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SIZZLING KITCHEN REMODEL IN IRVINE

SIZZLING KITCHEN REMODEL IN IRVINE

We are very excited to share this gorgeous kitchen in Irvine on the blog today. These Sea Pointe clients love to cook and were ready to come home to their dream kitchen. Since they were willing to think outside the box , they decided on two cabinet door styles in their kitchen—one for the upper cabinets and one for the base cabinets. All cabinets are Bellmont 1900 series and for the base cabinets they decided on the Kahana door style in Sapele with French Roast. For the perimeter cabinets, as well as the uppers, they went with the Islands door style in Sapele Natural with a Caramelized Bamboo finish. On their large island they blended both kitchen cabinet styles to create synergy throughout the kitchen.  To check out more before and after pictures, see our facebook photo album: Sizzling Kitchen Remodel.

To bring interest to the island, our Sea Pointe designer helped our clients to pick out a slab of Silver Wave, a natural stone with tons of movement, while picking  a quartz product from Cambria for the perimeter countertops (style shown is Buckingham). You’ll also note that we added glass door panels on each end of the island to add another elegant design element to the kitchen.

The backsplash in this kitchen is a glass mosaic in Golden Gate with a 4 metal liner that is carried over from behind the hood.  The appliances chosen by the client include a Wolf dual fuel range, chimney hood, and drawer microwave oven.They also add a wine cooler for entertaining in addition to the Sub-Zero side-by-side refrigerator.

Once we began construction, this couple also decided to replace their front entry tile to tie into the new kitchen as well as giving the adjoining powder room a facelift.Sea Pointe also helped re-construct their fireplace and built-in entertainment center to round out the great room space.

We are thrilled to showcases how creative our designers and clients can get when they take a vision and craft a design.  If you have any questions about this kitchen or the products used, please don’t hesitate to email at clientservices@seapointe.com.

SLASH ENERGY COSTS IN YOUR HOME REMODEL

SLASH ENERGY COSTS IN YOUR HOME REMODEL

If you’re considering a home remodel in Orange County, you may want to think about ways to incorporate upgrades that will reduce your energy bills. With a large project scope that involves opening or moving walls, just bringing your home up to current building codes will provide dramatic improvements to energy usage. But overhauls of drafty windows, under insulated walls and timeworn cooling and heating systems will minimize monthly bills and keep your family more comfortable year-round.

I bet you’re wondering, “Where do I even start?” Well, there would be little point in installing a high-efficiency HVAC (heating, ventilation & air conditioning) system without first sealing up the exterior of your home. First, consider what time of insulation you are willing to invest in. Spray foam insulation is roughly two to three times the cost of your standard fiberglass batting, but offers two to three times the effectiveness. The spray seals every nook and cranny, creating an air barrier, eliminating drafts. You also need to remember that a wall is only as airtight as its windows.

If you’re in the market for a new HVAC system, consider one that uses hot water as the “fuel” to heat the air stream—it’s about 96 more efficient—better than any furnace. The best feature is that it adjusts both the water temperature and the fan speed according to the system’s sensors. The equipment keeps up-to-the-minute track of weather conditions and the zones within the house demanding airflow. To expand on this, a favorite energy saver are the Nest thermostats. Using complex sensors, the Nest will learn your family’s routine and constantly reprogram based on real-time data. Each one can also be set up manually either in the home, or from a smart phone allowing you to alter your home’s environment from the road. The unit is said to reduce heating and cooling costs by up to 20 percent.

With just a couple upgrades and modifications, it’s easy to have more energy efficient home and watch those energy bills drop right before your eyes!

ANDREW SHORE FEATURED IN QUALIFIED REMODELER

Andrew Shore, President of Sea Pointe Construction a design + build firm, discusses how Sea Pointe Construction boosts referrals and the significance of customer satisfaction in the January edition of Qualified Remodeler Magazine. Andrew also talks about the importance of developing lasting relationships and servicing loyal clients.