When looking for help with designing a custom kitchen, Philadelphia homeowners can turn to architects, interior designers or kitchen designers. What expert do you choose? Let me explain where I see the differences.[read more]
The hardest part of determining a kitchen remodel in Philadelphia is estimating the custom kitchen cost. There is help. The good folks at Cost vs. Value do a national sweep of possible home projects and let us know by metro area the average cost of these projects. The Philadelphia metro area includes both the city and the immediate suburbs but does give us a good starting place on what to expect when you are remodeling to achieve your ideal custom kitchen.[read more]
The answer is expensive. Every year I like to update what it costs to remodel a bathroom in Philadelphia. I use Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value report. This report is updated every year around the country. I always look at the Philadelphia metro area costs. This includes the suburbs or Philadelphia and the city where costs do differ in terms of labor, with labor costs in Philadelphia being higher. However, we have found over the years that these costs are pretty accurate. There are two possible bath remodeling categories, midrange or upscale. Here are the details:[read more]
Custom cabinets are expensive. The more custom the more expensive. However, what makes up most of the cost of any cabinet, and I would argue the most important part of the cabinet, is what you cannot see: the material that the box of the cabinet is made out of. This, how custom cabinets are made, is what determines how long they will last and how they will look after years of use.[read more]
Many Philadelphia homeowners feel that the kitchen is the most important room in the house when it comes to resale. However, studies have found that home buyers really think that a well-designed bathroom makes a home worth buying. While many house hunters are getting used to fabulous kitchens, bathrooms can still be an afterthought, so the truly marvelous stand out. Let’s examine how you can get your Philadelphia bathroom to be an inspirational design.[read more]
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]