Some inspirational ideas for your kitchen.

Classic Chic

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For a classic and timeless look, add subway tile behind a wall-mounted range hood and unique pendant lighting above an island. A double wall oven and white cabinets with a cocoa glaze adds a luxurious touch to this chic kitchen.

Thinking about a budget.

Consider everything that you’d like to update, replace and/or add in your kitchen and use the following estimates to create a budget for your kitchen renovation project. Your total expenses can vary due to the kitchen’s square footage, layout changes, and material costs.
According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, a major remodel budget should be approximately 15-20% of your home’s value. For example, if you have a $250,000 house, set aside a renovation budget of $37,500 – $50,000. A kitchen remodel can see up to an 85% return on your investment. See the cost breakdown of doing a refresh vs. minor remodel vs. a major remodel below.

Refresh $1,500-$10,000

  • New basic cabinets or painting existing cabinets
  • New cabinet hardware
  • New countertops and backsplash
  • New sink and faucet
  • New lighting
  • New window treatments
  • One or more new basic appliances


  • New basic cabinets and hardware
  • All-new budget-friendly appliances
  • New countertops and backsplash
  • New sink and faucet
  • New lighting
  • New ceramic tile or laminate flooring
  • New window treatments


  • Mid-level or premium cabinetry
  • Professional-style appliances
  • Stone countertops and backsplash
  • Apron-front sink and pull-down faucet
  • New island
  • Stone flooring
  • Multilevel lighting
  • Designer window treatments

What type of cooking do you do?

The Occasional Cook

Whether you’re a sociable single or an empty nest couple, you dine out frequently, enjoying sit-down resteraunts, fast food and take-home fare from the store for most meals. You do enjoy cooking occasionally but usually only for holidays and special occasions.

Your Needs:

  • Stylish mid-level cabinetry – more for show than stow
  • Stylish appliances including a french door refrigerator


  • Mood Lighting
  • A basic sink and faucet
  • A small yet versatile island
  • Nice affordable countertops and flooring
  • An appliance garage – You use the coffee maker and toaster a lot
  • A built-in spot for the microwave
  • Desk/Office space in the kitchen

The Family Provider

With a full house and a full schedule, your focus is on feeding the family reasonably healthy meals that don’t require a lot of prep time or cleanup. The slow cooker or Instant-Pot is your best friend. When you do cook from scratch, you try to cook enough to have leftovers for another meal (or two).

Your Needs:

  • Durable, easy-to-clean cabinetry
  • A big refrigerator with an icemaker and large beverage shelves
  • Reliable and affordable appliances
  • Durable easy-to-clean countertops
  • Lots of counter space
  • A place to eat in the kitchen
  • An easy to reach microwave
  • A dishwasher with flexible shelves
  • An undermount sink with a garbage disposal
  • Pullout trash and recycling under or near the sink
  • A trash compactor

The Serious Cook

You’re all about cooking from scratch, using fresh ingredients, experimenting with recipes, and having the right tools. 

Your Needs:

  • A pro-style gas cooktop
  • A double convection wall oven
  • A prep sink
  • A pot filler faucet
  • Convenient cookware storage
  • High-functioning premium cabinetry
  • Durable and easy-to-clean countertops
  • Separate prep/baking area
  • Super comfortable flooring
  • A good-size pantry
  • Serious ventilation
  • Bright task lighting for work surfaces

The Home Entertainer

You love people, and you love to have them over to your house for meals and parties. You need a kitchen that not only supports cooking for a crowd, but also provides space for folks to mingle and sit. And with so many people seeing your kitchen, it’s important that the room has some wow.

Your Needs:

  • Premium cabinetry
  • High performance stainless-steel appliances
  • Granite or quartz countertops
  • Hardwood or natural stone flooring
  • A layout that is open to adjacent living areas
  • A high-profile range hood
  • An eye-catching tile backsplash
  • A large island for people to gather around
  • A dual icemaker
  • A wine fridge
  • A bar sink for prepping/serving beverages
  • Multiple lighting options for different moods
  • A quiet, high performance dishwasher

Fill out our kitchen planning questionnaire below and we will be in touch to schedule an appointment.

How old is your home?
< 5 years5-10 years10-25 years25-50 years> 50 years

How many people are in your home?

Which Best describes the layout of your kitchen?

How often do you entertain?
A few times a yearOnce or twice a monthOnce a week or more

Are there any special needs in your home that should be considered during design?

Why do you want to change your kitchen? (Select all that apply)
Too smallLooks datedCabinets need updatingCounters/surfaces need updatingAwkward floor planNot enough storageAppliances need updatingPlumbing/wiring needs updating

What are your goals for your kitchen project? (Select all that apply)
A more stylish kitchenMore counter spaceA more functional kitchenA more efficient layoutMore storage spaceNewer/nicer appliancesA bigger, brighter spaceHigher resale value for my homeMore room for entertainingOpen the kitchen to another room

How much are you looking to spend?

How do you plan to pay for the project?
Cash/SavingsCash-out refinancingCredit cardTax refundHome equity line of creditHome improvement loan

What is your preferred timeline for the project?
Want to start right awayWant to start in the next few monthsWant to start in the next yearWant to start in the next few years

If you're keeping your cabinetry... Which updates would you like to make? (Check all that apply)
All new cabinetsFresh pain or stainNew doors and drawer frontsNew hardwareNew interior storage (shelves,racks,pullouts)

What countertop surface would you prefer?
LaminateSolid surfaceButcher BlockStainless SteelQuartzNatural StoneEngineered StoneConcrete

What kind of flooring would you prefer?

What appliance finish do you want?
Stainless SteelBlackWhiteOther

What type of lighting would you prefer? (Select all that apply)
ChandeliersRecessed LightingAbove cabinet lightingCabinet interior lightsPendantsTrack lightingUndercabinet lighting