Monday, May 15, 2017

Design Matters When Choosing Granite Countertops

For several years now, granite countertops have been all the rage with people remodeling their house or building a new home. And why shouldn't they be? Granite adds a certain level of sophistication to the kitchen and elevates the way a home looks. In addition, when a homeowner puts in granite countertops they are automatically increasing the value of their home should they choose to sell the home.

Homeowners have questions

However, for first-time home buyers or people who are in the first steps of a kitchen remodel, they often have questions. These questions can include how can they get a great deal, be sure of the contractor and know that the granite they are installing is of the highest quality?

These are great questions to ask because investing in granite is a significant investment and one that should not be taken lightly. It is highly recommended that any homeowner who is thinking about having granite installed makes sure that they work with a well reputed certified installer, and also ensure that the granite they are getting is high quality and matches the decor of the kitchen. It is too much of an investment to be haphazard about it.

Work with certified contractors

When it comes to important pieces of a home or kitchen remodel, it is important for homeowners to understand the value of working with a professional and certified contractor to install granite. While there may be some savings in do-it-yourself, the quality of the workmanship will not stand up to the value of granite countertops.

In addition, granite is extremely difficult to work with, considering how hard it is to cut and how heavy it is. Therefore, it is not a do-it-yourself job. In addition, when a homeowner works with a certified contractor who understands quality kitchen and bath installations, they can rest easy that the contractor is going to work with genuine suppliers. We can ensure the highest quality of granite for the home.

This saves the homeowner from ever having to worry about what quality of granite they are getting, but also are able to carefully price out the market to ensure that they are getting the best bang for their buck. Working with a professional allows the homeowner some peace of mind and also gives them the most professional installation possible.

Design matters

At the end of the day, the reason why homeowners want to get granite countertops is to increase the aesthetics and also to add value to the home. For this reason, design is critical, and it is important that the right type of granite be chosen. Granite comes in all kinds of colors, patterns and styles.

For the homeowner working with a professional, this decision becomes far simpler, as a professional who believes in quality kitchen and bath installations is going to work with the design scheme to identify the best piece of granite for the job while also ensuring that the homeowner can fit it into their budget.

Make an appointment to view different types of granite patterns and to select what you think will look amazing in your home.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Ways to Make Your Kitchen Remodeling in New Orleans "Kid Friendly"

As contractors, we can complete your kitchen remodeling in New Orleans, giving you the kitchen you have always dreamed of. The kitchen is very often the heart of the home, especially for anyone who has a large family and likes to cook. Children require three meals a day plus potentially three snacks and dessert. This means that trips in and out of the kitchen could be happening every hour.

It is also a place for spending time together, working together and even doing homework. As such, the kitchen can be a place that is beautiful, comfortable and fully functional. If yours is not, it is time to speak with us about remodeling.

Kitchen remodeling in New Orleans: Tips for making your kitchen "kid friendly"

We understand that "kid friendly" can have a negative connotation. People tend to assume that if it is good for kids, it is not good for adults. This is not the case with our remodeling projects. We can create a space that is beautiful but also works well for the family. In fact, incorporating kid friendly ideas into a remodel typically makes life easier for mom and dad. Here are some ideas to consider:

#1. Lower snack drawers

Every time a child needs a snack, they are most likely to ask mom and dad for help. This is mainly because they cannot reach or are asking for permission. We can install deep lower drawers that one can fill with snacks, drinks, water bottles and other treats. This way, parents do not need to run to the kitchen every time someone needs a drink or snack.

#2. Install an easy water dispenser

Giving children the ability to get their own water saves parents time while also making it easier for children to remain hydrated. Imagine how much easier it can be for children to grab their own water after playing outside or when waking up at night. This is possible with careful placement during the remodel.

#3. Select the right materials

Certain cabinetry and counter materials are easier to clean than others. We can make recommendations regarding the durability and cleanliness of various materials when discussing the remodeling project. Making the right choice at this stage will reduce the risk for little hands causing stains or spills making permanent spots on the counter or cabinets. The ability to easily clean off marks is important with children.

#4. Touchless faucets are helpful

Prevent the spreading of germs by installing touchless faucets so that children can wash their hands without needing to touch the handle.

#5. Install modern safety features

There are certain safety features that we can incorporate into kitchens via the placement of objects, use of new appliances or even "hiding" things that are dangerous.

Call us for help with your kitchen remodeling in New Orleans

These are only a few of the possible options available in a kitchen remodel. We can help find the best options to make your kitchen remodel beautiful and friendly for kids. To discuss your options in further detail, call and schedule an appointment.