There are so many benefits to remodeling an outdated kitchen — increasing home value, improving functionality and energy efficiency, and best of all, the chance to create a space that you actually love! Living in Los Angeles, you may run into some unique challenges during a kitchen remodeling project, like strict building codes and compliance with Title 24 regulations for energy efficiency.
First thing’s first: we always recommend approaching any remodeling project by outlining your must-haves and nice-to-haves. This will help you organize your ideas and have productive conversations with contractors around scope and budget. Think about your goals and lifestyle to come up with the right list. For instance, if you’re an avid cook with allthe kitchen gadgets, but you also hate clutter, then plenty of smart storage may be a non-negotiable. And what about your minimalist vision of no upper cabinets? Put that on the nice-to-haves.
Don’t limit yourself to internet research — We are a home design playground, with plenty of local suppliers and showrooms that carry tons of options for cabinetry, tiles, countertops, flooring, and fixtures. So get out and explore! And with the area’s focus on sustainability, there are many options for eco-friendly appliances and materials that can help you reduce your carbon footprint and save on energy costs.
Having a realistic budget in mind for your project from the beginning will really streamline your process and conversations with professionals.
The main cost variables for a kitchen remodel are: size, finish level, scope, and services. For a quick idea of costs in your area — a full renovation (without layout changes) of a medium-sized kitchen, with basic general contracting services (no design service) will start around:
Your kitchen isn’t just a room in your home – it’s where life happens. From nightly family dinners and heartwarming holiday feasts to carefree get-togethers with friends, your kitchen should be designed for creating memories.
A well-crafted kitchen increases your home’s value and adds functionality to your day-to-day. Enjoy extra functionality with new, efficient appliances and custom cabinetry that make better use of your available space.