Maximize Space When Remodeling Your Small Kitchen

When space is limited in your kitchen, every square inch matters. Being clever and creative will help you maximize the space in your kitchen to be able to create the gourmet goodies your family loves.

If you’re able to start from scratch with a full small kitchen remodel, you will want to create as much efficiency as possible in the space allowed. If you change the order of your appliances such as by putting the microwave on the wall on top of the stove which is situated next to the sink, you are making clean up easy and utilizing all of the counter space available.

By making your kitchen taller, you are creating more space. Purchase kitchen cabinets that reach up to the ceiling. Before you start the remodel, take into account the self-height and where you would like to store items. If you’re planning a custom pantry to store dry goods, envision where everything will be stored and plan accordingly.

Create a dining space that is comfortable, fits into the design of your kitchen and is also functional. If you have the space available, create a breakfast bar instead of a standard kitchen table. This will not only provide more open floor space in your kitchen but can also double as extra counter space while you are cooking.

Details can make all of the difference to change the appearance of your kitchen to make it look bigger. By choosing a large 12″ by 12″ tile and placing them on a diagonal, you can give your kitchen the appearance of being wider. An oversized, deep sink can provide more space to place dirty dishes to be kept out of the way during prep time.

The details mean everything to a small space so use your imagination, be creative in your organization and plan as much as you can before starting your small kitchen remodel. For more information regarding custom kitchen designs for your space, contact us today.

FSC Certified Cabinets Can Still Be Beautiful as Well as Functional

If it’s time to remodel your kitchen or bath, you are probably interested in “going green” as much as possible.  These days using FSC certified cabinets doesn’t mean boring, poorly functioning, or poorly made. You can satisfy the need to conserve natural resources along with the need for the functional and beautiful room remodeling you have in mind.

FSC certification means that a manufacturer has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council that all woods used in production have come from sustainable forests that have been managed responsibly.  The chain of custody certificate means that every supplier throughout the process of manufacturing cabinets, from producer up to the final consumer, is certified as using sustainable processes and keeping non-certified material separate from certified material throughout the process.

What this means for you is that you can have your cake and eat it too! You are assured of having the very finest, sustainable woods used in your cabinets, of completely going green, and additionally, of having the best looking cabinets available. Bradco Kitchens and Baths will work with you to design the remodel that will add space where you need it, make the most of what little space you have, or just design cabinets with ingenious features that make your kitchen or bath function as if you have lots of space. Our personalized customer service and double checking of measurements, assures you of satisfaction with the final outcome.

We can also work with a designer of your choosing to create the kitchen or bath that best meets your needs.  Many clients prefer to work with their own professional designer so that he/she can handle all the details. Our goal is to use whichever method works best for you. The procedures and quality don’t really change, but a personal design professional may help you think about options for your redesign that you hadn’t previously considered. That makes it a win-win situation for both of us.

The first thing to do is contact us and visit our showroom for a multitude of ideas to review for your remodel. Our Bradco designers can help you begin the process and ask some general questions. Bring along your room dimensions, as well as any sketches, photos, or magazine clippings of things you like and ideas you hope to incorporate into your new kitchen or bath. We’ll help you get it all together and provide a dazzling and functional room that is also eco-friendly.

Celebrate National Culinary Arts Month with Los Angeles Kitchen Remodeling

Did you know that July is National Culinary Arts Month? There are lots of suggestions out there about how to join in the celebration. We think that it’s a great excuse to consider some kitchen remodeling, Los Angeles. Here are some of the reasons why you might wish to let us join you in transforming your kitchen into a culinary arts playground.

  • If you’ve ever bumped into members of your family as you try to navigate your small, cramped or awkwardly designed kitchen, you know how difficult it is to create a culinary masterpiece in a workplace that just doesn’t work for you. We provide complete kitchen remodeling services for those situations where you know, or are beginning to sense, that a complete remake is the only way to make your kitchen really cook.
  • If you don’t have enough counter space because the tools of your culinary trade are stored on your countertops, perhaps it’s time to rethink your kitchen storage solutions. We provide kitchen design services as well, and we can help you find additional storage space, even in a smaller kitchen, with innovative design strategies and custom cabinets for those unusual situations, as well as countertop fabrication services to top that new storage space in style.
  • If you can’t see what you’re doing in your kitchen, the problem might not be with your eyes. Kitchen lighting often ends up ranking way below appliances and cabinets when kitchen designs are drafted. We can help you think through the entire picture, “soup to nuts,” as it were, to ensure that you can see what you are doing and work safely and easily in the kitchen of your dreams.

Are you ready to transform your kitchen into a haven of culinary delights? If so, contact us today to discuss how we can help you celebrate National Culinary Arts Month with the kitchen of your dreams.

Add Style and Comfort to your Kitchen and Bathroom with Custom Cabinets and Green Cabinetry

There is always the question of style and comfort when it comes to building or remodeling your home. Of course details regarding your style, color, space, and design that you desire should be just that in your dream home. It is much to think about, (especially when considering every room in your household that needs your  attention), but once you see the finished product, you will see it was worth every moment of thought. So let’s narrow your focus to the kitchen and bathroom; two rooms that are relatively smaller than the rest, but still hold tremendous design possibilities. Options like contemporary (featuring sleek, clean lines),traditional (warm, cozy tones), or modern (metallic accents and sleek lines), designs are choices for you to consider when creating a cohesive and comfortable kitchen and/or bathroom.

Speaking of comfortability and cohesiveness, why not integrate eco-friendly cabinets into your lifestyle. Green Cabinetry come in a variety of colors, woods and styles, and are environmentally friendly, saving you energy! Custom designs are available as well, allowing you to design your own kitchen or bathroom, no matter how large or small, to your specifications. You can mix and match styles of lighting, vanities and countertops, tiles, appliances and colors that compliment your cabinetry, presenting a luxurious and exquisite taste in the design itself, and adding comfort to your room. Top shelf cabinetry will add tremendous style, setting the overall mood in either of these rooms.

Whatever design style it is that you choose for your kitchen or bathroom, contact us, for your desired custom and/or eco-friendly cabinets.