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Kitchen Remodel: How Much Should It Cost?

January 30th, 2017      Leave a comment

Traditional Kitchen Remodel

“How Much Should a Kitchen Remodel Cost?”

This is a question we hear very often at embee & son. A kitchen remodel is not an exact science. And there is not a one answer fits all solution either. Many factors play into the answer for each individual kitchen remodeling project.

Your kitchen is the heart of your home. It’s where you prepare your daily meals, where your family gathers, and where your guests congregate when visiting you. Custom kitchen remodeling has become a very popular home upgrade and can have the largest return on the investment when reselling your home. This also means kitchen remodels can be the most expensive and complicated project for your home.

The average remodel project cost can vary depending upon the size of your kitchen, the quality & type of materials, and if you are changing the layout of the room.

Homeowners have reported that, on average, a moderate kitchen remodel can cost between $20,000-$25,000. A smaller project can be between $10,000-$15,000. However, a typical kitchen remodel costs $30,000+ and includes custom cabinets, high quality flooring materials, hard surface counter tops, glass or tile back splashes, and high-end appliances. Most homeowners in our area spend between $25,000 and $60,000.

Traditional Kitchen Remodel

Your first step is to decide what you want from your kitchen.

Such as; how do you want it to look and function? Or; is the size and configuration correct? The designers at embee & son can help you answer these questions. We are here to help you with this step and all the steps to follow.

Our designers invest a great deal of time with each client throughout the process of design, revision, selection and estimation. Every detail is decided and reviewed prior to contracting our services providing clarity to our clients and insuring projects run smoothly. This intense preparation results in an itemized contract which lists work to be done, as well as, materials and labor costs.

In our next blog, we will talk about how to estimate your kitchen remodeling costs. In the meantime, be sure to come visit our showroom and our talented staff can let you touch, feel and help you choose selections for your kitchen remodeling project.
Please email us at: info@embeeandson.com. We would be delighted to talk with you and welcome you to visit our showroom at: 1150 Stewart Street in York, PA.

photos by: Royce Images Photography


RUSTIC BATH REMODEL | YORK, PA

July 22nd, 2016      Leave a comment

I would love to know who came up with the first design to feature the “garden tub” so I could ask what on earth he or she was thinking.  These monstrosities were every suburban housewife’s dream in the 1990’s .

That dream is now every suburban wife’s nightmare and we are removing the garden tub out every master bathroom. So how did this dream turn into a nightmare?  Homeowner’s quickly learned a few things about the garden tub; first, it took forever to fill.  Second, unless the tub was equipped with a heater, the water would be cold by the time the tub was filled.  Third, it became costly to use and dreams of nightly soaks disappeared.  It is not unusual for homeowners to tell me they have used their tubs only once or twice in the last 25 years.

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Such was the case in the bathroom remodel featured.  It had a garden tub with black tile on the deck and vanity top, chrome fixtures, forest green carpeting on the floor and builder’s grade oak cabinets. The homeowners wanted a rustic design which would coordinate with their Arts and Crafts décor.  They requested natural stone and wood finishes, a large walk in shower (no tub!) with dual shower heads and a large vanity.

 

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Creating the floor plan for this Bathroom Remodel was easy once the indoor pool was removed (yes, the sarcasm is intentional).  We decided to leave the toilet in its existing location to save on cost. A roman style shower allowed me to maximize, both, the size of the shower and the length of the vanity.  Thus, the shower increased from, 3’ x 3’ to 4’ x 10’ and the six foot vanity increased to seven feet.  Our tile designer suggested a deconstructed design combining slate ledgestone and grey porcelain tile.   Glazed maple cabinetry complements the wood look porcelain floor tile.  Tan Brown granite is featured on the counter top and shower sills.  Brushed nickel fixtures work well with the grey tones of the slate as well as the warmth of the wood and stone.

The homeowners absolutely love their new bathroom and especially the walk in shower.  They don’t miss the tub at all. Imagine that…

 

embee & son invites you to view the following photos for a 2013 Bath Remodel in a Rustic Style.  Noted below are some of the products chosen for this beautiful new bath in York, PA.

Mid Continent Cabinetry – Cottage / Maple / Wheatfield w/Chocolate Glaze
Granite – Tropical Brown / 1/4” eased
Moen – Brantford / Brushed Nickel
Florida Tile – Berkshire / Hickory / Espresso
Mannington – Metro / Skyscraper / Dusty Gray
daltile – Quartzite / Golden Sun / Stacked Stone

 

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Come visit our showroom and our talented staff can let you touch, feel and help you choose selections for your kitchen remodeling project.

Please email us at: info@embeeandson.com. We would be delighted to talk with you and welcome you to visit our showroom at: 1150 Stewart Street in York, PA

 

photos by: Royce Images Photography


TRAVERTINE NATURAL STONE

June 23rd, 2016      Leave a comment

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Travertine is a luxurious natural stone formed by minerals carried by super-heated,  geothermal water. (visualize Old Faithful at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming). It’s forced through limestone deposits deep in the crust of the Earth. Over the centuries, minerals such as silica and iron crate the distinctive veining and marble characteristics that make this stone a desirable building product.

The surface of the stone can be filled and sealed to close the pores and pits found in its natural state. It has a hardness lever equal to marble and can be either polished or hones to create your preferred luster level. Once quarried, Travertine can be shaped into a multitude of sizes from large slabs to intricate mosaics. Hence, this makes it very versatile in the design of kitchen and bath floors and back splashes. This natural stone was used by the Romans to build the iconic Roman Coliseum.

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Travertine is durable and will stand up to heavy traffic in your home. Once sealed it will repel most common household spills. Although acidic liquids and cleaners should be avoided. Travertine stone cleaner makes maintenance manageable. Being a natural stone, which has to be harvested from the Earth, then shaped and shipped from overseas, Travertine will cost more than a typical ceramic or porcelain tile which are mass produced. This cost will be offset by the unique beauty and range of shades consisting of tan, white, grey, gold and rusty reds.

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Travertine is available in four major finishes: polished, honed, brushed, or tumbled. The type of finish given to the surface determines how glossy or textured the surface will be. Polished and honed surfaces are smooth, while brushed and tumbled surfaces are slightly rough and textured. The most common finish for Travertine in residential applications is honed. This smooth matte finish mutes light, resulting in a natural but untextured appearance.

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Come visit our showroom and our talented staff can let you touch, feel and help you choose selections for your kitchen or bath remodeling project.

Please email us at: info@embeeandson.com. We would be delighted to talk with you and welcome you to visit our showroom at: 1150 Stewart Street in York, PA.


CONTEMPORARY BATH REMODEL | YORK, PA

June 17th, 2016      Leave a comment

Our relationship with this couple, as with most, began with a phone call requesting an estimate for a custom bathroom remodel. Simple enough, we’ve done this dozens of times…

The Cape Cod style home had a first floor master bedroom with a bathroom across the hall. The existing master bedroom was generous in size for a Cape Cod but needed more natural light. Our clients requested more closet space and an attached custom contemporary master bath with separate shower and soaking tub.  In addition, they wished to relocate the laundry from the unfinished basement to the first floor and create a new powder room.

The solution was to move the master bedroom door over three feet.  This allowed us to take a few feet from the hall and the adjacent bedroom (and closet area) to create two closets and the master bath.  The existing hall bath was divided into a laundry room and powder room.  A transom window was installed over the headboard in the master to let in more light.

The client had specific needs for the custom master bath; a large shower with as much natural light as possible and a soaking tub which could accommodate his over 6’ frame and the small 5’ stature of his wife. The shower was in the corner with two exterior walls, which left one location for the plumbing.  We boxed the plumbing in a center column, wrapped it in tile and installed glass on either side to let in as much light as possible. A lava stone bathtub from Victoria & Albert was selected and paired with Sigma faucets in an oil rubbed bronze finish.  Antique white painted and glazed cabinetry was topped with granite. This same granite was used to top the bench seat in the shower.

What started as a phone call developed into a standing appointment for over a year.   Each Saturday were greeted at 8 am with fresh croissants from the local market bakery. We revised plans, made selections and adjusted estimates to keep within the budget. As the job progressed and our relationship grew, this couple decided to start working on their next project…a full custom kitchen remodel!

 

embee-NowakBathRemodel-2014embee & son invites you to view the following photos for this 2014 Bath Remodel.  Noted below are some of the products chosen for this beautiful new kitchen in York, PA.

Sigma – Hampshire / Cocoa Bronze
Victoria & Albert – Amalfi Slipper Tub / White
Impronta Italigraniti  – Marmo D / Marfil / Quartzlock / Caramel
daltile – findenz / cafe / Quartzlock Mushroom

 

 

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Come visit our showroom and our talented staff can let you touch, feel and help you choose selections for your bath remodeling project.

Please email us at: info@embeeandson.com. We would be delighted to talk with you and welcome you to visit our showroom at: 1150 Stewart Street in York, PA.

photos by: Royce Images Photography


CONTEMPORARY KITCHEN REMODEL | YORK, PA

June 9th, 2016      Leave a comment

It is always a pleasure to get to know our clients and to develop long standing relationships.  We worked with this couple who decided to expand their contemporary master bathroom remodel to include the kitchen in their home.  They did take a short break between projects and enjoyed the fact they could retreat to their new master suite while the new custom contemporary kitchen remodel was being done.

As with the previous bathroom project, the couple had specific needs for their new kitchen.  They wanted additional storage, an island, a work space for two cooks, a trash compactor, and a professional range with hood.

The existing “U” shape kitchen footprint was roughly 13’ x 13’ with a doorway to a family room and open to the adjacent dining area.  We decided the classic “L” shape design with an island worked best for them.  Custom cherry cabinetry was designed for maximum storage.  Wall cabinets were extended to the ceiling and a floor to ceiling five foot long pantry accommodated their storage needs perfectly.  Deep pot drawers, a corner lazy susan (in both the wall and base cabinets), roll out trays, and a mixer lift provided easy access to items and appliances they used the most.  The addition of the island allowed ample counter space for two cooks as well as additional seating for every day use and for entertaining.

The most striking feature in this kitchen is the granite installed as the counter top and full height back splash. The Colonial Cream granite is not only visually appealing but the warm tones with grey accents tie in the wood cabinetry, the cool tones of the porcelain floor tile, and the stainless steel appliances.

The pendant lights from WAC add beautiful shades of red, blue and green which were used in the dining area (not shown in the picture).

 

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embee & son invites you to view the following photos for this 2015 Kitchen Remodel.  Noted below are some of the products chosen for this beautiful new kitchen in York, PA.

embee & son cabinetry – Cherry / Natural
Granite – Colonia Cream
perimeter – full bullnose
island – small ogee
Moen – Arbor / Spot Resist Stainless
Franke – Bowl & 1/2
Mannington – LaJolla / Surf / Modular Pattern / Natural Gray

 

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Come visit our showroom and our talented staff can let you touch, feel and help you choose selections for your kitchen remodeling project.

Please email us at: info@embeeandson.com. We would be delighted to talk with you and welcome you to visit our showroom at: 1150 Stewart Street in York, PA.

photos by: Royce Images Photography


TRANSITIONAL KITCHEN REMODEL | YORK, PA

June 3rd, 2016      Leave a comment

The “River House” proved to be, both, a challenging and most rewarding project for the talented staff at embee & son.  The objective was to design a functional kitchen which incorporated the existing features; a cathedral ceiling, exposed beams and wall of windows with a panoramic view of the river.  In addition, the kitchen was open to the living room, dining area and a small breakfast room.  

Our clients had already met with an architect who revised the floor plan and turned the breakfast room into a study/guest room and, through the addition of a wall, created a large walk in pantry in the back of the kitchen.  Our designer, Vicki Collazo, tweaked the floor plan by removing a section of the wall to the back hall. This allowed us to fulfill the client’s wishes for a 36” cook top, 2 islands, a coffee station, and a wet bar with a wine refrigerator.  It was imperative the islands be designed to allow the seated guests and whoever worked at the sink to face the view.  The initial design, by the client’s request, was for semi-circular islands.  After exhausting several design options, it was agreed two bat wing islands would provide the necessary work space and optimal views for all.

The finishes in the kitchen had to balance with the organic materials in the existing open floor plan. We wanted each element to add color and texture without overpowering the room.  Mid Continent Cabinetry, a semi-custom line, was selected in two finishes; Stone with black glaze on maple for the perimeter and Slate with black glaze on cherry for the islands. The counter tops on the perimeter are quartz (Fieldstone by Cambria) and the islands are granite (Labradorite Bianco).   A slate, glass and stainless steel tile on the back splash complements the appliances as well as the warm and cool grey tones used throughout the design.

The finishing touches are the custom barn doors.  A local saw mill provided the aged wood which is the same species as the existing beams.  The doors and fixed panels were built to our specifications and custom glass panels were installed.  A murphy bed in the study provides a place for overnight guests and folds out of sight when not in use.

Our staff enjoyed working with our clients and everyone involved in making this project come to fruition.

 

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embee & son invites you to view the following photos for this 2015 Kitchen Remodel.  Noted below are some of the products chosen for this beautiful new kitchen in York, PA.

Mid Continent Cabinetry
~ perimeter – Newport / Maple / Stone w/Black Glaze       island – Newport / Cherry / Slate w/Black Glaze
Cambria – perimeter / Fieldstone / 1/4” eased
Granite – island / Labradorite Bianco / Full Bullnose
Island – Kohler / Stages – Blanco / Linus / Satin Nickel
Perimeter – Blanco / Silgranit / Cinder – Blanco / Alta / Satin Nickel
daltile – Concrete Connection /Eastside Brown / Natural Gray and Olympus Slate / Acropolis / Dusty Gray
Amerock – Candler / Antique Silver
Electrolux, Sharp, Fisher, Paykel, and KitchenAid appliances

 

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Come visit our showroom and our talented staff can let you touch, feel and help you choose selections for your kitchen remodeling project.

Please email us at: info@embeeandson.com. We would be delighted to talk with you and welcome you to visit our showroom at: 1150 Stewart Street in York, PA.

photos by: Hayman Studio and Royce Images Photography


TRADITIONAL KITCHEN REMODEL | YORK, PA

May 26th, 2016      Leave a comment

embee & son invites you to view the following photos for a 2015 Kitchen Remodel in a Traditional Style.  Noted below are some of the products chosen for this beautiful new kitchen in York, PA.

 

Mid Continent Cabinetry – Parker / Maple / White w/Chocolate Glaze

Cambria – Darlington / 1/4” eased

Moen – Brantford / Spot Resist Stainless

Blanco – Super Single

daltile – Rittenhouse Square / Matte Biscuit / Subway / Bright White

Engineered Hardwood – Hickory / Cognac

 

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Come visit our showroom and our talented staff can let you touch, feel and help you choose selections for your kitchen remodeling project.

Please email us at: info@embeeandson.com. We would be delighted to talk with you and welcome you to visit our showroom at: 1150 Stewart Street in York, PA.

photos by: Royce Images Photography


TRANSITIONAL KITCHEN REMODEL | YORK, PA

May 20th, 2016      Leave a comment

embee & son invites you to view the following photos for a 2013 Kitchen Remodel in a Transitional Style.  Noted below are some of the products chosen for this beautiful new kitchen in York, PA.

 

Mid Continent Cabinetry / Cherry / Carbon
Granite – Lapidus Gold – 1/4” Eased
Emil America – Waterfall Collection – Green Iguassy
Mannington – Antiquity – Iron Gate – pinwheel – Natural Gray Grout
Blanco – Torino / Satin Nickel
GE Cafe Appliances – Stainless Steel
Broan Chimney Exhaust – Stainless – Curved Glass Canopy

 

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Come visit our showroom and our talented staff can let you touch, feel and help you choose selections for your kitchen remodeling project.

Please email us at: info@embeeandson.com. We would be delighted to talk with you and welcome you to visit our showroom at: 1150 Stewart Street in York, PA.

photos by: Royce Images Photography


TRADITIONAL KITCHEN REMODEL | YORK, PA

May 12th, 2016      Leave a comment

 

embee & son invites you to view the following photos for a 2013 Kitchen Remodel in a Traditional Style.  Noted below are some of the products chosen for this beautiful new kitchen in York, PA.

 

embee & son custom cabinetry – recessed panels – perimeter maple painted

white w/ brown glaze / cherry island cherry stain w/ black glaze

Cambria – Bradshaw – Full Bullnose

Mannington – Serengeti Slate Tile Ivory Tusk / Maniscalco Hotel Bondi accent

Amerock – Allison Knobs & Cup Pulls – Oil Rubbed Bronze

Blanco – Silgranit – Truffle

Moen – Brantford – Oil Rubbed Bronze

 

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Come visit our showroom and our talented staff can let you touch, feel and help you choose selections for your kitchen remodeling project.

Please email us at: info@embeeandson.com. We would be delighted to talk with you and welcome you to visit our showroom at: 1150 Stewart Street in York, PA.

photos by: Royce Images Photography


TRADITIONAL KITCHEN REMODEL | YORK, PA

May 6th, 2016      Leave a comment

embee & son invites you to view the following photos for a 2013 Kitchen Remodel in a Traditional Style.  Noted below are some of the products chosen for this beautiful new kitchen in York, PA.

 

embee & son, inc. cabinetry –
Raised Panel / Maple / perimeter Biscotti Paint w/ Cocoa Glaze / island Soybean Stain

Cambria – Laneshaw / 1/4” Eased

Blanco – Blanco Wave / Bowl & a Half / Stainless

Delta – Linden / Arctic Stainless

Progress – Madison / Antique Bronze

Belwith Hardware – Stainless

Armstrong Alterna – Multi-stone / Caramel Gold / Cocoa

Impronta Italigraniti – Stone D / Quartzite Dorada / Marble Beige

 

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Come visit our showroom and our talented staff can let you touch, feel and help you choose selections for your kitchen remodeling project.

Please email us at: info@embeeandson.com. We would be delighted to talk with you and welcome you to visit our showroom at: 1150 Stewart Street in York, PA.

photos by: Royce Images Photography


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