Customized kitchen cabinets are the stuff kitchen dreams are made of and with all dreams only some should and will come true. How do you decide?
First let me define the 3 different types of cabinetry: stock cabinets, semi-custom and custom cabinets. Teknika Kitchens and Baths only provides semi-custom and customized kitchen cabinets in our Philadelphia and Delaware County showrooms.[read more]
As a kitchen remodeler and kitchen designer for the last 12 years in the Philadelphia area, I believe it is best to hire one company to do the remodeling and the construction of your kitchen. Why? Let me tell you the ways.[read more]
If you look up a kitchen designer job description it states: “Kitchen designers create kitchens for clients, including cabinets, flooring, counters, and appliances. They use their skills to determine a client’s project goals, prepare final plans and create a timeline for the project. “ *[read more]
First let us define what a custom kitchen is so you know what you are getting for your money. A custom kitchen is composed of cabinets + appliances + countertops + backsplash +hardware +lighting that are custom fit to your kitchen dimensions to optimize how you use your kitchen + a custom look to optimize how you want your kitchen to look. How you get to there is usually with the help of a Kitchen Designer such as Teknika Kitchens and Baths. You need an expert to help you choose from all the options and to develop a functional (for you) custom kitchen that has your unique stamp. Unless you want to spend 3 years, working full time, finding and evaluating options, you will not be able to discover and assess what you need and want for your kitchen. That is why there are specialists.[read more]
When potential clients first come to my showroom, I often see “the look.” The look means I think I need a kitchen designer but I am not sure AND this is going to be so much more expensive.
I can tell you that a good kitchen designer will actually help you save money and time–a lot of time. You are probably thinking right now…yeah right, she has to say that since she is a kitchen designer. However, let me tell you how, and you can decide if what I write makes sense.[read more]
So, you just bought a house that needs both kitchen AND bathroom remodeling. Or maybe it has been 10 years and you just can’t stand your kitchen and bath one more minute. What are your options? Believe it or not, it is possible to remodel your kitchen and bath at the same time. It actually could even save you money.[read more]
As with any great recipe, the ingredients and the cook’s experience are the keys to success and that is so true with a custom kitchen. Experience is obvious, the more time spent designing and renovating custom kitchens the better you will be. However, the ingredients or the products are tougher to determine. You can’t smell a faucet to see if it has gone bad, so what do you do? Of course, my suggestion is to hire an experienced kitchen design store so you can see, feel and experience custom kitchen products. [read more]
We hear this question often. You have many options for cabinets in Philadelphia so why should you spend more for custom cabinets? There are many benefits to custom cabinetry, especially in your kitchen but I will only focus on the top 5 reasons. [read more]
Hire a Philadelphia kitchen designer and your remodel process will be smoother. Can I guarantee it will be stress free? Only if you are the type to “go with the flow,” which some people can be even in the middle of a remodeling project. On a side note I am not a go with the flow person which is why my designers and I really try to make it easier. I will guarantee that if you hire the “right” kitchen designer, your kitchen renovation will be so much easier, less stressful, maybe even enjoyable. [read more]