Tips For a Successful Kitchen Remodel

Many homeowners will choose to remodel their kitchens approximately every 15 to 20 year in order to keep their homes updated and current. This can be a major undertaking that disrupts your family life for weeks on end and that costs a small fortune to complete. However, the end result is often well worth the effort and expense, and you may be eagerly looking forward to getting started on your project. At Distinctive Cabinetry, we know what it takes to deliver a professional and successful remodel to our customers. Our HOUZZ, “Best of Service,” award-winning kitchen designs can be found in Lafayette, Alamo, Walnut Creek, Moraga and the surrounding cities. Our high-end cabinet manufacturers include quality brands like Starmark Cabinetry, Ultracraft, Waypoint, and more. If you’re looking for an uplift, there are a few steps that you can take to ensure a successful kitchen remodel.

Make Your Design Decisions Early

Your design decisions for everything from the type of cabinets that you are choosing to the color of your tile back splash and more will impact other design decisions, the cost of your remodel and even the steps that the contractors take to remodel the kitchen. It is important that you finalize your design plans early on in the process, and preferably, this will be done well before any demolition or construction work begins.

Below is a remodel we executed with Starmark Cabinetry. Maybe you are looking for something high-contrast? Whether this is the case or not, at Distinctive Cabinetry, we can help you make the decisions that are best for your vision.Starmark-alamo-east-bay-lafayette-cabinets

Communicate Openly With Your Designer

If you are working with a designer for your kitchen remodel, be sure to communicate clearly and openly with him or her. You need to communicate your likes and dislikes as well as your functional needs for the space so that he or she can create a design that you will love and that works well with your daily life.

We are here for you, our designers want to make your dream come true. Wherever you need a remodel in your home, Distinctive Cabinetry has so much to offer:


Avoid Deviating From the Plan

Once you have decided on a design plan for your kitchen remodel, it is important to stick to the plan. Deviating from the plan with design changes or material changes after the work has gotten underway can result in expensive revisions and updates as well as wasted time. This is one of the most significant reasons why kitchen remodel projects get off budget and off their timeline.

Demand Excellence From Your Contractors

When the work begins in your home, take time to monitor the work on a regular basis. This work is improving the style and function of your space, and it will play a major role in property value and your ability to sell the home later. With this in mind, if you are unhappy with the quality of the work, ask for revisions and re-work as needed.



Remodeling your kitchen may be a home improvement project that you have eagerly looked forward to completing for months or years. Now that the work is getting underway, you understandably want a successful project that brings your vision to life. Follow these tips to ensure a successful kitchen remodel.

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