A kitchen renovation can be as minor as upgrading your cabinets or as substantial as changing the entire appearance and layout of your kitchen. Renovating your kitchen is a great way to increase your home’s value and make your home more appealing to friends and family.
Keep your kitchen looking fresh and new for years to come by choosing Portico. Contact our Charlotte kitchen remodeling specialists by calling 704-742-2720 today!
We’ll take a look at your current kitchen to determine which layouts would suit your home and the space that you have. For instance, a new layout could provide you with more storage space.
The main types of kitchen layouts include the one-wall kitchen, the L-shaped kitchen, the U-shaped kitchen, and the island kitchen. A contractor can help you visualize your new kitchen before the design is finalized.
Kitchen cabinets are the perfect addition to any new kitchen and should be the first thing you decide to upgrade.
New and improved cabinets can increase your home's value, match your interior design, and provide you with more storage space. With the right contractor by your side, the new cabinets you select can be installed in a quick and efficient manner.
One way to get the most out of your kitchen is to increase the amount of storage space you have. Adding kitchen storage allows you to mitigate this issue entirely.
There are numerous ways to add storage to a kitchen, which include adding or updating cabinets, placing storage space on the side of your fridge, and installing pot racks. A contractor can help you determine which storage options would work best in your new kitchen.
The kitchen island installation process usually requires rearranging the kitchen's layout and making room for the island towards the middle of the layout. An experienced and reputable contractor is necessary if you want to make sure that the island is installed correctly and secured properly to the floor.
Having an island in your kitchen provides additional meal prep space as well as extra seating opportunities when you entertain guests. The best countertop materials for a kitchen island include polished granite, wood, marble, glass, and stainless steel.
Your kitchen counters will be the place where you prepare meals, which is why they should consist of premium and long-lasting materials. Some of the more common kitchen countertop materials include quartz, wood, and granite.
Installing kitchen counters is a relatively straightforward process that involves making sure that the selected materials are cut to specification and fit within your kitchen layout. A professional contractor can help you seamlessly install kitchen countertops without any issues.
The backsplash is the decorative focal point of any kitchen, which is why updating the backsplash can help you improve your kitchen's design and appearance.
A contractor can install the backsplash material you choose and make sure that it fits around your countertops and cabinets without any unsightly overlaps.
One of the simplest ways to add personality and atmosphere to your kitchen is by upgrading your lighting fixtures.
From recessed lights to decorative pendant lights, there are a wide array of light fixture options at your disposal, all of which can be efficiently installed by an experienced contractor like Portico. Additional light fixture options include track lights, spotlights, cabinet lighting, and directional recessed lights.
The flooring materials typically chosen by homeowners include hardwood, vinyl, laminate, bamboo, and ceramic tile.
Upgrading your kitchen flooring is highly recommended during any remodel. For one, your old floor could be damaged while the renovation process is ongoing. It's also likely that your old floor would appear dull and dingy compared to the other upgrades you've made.
One upgrade that homeowners look forward to the most when renovating their kitchen involves making an upgrade to their kitchen appliances.
If your refrigerator, sink, or dishwasher is old, now might be a good time for you to update your appliances with modern ones that offer improved energy-efficient features. Keep in mind that certain kitchen designs will accommodate new appliances.
If you obtain a new sink, you could add a garbage disposal to the design. You might also want to improve your oven and range hood. There are many benefits to updating your appliances and appliance layout when renovating your kitchen.
The average cost for a full kitchen remodel in Charlotte is anywhere from $12,000-$35,000, but you can spend as much as $70,000-$100,000 for a lavish remodel.
Even though costs for a kitchen remodel can be high, you should have some control over what you pay. The materials you choose and the changes you make dictate how much you spend.
The main factors that impact the cost of a kitchen remodel include:
The kitchen remodel process takes around 6-12 weeks to be completed by an experienced contractor. The size of your kitchen and the overall scope of your changes will determine what the project timeline will be. The standard kitchen remodel process involves:
We’ll meet with you to discuss what changes you’d like to make to your kitchen and what kind of budget you’re looking at.
DESIGN & PLANNING
We’ll measure your entire kitchen, order cabinet samples, and work on the design. Permits will also be obtained during this stage.
The appliances, cabinets, materials, and products will be ordered at this stage, which is necessary before your old kitchen is demolished.
Your kitchen will be demolished, which makes way for structural changes, rough-in plumbing, drywall installation, and flooring installation.
The final step of the renovation process usually involves installing cabinets, countertops, appliances, the backsplash, and any finishing details.
Renovating your kitchen will automatically benefit you and your home in numerous ways. While some homeowners choose to renovate one or two aspects of their kitchen, a full kitchen makeover is highly recommended if you want to get the most out of this type of project.
The main benefits of a full kitchen makeover include:
Renovating a kitchen is one of the best ways to add resale value to your home. It’s estimated that homeowners can recoup nearly 70% of kitchen renovation expenses when selling their homes.
You can greatly improve your kitchen's function by renovating the room. For instance, removing the wall between your living room and kitchen allows you to add extra counter space.
New appliances use less energy and water, which saves on utility bills and is good for the environment.
Kitchen renovations can bolster enjoyment of your home in a number of ways. Adding a kitchen island provides more seating options when eating. Upgraded ventilation ensures that heat dissipates more effectively when you cook and that odors are kept at bay.
The right time to remodel or renovate your kitchen is going to be different for every homeowner. However, some signs that it’s time to remodel your home include:
Here at Portico, we handle both the design and construction of your new kitchen under the same contract, which simplifies the entire process. We take this approach because of how it benefits you as the customer.
If you were required to sign two separate contracts, you would need to deal with more paperwork and the possibility that the construction team you hire isn’t on the same page as the design team, leading to delays and budget problems.
Choosing to remodel your entire kitchen is stressful enough as it is. That's why Portico offers a white-glove service where premium and efficient delivery of this service is key.
Faster Project Delivery
At Portico, we aim to provide faster project delivery that allows every stage of the renovation process to be completed at or before the project deadline.
Reduced Construction Costs
Portico has built relationships with some of the best and most reputable vendors in the Charlotte metro area, which allows us to keep material and construction costs low. These savings are passed on to you.
How do I select a style or design that’s right for my kitchen?
If you’re finding it difficult to choose a style/design that’s right for your kitchen, we’ll work with you to determine which options work best with your home and its interior design.
How long does a kitchen remodel take?
A kitchen remodel takes anywhere from 6-12 weeks to complete, depending on the size of the kitchen and the scope of the project.
Can I use my kitchen during construction?
You likely won’t have access to your kitchen during the renovation work, which is why it’s recommended that you set up a temporary kitchen in some other area of your home while work is being completed.