San Diego Kitchen Remodels
Kaminskiy Design and Remodeling employs the best team of kitchen remodeling experts in San Diego county. If you want to remodel the heart of your home, make sure you work with the best San Diego kitchen remodelers around. You may think that the living room is the most “lived in” space in your house, but the truth is, it is usually your kitchen. If you are looking to make changes to this specific area of your home, you will want to work with a company that specializes in kitchen remodeling in San Diego.
Most of our customers that want to remodel their kitchen choose to do so for one of the following reasons:
- Are you happy with your amount of storage space?
- Is it hard to access the storage space that you do have?
- Are you satisfied with the amount of floor and counter space?
- Does the current kitchen layout fit your lifestyle?
- Do you feel like your kitchen is too small and needs to be opened up?
- Do you love to entertain but need more social interaction between your kitchen and other rooms?
- Is your kitchen simply outdated and is in need of replacement?
If one of the above questions applies to you, welcome to the club. Kaminskiy Design and Remodeling has helped countless people, by performing their kitchen remodels in San Diego. We know that remodeling your kitchen is not an easy choice to make, which is why our knowledgeable team is more than happy to answer all of your questions before you make the decision. We want to make sure you remain comfortable throughout the entire process of your kitchen remodel. San Diego’s own Kaminskiy Design and Remodeling offers a complete, one stop service for your entire kitchen remodeling project.
From your initial consultation to kitchen design and planning, and throughout the entire remodeling process, you can rest assured that your project will be completed on time, on budget, and to your full satisfaction. We are proud to deliver you with San Diego Kitchen Remodel & Kitchen Design Services at their finest.
Our unparalleled services include:
- Free Consultation
- Complete Kitchen Design
- Detailed work description and contract with no hidden aspects
- Permit Processing
- Start to Finish Complete Kitchen Remodel
If you would like to set up an initial consultation to discuss your kitchen remodel, contact Kaminskiy today.
The Kitchen Remodeling Process
The exact process that each project goes through from beginning to end is always different. When you are dealing with a custom kitchen remodel, no two are exactly alike. However, a general step-by-step guide for your San Diego kitchen remodel may look something like this:
1. In Home Design Consultation
In our design consultation, we discuss your project and get a good understanding of what you are looking for in your kitchen remodel. We take photos, measurements and make design suggestions. Then we schedule a time for you to visit our Design Center to review your project and bid details.
2. Design and Bid Presentation
We begin work on designing your project right away, using our state-of-the-art design software. When it’s ready, we present the newly designed kitchen space and review all the design elements that are incorporated. At this point we can give you an accurate range of the cost of the project.
3. Pre-Remodel Permits and Plans
When the contract is signed, we can finalize the design and details and begin securing permits by submitting plans and paper work to the city and county. At the same time we will schedule a shopping trip with our senior designer to pick out materials, fixtures and paint for your new kitchen.
4. Demolition – Removal of Existing Kitchen
The demolition step consists of removing old appliances, cabinets, flooring, countertops and anything else that needs to go. From here, our pros can assess the condition of the floor, ceiling, walls, and decide if corrections need to be made
5. Plumbing, Electrical, Floors and Drywall
If your kitchen requires new light fixtures, plumbing, HVAC, or cable or speaker wires, it would be installed at this point. Once that is finished we can install flooring, insulation, and drywall.
6. Installation of Cabinets and Countertops
Installation of your countertops and cabinets is next, meaning your new kitchen is really starting to take shape. This is an extremely important and meticulous step as everything needs to be laser-measured and leveled to insure it looks perfect.
7. Interior Finishing and Painting
We install backsplashes, trim, plumbing fixtures, finish floors (if required), and -finally – paint.
8. Fixtures, Appliances and Cleanup
In this final phase we touch-up finishes, install new appliances, lighting fixtures, and clean up all our materials and tools.
9. Enjoy you New Kitchen!
At this point, your kitchen remodel is finished and you can begin enjoying it. Plan a dinner party, cook for the family, or order in to keep it spotless, the possibilities are endless.
Kitchen Designs: Renovating the Most Important Room in Your House
Since your kitchen is one of busiest and most important rooms in your home, a worthy kitchen design is a must. It’s a gathering place, an entertainment room, and a place of inspiration for ambitious home cooked meals. That is exactly why your kitchen space should always be comfortable, welcoming and efficiently designed, all while reflecting the individual homeowner’s unique personality. Kitchen products are continually reengineered, updated, and redesigned to keep up with the times and the needs of the consumers (for instance, the needs of multigenerational or age in place remodels are markedly different). Kaminskiy’s team has the knowledge of the latest products on the market and will help you make the right selections to fit your lifestyle.
Over the last couple of decades, the evolution of the kitchen has accelerated, which makes working with San Diego’s best kitchen remodelers even more important.
The Kitchen Triangle Vs. Work Zones
The kitchen triangle has been one of the most important elements of a well designed kitchen since 1940. The triangle consists of three points, the refrigerator, the sink and the cooktop. The theory of the kitchen triangle holds that it keeps the major work stations in near the chef, while still giving them room to work without interruption. In a perfectly designed triangle:
- No major traffic should cross through
- Each leg of the triangle should be between four and nine feet
- The sum of the triangle’s three sides should not be more than 26 feet
However, the triangle isn’t without flaws. First, it assumes that there are only three major work stations when today’s kitchens often have more. Second, it assumes that there is only one person cooking in the kitchen. Third, small or extremely large spaces often make establishing a perfect kitchen triangle extremely difficult.
Therefore, setting up work zones in the kitchen can be the answer when a triangle is not. Work zones can include:
- A two-sink setup: one for food prep and one for cleanup.
- Multiple refrigerators: a traditional one and one in a kitchen island or bar area
- Separated cook top and oven
- Galley style kitchen
Ultimately, no two kitchens are the same and what works for one may not work for another. Functionality is just as important as aesthetic in the kitchen.
What to Look for in Kitchen Appliances
For many home cooks, appliances are one of the most important parts of kitchen. However, there exists a seemingly endless variety of options. So, what should you be looking for in kitchen appliances?
1. Energy Efficiency
Safe money and reduce your footprint by looking for appliances with the Energy Star rating. (energystar.gov)
2. Burner Heat Output
Professional or commercial grade appliances typically have a better range of high and low heat allowing you to get temperatures up fast or maintain a nice even simmer.
Depending upon your kitchen design and style choices the look of your appliances will dif
4. Ease of Use
Are the buttons, knobs, handles easily identifiable and intuitively located? Or are you constantly searching for them? If it takes an engineering degree to operated your stove, you may want to look for a different option.
5. Safety Features (this may be number one if you have young children)
6. Easy Cleanup
Are the appliances easy to clean, do they show fingerprints easily? These may not seem like major questions, but when you are living with and using them every day, an appliance that is easy to clean can make your life a little easier.
Common Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes
A full kitchen remodel is a big undertaking and should be treated as such. Here is a list of common mistakes people make.
1. Do it yourself
There are plenty of projects that are perfect for DIY, but unless you are qualified, a kitchen remodel shouldn’t be one of them. A full remodel of your kitchen is one of the biggest, most expensive, and complicated home projects you can do. A qualified and (this is important) licensed contractor or remodeling company should always be involved.
2. Choosing the Wrong Contractor
Again, a kitchen remodel is a big, important job – don’t settle for an under qualified person to handle it. Do your due diligence, check reviews, trust your gut. Don’t necessarily choose someone because their estimate was lower. It may be much more expensive to have to redo the job if you aren’t happy with the results.
3. Using Cheap Materials
High quality cabinetry, hardware and surfaces are expensive – but they are worth it. Cheap hardware can stretch, leaving you with crooked cabinet doors and laminate cabinets can peel easily.
4. Not Being Sure of What You Want
When you approve a design and o.k. work, be sure that you are comfortable and happy with it. If you aren’t sure, check out our kitchen design style guide. Changing your mind mid (or worse) or at the end of a project can lead to costly delays or new work orders and put a huge strain on your budget.