Planning your Long Island Kitchen Remodeling Project
It may seem like a cliché, but the kitchen truly is the heart of your Long Island home. As well as being a food preparation area, it is also a place for entertaining and for the family to gather, so it is essential to get the right kitchen design for your needs.
A poorly designed kitchen will cause no end of frustration, so taking the time to talk to our design professionals and sort out your wants and needs will ensure that you get the best possible Long Island Kitchen Remodeling experience possible. Murtha Construction has been remodeling Long Island kitchens “Quick, Clean, Guaranteed” for over a quarter century. Do it once. Do it right!
Designing your kitchen remodel
This may seem like a long process, but taking the time to get things right during the design phase will ensure that your kitchen remodeling project goes smoothly and meets your expectations. The first thing to consider when planning for your new kitchen is what you will use it for, whether it be primarily for cooking for your family or for entertainment. If you plan to entertain, how often will you do so, how many people will you be cooking for and will it be formal or informal? All of these factors influence how much space you will need, both for meal preparation and for storage. Our kitchen design professionals guide you through this process, making pertinent observations without compromising your vision.
Kitchen Cabinet Choices
One of the most important descisions when undertaking a kitchen remodeling project is the choice in cabinets. Natural wood is available in a variety of species including cherry, maple, oak, hickory and birch. If the look of wood isnt for you, painted cabinets, laminate and thermofoil are all great choices. Cabinets can be further customized by adding moldings such as crown moldings, on lays, dentil accent or rope moulding.
Kitchen Countertop Options
All of the work that takes place in the kitchen happens on the countertop so it is important that the material is as functional as it is beautiful.
Among the popular choices are granite, quartz, soapstone, cast in place concrete and butcher block. Granite and quartz are both available in a wide variety of colors and patterns. When selecting granite, the first step will be visiting a granite yard and searching for the perfect slab.
Floors for your Kitchen
The kitchen is one of the highest traffic areas of the home so it is important that the floor choice be durable as well as beautiful. Ceramic or porcelain tile is a popular choice. Tile showrooms will help you pick out the perfect tile to compliment you cabinet and countertop choices. Wood floors are also a great choice for the kitchen. Wood can be stained and polyurethane coated for a beaufitful and durable look.
Lighting is an important consideration when designing a kitchen.
Natural light is a priority and should be maximized wherever possible. Ambient and task lighting for your kitchen should be sufficiently bright to illuminate the main working areas of your Long Island kitchen. Shadowing should be avoided. LED under-counter lighting and recessed LED lighting allows you to flood your kitchen in dimmable light without the high electrical consumption. Pendant lights provide task lighting and help to establish an ambiance to your kitchen.
Living through your Kitchen Remodeling Project
Since the kitchen is the heart of the house, time is of the essence when undertaking a kitchen remodeling project. Because you are usually living in close proximity to a construction site, our professionals know the area must be kept clean. We will go to great lengths to make certain that the work area is properly isolated from the remainder of your home, all floors are covered and your home is treated with the respect it deserves. Top this off with a full 5-year guarantee, and Murtha Construction is the right choice in contractors when remodeling your Long Island kitchen.
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