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How to Design Your Perfect Small Kitchen

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When faced with a small kitchen remodel, many homeowners feel the kitchen design options are limited. This is so not true. As with any kitchen remodel, the perfect small kitchen design will contain three parts:

What Makes a GREAT Kitchen Designer?

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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. “ *

Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling: Can You Do Them at The Same Time and Do They Need to Match?

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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.

Your Chestertown Area Kitchen Remodeler Should be your Kitchen Designer

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As a kitchen remodeler and kitchen designer for the last 14 years in the Philadelphia area, and more recently in Chestertown, Maryland 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.

What Is the Cost of a Custom Kitchen Remodel in Chestertown Maryland?

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Teknika Kitchens and Baths is moving our custom cabinetry business to Chestertown Maryland in November of 2020. It is time to enjoy the lifestyle of the Eastern Shore. So, to introduce ourselves we thought we would let you know what it costs to enjoy the benefits of a custom kitchen remodel in Chestertown and throughout Kent and Queen Anne Counties. This information is from a national magazine that surveys home project costs every year by metropolitan area. The eastern shore of Maryland is part of the Baltimore metro area.

Kitchen Remodeling in the Age of COVID-19

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Beginning in March, most of the United States was restricted by stay at home orders that included closing all nonessential businesses including the Teknika Kitchens and Baths showroom. At the time I was worried that would be the end of kitchen remodeling until we were able to again open the doors of our showroom. After all, remodeling is more than just taking out cabinets and putting a new set back in; many decisions need to be made along the way and they need to be made in person between the kitchen designer and the client, often with samples between them.

How Much Does a Custom Kitchen Cost in the Philadelphia Area?

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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.

How Much Does it Cost to Remodel a Bathroom in Philadelphia in 2019?

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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:

How Much Do Custom Kitchens Cost in Philadelphia?

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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.