According to HGTV Remodels, you can expect to spend nearly a third of your kitchen remodel budget on cabinetry. This being said, you want to make sure you make the right decision for you and your family when selecting custom cabinets.Before you start shopping, make sure you and your design consultant have put together a well thought-out plan. You will need to identify your objectives and priorities while keeping in mind the amount of money you are willing to invest into your project.
Custom kitchen cabinetry is a significant component of the look and feel of your entire home while playing a substantial part in your home’s value. Ask yourself a few simple questions in the planning process: How long do you plan to stay in your home?Why do you want this remodel?What type of layout will be most functional for you?What improvements are standard for similar homes in your area?Once you have gone through these questions you’ll need to determine the budget, style and material selection for your custom cabinets. Custom cabinets are made-to-order and offer the most variety in door styles, finishes, wood species, and accessories.However, don’t forget about semi-custom cabinets which still allow flexibly while keeping costs down.
Kitchen cabinets also play the largest factor in determining your projects style whether it’s traditional, transitional or
contemporary.First off, you will need to decide what time of cabinetry frame you like frameless or face framed both will push you toward a different look.With hundreds of door style options it can be overwhelming.When meeting with your consultant, discuss what style you are looking for and bring some inspiration pieces you have found.Both Houzz.com and Pinterest.com are great websites that will spark your home remodeling creativeness.Once you determine your vision, a designer can also help suggest appropriate cabinet finishes and glazes.You’ll need to consider the additional style features you would like to customize your cabinets such as knobs, pulls, hinges and doors.Cabinet drawers and glides are also something to consider when determining what items will work best for your everyday needs.
Once you get a better custom cabinetry plan, the rest will come together.Designing and construction a remodeling project can be overwhelming, make sure you have a professional to help avoid mistakes and ensure a successful project.
For the third consecutive year, Sea Pointe Construction, an Orange County-based Design/Build construction firm specializing in residential remodeling including additions, kitchens and bathrooms, has teamed up with the Orange County Food Bank, a program of Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAPOC), to host an official food drop for the surrounding Irvine areas. The food bank has created a fun, website for Sea Pointe contributors to virtually shop for their donation items. Check it out here!
Sea Pointe Construction also motivates community members to participate in the food drive by offering free admission to the construction company’s monthly Ultimate Design Workshop with a food donation from November through December.
The most needed food items are:
Easy open food such as pop tops
Canned fruits, meats and vegetables
Dry foods (beans, rice, pasta, soup, cereal, oatmeal, pancake mix)
Personal care items (deodorant, tooth brushs, shampoo, soap)
Snacks (peanut butter, energy bars, granola bars, fruit leathers)
Beverages (juice, bottled water, coffee, tea)
O.C. Food Bank Donation Drop-off Location
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576 Wald Street
Irvine, CA 92618
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Open floor plans have gained popularity over the last few years, which typically open the family room and kitchen to one another creating a great room. An open floor plan allows a family to spend quality time together, without infringing on each other’s personal space and activities.Below we answer common questions that come our way.
What do you need to think about when designing an open plan kitchen?
You have to consider all the activities that will take place in the room, and how they can work together. Preparing meals, watching television, surfing the internet, doing homework, paying the bills, relaxing with a magazine and chatting with friends you have to make sure these can all happily co-exist in your open plan kitchen.
To cater for all these different needs, it’s always best to work with an experienced designer that can customize your space. An experienced kitchen designer’s job is to help homeowners maximize space and functionality of a room and ensure there is a seamless feel between all parts.
What are the practical considerations?
Many of our clients love to entertain, but it doesn’t always mean they need huge double ovens taking up tons of wall space and storage. Consider using a range with a small side oven to replace your second large oven. Another option is to go with a convection microwave that can be used as a microwave for the day-to-day cooking and switched to an oven when you have a few extra guests.
Do you have any recommendations for colors?
It’s important to think about the overall theme of the room. Usually it makes sense to match the kitchen style to existing furniture in order to cut costs.
Simple, light paint tones are often used in open plan kitchens as they enhance the proportions of the room: darker colors or more detailed wall papers would detract from the overall feel and ambiance of the new space.
How can we create an extra space for seating?
If you have a large enough space, you can add seating on the end of your island. It creates a great space to do homework, pay bills and socialize with the chef of the house. From a design perspective, you can get creative and pick a different color for the island than the rest of the cabinetry, or select a fun countertop material that is different than the rest of the kitchen.