ReFreshing a Dated Kitchen

Last month, we talked about how some remodeling projects can be more involved than simply updating the fixtures and finishes and showed you an example. Click here to see that project. This month, we are excited to show you an example of a ReFresh project. This is when we remodel a space by updating the finishes and keep everything in the same location, rather than knocking down walls and relocating things.

First, a little sidetrack: This ReFresh project was to update the kitchen for one of our past clients who we helped back in 2015 when we remodeled their bathroom. That project ended up winning first place in the Residential Bath $50,001 to $75,000 category of the National Association of The Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) Contractor of the Year (COTY) competition.

Back to the project at hand! In this ReFresh project, we replaced the existing cabinets, countertops, appliances, and lighting fixtures with new materials. We also added brick to the load-bearing wall that matched the fireplace in the adjacent living room to help tie the rooms together. The dark and dated wood paneling above that area, as well as the wood paneling in the pantry was removed to help brighten up those areas.

While this project involved more cosmetic changes, the final result is a beautifully updated space the homeowners will love for years to come.

Did you know that, on average, between 1/3 and ½ of the remodeling projects we do each year are for past clients? We love that and tell all of our clients that we want to be their builder (or remodeler) for life. Regardless of the size, we want to help them out! If you have a remodeling project in mind, our remodeling expert, Dan, would love to talk to you about it. You can reach him at 850-2881 or Dan@SimonBuilds.com