, drawers, or corner cabinets, each accommodates different types of storage. While some may need static shelves or racks, others could house revolving racks or some other useful features. Deciding the split between different types of cabinetry and internal arrangements will help you enhance the functionality of your kitchen. For example, consider adding trash pullouts, silverware organizers, sponge racks, and other such handy features while planning your new kitchen’s storage needs.
  • Maximize space: Determine your basic storage requirements based on:
    • Your cooking style
    • Typical ingredients and the number and size of the utensils you use
    • Appliances, tools, and equipment that you work with

Detailing your storage needs will help you take advantage of every available inch. For example, an extra 6 to 8 inches available on the side or corner of your cabinetry wall could make for a great wine bottle rack. You could compartmentalize the same space a little differently to store baking sheets, cookbooks, or recipe cards.

Make Your Kitchen Cabinetry Work for You

In addition to storage decisions, your kitchen remodeling specialists will help you make design decisions on cabinetry paneling, door styles, colors, materials, hardware, and other related components. As experts in their field, they will also propose options for usage, flow, physical infrastructure, and other aesthetic aspects. However, as homeowners, you know your requirements best. Detailing your wish list and providing timely feedback will help your contractor deliver a truly functional space that meets your vision and lifestyle.

Quality Kitchen Makeovers with Bay Area’s Top Remodeling Contractors

At Flegel’s Construction Co., we have decades of experience in delivering custom kitchen makeovers. We build cook spaces that are luxurious, lifestyle-friendly, and practical. Our team of skilled architects and master craftsmen deliver impeccable designs and superior finishes to make your dream kitchen a reality.

Happy homeowners across the Bay Area count on us for our systematic project planning, outstanding craftsmanship, and consistent customer service. If you’re looking for inspiring ideas, talk to our team about the latest trends in kitchen remodeling.

For an efficient, stress-free kitchen renovation, count on Flegel’s Construction, Silicon Valley’s premier home remodeling contractors. Call 408-269-1101 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

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Home Renovation Projects Often Start in the Kitchen

A Kitchen Remodel Can Uplift Your Home’s Overall Appeal

It’s not surprising that home renovation projects often start in the kitchen. Every member of the family spends time here and has an opinion on how it can be more functional and attractive! From the layout, storage, and seating solutions, to the materials, fixtures and amenities, every aspect influences the aesthetic appeal and comfort of this space. The remodeling experts at Flegel’s Construction offer some ideas for luxurious and practical kitchens that cater to your cooking habits and complement your family’s lifestyle.

Kitchen Remodeling Ideas for a Successful Home Makeover

A cleverly planned and well-executed kitchen makeover will significantly improve the value and appeal of your home. When you discuss your project scope and examine top kitchen trends with a home renovation specialist, consider some of these factors:

  • Designated activity spots:Mealtimes, entertaining guests, the kids’ homework, your home office, and many more activities take place in your kitchen. Depending on the overall space available, you can look at creating designated spots that can be useful for each family member and their requirements. For example:
  • Get an island with an extended countertop to seat your kids in comfortable high-chairs and oversee their schoolwork or craft projects, while you cook.
  • Build a cozy breakfast nook that serves as a less formal eating area for the entire family.
  • Extend the cabinetry to add a built-in desk for creating a workspace, in the absence of a dedicated home office.
  • Open layout: As the heart of your home where all things converge, your kitchen layout must promote easy movement and clear sight lines. Depending on the size of your home and the possibilities to build out or take over adjoining spaces, you may be able to achieve a beautiful, open-concept kitchen. This would allow you to keep an eye on young kids, even if they are in other areas of the home when you cook. Knocking down some walls will also help in blending and enlarging your cooking and entertaining areas for hosting friends and family.
  • Comfortable cook space: Besides its many additional roles, your kitchen must do its core job of catering to your cooking habits and preferences.
    • Thinking through the placement of your refrigerator, stove, and sink will allow you to achieve an ideal work triangle. This will promote better flow and movement to enable speedy, efficient prepping and cooking.
    • Selecting durable and easy-clean materials for your countertops and cabinets will keep your kitchen clean and tidy. Eliminate the extra time and effort of cleaning stains and scuffs.
    • Adding thoughtful storage solutions and amenities will increase your prep space and keep the kitchen clutter-free. An attractive cook space will seamlessly blend with the dining room, family room, and other areas of your open concept home.

Stunning Kitchen Makeovers by Trusted Home Remodeling Contractors

Renovating your kitchen is not just about changing out the countertops and cabinetry, upgrading the appliances and hardware, or applying a fresh coat of paint. It is also about enhancing the functionality of your cook space, to create a warm, welcoming environment for the entire family. At Flegel’s Construction Co., we are passionate about designing and delivering custom kitchens that reflect your personality and complement your lifestyle. Our team of innovative designers and master craftsmen focus on your requirements and deliver your dream cook space within the agreed timelines and budget.

Our renovation experts have successfully completed several fabulous kitchen transformations for homes across the Bay Area.

Ready to give the heart of your home a striking makeover? Hire the home remodeling experts at Flegel’s Construction. Call 408-269-1101 to schedule a consultation or contact us online.

Top Kitchen Renovation Trends in 2020

Makeover Ideas for Luxurious, Functional Cook Spaces

Visualizing your dream kitchen is easier when you are aware of popular styles and can select what resonates with your own style. Here is a list of the top kitchen renovation trends in 2020 to get you started. From trending designs, clever storage solutions, and high-end materials, to the latest in paints, fixtures and accessories, you can get inspiration for every aspect of kitchen remodeling. While almost every interior design magazine and home improvement site publishes their own lists, the kitchen renovation experts at Flegel’s have summarized this year’s trends for you.

Kitchen Designs Trending in 2020

  • Open floor plans are in: Today’s kitchens do not hide behind doors and walls. Instead, they are becoming more front and center, to serve as extensions of the main living areas. In fact, in most homes, cook spaces are turning into multi-tasking zones where you can cook, enjoy your meals, entertain, catch up with the family, oversee the kids’ homework, and more.
  • Color is key: Since many homeowners are taking down walls and creating open layouts, the cook space becomes a visually prominent part of the main living area. Hence, a clever use of color is key. Current trends show:
    • Soft colors are replacing stark white kitchens. Use of light blues, light grays, green, and cream for cabinet colors is in.
    • Colored ranges and hoods, especially in pale blue or cobalt are also getting a nod from top interior designers across the globe.
  • Range hoods can be conversation starters: Decorative hoods in unique shapes and sizes are making a bold statement. They not only reflect the personality of the homeowners, but also serve as a piece of art or a conversation starter.
  • Porcelain countertops are the future: Porcelain slabs give the appearance of marble but do not stain, making them a popular option for kitchen countertops. Since quartz is becoming increasingly expensive, porcelain presents a good-looking, affordable, easy-to-clean, and durable alternative. It also makes for an excellent monolithic slab backsplash if you want to avoid tile.
  • Designer sinks and large islands are smart options: Whether it is a compact kitchen or an expansive space, maximizing the work area is highly desirable. Designer sinks serve as multipurpose stations since they come with cutting boards, colanders, drying racks, and other useful accessories. Pairing them with unlacquered brass or matte black faucets will complete their high-end look. Another trendy option that maximizes your workspace is a large kitchen island that is useful for prepping, entertaining, dining, and other purposes.

Hire the Bay Area’s Top Contractors for Fabulous Kitchen Makeovers

Whether it is modern fixtures, designer appliances, or open kitchen layouts, thoughtfully planned and carefully executed upgrades can significantly enhance the value of your home. At Flegel’s Construction Co., we specialize in luxurious and functional kitchen makeovers in keeping with your lifestyle, preferences and budget. Our creative designers stay current with the latest trends to ensure that your kitchen reflects sustainable styles and timeless elements, instead of just ‘passing fads’. We practice a meticulous approach that combines your vision and requirements with our innovative plans and quality workmanship.

See what our past clients have to say about their completed kitchen renovation projects.

Discover many other kitchen renovation trends in 2020 and complete your custom kitchen makeover with the experts at Flegel’s. Call us at 408-269-1101 to book an appointment or contact us online.

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