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Kitchen Remodeling

Leo and Rene Home Improvement understand the complexities of remodeling a kitchen.  We can create the kitchen that reflects your taste and needs while staying within your budget. When choosing materials, remember that price equals quality.  Your budget will be largely based on the materials used in your new kitchen, so we can give you a complete estimate after a discussion on your vision to make both you and your wallet happy.

A great way to start is by making a list of everything you'd love to have in your new kitchen. Now, divide this list into A) things you need and B) things you want but could live without for now. The next step is to explore the types of materials you may want. If you can't afford them all, choose the ones that matter most to you -- and find artful substitutes for the rest.  A few examples:


Marble and granite countertops
Compare the cost of real marble and granite to look-alike laminates, and you may decide on the synthetic for the rest of your countertops.  If you must have the real thing, specify marble or granite tiles: Nine-inch or 12-inch squares are easier to fabricate and install than running-foot slabs and, therefore, are much less costly. If famous brands may be out of your price range, we can still help you choose similar brands that are a less expensive.

Handmade, custom-colored, imported ceramic wall tiles
Beautiful, artistic, and costly, hand-colored tiles may be too expensive to use throughout but just right as borders and accents. Choose a compatible plain tile for most of the installation, and save the custom pieces for eye-level areas such as the backsplash or a border around a breakfast nook window.

Luxury flooring
Ceramic tile, marble and granite, or wood flooring can be expensive, but there are alternatives. For wood flooring, parquet is less costly than planking. Wood laminates also have a realistic appearance. Today's vinyl flooring looks surprisingly close to the natural materials it imitates.

Custom cabinetry
Many cabinets come in such a wide array of stock sizes and shapes, they assure a virtually custom fit. We also have custom design cabinet makers that can create anything you can think of. They will print color versions of different angles of your cabinets so you know what the finished project will look like.