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There are many reasons that people decide, "it's time to remodel" the kitchen. Some include worn-out cabinets, outdated appliances, cracked countertops, and what most homeowners need - a bigger kitchen!
That begs the question, Where do you find the space you need for a larger kitchen without adding on? Call it extreme, but sometimes, the only way to get what you want out of your kitchen is to move it to a different room in your home.
There are more reasons, beyond cosmetic to remodel. If you are looking for a general contractor with a track record of delivering home remodeling services with meticulous attention to detail - we would like to think we are the only one. We are not. But chances are, we are the right company for you. We help people like you realize their new and improved dream kitchen at a reasonable price.
We guarantee quality craftsmanship and timely completion, no matter how much work your kitchen requires. Our priority is your complete satisfaction. Our success is 100% dependent on the quality of our work and how we deliver it. Remodeling is disruptive, and we do everything we can to make it as painless as possible.
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The kitchen is the heart of your home. It gets more traffic than any other room. When friends and family visit, they typically spend more time in the kitchen. As a result, kitchens get more wear and tear, making them one of the most often remodeled rooms in any home.
Kitchen remodeling adds significant value to most properties. It provides a good return on your investment.
The essential elements we consider when remodeling your kitchen are:
Adequate Space - When planning your kitchen remodel, we need to ensure that there is enough space to ease your operations while in the kitchen. We want to be sure that you are comfortable with the cabinet space, counter space, and even floor space; and that the area designated for your kitchen appliances meets your needs. The shape of your counter should not waste useful working space. All the measurements when changing or replacing countertops are checked twice. On completion of your remodel there must be well-established prep and workspace, a landing area and sufficient storage.
Children - Choosing to remodel your kitchen when you have children is critical. The design and outdated appliances in your kitchen can be dangerous to your young children. During the remodeling process, our primary focus is on the safety of all users - young or old. After assessing your kitchen, we will offer advice on design and appliances you plan to install with particular attention to size and makeup of your family. For families with young children, it's a good idea install a few lower cabinets to afford the little ones safe access to their snacks, etc.
Traffic Flow - For homes with more than one chef or cook, we ensure that you more room around the central workspace to allow for natural movement by all users. An open plan is better for entertaining since it provides more space for interaction between the kitchen and adjoining rooms.
Location - If you plan to add a deck to the side or back of your home, we will slot a door into your layout. It makes outdoor entertainment much more convenient and enjoyable. You may want to change or rearrange the position of the windows to regulate the amount of sunlight that comes into your kitchen. We've had customers do this to keep an eye on their kids while playing in the yard. Other considerations cover the clearance width of the doorway, and the required size of the door and verification that there are no cooking surfaces positioned under operable windows.
Universal Design - One of the most critical factors for consideration while remodeling your kitchen is future needs. For example, is your kitchen accessible to individuals with disabilities? Will the plan afford safe use your kitchen during your old age? During the kitchen remodeling process, we will try to make sure all questions are answered regarding accessibility by everyone, regardless of size, age or physical ability.
During your initial consultation, we encourage you to come up with a checklist of both major and minor issues that you would like us to consider while remodeling your kitchen. With this information, we can determine your specific needs, taste, and style. That makes it easier to make you happy with your new kitchen.
Kitchen remodeling is less stressful when you hire a professional. Here are a few reasons to hire a registered and insured contractor:
Save on the Cost of Having the Job Done Again - To work as a contractor in Iowa, anyone earning more than $2000 a year must register and renew their registration every year after that. Licensed contractors generally provide higher quality work. That is not usually the case with unregistered remodelers. Best practices indicate that hiring a licensed contractor avoids substandard work that may need redoing.
Reliability - The essential requirement when working with any professional is trust. Trusting an unregistered contractor is hard. To avoid being scammed, make sure that you hire a contractor registered in Iowa.
Insurance Coverage - Hiring a licensed general contractor minimizes the chances of them creating any "problems or issues" during the remodel. However, contractors are human, and the unexpected can happen. In such instances, a licensed contractor's insurance company will be able to take care of any damages incurred.
We are a professional general contracting company devoted to giving every customer the best services. We fully understand the legal bureaucracies, local regulations, and rules that must be adhered to while providing these services.
Our experience in kitchen remodeling makes us one of the best contractors to sign up. We have all the tools and equipment required for this type of work, and your job will be done well and on time.
Apart from experience and great ideas, we understand the safety measures to be considered when remodeling your kitchen. Our eye for detail helps us not overlook a single part of your kitchen. Hiring us is easy on the budget and guarantees you a superior remodel experience.
Some of the Tasks We Do during Kitchen Remodeling:
The first step begins with a personal visit to your home. The purpose of this visit is to listen to you, capture your vision, needs, and goals.
If you do not have a design or plan, we can help develop one.
Smaller jobs allow for more straightforward plans. More extensive projects require detailed planning. All of them need coordination and sequencing of all steps to finish efficiently and on time. Together we will develop a plan to build your new kitchen. In preparation for our visit, we suggest reading Residential Construction Design Services.
We will prepare and provide you with a quote for the project. Facts bearing on our estimate will include the scope of work and difficulty of the project. We'll discuss with you the characteristics of your plan, a rough cost estimate, and what you will need for a temporary kitchen during the project.
It's essential to flush out all the requirements of the project before we begin to ensure that you get what you're looking for and save you on extra costs. Once the design phase is complete, we'll go over the blueprints with you for signature and scheduling. We will make the demo and construction as clean and efficient as possible. We will keep your home safe and handle all aspects of the project from drywall, paint or siding, framing, ceilings, and flooring.
Each workday, our crew will prepare the site for the day's work by sealing off the adjacent spaces with plastic sheeting and tarps to help prevent the transfer of dust and odors into your home. During construction, we will ensure that all plumbing pipes, wiring, and HVAC systems are appropriately interconnected.
Disruptions to your daily routine will be as minimal as possible. We want you to live as comfortably as the scope of work allows. We know how to deal with those unique problems or "surprises" that pop-up during demolition or construction. For example, structural inconsistencies, electrical failures, and plumbing leaks. We will make every effort to address them without sacrificing quality, your budget, or safety.
Our workmen will ensure that your new space complements the existing structure of your home and creates an appealing visual effect.
Pride and craftsmanship go hand in hand with everything we do, and we will always go that "extra mile" to exceed your expectations.
We try to be "good listeners" and know what it will take to make your kitchen what you want it to be, and then some!
You have my promise that we will work closely with you through the entire process, from design through choosing materials; from demolition to the finish carpentry, we're with you all the way.
We know that big projects like this are stressful for homeowners. We will make every effort to maintain exceptional lines of communication and meet or beat our deadlines with a beautiful new kitchen that exceeds your expectations.
Our customers make payday possible exceptional and deserve nothing less than outstanding customer service and attention. To become the premier general contractor in Dubuque, we must provide the very best customer service and craftsmanship. One of those services is a monthly blog with information and tips we hope you will find useful. To view our recent posts, click READ NOW.
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