Bradco: Your trusted Los Angeles design-build firm

Nobody ever said LA homeowners weren’t discerning folk. After all, it takes a certain type of person to live in the City of Angels – a person with a certain amount of taste. And that taste doesn’t just go by the wayside when it comes time to renovate. So when you’re planning a renovation for your home, you’re probably thinking to find a great Los Angeles design build firm. After all, you wouldn’t want to have to bother with the hassle of working with several different contractors and firms just to get the job done when you could go with just one trustworthy, professional company.

That’s where Bradco Kitchens and Baths comes in:

Most renovation projects focus on updating kitchens or bathrooms – so whether you’re doing one or the other or both, Bradco is ready to help at every step of the way. Our expert interior designers will help you draft up plans for your new kitchen and bathrooms, from the layout to the appliances.

We manufacture our own line of cabinetry and bathroom vanities. As a pioneer in sustainable kitchen and bathrooms, our products are all made locally and sustainably, without the use of VOCs or formaldehyde, and all our products are FSC certified. If you already have a specific brand in mind for your new fixtures, we also carry over a dozen major brands of cabinets, countertops, vanities, tiles, sinks, faucets, and appliances.

Once all the parts are locked down and the planning’s finished, our partners at B&R Construction are ready to install your new kitchen and bathroom properly and professionally. There’s no need to worry about how another contractor will work with plans you’ve drafted elsewhere, no need to worry about hiring different firms to do each installation or room. We’re able to help you through the whole project, from beginning to end.

Bradco Kitchens and Baths has twice won HGTV’s Designer’s Challenge – once for our kitchens, and once for our baths, and were an Interior Design Magazine’s Best of Year Honoree for 2012. As a member of the US Green Building Council and an American Society of Interior Designers industry partner, we take our responsibility to provide you with only the best, and most sustainable kitchen and bath solutions very seriously. If you’re considering a new renovation project, contact us today to get started.

Kitchen Remodel Ideas: Bold, Cozy, and Unique

You’re remodeling your kitchen, and want something that’s uniquely you. Something that brings a warm, personal touch to your surroundings, and makes the whole place feel only like home can. If you’re looking for a bold kitchen remodel idea that makes a statement, consider some of these themes:

Eclectic: An eclectic kitchen brings together the best of every other style, and mixes it together in just the right way to make something spectacular. Mix the warmth of a Mediterranean kitchen with the elegance of a traditional one. Bring modern barstools into a classic farmhouse style kitchen. A good eclectic kitchen is loud and multicultural – but be careful, it’s one of the hardest looks to nail down right. One detail out of place can make the whole thing look like a mess.

Bistro: Warm colors, soft lighting, and striking tile floors bring the charm of a Parisian bistro into the comfort of your kitchen. Adding open shelving and magnetic strips or hooks for your cookware adds to that restaurant kitchen feel, while a zinc counter top and chalkboard go a long way towards bringing the space to life.

Rustic: If you yearn for the warm, cozy feel of a cabin in the woods, a rustic kitchen theme might be a good idea. A rustic theme calls for wood, and lots of it. Whether it’s distressed and reclaimed, or stained and varnished, the woodiness of the design makes the kitchen feel hardy and ready to comfort you no matter how cold it is outside. Seal the deal with dark wood or stone countertops, or pair with a warm color to bring out a Wild West feel.

If you’re ready to renovate your kitchen, or you still need help deciding how you want it to look, contact us. We can help you put together a design for your new kitchen, and our custom cabinets can bring out just the look you’re going for.

Kitchen Remodeling Ideas: Classic, Timeless, and Elegant

You love the classics. Nothing too fancy, nothing too out-there – you want a kitchen with a timeless charm that’ll look good year after year. After all, a kitchen doesn’t need to look space-age to work perfectly, and sometimes a slight touch of history adds a bit of class.

So if you’re looking for timeless kitchen remodel ideas, consider some of these themes.

Traditional: Ornate and intricate, traditional kitchens bring back the splendor of large old-world kitchens. Adding legs and toe kicks to islands and cabinets gives them an elegant look. Decorative lantern and chandelier style lighting brings a softer look and light to the kitchen. Tall cabinets – mounted and freestanding alike, give the kitchen a much more comfortable feel. When all the details come together, a traditional kitchen ends up feeling more like a living room or lounge than a kitchen.

Classic: While not quite as ornate as a traditional kitchen, classic kitchen themes are no less elegant. Focusing more on neutral whites and blacks, classic kitchens focus on the beauty of simplicity. While decorative architecture on the fixtures isn’t ruled out, it tends to be more toned-down, to keep the space feeling comfortable and neutral. The real appeal of a classic kitchen comes from both the fact that it appeals to everyone, but also from the fact that its look can change at a moment’s notice. If you decide you want to change things up a year later, swap out the furniture, and the whole kitchen fits together in a completely new way.

Craftsman: A craftsman style design avoids superfluous ornamentation entirely. Instead, it focuses more on simple function, while emphasizing the natural beauty of the materials used. Rich, dark woods and natural stones complement each other well to create a utilitarian, though warm, look. Make sure to aim for unpainted and stain-coated cabinetry to bring out the rustic feel of this theme.

If you’re ready to update your kitchen, or if you’re still deciding on what theme you want to go for, contact us today. We’ll help you plan, design, and install your new kitchen.

Kitchen Remodeling Ideas: Sleek, Minimalist, and Modern

You’re planning to update and upgrade your kitchen. You want a kitchen that has the latest appliances and the cutting-edge in design. Something to reflect your modern lifestyle, something that simplifies both form and function, while bringing out the best of both.

So if you’re looking for sleek and chic kitchen remodel ideas, consider some of these themes:

Modern: A modern kitchen is sleek and clean, with a heavy focus on hard, angular lines. Modern designs are often minimalist, and eschew ornamentation in favor of accenting the natural beauty of the materials and making small splashes of color – be it from kitchen-bound plants or a fresh meal – that much bolder.
Contemporary: While “modern” and “contemporary” are used interchangeably, there are subtle differences between the two that can make a world of difference when it comes to design decisions. A contemporary design, while retaining the sleekness and minimalism of a modern design, is much more accepting of organic shapes and curves and works really well with dark, earthy woods. For a lighter-colored contemporary kitchen, brightly colored chairs can bring new life to the whole design.

Transitional: Closer to traditional-style kitchens, transitional kitchens blend classic designs with modern materials. Transitional designs tend to be slightly more ornamental than their contemporary cousins, and have a strong focus on the clash of sleek, modern appliances with older-styled natural materials. Textured backsplashes and cabinets bring out the life in the transitional kitchen’s generally muted neutral colors.

If you’re ready to remodel your kitchen, or if you’re still thinking about what cabinets, countertops, and applicances to choose, contact us today.