Time to Update Your Kitchen? Hire the Right Designer!


Ever look around at your kitchen and realize that your appliances, perhaps that lovely shade of avocado or harvest gold, date back to when disco was king?

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Perhaps you just bought your home from the original owners who thought having a microwave made the kitchen “updated”? By the way, that was us – we bought from the original owners and my kitchen was a laminate nightmare, with absolutely no counter space! Whatever the reason, there comes a point in time when a home owner needs a new kitchen.  The choices can be overwhelming and if you don’t select the right designer, you could very well spend thousands on a kitchen that does not suit your needs.

The folks at Bath & Kitchen Creations have been designing gorgeous kitchens for over 30 years to suit every taste.  Featuring Neff Kitchens, a cabinet manufacturer unparalleled in quality, durability and aesthetics, Bath & Kitchen Creations use state of the art computerized design tools to create the kitchen of your dreams. The beauty of working with Bath & Kitchen Creations is that they are a full-service remodeling contractor so they can handle all aspects of your kitchen makeover from demolition, drywall, framing, electrical, plumbing, paint, cabinetry, and countertops. Just look at this before and after:

before and after

One of the biggest headaches can be installing a new kitchen in existing construction. Sometimes you just never know what is hiding behind that wall. That was exactly the problem we faced. We expected to eliminate a soffit in its entirety, not realizing that pipes were running through it. We ordered cabinets with gorgeous crown molding that was supposed to be attached to the ceiling.  When my husband demolished the soffit, the pipes were an obstacle that caused us to modify our plans and unfortunately discard costly molding. Had we worked with a kitchen designer like Bath & Kitchen Creations, perhaps this expensive mistake could have been avoided.

I just love looking at their showroom and gallery photos of kitchens from every trend, from traditional to contemporary. While I am not a contemporary style afficinado, the contemporary designs by Neff Kitchens in the gallery are beautiful – clean lines, pleasing to the eye and extremely functional. I would happy bake cookies in any one of those kitchens!!!

Updating a kitchen is probably the biggest value upgrade you can do to your home. And, as a capital improvement, it may provide substantial tax benefits to do so. Have you lived through a kitchen remodel? Are you considering one? What was your experience?




4 Responses to Time to Update Your Kitchen? Hire the Right Designer!
  1. HomeJobsbyMOM
    April 19, 2012 | 11:33 am

    I’d love to redo my kitchen. I think any women would love to! I don’t have that kind of money right now but it is always fun to look at the ideas people have and think someday. PS: Got your message on MBC :)

    • kasesq94
      April 19, 2012 | 2:08 pm

       @HomeJobsbyMOM Absolutely! I redid my kitchen in 2001 and it feels like it is eons ago.  if you have the money, it is definitely one of the best investments to make but again, I advise going with a Kitchen Designer to eliminate the headaches and hassles.
      Glad to connect with you!!!! 

  2. evalewis
    July 30, 2012 | 7:41 am

    well, I’m thinking to remodel my kitchen and wanna give some different and amazing look. I always love to try something new with my house.

  3. Chris Lori
    October 23, 2012 | 3:37 am

    Increasing interest in household efficiency led to pioneering motion studies of housework in the 1920s by industrial psychologist Lillian Moller Gilbreth. Subsequent improvements in kitchen design set the stage for the familiar built-in cabinetry of the present day. At the time, work surfaces were typically made of linoleum or stainless steel. Improvements in technology eventually made industrial-scale cabinet production possible.

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