A 3-Step Approach to Kitchen Renovation

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A 3-Step Approach to Kitchen Renovation

If you have been thinking and dreaming about a new kitchen for a while and you’re ready to take the plunge, good guidance from kitchen renovation pros can give you valuable insight into every stage of the process and what to expect for the cost of a kitchen remodel. Kitchen contractors and renovators are best brought onboard early on because they know how to maximize your space, where you should concentrate your budget and what’s trending in kitchen design. The average cost of a complete kitchen renovation can be substantial but, this money spent can bring you a high return when you resell. Whether you are planning on a complete kitchen remodel, or just planning to update key areas, there is a lot to consider. It’s wise to invest time and patience in the planning process. Kitchen renovation decision-making can be a bit like the domino effect. One choice will impact other choices down the line. Ironing out all of the details from the onset can keep the remodeling timeline on schedule and lessen the impact to your normal routine. Probably the most important 3 steps are to focus on the functionality that best suits your life, layout and space requirements and style.

 

Functionality

It stands to reason that if something isn’t working properly in your kitchen, it can make your kitchen less efficient and dampen your enthusiasm and productivity. One of the biggest stumbling blocks can be appliances. In some cases repair can be very cost effective, but depending on the appliances, their age, placement and your desire for style and of course your budget, new appliances may be your priority. With so many choices and high-tech featuring available, carefully consider which features will be of most value to you and which will not.

Organizing clutter is always a challenge in just about every kitchen. If you are trying to maximize space in a small apartment kitchen, cabinetry is key. Cabinets can be a large expense and some of the pros advise choices that are classic in style so then endure the test of time. Rolling out shelves are a must have to save the maximum amount of space. Integrating shelving under cabinetry can gain a considerable amount of space. Proper planning to avoid wasted space in the kitchen is essential to creating storage space for small appliances and gadgets.

If you cook, bake and entertain a lot, durable, stain-resistant quartz countertops that require far less maintenance then marble may be the most functional choice for you. There are many choices of countertop materials and backsplash configurations, but they too will be determined by your budget, space and how you live and work in your kitchen.

 

Layout & Space

Kitchen layouts can varying and some kitchen designs can be more functional then others depending on space. Larger kitchens have the space to allow the layout to be broken up in attractive ways and direct traffic flow. Of the 5-6 primary kitchen layouts that are used, the one-wall kitchen layout works well for studio apartment kitchens as does the galley kitchen layout. L-shaped, Horse-shoe, islands and peninsula layouts in the kitchen are all good considerations when space allows. Typically a kitchen should be a minimum of 8’ x 12’ to even consider accommodating an island.

 

Style

Here’s the chance to let your personality come through in the style of your kitchen. it’s perfectly OK to mix and match. The kitchen doesn’t need to be entirely modern or completely traditional. Sleek, tech appliances can pair up well with classic cabinetry. Most designers, kitchen bloggers and trend watchers agree that the all white look is on its way out. Color is the order of the day. That doesn’t mean that areas of white won’t work. In fact, some white ares in the kitchen can create the perfect balance and transition to a bold and dramatic use of color. Kitchen color selection can be relative to a homeowners’ personality and bring dimension to a kitchen space. Smaller New York City apartment kitchens can appear much larger and more open when color is used properly. Color combinations that introduce stark contrast and stimulating and warmer colors are tending to be most popular. Lighting, hardware and fixtures are available in a myriad of styles and colors and materials that can introduce a sense of opulence, whimsey, global flair or sustainable consciousness. The overall layout of the kitchen will be enhanced by all of these choices and these items can more easily and affordably be changed a few years down the line for a new look.

 

Above Remodeling Corp. is fully licensed and insured and provides official estimates with costs, timelines and payment schedules. We are a lead safe certified firm of professional general contractors that plan, design, file permits and licenses, schedule, order materials and keep the workflow moving according to schedule. We offer complete home remodeling services including complete home and apartment renovations, kitchens, bathrooms, electrical, plumbing, tiling, flooring, painting and other services. ARC keeps homeowners informed along the way with daily updates on projects using BuilderTrend.

Contact us for a free estimate on your next Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn or Long Island home renovation project. We go above and beyond to complete your project on time and within budget with well-designed home renovation solutions that are an expression of your lifestyle.

 

 

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A Bathroom Renovation Can Be Life Changing

Renovating the bathroom in your apartment or house isn’t just about increasing the value of your property, it’s about improving your atmosphere, mood and yes! – The quality of your life. With thoughtful consideration about how you actually live in your home, we can help you redesign your bathroom so that one of the most important rooms in your home gives you space, functionality and an uplifting atmosphere.

Bathroom design is often overlooked. Considering that most people are rushing around trying to get ready to start their day, a bathroom that makes life easier instead of more challenging can set the entire tone of your day. A typical person spends a good deal of time grooming with various products for teeth, hair, nails, body and face, so ample bathroom storage, electricity, lighting and bathroom fixtures are important factors. The bathroom is usually the first room you enter in the morning and the last before you go to bed at night. Problems with space and stationary elements can sometimes present challenges for a home remodeling project, but we can typically find a solution to most any problem and design the bathroom around your lifestyle.

Attending to design details means keeping up with evolving home trends each year. We’ll help you consider new and fresh colors, materials, shapes and patterns for durability and functionality as well as style. Whether you’re looking for a Manhattan renovation that’s contemporary, feminine or masculine themed, globally inspired, traditional or casual – with sustainable materials – we can work with you through every step.

From selecting contemporary bathroom faucets, convenient bathroom shelving options, proper installation of vessel sinks, tips for choosing a bathroom mirror and designing true bathroom luxury, Above Remodeling is your complete bathroom renovation team.

We’ll take a look at current trends in bathroom fixtures, hardware, vanities, mirror and lighting, as well as the most practical, stylish and sustainable tile, grout and flooring for your preferences, space and budget. Establishing a budget for your apartment bathroom renovation is key and we can work with you to help you understand remodeling costs, determine what is appropriate for your plans and practical for your pocket. Chances are, we’ve already worked in your building and are familiar with the guidelines and challenges that New York City remodelers face. Knowing how to navigate through your building’s guidelines helps us move forward quickly and efficiently.

Above Remodeling goes above and beyond to ensure that every construction project – small or large – is completed within the time frame and budget that works for our clients. We specialize in New York City apartment renovations, but we’re also pros when it comes to urban and suburban house renovations. From consultation and budgeting to scheduling and material acquisition to filing of permits and licenses, Above Remodeling is full licensed and insured and handles all aspects of services for your project.

The BuilderTrend feature on our website is designed to keep you up-to-date as we work on your bathroom renovation. Our website, Facebook and Instagram pages show some of our latest New York City apartment renovation projects, team news and the newest trends in remodeling and renovation.

We are experts in bathroom remodeling, kitchen remodeling, bedroom suites, entire home renovations and remodeling to join co-op apartments together. If you work at home, you may need a private area with utility space with customized workspace counters, shelving and lighting so you can work more efficiently. We can do that! If cooking is your passion, we can steer you toward the best configuration, most efficient appliances, task-friendly countertops, customized cabinetry, proper lighting, flooring and backsplash for your kitchen.

Visit AboveRemodeling on social media to see renovation styles, and closeup photos of interior details, appliances and finishes that make all the difference in your relationship with your home.  Contact us with any questions about your upcoming project or to arrange a free apartment renovation consultation and estimate.

 

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Renovating Your Apartment or House Can Be Life-Changing

Kitchen apartment contractorsRenovating your apartment or house isn’t just about increasing the value of your property, it’s about improving your atmosphere, mood and the quality of your life. With thoughtful consideration about how you actually live in your home, we can help you redesign your kitchen, bathroom, family room, master bedroom or entire home. If you work at home you may need a private area with utility space with customized workspace counters, shelving and lighting so you can work more efficiently. If cooking is your passion, we can steer you toward the best configuration, most efficient appliances, task-friendly countertops, customized cabinetry, proper flooring and backsplash. Bathroom design is overlooked. Considering most people spend a good deal of time grooming with various products, ample bathroom storage, lighting and bathroom fixtures are important decisions. Problems with space and stationary elements can sometimes present challenges for a home remodeling project but we can typically find a solution to most any problem.

Attending to design details means keeping up with evolving home trends each year. We’ll help you consider new and fresh colors, materials, shapes and patterns for functionality and style. Whether you’re looking for a renovation that’s contemporary, feminine or masculine themed, globally inspired, traditional or casual with sustainable materials we can work with you through every step.

Above Remodeling goes above and beyond to ensure that every construction project – small or large – is completed within the time frame and budget that works for our clients. We specialize in New York City apartment renovations, but we’re also pros when it comes to urban and suburban house renovations. From consultation and budgeting to scheduling and material acquisition to filing of permits and licenses, Above Remodeling handles all aspects of your project.

The BuilderTrend feature on our website is designed to keep you up-to-date as we work on your renovation. Our website site also on our latest projects, team news and the newest trends in remodeling and renovation. Visit AboveRemodeling on social media to see renovation styles, and closeup photos of interior details and finishes that make all the difference.  Contact us with any questions about your upcoming project or to arrange a consultation and estimate.

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Your New Apartment Can Be A Whole Lot More Exciting

If you’re looking for a contractor with experience in full home and apartment renovation and remodeling services in the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Queens, look to Above Remodeling. Specializing in an all-in-one approach to home contracting, we coordinate and supervise every aspect of a remodeling project. From initial consultation, design, and the permit process, to material selection, construction, and post-job cleanup, our full-service approach offers complete convenience. The Above Remodeling team enables you to remain focused on your busy schedule and life while we manage and oversee the renovation of your home. You can access daily updates and photos for your remodeling project via easy access to BuilderTrend via our website so you can track progress from wherever you are.

Whether we are performing a full apartment or home renovation or just a kitchen or bathroom remodeling project, every home improvement job we stay on task and work to achieve your goals. To ensure that all work proceeds according to plan, each Above Remodeling remodeling project is led by our team consisting of skilled, talented and experienced designers, construction supervisors and project managers. All construction is performed by skilled tradespersons. All of these individuals have extensive experience working on home and apartment (both co-op and condo) renovation projects throughout Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island. Rest assured your remodeling project will be in the hands of highly qualified, fully licensed and insured professionals.

We help to make your remodeling vision a reality. Contact us to get started.

 

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Dreaming About a New Kitchen?

Whatever you’re imagining, Above Remodeling can work with your to create the kitchen that you have always wanted – with what your space and budget allows. Our complete, all-inclusive service and skilled team takes care of all the planning and will eliminate many of the biggest challenges. Whether you are are renovating a suburban kitchen, or an apartment kitchen, we take care of all the leg work, including demolition and clean up, to the final layer of paint.

 

Above Remodeling handles, electric, plumbing, millwork, countertops, tile, paint and every detail in between. Read about our team, our credentials and see our complete list of services.

We help to make your remodeling vision a reality. Contact us to get started.

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Contemporary Master Bathroom Renovation

Above Remodeling can work with your to create the most luxurious bathroom that your space will allow. We know that every project is unique. That’s why we tailor our work to fit your specific remodeling needs. Our complete, all-inclusive service takes care of all the planning and eliminates many of the biggest challenges. We take care of all the leg work, including demolition and clean up, to the final layer of paint. We help to make your remodeling vision a reality. Contact us to get started.

This contemporary master bathroom features a dark dual vanity cabinet , glass walk-in shower, drop-in tub and open cabinets filled with shelves.

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Stylish & Modern Bathroom Remodeling

If you are getting ready to upgrade to a stylish and modern bathroom renovation in your home, there are many approaches ranging from a full bathroom remodel to simply upgrading existing items. From Italian tile, to sleek cabinetry and bathroom hardware, we can work with you to make your vision come to life. These upgrades include changing hardware such as replacing fixtures, or even changing tile, wallpaper and paint. If changing the existing hardware and appliances isn’t enough to breathe new life into your bathroom, a popular option for homeowners is to remodel existing elements. If you are looking for a simple visual improvement and impact, a remodel of the flooring can do the job and change the entire theme. If you are looking for a more functional change, replacing an old toilet, dated hardware and dysfunctional cabinets may be in order. These changes can improved utility and add a lot of serviceable space a big consideration – for apartment dwellers.  For most people, a fresh and modern bathroom can change your entire outlook on life. Contact us for an estimate.

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Total Kitchen Renovation

A complete kitchen remodel can be a large investment – and one of the most important and useful changes you can make to your home. A modern, fresh look can boost your home’s value as well as your personal relationship with the space. Above Remodeling will work with you to make your dream kitchen a reality and plan every step of the way before the job begins. There are many things to consider and we work with homeowners so that every facet of the kitchen remodel is to their satisfaction. From kitchen cabinets, kitchen counter tops, skilled tile work, flooring and beautiful backsplash designs, we are kitchen remodeling pros. Down to each major appliance selection and installation, kitchen paint choices and hard-to-work-with kitchen spaces, and cleanup after the job is finished, we’re sure you will be pleased with our professionalism and quality kitchen design and renovation work.

Contact us to discuss your kitchen renovation and arrange an estimate. We do kitchen renovations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island City, Astoria, Queens and Long Island.

 

The stainless country sink and professional faucet, with white cabinetry, marble counter tops, and stainless hardware and appliances creates a feeling of old world charm yet is distinctly fresh and modern.

Beautiful white, center Island with built in microwave and marble counter top.

The floor plan is open so the kitchen flows into the dining room, adding implied additional space and a very open feeling. Both spaces compliment each other.

We maximized this small area of the kitchen to create a very functional cook space with professional appliances and features.

 

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Bathroom Renovation 2018 Trends: 8 Topics to Consider

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If you are getting ready for a bathroom remodel in your house or New York City apartment, remember that there are many traditional and non-traditional approaches ranging from a full renovation to simply upgrading existing items. These upgrades include changing hardware such as replacing fixtures, or even changing tile, wallpaper and paint. If changing the existing hardware and appliances isn’t enough to breathe new life into your bathroom, a popular option for homeowners is to remodel existing elements. If you are looking for a simple visual improvement and impact, a remodel of the flooring can do the job and change the entire theme. If you are looking for a more functional change, replacing an old toilet, dated hardware and dysfunctional cabinets may be in order. These changes can improved utility and add a lot of serviceable space – a big consideration for apartment dwellers. Above Remodeling has put together 8 topics for your to think about so you to get the most out of your bathroom remodel.

1. Shower & Bathtub

Replace an older bathtub with a new model, or by remove the bathtub all together and opt for a walk in shower. Walk in showers are an excellent way to change the entire look of your bathroom. Bath tubs are a staple for most bathrooms and are usually the centerpiece. Replacing bathtubs entirely for newer and better looking models is generally a good idea but in recent years home owners have started to simply replace old hardware on tubs. Changing knobs and fixtures is a great way to improve the look of any tub. If you are in the market for a new bath, consider models that can be upgraded to include sliding doors or other elements that you may want later. When upgrading your bathroom, homeowners should always make sure that their new bath choices meet their space requirements and will mate with existing plumbing.

2. Counter Tops

New counter tops can drastically change the look of your bathroom since they are usually the first thing people notice when first entering. Impressive counters can draw attention away from some of the less beautiful parts of your bathroom. Replacing an old synthetic plastic counter with stone, or stone veneered, tops will give a more earthy appearance. Replacing the counter with colored tops will allow you to match colors elsewhere in the bathroom.

3. Mirror

Mirrors are one of the most used but yet overlooked items in a bathroom. Upgrading your existing mirror can be an easy change. While the mirror itself can be replaced, simply adding a trim frame around it can be enough to make an old piece look new.

4. Bathroom Lighting

Of all places in any home, bathroom lighting needs to be multi-operational and among the most well-lit considering that the bathroom is where most people start their day. Bright LED day light fixtures flanking a bathroom mirror are ideal for grooming and makeup tasks. Additional lighting where density can be controlled with dimmer switches can create a soft ambience for relaxed bathing.

5. Flooring

Upgrading your flooring is always a great way to change the look and feel of your bathroom. If you are currently using a linoleum floor, consider moving to a tile or hard wood floor. Tile is a great option due to its water resistant nature, and can give a more regal feel to your bathroom. While hard wood flooring is not traditionally considered for this type of renovation, in recent years composite materials that mimic the appearance of wood have become popular options. These composite materials are water resistant, and can give a unique and more natural look to your room.

6. Cabinets

Cabinet upgrades are a great way to re-imagine any bathroom. Most bathroom cabinets are built from ply or particle board and then coated with a wood grain veneer. This veneer is not always water resistant, and condensation buildup can cause the veneer to slowly degrade. A great remedy to avoid this problem is to install well-built models made from a solid wood which will last longer and potentially avoid water damage.

7. Bathroom Tile

Tile backsplashes and walls can add a lot of drama and style to a bathroom, but also will add quite a bit to overall renovation costs. Unique shapes, colors and materials like glass and organic stone can substantially change the mood.

8. Color

If you’re looking to freshen your bathroom with a new paint job, today’s overwhelming amount of color choices can be daunting. Neutral tones with organic undertones, while very popular, can also be the most satisfying not only for the mood but for longevity. A bold accent color can be introduced on one wall that can be easily be “swapped out” for a later refresh.

 

Above Remodeling can create the bathroom you have always wanted.
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Top 5 Considerations for Small Space Kitchen Remodeling

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An apartment or small house kitchen is the one space where every single inch of square footage counts. Even a small kitchen remodel can be a big investment so key considerations are a good place to start. Smart design and the right selection of appliances can make a small space function with big impact. Whether the kitchen space is galley, U-Shaped or boxed, there’s a way to design a good work flow and maximize usage. You will get a good return on your investment in personal productivity as well as resale value. Think about the following 5 points:

1. Counter Space

If your kitchen is multi purpose and serves as your bill paying space, work and project space, and family dining area, counter space may be extremely precious to you. Do you need flat service space for prep work for various tasks, aside from cooking? Customized peninsulas or kitchen islands can be useful extensions to existing counter space and really max out surface area.

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2. Appliance Size

Many smaller appliances today are just as functional as bigger models. Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to dishwashers, wall ovens and refrigerators, as long as they are designed well. Bigger appliances may mean you need to sacrifice counter space. So if you cook and entertain often, bigger appliances may work better for you. If not, go smaller and grab the extra counter space.

3. Cabinets & Storage

Vertical design and cabinets that go as high as possible will allow you to totally maximize your storage space. Utilize recessed spaces, drawer organizers, pull out racks and open shelving for easy access.

4. Lighting

With so many choices available, the most important consideration when it comes to lightning is practicality and how you plan to use the space. But that said if style and statement are your big concerns then shiny metallics – brass, copper, rose gold or silver can crate a modern pop. Gold finishes will add warmth, groupings of different height will add architectural interest, simple clear globes can create an illusion of height. A pop of color in an otherwise neutral space can be a real mood changer. For a glamorous look a crystal or ornamental chandelier can be just the right touch.

5. Color Balance

Color can be a real game changer for small space kitchens, Whether on walls, cabinets, floors or backsplash tile, simple or bold color combinations can make a kitchen area look more opened up and be a reflection of your personal style at the same time. Never underestimate how color can help improve the flow and function of kitchen space.

 

Contact Above Remodeling for a free estimate and to get started on your kitchen project.

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