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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


Top 3 questions to ask embee & son BEFORE starting a remodel project

July 25th, 2014      Leave a comment

A remodel project in your current home is a large financial and emotional commitment. The designers at embee & son 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.  

Here are the top 3 questions to ask embee & son before starting your remodel project.

1. What is our remodel project schedule? 
A schedule involves so much more than just start and completion dates. It outlines the tasks and timing involved, giving you an overall view of the sequence of events for the project. All embee & son customers receive a schedule detailing start and completion dates, arrival and departure times, work to be accomplished each day, and estimated template and installation dates for counter tops.  At embee & son, it is our policy to schedule a job after all materials have arrived, allowing us to remain on site until the remodel is completed. 

embee & son work schedule

embee & son work schedule

2. Does embee & son use contractors or subcontractors?
All work is completed by either employees of embee & son, Michael Barshinger Builder & Developer or by subcontractors with whom we have established long term relationships.

embee & son contractors

embee & son contractors working at a total Kitchen Remodel

3. Is embee & son registered with the state of PA and are they insured?
It is required all contractor’s be registered, as well as insured, in the state of Pennsylvania.  Our registration number is printed wherever our logo is seen; including all ads, vehicles, contracts and business cards.  It can also be found posted in the entrance of our  showroom.  A copy of our Certificate of Insurance is available upon request.

embee & son van

The embee & son van, ready to make an appearance at YOUR remodeling project

 

embee & son is the premier retailer in kitchen remodeling, bath remodeling, flooring, cabinetry, countertops, and home fashions in York, PA and South Central, PA. Visit our website to find out more how we can help you with your next project!


embee & son Total Kitchen Remodel

June 17th, 2014      Leave a comment

When embee & son says “we have the knowledge and know-how to make your dreams become reality”, we mean it!

The talented design staff can work with any remodel project small to large, and with just about any budget. And our installers are the best there is. Wrap all this up and you have one great experience.

The photos below document how the project progressed from day 1 tear out to final finished remodel.

You are invited to visit our expert staff in our showroom in York, PA to see all we have to offer from custom design … to build & installation … to completion.

We can show you our solid surface countertop options including quartz countertops, granite countertops, and silestone countertops from HanStone, Silestone, Cambria, Zodiaq, CaeserStone, and Formica Stone. We also can show you our cabinetry options including Aristokraft and Mid Continent. We  have flooring samples of carpet, laminate, hardwood, vinyl, luxury vinyl tile, stone, ceramic and porcelain tile from major name brands such as Shaw, Mannington, Armstrong, daltile, Scandian, and Bruce Hardwood. All of our flooring is installed by experienced flooring installers to ensure your satisfaction. Our expert craftsmen and installers have years of experience in remodeling so you can feel confident your project will be done right.

embee & son is the premier retailer in kitchen remodeling, bath remodeling, flooring, cabinetry, countertops, and home fashions in York, PA and South Central, PA.


Creating Contrast in Your Kitchen Design: Part 2

March 21st, 2014      Leave a comment

By Stevie Storck

In my last post, I talked about why creating contrast with your finish selections is important and showed an example of a kitchen that successfully balanced medium and dark tones with white painted cabinetry. This time, I’m going to focus on creating contrast in kitchen design that uses medium and dark tone wood cabinetry!

Contemporary Kitchen by Seattle Kitchen & Bath Designers NW Home Designers

Espresso stained cabinets are striking in person, but many
people are afraid of using such a dark color in their kitchen. This kitchen proves that you can have a dark brown/black as the primary tone in your kitchen, and still have a space that feel bright, sleek and warm. First to offset all of the dark cabinetry, they chose a creamy off-white color for their
countertops and walls. Then, to bridge the high contrast, they introduced warm, medium tones in the backsplash and flooring.

The Formula?
Primary Tone = Dark
Secondary Tone = Light
Tertiary Tone (or
accent) = Medium

 

Craftsman Kitchen by Dallas Kitchen & Bath Designers Brooke B. Sammons

Wood cabinetry with a medium tone stain is excellent for
creating a warm feeling or for replicating historic styles, like in this craftsman-inspired kitchen. This designer made a great choice by selecting hardwood flooring with a light to medium tonal variation. You never want to try to match the wood of your cabinetry to your flooring exactly! The cream walls
and lighter countertops help to balance all of the wood and the dark slate backsplash creates a contrasting focal point. The dark finish of the cabinetry and lighting hardware help to tie it all together.

The Formula?
Primary Tone = Medium
Secondary Tone = Light
Tertiary Tone (or
accent) = Dark

 

However, there is another way to create balance in a kitchen
with medium tone cabinets. The warm wood tone of these cabinets would really pop against a dark wall color, like an olive green or eggplant and a dark countertop. A white subway tile backsplash and white painted bar stools are all
that you would need to balance this design perfectly.

The Formula?
Primary Tone = Medium
Secondary Tone = Dark
Tertiary Tone (or
accent) = Light

 

Hopefully I’ve demystified the finish selection process a
bit for your kitchen remodel. Using any one of the four formulas I’ve shown you and you are guaranteed to have a beautiful, balanced kitchen.

Still feel like you need help? Don’t worry! At embee & son,
we have two interior designers who are here, not only to create the best layout for the functionality of your kitchen, but also to guide you through the selections process to ensure that your end product is well-designed AND
beautiful!

 

If you have any questions for our talented staff, 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.


Creating Contrast in Your Kitchen Design: Part 1

March 14th, 2014      Leave a comment

By Stevie Storck

Designing your dream kitchen can be an overwhelming task.
There are so many decisions to make! Even after you’ve decided on your most functional and beautiful layout, there a still dozens of decisions to make regarding materials and finishes. What hardware are we going to choose? In what
finish? What type of flooring? What paint color? …The list goes on and on.

For many homeowners, this portion of the remodel process can be very frustrating. You may know the look and feel you want your kitchen to have, but are unsure of how to achieve that. Many homeowners’ first inclination is to “play it safe” and choose materials that are similar in color, like shades of beige to go with a medium wood tone cabinetry. While it’s true that the elements of this design will “match”, the overall effect will be a monotone kitchen where all the finishes blend together.

One of the things I talk about with all of my customers is
how important contrast is in a kitchen design. The best kitchen designs have a balance of light tones, medium tones and dark tones, no matter what shade your cabinetry is. Here is an example of how to create contrast if you are choosing white cabinetry for your kitchen remodel with embee & son.

 

White-on-white kitchens are a trend that isn’t going
anywhere – people love the light, fresh and bright feeling that they give. However, if you choose white for literally ALL of your finishes, your kitchen will go from feeling light and bright to sterile and institutional. This photo shows a successful white-on-white kitchen design. While white is the primary tone used on the cabinetry and tile backsplash, this designer added warmth with a medium tone hardwood floor and contrast with dark countertops and cabinetry
hardware. The overall effect is still light and airy feeling, but also grounded and balanced.

 

The Formula?

Primary Tone = Light

Secondary Tone =
Medium

Tertiary Tone (or
accent) = Dark

Use this formula when selecting your finishes and you can’t
go wrong! In my next post, I will show you how to incorporate contrast if you are choosing medium and dark wood tone cabinetry for your kitchen remodel!

At embee & son, we have two interior designers who are
here, not only to create the best layout for the functionality of your kitchen, but also to guide you through the selections process to ensure that your end product is well-designed AND beautiful!

If you have any questions for our talented staff, 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.


Have you ever wondered “WHAT IS MY KITCHEN STYLE?”

November 8th, 2013      Leave a comment

Finding your personal kitchen style is often times best discovered through photos instead of words. A photo can evoke strong feelings towards like and dislike, helping you to know which kitchen style is an expression of you. You’ll know it when you see it, as the old saying goes. In this post we will show you some kitchen styles from the kitchen remodeling portfolio from embee & son, inc.

FARMHOUSE KITCHENS
Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel

These kitchens give you with warm and cozy feelings of days gone by when making a living off the land was a way of life. The mainstays of this design are comfort and function while being stylish in today’s world. This kitchen showcases a classic farmhouse design incorporating inset cabinetry, bowtie hinges, and a butcher block island in custom paint
finishes. The original wood floor, exposed beams, and brick fireplace add to the character & charm creating that warm & inviting atmosphere.

COTTAGE KITCHENS
Cottage Kitchen Remodel

These kitchens ooze with simplicity dating back to earlier times. It harkens to a lifestyle of simple & easy living. This kitchen displays the period details that are the key to a 1930’s stone cottage kitchen. It incorporates a farmhouse sink, inset doors, white subway tile, and furniture details that create a simple  and functional design in a small space. Octagon tile flooring emulates materials from the original era.

CONTEMPORARY KITCHENS
Contemporary Kitchen Remodel

These kitchens tend to follow a form that is more whimsical in respect to finishes and the forms it follows. They are clean, uncluttered, and simple while all the while remaining invitingly livable. This kitchen uses clean lines, simple detail, and an iridescent tile backsplash. The stone tile floor adds warmth keeping the space from being viewed as sterile.

Contemporary Kitchen Remodel

This kitchen is also contemporary. Utilizing natural maple cabinets with oversized stainless steel hardware, it defines this space as contemporary. Leather accented barstools, bull nose edge profile granite countertops and the cove crown molding surely keep it clean.

ECLECTIC KITCHENS
Eclectic Kitchen Remodel

These kitchens break all the rules! You can mix and match to your hearts content. Refusing to conform to society’s view of a distinct style. You can have a style that is all you. This kitchen is a combination of finishes, materials, and textures. Using contemporary details joined with a traditional tone, the natural stone and granite bring all the style home to you.

TRADITIONAL KITCHENS
Traditional Kitchen Remodel

Details are the true definition of a traditional style kitchen. These details whether it’s raised-panel cabinetry, decorative moldings, legs using furniture style, or arches… they all can convey the owners personal style. This kitchen uses classic raised panel cabinetry, stacked crown molding, bead board details on the island, a classic hardwood floor, furniture ends on cabinets, and an arched valance over the window.

TRANSITIONAL KITCHENS
Transitional Kitchen Remodel

These kitchens marry the best of traditional with contemporary. A warm welcome peppered with simple and clean lines. These spaces procur the harmony and balance needed in a busy household. The style is a wonderful
selection for balancing harmony and flexibility. This kitchen uses glazed painted cabinetry, oil rubbed bronze hardware, hardwood flooring, and stacked crown molding. A standard canvas to springboard into others styles by decorating selections leading to a neutral backdrop and following a favorite décor.

RUSTIC KITCHENS
Rustic Kitchen Remodel

A rival to the clean white kitchens of today, rustic style is a more distressed and worn appearance incorporating stone, wood, brick, fireplaces, and more vintage appliances. This kitchen uses timber frame construction, hickory cabinetry, a stacked stone fireplace, and slate tile flooring. All components of an organic and rustic feel.

Don’t be surprised if you are confused about which style best suits you. Come into the embee & son, inc. showroom and talk with one of our kitchen design experts. We can help guide you through the process of discovering the kitchen of your dreams.

So, WHAT IS YOUR KITCHEN STYLE? Leave a comment, we’d love to know!

 

A little information about embee & son, inc.

embee & son, inc. is the premier retailer in kitchen remodeling, bath remodeling, flooring, cabinetry, countertops, and home fashions in York, PA and South Central, PA.

We offer custom kitchen designers and custom bath designers on our staff to make your home remodeling a hassle-free project from start to finish. If you’re in the market for something fresh to update your home, embee & son, inc. is here to help your dreams become reality.


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