The kitchen is where family congregates to begin and end their day, where the cooks in the family go to show off their culinary skills, where the hungry go to eat and where most of us go to stare blankly into the refrigerator from time to time. Kitchens are the heart of a home, the focal point of many homes and can be the biggest reason people choose to purchase a home, so when remodeling a kitchen, it’s especially important to “get it right” the first time. Kitchen remodels are usually the most labor and cost intensive. They can be a daunting task for most homeowners, since it involves precise planning and foresight and reliable workmanship to ensure a quality job. But for Constructive Design Inc., (CDI), this is just another home improvement challenge where we can implement our skills and experience. As a full service home improvement contractor, we recognize the complexity entailed from conception, to design to integrating the greatest amount of functionality, to turning your visions into reality.
Many kitchen remodels are done by connecting new fixtures to existing plumbing and existing wiring, we highly discourage this. Many old drains are made of steel and cast iron, are over 50 years old, are degraded and or on their way to exceeding their life expectancy. We’ve seen countless remodels where the existing plumbing was left and now homeowners have leaks, slow or stopped up drains. (See photos below). Oftentimes the remedy is to rip out the new remodel, change out the plumbing and remodel again. On the electric side, older homes were not wired to use all of the kitchen appliances and lighting we use today and fall short of today’s electric code. Many people have breakers that trip when a microwave or small appliance is used or flickering lights. Most homes do not have an adequate amount of circuits to safely power today’s kitchens. Today’s average kitchen requires five (5) – seven (7) dedicated circuits for trouble-free operation and or, to meet today’s code. That’s why we offer our remodeling expertise to provide you a kitchen that addresses both your NEEDS and design taste.
These photos show the Plumbing Wall that is usually found between the Kitchen and Bathroom. A wider common wall used is
generally used to house most if not all of the plumbing for both rooms, so chances are your kitchen and bathroom plumbing are one in the same, sharing many of the same water supply lines, main waste lines, drains and vents. With our trusted network of vendors and tradesman, from cabinets and countertops, tiles and flooring, kitchen appliances, plumbing and electrical you can rest easy knowing you’ve chosen a company that can not only provide you with a beautiful looking kitchen, but
one that will be safe, improve your cooking experience and maximize the value of your investment while lasting for years to come.
How Much of the Remodeling Cost Can I Expect To Recoup If I Sell My Home
We’ve provided the chart below to show the average price and Return On Investment (ROI), or resale value, of remodeling or adding a bathroom in NY as opposed to the National Averages. Obviously there are many variables so each individual job cost will vary, but this will get you in the ballpark. As you can see, living in New York generates a higher Resale Value than the National Averages.