Kitchen Remodeling in Seattle
The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home. Family meals, cooking with loved ones, and somehow every group gathering, ends up congregating in the kitchen. The kitchen needs to be able to handle it all with high function and style.
Kitchen remodeling can be a daunting process. Technological innovations and advancements in energy-efficient equipment can make decisions more challenging and often present a steep learning curve. It’s our goal to make your experience an exciting and rewarding adventure as we help you transform your outdated and sometimes “dysfunctional” space into your dream kitchen.
At Better Builders, we understand that a remodel is an investment. An investment that affects not only the immediate well-being of your family but also the future resale value of your home. For this reason, we are devoted to working with you to design and build kitchen spaces that are aesthetically pleasing and fully functional. We design for your lifestyle, accommodate the diversity of your household — all the while thinking of sustainability for the future.
Better Builders Can Simplify the Remodeling Process
First, we encourage you to develop and articulate a crystal-clear picture of your vision. We devote ample time, pay strict attention, and engage careful listening skills through this phase of the process. We want and need your full perspective — seeing from every angle and understanding in living color.
Next, we detail the options available to you in order to make that picture a reality. We’re always straightforward with our clients because nobody likes surprises. If we can address a challenge before it presents itself, engage creative problem solving, troubleshooting, or rerouting for a solution, that puts us ahead of the game. For you, our customer — the mental, emotional and financial savings that this Eyes Wide Open approach offers is nearly priceless.
Finally, we help you mold your vision into a tangible and realistic project that aligns the aesthetics, the functionality, and the budget allowance that you have set.
Here's the value-added the Better Builders customer receives when they engage the services of our team for their kitchen remodels:
- Personal care and assistance every step of the way. We develop a relationship with each client individually in order to define specifically what they are looking for in a remodel and how we can achieve it. We invite questions and encourage regular two-way communications to keep each other apprised of the status or changes or challenges of the project. We have built a solid team of support staff to be there for you through every step of the process.
- Providing affordable services. We don't believe in a philosophy built on maximizing personal gains at the expense of our customers. We are a customer-driven firm that believes in the value of hard work and lasting relationships. When we build, we do so with your interests in mind and work within your budget.
- Versatility in design and product selections. Whether you're looking for cabinets, countertops, sinks, or everything and more, Better Builders is able to accommodate and adapt to your specific needs. We design for your style and functionality, not our own personal aesthetic.
- Top-notch trade partners. In this industry, there’s a saying: “You’re only as good as your worst subcontractor.” Sounds grim, but it’s true. That’s why we work with only the most qualified, professional, most honest, and most reliable of trade partners. Many of these trade relationships have endured, survived, and thrived through the best and worst of economic times. They’re still in business, and so are we, because they are the best at what they do. We can count on them to work with us side by side — performing in the customer’s best interest every step of the way.
Please call or email us if you have any questions or if you want to set up an appointment to discuss your kitchen remodel ideas.
Frequently Asked Questions About Kitchen Remodeling
How long does a kitchen remodel take?
If you’re only replacing the appliances, fixtures, and finishes, a kitchen remodel may take two to three weeks. However, if you’re changing the kitchen layout, your project will involve installing new plumbing, electrical, and gas services. In this case, the renovation could take three to five months.
Kitchen remodels are unique because they require a great deal of coordination between electricians, plumbers, carpenters, and other subcontractors. For instance, the sink installer must wait for the countertops to go in, and the countertops can’t be done until the cabinets are installed. That’s why it’s important to work with a professional kitchen remodeler who can coordinate everything effectively, keeping the project on time and within budget.
Can I use my kitchen during a remodel?
This depends on the extent of your renovation. If you’re making relatively minor changes, you might be able to work around them. However, in most cases, your kitchen will be out of commission for at least a few weeks.
Rather than eating out every night, you can save money by setting up a temporary kitchen in another room with a sink, such as the garage, basement, or utility room. Set up folding tables for small appliances and to use as a work surface. If you have a barbecue, use it to prepare meals during your kitchen remodel. Otherwise, a camping stove is a great choice. You may also want to invest in a minifridge for your temporary kitchen, where you can store perishables and leftovers.