Talk with a kitchen remodeler
There are 11 near you kitchen remodelers here.
Kitchen remodeling is a big investment so you should research well before deciding which business to contract.
Research these contractors, choose and call one.
See their website and their reviews on their Google Maps listing.
The details of one of them are shown on the right. Below that one there are 10 others near you. Click on any, and their details will be shown.
Anderson Design & Remodeling
Address: 4431 Point Vicente, Oceanside, CA 92058, USA
Business Description: Anderson Design & Remodeling is a Kitchen Remodeling business based at 4431 Point Vicente, Oceanside, CA 92058, USA
They can be contacted during working hours by telephone: +1760-231-7134
and this is their website: https://www.andersonhomeremodeling.com/.
If you are looking for a great Kitchen Remodeling contractor near you they have been rated by other customers 4.7 out of 5.
If you want to read some of their testimonials then visit their Google Maps listing here:
Maps Url: https://maps.google.com/?cid=16296892550699564530
Phone Number: +1760-231-7134
Sign Up URL: https://leadsimplify.net/callsuneed/signup?p=1351fbdbfb27186268563d0a279ae495
Customer Ratings: 4.7
Business Name: Anderson Design & Remodeling
Category: Kitchen Remodeling
Address Line 2: Oceanside
Other kitchen remodeling companies near you are :
- Bsmart Construction – Kitchen, Bath & Garage Remodeling
- Home Solutions Kitchen Remodeling
- LeBoeuf & Biasotti
- Reliable Renovations
- Oceanside General Contractor – Kitchen, Bathroom & Home Remodel Experts
- Premium Cabinets Oceanside
- Tower Nine Kitchen and Bath Remodeling
- North Star Kitchen and Bath
- Vista General Contractor – Kitchen, Bathroom & Home Remodel Experts
- Bella Designs & Remodeling
Things to Consider Before We Start
It helps our kitchen consultant greatly if you have thought about some basic design items, such as are listed below. We could then get close to the final planning of the best kitchen for you much sooner.
Think about what you do like about your kitchen as it is now, and what you do not like about it. That is a good starting point to talk about with a consultant.
Are there constraints on removing a wall or two to enlarge your kitchen or does it need to be remodeled within the same walls? In this case It will likely have a similar but remodeled basic arrangement.
If it is possible to remove a wall or two then we can make a different and more spacious arrangement. A good example is when there is a dining room adjacent to a kitchen. Removing the wall between the two make a more spacious and better functioning kitchen and dining area
One thing to keep in mind is the need for compactness and to not expand the kitchen to fill the space available. An efficient layout keeps the distance between any two of sink, stove, fridge, pantry, cabinets and prep area to 4 steps or less. That reduces the amount of walking back and forth.
You can follow your dreams here and set guidelines for your new kitchen. Be bold, be trendy, be avante, be retro, whatever your fancy.
Til now just about all kitchen surfaces have been white or wood. Now there is a trend to have more color – shades of green or blue, dark grey to black. Other trends have more metal – stainless steel or copper – or more natural fabric. Appliances, big or small, can match the theme colors.
I know you want a bigger countertop. Not having enough space to do stuff in your kitchen is a major reason you want to remodel it.
Think of the space you need either side of the stove, and the sink. And then how much room you need to prepare everything. It might help you clear space in the garage and layout sheets of newspaper for a pretend kitchen space.
Allow for the appliances that do not get put away after use. The expresso machine of course, and toaster, jug and blender etc.
Is there room for an island with countertop? Up to 6ft by 4ft is a good size.
The kitchen of your dreams had marble counters? Well, that’s expensive, but if that is not a bother go for Carrera marble from Italy and select a white marble with nice grey veining. Like in the Beautiful Homes magazines, or an Italian Cathedral. That would be very impressive.
There are many countertop materials to choose from. They all have different look and feel (and sound). The counters have a big impact on the look of your kitchen.
Your countertop is a big part of the cost of your new kitchen. All types will need maintenance to resist being stained or scratched.
Starting at the top with natural stone slabs. Marble, granite, travertine, soapstone and more. These can have colors from near white to dark brown and varying amount of veining.
Engineered Stone, or Quartz
This is reconstituted stone made from quartz chips and a binder and is a good alternative to natural stone.
In a similar way glass chips can be fused into a solid slab. This can be done to order with a beautiful mix of colors. You can specify colors, streaking and custom shape.
Solid Surface Material
This is pressed acrylic. It can be formed in a variety of colors and shaped to order. It is a good substitute for natural stone (and even be a good imitation). Like all the above it is hard and durable but can be damaged by heat, so hot pans need a cork insulating pad.
The Metallic Look – Stainless Steel, Titanium or Bronze Countertop
An expanse of shiny metal is very impressive but is expensive to fabricate.
There are really lovely sets of tiles inspired by Portuguese, Spanish, Arabic or ceramic artists that can be laid over a solid particleboard or plywood base. You can have matching tiles for splashbacks. The tiles need grouting and so the surface is not smooth and the grouting can be discolored.
Yes, concrete. Not as in bridges or buildings but more like a path with colored stone in the mix and color in the cement and the surface ground to give a terrazzo. Smaller slabs could be cast on a flat surface nearby and carried inside. A 6ft x 4ft slab would weigh about 400lbs. The usual forming would be cast in situ on a solid frame. Being cast allows complex shapes and cutouts. The grinding and polishing of the surface makes a mess.
Laminates bonded to particleboard have been the countertop surface for a very long time. Now there are more attractive colors and imitation stone than the plain vanilla of the past. All laminates need careful edging (especially around an undermount sink opening). Laminate counters can go around corners more easily but joins will be visible.
Countertops made from wood have a more natural look. There are several ways of getting pieces of wood into a large slab. One way, the usual for tables, is with planks bonded side by side. This can show the natural grain patterns and the pieces will have similar tone along and across.
Butcherblock is another way with wood. The slab is made with narrow pieces of wood laid on one edge and bonded together. The top edge forms the counter surface. The edges have different colors and so the surface has a checkerboard look.
Visitors, and your family too, will like to be near you as you prepare and cook. You would like that. They may prefer to eat or enjoy a drink and just hangout there rather than in the dining or lounge room. Kitchens are such a good hangout space, aren’t they?
Think about seating at the “other” side of an island or peninsula counter. An alternative that has a different feel, and saves counter space is to have a bar with stool seating. With a bar ledge about 18in wide above the counter is a table for food and drinks. The space underneath is saved and can be used for small appliances, pots, pans or anything handy for food preparation.
When the weather is nice it is so good being able to enjoy eating outside. Is it possible that you can let the inside out with an opening to the outside adjacent to the kitchen or dining room? If so think about adding a small deck or patio for that very purpose. (Our guys can do it)
If that’s not easy then at least let the outside in by having big windows. The extra light and the view of outside adds appeal
Either way will increase the appeal of your new kitchen and your joy having it, and using it.
When once you may have had just a kettle and a toaster you now have a dozen or more gadgets, some quite large, and most of which need to be put away somewhere.
How much space? Put your blender/mixer, rice cooker, slow cooker, multi function cooker, air fryer, bread maker, electric frying pan, electric hot plate, pizza maker, plus whatever new gadgets come in the next few years all on a bench. That’s how much space! Measure it. 10 to 15 sq ft maybe!
Then there is all the pots and pans, crockery and glassware. Do likewise for them.
Then we can add it up and get your minimum storage, add some more, and then layout your cabinets. On the wall space around your kitchen think about having some open shelves instead of high cabinets.
You will have a corner or two. We will come up with some clever ways to conveniently use the corner space and not waste any.
We will incorporate built in trash/recycle bins.
We will try to have a full height pantry for all dry goods, spices, bottles, cans. and cleaning stuff. This would take about 3ft of wall space probably be adjacent to fridge.
The type of sink you choose depends on whether you wash and rinse crockery and pots and pans in a sink and use a draining rack on a draining board, or prefer a neater look where the sink is a hole in the counter. The wash and rinse sink, with or without draining boards on one or both sides, is usually stainless steel. It’s a top mounted sink and is dropped into a hole made for it in the countertop. You may not like that type of sink taking up so much space, or that it has a raised rim around its edges. Or maybe it’s too retro. You may prefer a neater look where the sink appears as a hole in the counter. This type of sink is an under mounted sink. It is attached to the underside of the counter. The counter edges overlap the sink walls. That makes cleaning the countertop just a wipe to the sink – no sink rim in the way.
If you wash big things you may need a bigger than normal sink.
If you do a lot of prep away from the sink it would be convenient to have a second smaller sink basin in the prep area. That extra sink, and plumbing, of course, adds to the cost of it all. (As with the whole Go! to Wow! it is your dream kitchen)
Once we had, or maybe still have, faucets, one for hot and one for cold that are gripped and turned. How 20th Century.. The pipe to the spout is straight or a curved gooseneck and it pivots. It’s a style thing for the choosing. yow, You can choose from a variety of mixer faucets with levers that go up/down left/right and you can nudge them any way you like. Some you can even talk to and tell it how you want the water. So much better than twisting a knob with messy hands.
You know the various shapes of the spout.
As is the faucet material. How about black or red, or bronze, rather than stainless steel?
There is such a variety of materials available it is your best chance of adding a dash of individuality and style. You’ve seen a lot in magazines. How about natural fabric or art deco wall paper, arabic styled tiles, a veneer of tiles of real stone.
You would have strong bright white downlights where you need the light. These may be flush or recessed or adjustable spotlights on tracks. Elsewhere you would have dimmable warm lighting, and/or decorative pendant lights. You kitchen and dining room may be an entertainment room and you need lighting that matches the mood at any time.
The many types of flooring that are possible are all long lasting and resistant to stains The flooring you choose could be in keeping with your overall theme. Natural wood or natural stone, for instance.
Hardwood. Long lasting with a polyurethane finish. Warm and attractive. If you have floor boards under whatever is there above consider stripping back to expose the floorboards and giving them a sanding them back to as new.
Ceramic tiles. Long lasting and impervious. Many varieties and patterns, in keeping with, or not, the theme.
Natural stone. Long lasting. (as in cathedrals going back almost a thousand years) Some need a coating to avoid stains. Granite, slate, limestone, or travertine. Don’t expect the extraordinary craftsmanship as in St Pauls, but aim for square tiles with minimum joints. Again, not cheap, but, hey, it’s your dream.
Concrete. Not suggesting you poor a new concrete floor, but if concrete there is, maybe polish it or add a colour overlay, or terrazzo veneer.
Linoleum or Vinyl. On a concrete floor you can lay linoleum (still around) or vinyl. These come in a great variety of colors and patterns, and even do a good job imitating wood or stone.
Instead of going to shops and buying what they want to sell you, talk about what you need with our consultant. There are multifunction stoves, ovens, fridges, freezers and dish washers. Our consultants know the latest, and what would be best for you, and have a good arrangement with suppliers.
As we progress we remove the old stuff and do a big cleanup when we have finished. Your new kitchen will be handed to you spotless. We dispose of old appliances, unless you want to keep any
Yes, everyone wants to ask that. I could say “it depends” or “from $5000 to $50000 or more”. That would unhelpful. That’s because there are about 10 cost components, each of which could vary several fold from low end to high end, and could either be included or left out. The simple answer is “if you tell me what your budget is I will tell you that’s about what it will cost”.
A good reference for the cost of all the components for a remodeling is The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) https://www.nkba.org/About.aspx
Their suggestion is that you plan to spend up to about 15 to 20% of the value of your home.
Whether you only replace what needs replacingdo what needs to be done or do a complete revamp or something in between.
Whether you keep the same layout or have a different layout. Moving plumbing a few feet adds several hundred. Removing or rebuilding walls adds thousands.
And, obviously, the quality of components. Laminate vs marble or. custom made cabinets vs ready made cabinets.
Most important. Who is the remodeling for? And what is its purpose?
If you plan on living in your home for a long time then you will want to have a kitchen that you enjoy using and are proud of. Your wants, your needs, your likes, your dreams. ( not neighbors or friends).
But are thinking of adding value for selling in the near future? If so you need to be more practical, and consider what does or does not improve value more than the cost of doing.
What do you like , or not like about your kitchen as it is now?
Choose an overall theme. Light or dark. Wood or colors or mix.
How will the kitchen be used?
Kitchens and dining spaces are now the hub of a household, plus being the entertaining space.
Who will use the kitchen? If there is likely to be several people preparing or cooking then there needs be more space.
Wheelchair user? Everything needs to be reachable and maneuverable.
What will be the layout? Almost certainly you need more work space on benches and counters and between stove, fridge and sink. I suggest making a paper mock up on a floorspace and imagine using. It’s a balance. Big appliances are wider, small appliances are many, more work space is needed, and the distance between stove, fridge, sink and prep space needs be within about 10 feet of each other. Maybe the big wide new fridge does not fit. In that case have a small or bar fridge for the often used.