“There is no end to
imagination in the kitchen.”
A kitchen remodel is one of the most requested jobs we do at Kasper Custom Remodeling, and it’s no wonder: the kitchen is so pivotal to life within a home – it’s a meeting ground, a second office, a host to intimate conversation and lifelong memories. Like Julia Child said, “there is no end to imagination in the kitchen”.
We love remodeling kitchens because we spend so much time in our own. Every kitchen remodel we undertake is an effort to make time spent in the kitchen efficient, comfortable, and entirely yours. We design every project from scratch to suit your unique needs. Our designers are certified with the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Designed to maximize safety and functionality in home kitchens, the NKBA guidelines represent ideal layout solutions to kitchen concerns from storage space to door clearance. Just like an experienced chef, our designers will help you pick the right ingredients to make your kitchen perfect; when counters, cabinets, floors, appliances, tile, and hardware all come together, they create a kitchen that will bring you joy and value for years to come.
What’s in a name? For a design-build firm, it’s a pretty easy-to-decipher combination of two words: it’s a firm that both designs projects and subsequently builds them. But what does that really mean? How do design-build firms differ from a traditional remodeler? Here are a couple ways that design-build firms (like us!) can help help make your life easier:
In the end, the most important point I can stress is to choose a professional (whether they’re a part of a design-build firm or not) who you trust to take your home from “before” to “after” in a punctual and financially responsible manner. While I’ve addressed some benefits of a design-build firm here, finding a firm with a high level of trustworthiness and a good reputation are ultimately more important than attending fewer meetings or dealing with one less building professional. Have more questions about design-build firms and remodelers? Feel free to give us a call and we’ll happily walk you through our process.
The Project: Remodel a kitchen in a Dallas home that was built in 1976. The original layout and poor quality cabinets were still in place, creating a less than desirable space for the new family that loves to cook.
The must-haves:This kitchen renovation started with the desire to improve the utilization of the space. As avid cooks, a gas range was a must-have. Gas ranges respond instantly, allowing you to change the size of the flames with precise control that is necessary to the success of certain dishes. Incorporating preparation space near the range was also an important feature our clients requested.
The challenges: This kitchen renovation started with the desire to improve the utilization of the space. As avid cooks, a gas range was a must-have. Gas ranges respond instantly, allowing you to change the size of the flames with precise control that is necessary to the success of certain dishes. Incorporating preparation space near the range was also an important feature our clients requested.
The solutions: Meagan Monroe was our lead designer on this project. She started by moving the cooking area from its cramped location on the south wall to the west wall. This wall accommodated the 36” Bertazzoni range and added the desired prep space on each side of the range. Meagan added a range hood, and then created a tall wall of cabinets to surround the hood. This wall of cabinets took advantage of the shed ceiling, adding a unique design element while increasing the storage in the kitchen. Most of the pendant lights were removed, and 4” recessed lights were installed to improve the overall illumination in the kitchen renovation. Our client chose to use a frameless cabinet by Crystal Cabinets in their kitchen. Crystal produces high quality cabinets that utilize low-emitting materials, creating luxurious, furniture-quality finishes. Meagan worked through the design of every cabinet, making sure that the cabinets functioned as well as they looked.
The results: This kitchen went from an underwhelming 1976 kitchen to a 2020 stunner! The cypress wood cabinets were offset with contrasting tall white cabinets flanking the range. A white quartz countertop and white wavy large-format porcelain tiles on the backsplash completed the look. Our clients were thrilled with the result. Let us know how we can make you a raving fan.