FAQ

A kitchen with white cabinets and bar stools.

How does the kitchen remodeling
process work?

An experienced estimator/Design Professional meets with the customer to discuss project details, capturing on-site pictures or measurements for accuracy. Together, they assess if further design or drawings are necessary for an accurate bid. Optional design services are available for detailed visualization.

How long does a kitchen remodel take?

A kitchen remodel at Westphall Remodeling typically spans 12-14 weeks. This timeline covers the initial design, the crafting of custom cabinets (which takes 8-10 weeks), and material selection. While the cabinets are in production, we assist with choosing granite, flooring, and other fixtures. Demolition and construction last about 3-4 weeks, followed by cabinet installation. The final steps, including granite installation and finishing touches like backsplash and appliances, take an additional 1-3 weeks. Your fully remodeled kitchen will be ready for enjoyment within three months from the design start.

What are some of the latest kitchen trends?

  1. Islands: Perfect for larger kitchens, islands are central hubs for cooking, storage, and socializing, requiring at least 3 feet of space around them for comfortable movement. They often feature contrasting colors and custom lighting to enhance design aesthetics.

  2. Natural Light: Large windows or skylights are favored for bringing natural light into the kitchen, connecting indoor spaces with the outdoors and offering beautiful views.

  3. Shaker Style Cabinets: These minimalist cabinets with flat center panels and clean borders are making a comeback, reflecting a modern, clean look.

  4. Colors: Whites and neutral tones such as beige, light greens, blues, and grays are popular for creating a bright and relaxing atmosphere. Wood accents in flooring or countertops complement these colors, ensuring a timeless and cohesive kitchen design.

What type of kitchen countertops should I use?

Choosing the right kitchen countertop involves balancing beauty, functionality, and durability. It's crucial that your countertops complement your cabinets and coordinate with other design elements like backsplashes, appliances, and lighting. Here’s a rundown of popular materials:

  1. Granite: A popular choice for its unique natural colors and patterns, granite is a durable natural stone that offers design flexibility.

  2. Quartz: Known for its extreme durability, quartz is a manufactured material combining quartz crystals with resin, available in a wide range of colors.

  3. Marble: Offers a timeless, elegant look with various colors available. It's softer and more porous than granite, making it more prone to scratches and stains.

  4. Quartzite: Similar to granite, quartzite is a very hard natural stone, offering durability and a subtle, versatile color palette.

  5. Wood: Provides a warm, durable surface that naturally integrates light knife cuts and scratches into its design, enhancing the kitchen's aesthetic.

Our team assists you in weighing these options to find the best countertop material for your kitchen remodel, ensuring it meets your style and functional needs.

Kitchen Remodeling

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A contemporary bathroom featuring a spacious tub and a convenient walk-in shower.

What are the latest trends in the master bathroom remodeling

  1. Showers and Tubs: Walk-in showers with frameless glass, curbless entries, and modern accessories are in demand, replacing traditional tubs. Freestanding tubs are popular for their design flexibility and ability to act as a centerpiece.

  2. Vanities and Countertops: Shaker-style and floating vanities are trending, alongside durable countertops made from quartz, granite, and marble, featuring clean, square edges for a contemporary look.

  3. Lighting: Innovative lighting options include chandeliers, pendants, and LED strip lighting under cabinets and around mirrors, enhancing both the functionality and aesthetics of the space.

  4. Tiles: Neutral-colored subway tiles arranged in various patterns remain popular, complemented by matte and glossy finishes for a modern touch. Large-format porcelain tiles and decorative hexagon tiles add visual interest and contemporary flair.

These updates focus on creating a stylish, practical bathroom environment with high-quality materials and thoughtful design

Bathroom Remodeling

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A backyard oasis featuring a pool and a stylish bar area, perfect for relaxation and entertaining guests.

What are the best ideas for your outdoor kitchen?

  1. Location: Position your outdoor kitchen near your home's main living area, outdoor pool, or cabana for convenience and to facilitate the flow of food and beverages. Ensure it complements your home's design without obstructing views.

  2. Design: Plan for adequate space based on the size and number of appliances and amenities. Utilize multi-level countertops at standard heights for cooking and entertaining, and choose durable materials like granite, quartz, or decorative concrete for surfaces. Storage and cabinetry should ideally blend with your home’s exterior, using materials like brick, stucco, or flagstone.

  3. Appliances: Essential elements include a grill, sink, refrigerator, and trash area, with additional options like smokers, beer taps, and warming drawers. Opt for stainless steel for durability and ease of maintenance.

  4. Overhead Structure: Consider a roof structure that matches your home's design, whether it's attached or freestanding. Finish the interior with materials like paneling, stucco, or stained wood for a cohesive look.

  5. Ambiance: Enhance your outdoor kitchen with effective lighting, such as recessed lights, sconces, or pendant lights over bar areas. Incorporate outdoor fans for comfort and add entertainment features like a TV or surround sound system to elevate the experience.

These ideas ensure your outdoor kitchen is both functional and a beautiful addition to your home.

How should I design my outdoor living area? 

  1. Patio Doors and Windows: Large sliding or multi-slide patio doors and picture windows are effective in merging indoor and outdoor spaces, enhancing the view and accessibility, and making the outdoors feel like a natural extension of your home.

  2. Patio Covers: Choose a patio cover that complements your home’s architecture, whether it's a freestanding structure or attached. Options include hip, gable, mansard, or shed roof styles. Custom features like wood, stone, or stucco columns and styled ceiling finishes such as paneled or stained wood add character and functionality, along with integrated lighting and ceiling fans.

  3. Fireplaces: Adding a fireplace can anchor your outdoor living area, providing warmth and a central gathering point. Designs can vary from stone to stucco finishes, often incorporating spaces for a TV and decorative mantles.

  4. Outdoor Kitchens: Extend your cooking and entertaining space with an outdoor kitchen equipped with amenities like grills, smokers, refrigerators, and sinks. Durable materials such as granite, quartz, or decorative concrete are ideal for countertops, with matching finishes on storage areas to enhance aesthetics and durability. Don’t forget to incorporate adequate lighting and entertainment options to enrich the outdoor cooking experience.

These components together create a versatile and enjoyable outdoor living area that not only boosts your home's value but also enhances your lifestyle.

Outdoor Remodeling

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Spacious home with pool and patio, perfect for outdoor gatherings and relaxation.

When is building a room addition a good idea?

  1. More Space: As families grow and change, additional space becomes necessary. Whether it's for a growing child, an aging parent, a new baby, or adapting to a work-from-home lifestyle, a room addition can provide the needed space without the need to overhaul your existing home layout.

  2. Functionality: Adding specific rooms, such as extra bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, or entertainment rooms, can significantly enhance the functionality of your home. These additions are not just about adding square footage but improving the quality of living and accommodating your lifestyle needs.

  3. Value: Properly designed and constructed room additions can add substantial value to your home, often equaling the investment made. This improvement not only enhances your living experience but also increases your property's market value.

Room additions can be a strategic solution to fit your evolving needs, offering both immediate benefits and long-term value. They require careful planning and execution, so working with an experienced and reputable contractor is crucial to ensure a successful and satisfying addition to your home.

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What type of room additions add the most usefulness to a home? 

  1. Kitchens and Bathrooms: Expanding or adding on to the kitchen increases the functionality of a critical space within the house, with potential returns of 60-80% on investment. Similarly, bathroom additions also contribute to the home's value and practicality.

  2. Bedrooms: Adding bedrooms can directly increase a home's market value and appeal, especially homes with three or more bedrooms. Ensuring that these bedrooms are well-sized and ideally include bathrooms can further boost the property's value.

  3. Living/Entertainment Rooms: These spaces are central to family life and entertaining guests. Enhancements here can transform the home's atmosphere, offering both a higher quality of life and about 50-60% return on investment. Features like open floor plans and high-quality audio/visual setups are particularly valuable.

  4. Complete Guest Quarters: Adding self-contained guest quarters with a bedroom, bathroom, and kitchenette caters to the growing need for multi-generational living spaces and can attract buyers looking for versatile home options. These additions offer privacy and practicality within the family setting and can be a cost-effective alternative to separate housing.

These room additions not only improve daily living but also position your home as a more attractive option in the real estate market, potentially offering significant returns when you decide to sell.

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