The Kitchen of Your Dreams
Close your eyes and picture the “Kitchen of Your Dreams.” What’s in it? Newer appliances, updated cabinets, a nice floor…and maybe a wall down to see what’s going on in the family room?
All of that and more Fine Line Builders can make happen. I’ve taken kitchens down to studs and built them back up again. Laid intricate marble tile floors. Opened walls and made them the rooms seem as if they were always part of the home.
The trick to any good remodel isn’t necessarily the installation, but also the finish work. No where is that more important than in the kitchen. When the job is done, a job well done will reflect your dream come true.
What you don’t want to happen is to focus solely on price. Those that offer the lowest price are often the least experienced (at best) or are more interested in finding a way to take your money and run (at worst). Those that focus solely on price often get their money’s worth.
I know you don’t want that to happen. You want to make your dream come true. You want to share it with family and friends, but more importantly, you want to live your dream every day. I can help make that happen.
When you’re ready to make a commitment, I’m always a phone call or email away. If you’d like to learn a little more about me, take a look around the website. And, if you’d like to know what’s going to happen every step of the way through the remodel, I’ve included a lot of information in the Processes section.
Designing the Kitchen From a Builders Perspective
Here are a few tips that I can pass along that will help you have a smooth, well-designed project with fewer modifications.
Often you will hear that when you plan, you need to start from the end state and work your way backwards–but sometimes that can lead to broken dreams…
Let’s say you’ve spent countless hours designing the perfect kitchen layout–but to make it your dream come true will change the electrical, plumbing and gas lines in your kitchen. Moving electrical, plumbing and gas lines are often expensive since they rely on specialized contractors. And that may move your renovation from “wonderful” to “never going to happen.” Bringing someone in who knows the work involved early in this process is a smart idea–especially if you’re concerned about price. We can discuss options that can help you understand what is possible on your budget.
If space is an issue, be sure to discuss your design ideas with a contractor early as well. If walls need to come down, a contractor can help get you much closer to the actual dimensions since we are familiar with the widths of the newer materials coming back in. And those fractions of an inch can sometimes mean the difference between the large refrigerator or the medium one.
Materials may also be a concern. “Where can you find a good price on cabinets?”, “Do they need to be custom made or can stock cabinets be used?”, ”Who has the best prices on granite or soapstone or tile?” Sometimes, as a contractor, I may be able to provide you a better material at a good price from having been in the business as long as I have. And sometimes I can’t…but it’s important to know that as well. When we meet to discuss your ideas, be sure to bring up the types of material that you’d like and we’ll see what we can do.