Anyone who’s done a kitchen remodeling project knows it’s not easy - because of that, we want to ask you: what are you hoping to get out of your remodel efforts? This is the question we have every client consider when starting your kitchen remodel in Clinton, IL.
Waters Construction has been a family-owned business with over 50 years of experience. As you begin a long but rewarding process, you can trust our expertise and professionalism.
Our philosophy can be summed up as such: Do it right, or do it twice. Taking shortcuts may help you save money at first, but you’ll soon find that those savings pale in comparison to the added long-term costs. That's why we discourage most homeowners from doing their own kitchen remodel.
Our crew at Waters Construction are not like the many unlicensed and uninsured "contractors" in the market that we have seen first-hand. Ask us about our licensing as remodeling contractors.
Your answer to these questions will let us know what exactly you expect from your remodel and what all you’ll need for it. We can help you balance out your budget with your concept for the design elements!
Depending on your goals for the project, there are several elements we can repair, replace, and update as your remodeling contractor. Here are some options to address during a kitchen renovation:
Don't be overwhelmed by this list! When we consult with you for a free estimate, we'll want to take a look at your kitchen in person. We will give you an honest evaluation of the space based on our 50 years' experience in the remodeling industry.
This is your renovation, so it should be convenient for you and those who will use it most. There are some simple ways to do this. Those who cook frequently require more counter space -- ideally between the range and sink -- than those who cook infrequently or who prepare simple meals.
There are also more specific ways to do this: Paths throughout a kitchen should be at least 36 inches wide. Paths within the cooking zone should be 42 inches wide for a one-cook kitchen and 48 inches wide for a two-cook configuration. When designing your kitchen, allow 15 inches of countertop on each side of a cooktop and refrigerator. Landing space is also important near the microwave.
Here’s a quick tip. As we said above, making use of pre-existing space and utilities will help cut down on remodeling costs. One easy way to do this is to utilize brighter, softer color schemes to help visually expand the room. Replacing cabinetry, hardware, and countertops is often a great way to simply update your kitchen!
In our experience, customers will spend between 6% and 10% of their home’s value on their kitchen remodel. Experts say your budget shouldn’t exceed 15%. Before you get started, you should at least have a rough idea of how much you want to spend. Our advice: if you can’t afford it, don’t buy it.
Here at Waters Construction, we're here to help homeowners enjoy their home for years and years to come. Our team will be there every step of the way to ensure your satisfaction! Let us know what you have in mind and we can make it happen.