Lighting, cabinet and island ideas for smaller kitchens

Finding budget-friendly kitchen remodel ideas can feel impossible.  And planning a kitchen remodel is normally a daunting tasks.  If homeowners have a smaller kitchen, it can also feel like they have no choices.  However, a few wise choices can make a major impact.   

Home Advisor estimates that the average kitchen remodel costs nearly $22,000 dollars.  However, homeowners may find individual solutions to be affordable.

Modest-sized kitchen gets epic remodel

Construction Specialties recently completed a kitchen remodel in the heart of Lawrence, KS, for a client who loves to entertain. This was not a large-scale project.  However, it creates large-scale benefits for the homeowners. The existing kitchen was tight, making entertaining a challenge. Construction Specialties remodeled it, creating an updated kitchen with more functionality and character.

How to pair cabinets and kitchen islands

One of the most notable changes during the project was the addition of an island, which increased the functionality of the space. An additional pull-out system provided a custom feel as well as extra storage space. Adding the island doubled the cabinet space on the uppers, maximizing usable space so that the countertop could be reserved for entertaining. Construction Specialties matched the finish on the existing cabinets.  The new island now integrates seamlessly with the entire design.

Lighting can change the whole feel of a space. The Construction Specialties crew put dimmable pendant lights over the kitchen island.  The “can lights” were removed and replaced with LED trims. Since lighting comes in many different hues and tones, and fixtures are available in a wide array of styles, colors, and designs, it was crucial to make the right choices to create the ambiance the homeowners were looking for.

How appliances can affect a home remodel

An appliance upgrade was also in order. The electric cooktop was converted to gas.  Switching stoves from gas-to-electric or vice versa are customer needs that Construction Specialties manages often  Any decision about appliance conversions boils down to customer preference.

Microwave ovens are also prime candidates for an upgrade. New technology means that many microwaves now come with their own venting system. No longer do they have to vent outside; charcoal filters do the same thing. Many clients aren’t aware of all that new appliances have to offer, and they’re delighted when Construction Specialities explains the options and helps them decide which appliances to upgrade or replace.

How to Contact Construction Specialties

If you’re interested in creating a new space out of an old one, fill out the form below, and let Construction Specialties help you create big change in an average-sized space.  Follow us on Facebook and send a private message for a free consultation.

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