Inland Empire, CA (PRWEB) February 16, 2012
As America’s economy strengthens, remodeling and home renovation are once again on the rise and kitchens are no exception. According to Kitchen and Bath Business magazine, this year a whopping six million homeowners will remodel their kitchens.
Kitchens have always been the epicenter for cooking, dining, spending family time, and entertaining family and friends. In addition to sheer enjoyment and function, kitchens also capture high resale cachet and can help sell a home. The importance of a kitchen area makes it one of the most critical remodeling projects a homeowner takes on. So where should a homeowner begin when considering a kitchen remodel?
“Many people start by picking out the style of kitchen they like best, but it’s important that you start by determining how you want to use the space,” says Chuck Badger, who has more than 20 years experience in the construction industry and is owner of Chuck Badger Construction. “Consider how your kitchen fits your lifestyle and how you need it to function. Do you have ample space to work efficiently, do you have enough storage, or do you need a space to pay bills or a computer workstation for your child to do homework? Once you know what you need from your new kitchen you can move forward.”
One new emerging kitchen design trend is to move away from an open floor plan with a combined kitchen, dining, and great room in favor of more defined rooms. Open floor planning is great for entertaining and family gatherings, but the combined space can become too noisy, lose a sense of intimacy, and expose kitchen clutter to guests.
In new mid-market to upscale homes, many homeowners are designing specific areas for a family room and a dining room set around a kitchen. When remodeling, there are a number of ways to define spaces such as using lowered ceilings, soffits, built-ins, and cabinetry.
“Remember the design process takes time,” says Chuck, who enjoys staying up-to-date on all the latest trends. “Hire a general contractor who is a careful listener and provide as much upfront information as you can on your ideas and expectations.”
Chuck Badger Construction has been building new homes from the ground up, remodeling, and providing room additions for 20 years. Experienced and skilled, Chuck Badger is able to perform 90 percent of the work himself instead of relying on subcontractors, allowing better overall control of the project and improving lines of communication.
For more information about this company that offers personalized service, please call (951)-306-4295 or check them out on the Web.
About Chuck Badger Construction
Since 1992, Chuck Badger Construction has been providing new construction, remodels, room additions, and home repair and built his excellent reputation by word-of-mouth referrals and repeat customers. His attention to each individual client and timely and superior quality craftsmanship has earned him an impeccable reputation in the Coachella Valley. Chuck Badger Construction serves the Southern California desert community including Palm Springs, Indio, Rancho Mirage, Cathedral City, Palm Desert, and La Quinta.