Because every single kitchen and client is unique, it is nearly impossible to give a specific answer without all details and measurements of your home – but here’s a range of what to expect to spend for each of our common projects, and how long it’ll take:
We hope that this helps give you a general idea of what to expect, but please know our team would love to come and give you a more exact estimate anytime! We are here to help and our initial consultation is FREE! Don't hesitate to call us and ask questions - our office is ready for in person or virtual estimates, and can prepare you with what is needed to get your project started.
It is generally impossible to match existing doors and match the company, the finish, ect. – it can be a costly cosmetic change. PLUS – you don’t get any new amenities of new cabinet options… Keep in mind that it’s generally only about 20% more expensive to buy all new cabinets b/c doors are the most expensive part of the cabinet. So in short, SOMETIMES we can replace existing doors, but you might be surprised with our wide variety of brands what you can get for your money by just installing ALL NEW CABINETS!
In floor or radiant floor heat is a warm wire system – low voltage wire run through a substrate that has the tile over top. It’s not recommended under wood or vinyl because of the expansion or contraction under heat but extremely effective under tile. The system is thermostatically controlled and a wonderful supplemental heat source. Radiant floor heat is a creature comfort that we always say “figure out how to pay for”. It’s particularly wonderful for Colorado’s ever shifting climates. And…. Just one more thing to consider if you’re really hooked on the look of wood floors! Many of our suppliers are now offering a ceramic tile option that looks like wood. This allows for the look and feel of wood while allowing the warmth of the floor with radiant floor heat. Don’t be scared- this is not the cold tile floor of your parent’s generation.
Here’s our breakdown of all of your options:
Quartz is the most stain resistant by just a hairs margin. Stone has come very far with technology to use the same epoxy resin to seal it as they do manufacture quartz so the differences are not as extreme for healthy, cleanliness, maintenance as they used to be. Really…. It matters on what look you prefer! One thing to note! Marble is not as durable so we generally recommend you go for quartz if you want a “marble” look in the kitchen!
It’s important to know that we have been trained in this field and have many, many, many, years of experience in design and renovation – including how a project should come apart and go back together. Your project is our top priority, not one of a million that the big box stores are doing so if something needs changed, or a piece comes in wrong, we’ve probably seen it before, and we can prevent problems on your project BEFORE it delays the whole job! For example, every cabinet company has their warranty and it applies even in box stores – but the relationship between your designer and the cabinet company makes all the difference in getting any problem rectified and making sure that orders are completed in the quickest way possible. Cabinets are often damaged in shipping and generally we can replace that piece in just about a week WHILE maintaining progress in that project despite that. We don’t have separate contractors working on each part which might halt the entire process like would happen at the big box stores.
We also pride ourselves in having a wide range of cabinet, countertop and tile options, with a option for every budget. And we don't work on commissions or sales bonuses, so we won’t silo you into just a few options, or try to up-sell you. We will find the best bang for your buck, and help you find a line that you love… not to mention options that you know every neighbor on your block is buying this weekend at the box store, too!
One of the biggest kitchen renovation mistakes is choosing your appliances last. It may be more fun to plan the cabinet layout and countertops first, but always choose your major appliances first and then build the plan around those dimensions to make sure everything will fit. Our procedure is that preliminary drawings can be done, but we will not put orders in for cabinetry until we have confirmation from you on what appliances you will be choosing.
We are also proud to have outstanding partnerships with Mountain High Appliance, Specialty Appliance, and Fine Lines Appliance so there is no budget, and no request that we can’t satisfy… even when it comes to appliances!
Really this depends on how invasive your project is, how many structural the changes there are, and what municipality you’re in – but that’s why you can rely on us! We have a licensed general contractor on staff and on every project so we can carry that burden for you! We oversee every inspection and all the way to final close-out.
It's amazing! Outdoor kitchens offer similar rate of return when compared to the investment made on indoor kitchens. So.... you can add value to your home without adding actual square footage! We carry a full line of cabinets through Cystal Cabinet Works that are specifically designed and equipt for our crazy Colorado weather!
Outdoor countertops would need to be chosen specifically for outside use, but we have plenty of options to choose from. Our only recommendation is that you stay away from the quartz products and some of the granites, and that's because the same Epoxy resin that helps with all the inside benefits of cleanliness and durability doesn’t hold up well outside. We will help you pick and choose a product that will last and still score high on function and style.
And again, Specialty Appliance and Mountain High Appliance will be helpful in choosing outdoor appliances. They've got options that can be winterized and are ready to put up with our harsh ever changing climate!