A GUIDE THOUGH THE ESSENTIALS
By: Andrew Shore – President, Sea Pointe Construction
Remodeling any area of the home can be a large investment of time and money. It is only natural when a client wants to be sure that their commitment results in a kitchen that exceeds their design and accessibility expectations. That is where the Sea Pointe Construction design team steps in. Below are a few key design features to think about while envisioning and planning your dream kitchen.
Direct Access to Outdoors
Incorporating the outdoors into your kitchen remodel is an easy decision to make when living in sunny Southern California. With an average of 285 days of perfect weather per year, the backyard is easily considered part of a home’s living space. Replacing an exterior wall with large format bi-fold doors creates a seamless indoor-outdoor kitchen design that is perfect for both entertaining friends and keeping an eye on dinner while playing with the kids. Not only do bi-fold doors bring next level design and functionality to your kitchen remodel, but taking advantage of a bi-folding door system also allows for ample natural light.
For those clients who find that their kitchen is the family gathering place or entertainment hub of the home, but the space doesn’t quite live up to those lively expectations, Sea Pointe Construction’s design team says a large kitchen island is the answer! A large kitchen island makes for the perfect middle ground between a prepping host and their guests.
Not too long ago, it seemed that a big highlight of a kitchen remodel meant getting granite countertops, but through the use of different technologies to fabricate countertop materials, quartz has become an exciting new option for homeowners. When quartz countertops were first introduced, the options were limited and lacked visual interest. Today, there is an option to match every design aesthetic. Quartz is virtually no maintenance when compared to materials like marble and granite, and it’s sure to impress.
The days of remodeling a kitchen to simply look pretty are behind us! Like they say, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Yes, a beautiful kitchen is sure to impress the in-laws on special occasions, but for the homeowner who uses the kitchen day-in-day-out, accessibility is key. Putting thought into how you use your kitchen space and what might be lacking is huge during the design process. Maybe you’ve been dreaming of a pullout spice rack, customized drawer interiors or a prep-sink. Accessibility challenges are what the team of Sea Pointe Construction designers set out to solve for our clients.