Kitchens

An improvement in a kitchen is a great investment.  You will garner the benefits every day cooking and eating.  It is also one of the features that really sells a house when you decide it is time. 

Overview

At HighBridge we are experts at kitchen redos and have a fine eye for detail.

We start with a design plan and review it with you to be sure it is what you will be satisfied with at the end of the project. We want you to understand all phases of the operation including appliance placement, cabinets, etc.

We start with a design plan and review it with you to be sure it is what you will be satisfied with at the end of the project. We want you to understand all phases of the operation including appliance placement, cabinets, etc.

If your kitchen remodel is part of a larger project, like an addition, there are some considerations:

  • Distance from the sink to the stove
  • Countertop area for preparation
  • Storage for easy access to daily items like olive oil, spices, tools.
  • Will it accommodate more than one person cooking?
  • Proximity to the dining area

There are a number of standard plans to choose from that include:

  • Kitchen wall that adjoins a hall or office
  • L shape, Double L shape, U shape

The choices you make will, of course, affect the ultimate price of the remodel.  A U-shaped kitchen is usually more expensive than one with an L-shaped island wall.  The cabinets also have price variants.

Part of your discussion with your contractor is to decide on doors, overall style, and cabinetry.  Melamine surfaces are the least expensive and then wood will cost somewhat more.  If you choose wood there are a number of options:

  • Cherry
  • Walnut
  • Pine
  • Alder
  • Mahongany
  • Maple

At HighBridge, our specialists have extensive experience working with kitchen remodels.  We can help you through the decision-making process to give you the design you want and remain within your budget.

Countertops

Some of the more common changes we see are changing the height or peak of an existing island, lowering preparation areas, and increasing the breakfast area.  

Our professionals are able to help you decide on the materials for your new kitchen area.  There are a number of choices that will make your kitchen stand out and still be exceptionally functional.  We have the expertise to help you understand how these choices will interact with each other to establish the overall design you want.

 

Granite – This is probably one the more popular choices over the last decade.  It is polished to gleam in the area and is one of the hardest substances around.  However, it is on the pricy side.  

Marble – This is a luxury addition to your kitchen.  It is as heat resistant as granite but does need some regular maintenance.  It is better in low-traffic areas since it is somewhat easy to scratch and stain.  Unless protected with a sealer, it will react with acids.  It is also rather expensive. 

There are other reasonable choices for countertops when you decide to redo your kitchen.  We are happy to explain the up and downsides of each so that you can make the right decision for your lifestyle.