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The kitchen in your home plays a lot of roles. It is, of course, the room in which you prepare nutritious meals for yourself and your family. Perhaps you sit at your kitchen island to enjoy a cup of coffee or two in the morning, before heading off to work. Many families spend time at the kitchen table after dinner, helping their kids with homework. Regardless of your relationship with your kitchen, you deserve to have one that suits your tastes and preferences entirely.

Of course, the kitchen that you got when you bought your home may well not be the kitchen that you’d have chosen to build on your own. We can help you to better this situation. We offer extensive kitchen remodeling services in Los Angeles, CA. When you are ready to truly make your kitchen your own, make sure that it is EXCEL Construction LA, Inc. that you call.

Why Remodel My Kitchen?

Because your kitchen is an area where fashion and function meet, there are many different reasons as to why you may choose to remodel your kitchen. One of the most basic, and most common, is simply that your kitchen may not satisfy your stylistic tastes. Anything, from ugly countertops to dated cabinetry, may seriously limit your enjoyment of your kitchen on the aesthetic level. Our kitchen remodeling services can help to resolve such issues. Of course, it may also be that your kitchen is just not of a design that is conducive to productivity therein. If you take your cooking seriously, or if you just want to be able to move about your kitchen more freely, then kitchen remodeling services may be right for you.

Hire a Professional for Your Kitchen Remodeling Services

As handy as you may be, and as many instructional videos as you may find online, we must suggest that you refrain from hitting the lumber yard and attempting to remodel your kitchen on your own. While we can certainly appreciate the hands on approach to home ownership, the fact of the matter is that there are certain jobs around the house that simply require the skill and expertise that only trained professional can bring to the game. That is why you should schedule your kitchen remodeling services with us. In doing so, you ensure not only your 100% satisfaction with the finished product, but that this finished product will be completed in a timely fashion, and within the agreed upon budget.

New Kitchen Design and Build

Do you want to have a kitchen designed and built from scratch in your new home? Do you want to entirely overhaul your existing kitchen, demanding more of a shakeup than a renovation can account for? Then make sure that it is designed and built with the utmost care by calling our number to schedule your new kitchen design and build services.

Custom Kitchen Renovations

Do you have a satisfactory kitchen in place, but want to make some changes so that it truly reflects your sensibilities while meeting your usage preferences? Then let us handle your custom kitchen renovations for you. We’ll make sure that your new kitchen is highly functional and that it meets your specified preferences and design specifications exactly.

Custom Kitchen Additions

Are you ready to add onto your kitchen? Do you want a nook where you can comfortably sit and eat your freshly prepared breakfast comfortably within your kitchen? Whatever you have in mind, we can get the job done right. Schedule your custom kitchen addition with us. That way, it will be expertly planned and executed with the quality of workmanship that you deserve.

Custom Kitchen Cabinets

Your cabinets are much more than a basic storage space. They are, in many ways, the face of your kitchen. If you really want your kitchen to shine, then your kitchen cabinets must be completely satisfactory, both aesthetically and functionally. That is what you can expect when you leave your customer kitchen cabinet work to us. Call now to learn more.

Kitchen Countertops

Don’t settle for less when it comes to your kitchen countertops. Are they at the right height for you to use conveniently and safely? If not, allow us to help. Are you happy with the material of which your kitchen countertops are constructed? Again, if not, we’re the company that you can count on to replace them properly. Whatever it takes to get your kitchen countertops in shape, we are happy to help.

Cabinet Construction and Installation

You should have the kitchen cabinets that you’d want if you could build them yourself. That is the level of input that you’ll have when you work with us, and you won’t even have to do the physical work yourself. You can expect nothing shy of excellence when you allow the carpenters and contractors on our staff the honor of constructing and installing the cabinetry in your kitchen.

 

 

EXCEL Construction LA, Inc. provides kitchen remodeling services in Los Angeles, CA and the surrounding areas.

A kitchen remodel is a big deal—not something to be approached rashly. So before you even visit a showroom or meet with a pro, read our expert advice on creating the cook space you’ve always coveted.

Before you begin your remodel, consider your budget. What do you have to spend, and what do you hope to accomplish? A cosmetic facelift will be the least expensive, and it can quickly improve the looks of your kitchen. If you need more substantial changes or have structural problems to solve, you’ll need a more expensive, larger-scale remodel. Here’s what you can expect for the money.

Everyone is always talking about tips on how to remodel your kitchen. But no one seems to address some of the planning mistakes that I see every day. This is not a comprehensive list as I could go on for a few posts about things I consider design mistakes as well.  Here are a few planning boo boos that you do not want to happen to you!

#1

Appliances. Buy what you need for your lifestyle. Do not keep up with the Jones’s. I throw the appliances under the bus in a tight budget. So many people get wrapped up in fancy names and appliances. And hey, I love a good cooktop and oven. But when push comes to shove, most of us do not need NOR use 6 burners. Probably 4 is fine. Especially if you get to have nice cabinetry or tile instead! Just assess the needs of your family and decide accordingly. You probably do not need everything you want…..but also do not do what the homeowners did below…buy an expensive refrig and the cheapest range that you can find.

#2

Poor lighting

One of the biggest mistakes I see consistently. Not just poor lighting layout during planning and design but also poor selections. it is almost as if people run out of steam by the time this decision gets made….and run to the Big Box retailer and grab whatever is on the sale table. Do not do it. Lighting selections should be narrowed down at the time you start construction because the style should be already set. Choose lighting carefully because it is not expensive to buy good looking fixtures. And for a good layout, find yourself a designer who understands how to light a kitchen…a kitchen designer would be a good start!

This has many things wrong. But the box florescent lights could have been better and some decorative lighting should have been added

#3 Flooring

I see soooo many people cheap out on this important design element. I do not start thinking of design details until I get a good grasp on the floor. It is the foundation of the design. It needs to be right. But what I see, is people saying…hey I have to do a cheap floor….there is so much of it. Oh yeah. And just think when later you want to rip it out because is wrong size, color or is dated. And, trust me…there ARE excellent choices BESIDES brown glue down oak and beige travertine. Yep.

The black and white tile usually works best in a cottage design or retro. This is way too large to pull this look off and even if smaller in scale, the floor clashes with the brick.

#4 Cheap Cabinetry

This is my BIGGEST peeve. And sadly I can pull up any city’s MLS and find homes over a million bucks that showcase the uglies and cheapest cabinetry I have ever seen. YES it is worth it. And NO your builder probably did not put in enough money for it. You need to be the one, if you do not have a professional working with you, to research what you want and get an estimate. I advise clients to get us involved early on…not just for the kitchen and baths but the entire house. You will be amazed how much money a  good designer can save you over the long haul. If you choose not to hire a designer, then it is incumbent upon you to educate yourself about good cabinetry. And this is true at any level of budget. From custom to stock. YOU should be telling your builder what you want. Woe be you if you let him or her decide for you. And not because they do not want the best for you….but they have enough to do worrying about the super structure. I guarantee you they are not going to put the time and energy into working out details for your kitchen and the cabinetry involved. Do yourself a favor and hire a designer to help you or educate yourself enough to make wise decisions. And do NOT underestimate the value of quality cabinetry. It will make all the difference in the final product.

This home is over 800,000 and was built 4 yrs ago. The cabinetry is cheap but what really gets me is the expensive built in refrig..obviously NOT built in…and then the el cheapo range with a back on it and the above range microwave….and they could not afford crown molding? This is malpractice on someone’s part!

#5

Plan your tile layouts for the backsplash.  This is one of the most important things you can do to ensure you get a good job. Again, if you are not working with someone, you need to talk to tile installer or your builder to get all the details straight BEFORE the tile person begins. Transitions, cuts, where the plugs will go in relation to the design in the backsplash, where the uppers and lowers end…will you need bar liners to finish off ends…there are many details and these are details that you really should not trust to an installer alone. Ever. This tile below looks like a DIY job..but who knows?

Oh my! This is super bad planning. Not to mention super ugly tile in the first place.

Let me know what you think about these planning mistakes.