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Tag: Kitchen Renovation

Holiday Home Remodeling Planning

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It may seem a little strange to start planning for a big home improvement project now, before and during the busy holiday season – but this is the best time to get started.

All too often homeowners come to our company expecting to be able to start remodeling their home that week. Yet, this frequently isn’t the case for any quality remodeling company.

While the team at Classic Construction is fast and efficient, we often have to schedule home renovations months ahead of time. This is especially true for our busy season, which is in the Spring and early Fall.

We find that most homeowners want to get their remodeling projects wrapped up before the holidays, but this can put a lot of stress on you and cause delays in construction due to the time crunch.

When Is the Best Time for Kitchen Remodeling in Richmond, VA?

If you want to get your kitchen remodeling project started immediately, the holiday season could be a great time for your remodel. But if the holidays are too busy or your kitchen is too essential this time of year, then be sure to think about your needs as you entertain and visit friends and family. Their kitchens designs and how you navigate your space (or how it could flow better) are great for inspiration.

Often, the best time to schedule your local Richmond kitchen remodeling project or home extension is the end of winter. By then most of the major holidays have already passed and it’s not the busy time of year for contractors – not just yet, but very soon.

When Is the Best Time for Your Home Addition Project?

The exact scheduling of your project will also depend on what kind of work it involves. We can get started on interior work during the winter months, such as a kitchen remodel, bath renovation, or even window installation. However, it is better to wait until more consistent warmer days before working on exterior renovations and home additions, which may be better suited for early spring.

However, the advantage of meeting with our consultants in the fall and early winter to plan your renovations and select materials is that we will be ready and you will be first on the list when outside work starts. We’ll also have the projects all planned out, materials ordered or delivered, and permits in. All the pieces in place to get started sooner.

In the meantime, you can meet with Classic Construction experts to do the following:

  • Request a Free, Upfront and Detailed Price Estimate
  • Develop the Layout of Your Room Addition Plans
  • Select Your Preferred Colors, Materials, and Extras
  • Get a CAD Designed 3D Blueprint of the Finished Work
  • Sign Paperwork & Schedule a Start Date for Next Year

You will probably be distracted by holiday preparations very soon. After all, there is lots of cooking, party planning, and get-togethers to attend. Rather than trying to eke out time to arrange your renovation later, why not do it now?

If you are thinking about a home renovation starting next year, give Classic Construction a call or fill out our online contact form. One of our representatives can help you arrange a free, at home consultation with estimate for home or kitchen remodeling in Richmond, VA.

New Year New Kitchen – Remodeling Richmond in 2017

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As one of the most popular rooms in any home, the kitchen is the place where people laugh, cook, and make memories. Start your New Year off right by planning an update for the heart of your home. Whether you are interested in new cabinets or an entire new design, kitchen remodeling should be efficient, simple and fun. Assisting with Richmond kitchen remodeling projects of every scope and size, Classic Construction helps with creating and bringing your ideas to life.

Partial renovations and complete kitchen remodels are easier with Classic Construction.
With custom kitchen renovation designs, we can assist with both cosmetic and layout designs that completely reconfigure the space. We excel at creating larger kitchens, including wall tear downs to create a beautifully open concept.

Working with top designers, your space can be reimagined with better style and function, while knowing that the planning and implementation will be carried out by premier Richmond kitchen remodelers. Offering countertop replacements, flooring, backsplash, and everything in between, Classic Construction serves as qualified and highly trained kitchen remodeling contractors.

Start the New Year off with a kitchen remodel that you can enjoy with family and friends for years to come. As the central gathering place in your home, the kitchen is meant to be enjoyed and used often. With a functional, beautiful kitchen, you can spend more time with loved ones and truly love being home.

When you begin your search for a Richmond kitchen remodeling company that is not only efficient but professional, start your search at Classic Construction. Contact us today by submitting a free online quote or calling to speak with one of our design experts.

4 New Trends in Kitchen Countertops

The kitchen is arguably the most important room in your home. Your kitchen is where you cook, eat, and entertain. In many families, this is also the place where you gather for things like homework, chore planning, and just spending time together. So when it comes for your Richmond kitchen remodel, each decision that you make has equal importance, from the color of the cabinets to the type of countertop you use. Thankfully, you now have more choices in counters than ever before, so it’s easy to find the right countertop to suit your family’s needs and your personal design and style.

Natural Stone Trends

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For a long time granite reigned supreme in the kitchen, then began to cool off a little as other, newer materials began to come out. With newer trends appearing in natural materials and finishes for the kitchen, however, natural stone has begun to make a comeback.
The difference is that while granite can still be found in new kitchens, the emphasis is on softer finishes, such as honed stone, rather than a hard polish. And for those that want something a little more out of the ordinary, but with the strength and easy maintenance of harder stones, consider quartzite. Quartzite is a metamorphic stone made primarily of quartz, and it’s nearly indestructible – even in lighter colors like white. Quartzite can have veins like marble, or it can be more mottled like granite. It has a sugary look to it that is very appealing, especially when the edge is left raw – another trend in natural stone counters just now.

Ceramic Counters

For those that want a low maintenance, durable, and man-made counter move away from the quartz counters that were vying with granite for popularity a few years ago, and look to new ceramic counters instead. These smooth, matte counters are heat resistant, scratch resistant, and stain resistant so you don’t need to worry about their use even in the busiest of kitchens. With their monotone colors, they also work particularly well in modern and transitional designs where a lot of color or movement on the countertop would be unwelcome.

Copper

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Say goodbye to stainless steel as the answer to the need for a metal countertop and consider copper instead. Copper is hitting kitchen trends in a big way right now with copper bespoke appliances, cabinet hardware, and even countertops. This warm, rich metal will patina and age differently depending on how you use it, giving your kitchen an authentic look over time. Treated well, a copper countertop can even outlast your home. It also matches well with the other trends in kitchens now, such as natural materials and finishes, as well as warm colors.

Tile

Believe it or not, tile countertops are back and in a big way. Move over granite tiles that are meant to look like a slab, today’s tile countertops are a riot of color and interest. In addition to natural tones and colors in kitchens, one of the biggest trends just now is color – particularly the color blue. One way to bring some color to your kitchen, while still preserving the natural and authentic look that is so key right now is to use some tiles on your counter. Consider handmade ceramic tiles that have varying glaze tones and textures, as well as larger matte porcelain tiles. Treated well, a tile countertop is nearly indestructible, and with new pre-sealed grouts, you don’t have to worry about things like staining either.

Consider Your Counter

With all the new choices on the market today, you’ll have an easier time than ever deciding on your new counter. Trends are moving toward lower maintenance, durable, and less ostentatious counters than those that have been used for the last several years, giving you some new things to consider. So take a look at the style of your kitchen, and how you intend to your use your counter to get the perfect, on trend countertop for your home.

For any other tips on how to make your home remodeling a breeze, Classic Construction is available for all your Richmond remodeling services. To learn more, give us a call at 804-776-5070 or fill out our online form for a free consultation.

3 Keys To Creating The Kitchen Of Your Dreams

Everyone wants a nice space for entertaining guests, preparing meals, and of course, making family memories. Nobody really wants gross appliances, old cabinets and boxed in spaces for kitchens. Kitchens create great space and value in your home and will provide a nice pay back on your investment.

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3 Key Components for Richmond Kitchen Renovations.

1.  Cabinets – Cabinets that have been exposed to water leakage or are just plain tired and worn out looking then it is now time to replace them. If your kitchen has a dysfunctional design, boxed into a corner or is missing an appliance then you are likely to want to redesign the kitchen and have a fresh start.

The great thing about starting over is having a clean slate. You can move the electrical and plumbing to accommodate your ideal layout efficiently. Have your Richmond kitchen remodeler take measurements of your kitchen space and do a professional layout that will have your appliances properly placed and maximize your storage to utilize the right-sized cabinets. There are plenty of options available for your kitchen cabinets. They have a wide variety of depths, sizes, pantry style, and others. If your house has high ceilings, you can take advantage of wall cabinets in 36″ or 42″. Don’t forget about the toe kick and crown moldings to let your cabinets shine!
Once you have established a design layout, you can choose your door and hardware design. They are available in a wide variety of colors and finishing. Also, make sure to include slow-closing doors and drawers and get some very nice and efficient inserts.

 

2.  Counter-tops:  The available options for countertops are always changing. You can customize what best suits your personal needs.

Countertop to consider:
Granite – The granite types are the most popular and continue to be the best-selling countertops. It has a super hard quality, incredible natural color and a solid surface that is perfect for your kitchen. It can be designed with a variety of edges including bevels, bull nose, ogee and double ogee. The lighter colored countertops can be stained which makes them not completely maintenance free. Beware of this fact but granite is a long-time favorite of many people!

Quartz – If you want a very durable with a solid surface countertop, quartz material may be something you’re looking for. They are typically made up of 95% quartz and 5% polymer. That precise combination is a great combined option for consumers. They comes in a wide-variety of patterns and colors, and has been gaining popularity for the past few years.
Beyond Granite and Quartz you can also easily explore other surfaces such as concrete counter tops and add a nice farm style sink if that is your preference.

 

3. Appliances – You don’t have to spend a million bucks to have an amazing looking kitchen. Add in stainless steel appliances to achieve the desired look. They don’t cost much more than the normal black or white appliances.

You can also upgrade your stainless appliances to the latest gourmet style appliances and make your kitchen a complete show-case that you will make you feel like a food-network star!

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There you have it!  3 key components to your gorgeous new kitchen.  For any other tips on how to make your home remodeling a breeze, Classic Construction is available for all your Richmond remodeling services. To learn more, give us a call at 804-776-5070 or fill out our online form for a free consultation.