SARASOTA KITCHEN REMODELING EXPERTS

Roberts Brothers Construction in Sarasota is a Leader in Kitchen Remodeling & Design

A Leader in Kitchen Remodeling & Design Services

Our Remodeling Company Is a leader in Kitchen Remodeling throughout Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties. Our Licensed Kitchen Remodel Company can help you create the living space you’ve always wanted.  We use a 3D design software that allows you as the homeowner to visually see how your new space will be laid out.

This gives you the opportunity to swap cabinet colors, kitchen countertops, back splashes, appliances, and more to see which fits your lifestyle & family the best.

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Increase Your Homes Value

Roberts Brothers Construction knows that when you do a Kitchen Remodeling project or expand your Kitchen, it is not only good for your homes value but it helps bring your Family & Friends together.  Our company can help with increasing your kitchen’s size, adding custom cabinetry, creating walls to separate the space, and more.

Kitchen Design is Not a One Size Fits All

Your home is unique & so are each of you.  Our company takes pride in creating a Custom Kitchen Remodeling design that is special to your lifestyle.  With over 30 Years as a Licensed Kitchen Remodel & Design Company, trust on us to manage your project on time & effectively.

Kitchen Floor Plan Ideas

Roberts Brothers has supplied a few sample floor plans to help you gather ideas about placement of elements. The traditional kitchen layout is based on the idea of creating a work triangle, with imaginary lines drawn between the sink, range, and refrigerator.

If you’ll have multiple cooks working in the kitchen, you might want to think about the room design in terms of zones or workstations devoted to specific tasks, such as cooking, cleaning, and storage.

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SINGLE WALL – This space-saving plan works most efficiently when the sink is centered on the wall and flanked by the refrigerator and the cooktop or range.

If possible, allow 4 feet of counter on each side of the sink to provide plenty of space for food prep and cleanup. This solution for Kitchen Remodeling is ideal for a smaller kitchen.

 

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TWO-WALL GALLEY – Parallel walls contain three workstations. This compact plan lets the cook move easily between areas.

But, traffic will interfere unless there is at least 4 feet of space between counters.  Ideally, sit the sink and refrigerator on one wall and the cooktop on the other.

This design allows ease of access while cooking and preparing meals in your new Kitchen.

 

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L-SHAPE WITH ISLAND – L Shape with Island with workstations on two adjacent walls, this plan adds an island.

This plan works best in a 10×10-foot or larger room and makes space for a second cook; it routes traffic out of the L’s crook.

The larger the kitchen, the more options you have for a complete Remodel & Design.

 

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U SHAPE – This floor plan is most efficient with one workstation on each of the three walls. The primary cook can pivot from one station to another, while the second cook shares one leg of the triangle.

The base of the U should be at least 8 feet long to help cooks feel comfortable.

 

 

U shaped with islandU-SHAPE WITH ISLAND – Installing a sink or cooktop in the island allows multiple cooks to work at the same time. Plan 42 inches of aisle space on all sides of the island.

(In a two cook kitchen, 48 inches is even better.) Island plans are less efficient when workstations are on opposite walls.

 

 

Multiple Work ZoneMULTIPLE WORK ZONE – Featuring two walls and an island in the work core, this kitchen offers multiple prep areas so two cooks need not cross each other’s path while they work.

A butler’s pantry and walk-in food pantry offer plentiful storage and additional prep and entertaining space within easy reach of the primary work zones.

 

Designing the Kitchen Space

To ensure your kitchen is functional, comfortable, and safe, use these measurements and recommended clearances. Measurements are suggested minimums unless otherwise noted. The following recommendations were adapted from the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) guidelines. Visit nkba.org for more guidelines.

Designing the Kitchen Space

Walkways –Your walkways should be 36 inches wide

Work Aisles – The width of your work aisles should be at least 42 inches in a one-cook kitchen and 48 inches in kitchens designed for multiple cooks. A U-shape kitchen should include a clearance of 60 inches between opposite walls.

Sink – If your kitchen has one sink, locate it next to or across from the cooking surface or refrigerator. For a primary sink, provide a continuous countertop at least 36 inches wide right next to the sink.  For a cleanup and prep sink, provide a 24-inch-wide landing area to one side of the sink and an 18-inch-wide landing area on the other.

Cook top –Include a 12-inch-wide landing area on one side of the cook top and a 15-inch-wide landing area on the other. (Landing areas should be at the same height as the cook top.)  Allow 24 inches of clearance above cook top (30 inches if there is unprotected cabinetry above it).

Countertops – The standard countertop height is 36 inches; maximum is 45 inches. Allow 15 inches of space between the countertop and the bottom of upper cabinets.  A total of 158 inches of countertop space is needed to accommodate landing area, prep and work area, and storage

Food Prep Area – Include a 36-inch-wide work surface for each cook (adjacent to a water source).

Dishwasher – Locate the dishwasher no more than 36 inches from the cleanup and prep sink.

Refrigerator – Provide a 15-inch landing area on the handle side of the refrigerator; a 15-inch landing area on both sides of a side-by-side refrigerator; a 15-inch landing area no more than 48 inches across from the front of the refrigerator; or a 15-inch landing area above or adjacent to an under counter refrigerator.

Microwave Oven – The bottom of the microwave oven should be 3 inches below the principal user’s shoulder but no more than 54 inches above floor.  Provide a 15-inch-wide countertop space above, below, or on handle side of the microwave oven.

Oven – Provide a 15-inch-wide counter space above or adjacent, or on an island or peninsula no more than 48 inches away.

Bar Counter – The height should be between 28 and 45 inches. Provide a knee space between 12 and 18 inches.

Setting a Kitchen Remodel Budget

Figuring out a budget for your Kitchen Remodel Project might not be as much fun as selecting fixtures and paint colors, but it’s just as important – if not more.

Kitchen Remodeling Costs Sarasota Roberts Brothers ConstructionTo begin, think about how long you plan to stay in your home. If you plan to move within a few years, research surrounding home prices in your area and be careful to keep your budget in line with the average home price. On the other hand, if you plan to remain in your home for many years, plan to spend as much as you can comfortably afford to create the kitchen of your dreams.

To determine what you are comfortable spending on your Kitchen Remodel Project, start to make a list of all your debts and figure out your monthly gross income. From there, you can determine the maximum monthly payment you can afford to spend on remodeling costs. Talk to a lender about financing options if necessary.

Remember that building and remodeling almost always end up costing more than expected. Experts recommend adding a cushion of at least 10 percent to your overall budget to account for surprises along the way.

9 Ways to Keep Your Budget on Track

1. Have Firm Goals & Stick to Them – It can be easy to get distracted by all the glamorous products on the market, but they can quickly derail your budget. Focus on your main goals and choose products accordingly, opting for a few splurges along the way.

2. Bring in the Professionals –Architects and designers increase initial costs, but they can save you money in the long run by helping you avoid design pitfalls and suggesting ways to save money on design and materials.

3. Keep it Simple –If you’re remodeling, try to keep load-bearing walls where they are and avoid rerouting plumbing and electrical lines. Varied rooflines, curved walls, arches, and bump-outs all enhance the character of a kitchen, but they also bump up the cost.

4. Check Contractor References –If you’ll be hiring a contractor to help you with construction work, be sure to ask references about the contractor’s communication skills, follow-through, and adherence to deadlines. If the contractor regularly misses deadlines and communicates poorly, you’ll likely end up with inflated bills and extra stress.

5. Order your Materials in Advance –Some custom items, such as windows and cabinetry, take several weeks to arrive. Keep your job’s progress on track by having materials on hand before any work begins.

6. Stick with What’s in Stock –Custom windows, cabinetry, and other items can drive up project costs. Look for standard and semi-custom goods, which are often available in a range of styles and price levels to help keep your budget on track.

7. Look for Deals & Bargains –Shop your local home center for clearance items, end-of-season sales, discontinued products, and floor models. You can also find great deals online— just be sure you know what you’re buying.

8. Keep your Changes to a Minimum –Some changes are inevitable, but making changes to remodeling or building plans midway through the project is another quick way to ruin your budget. If you make changes after plumbing, electrical, and drywall work is done, you’ll likely have to tear out finished work and start over—and pay for the work twice.

9. Make Smart Trade-Offs – If you’re forced to make difficult choices to keep your budget on track, sacrifice items that can easily be retrofitted later. Choose less-expensive lights, faucets, window treatments, and door and cabinet hardware, and put your money toward cabinets, countertops, and other labor-intensive items.

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Cabinetry Options for Kitchen Remodels

Roberts Brothers Construction carriers & offers a wide variety of Kitchen Cabinets ranging from Custom to Stock.  Our Remodeling Company can help you choose the right Cabinets for your Remodeling Project to ensure your look is met as well as your budget.

Stock Cabinets – Sold ready to install at home centers and dealers or ready to assemble online, stock cabinets are standing inventory, so you can get them quickly. Your dealer might not have every unit in stock, but special orders take as little as a week. Stock cabinetry is usually available in widths up to 48 inches, in 3-inch increments. Costs are the lowest.

Semi-Custom – Next up in price, Semi-Custom Cabinets are also factory-made in standard sizes, but you’ll find more woods, finishes, and decorative features. Options include pantry units, sliding shelves, and drawer inserts. They generally require a longer lead time than stock cabinets.

Custom – With the most options to offer, custom cabinetry is designed, built, and installed to fit your space. A professional kitchen designer will help establish an efficient layout. Exotic woods, ornate details, and period styles will add cost and delivery time but result in a one of-a-kind kitchen

Style Details of the Kitchen Cabinets

The door style and material you choose for your cabinetry greatly impacts the overall look of your kitchen. Slab doors are flat and sleek—ideal for a contemporary space. Paneled doors range from simple mitered squares to gentle arches or fancier cathedral tops and can complement a range of decorating styles.

Natural Wood – Natural Wood offers a selection of colors and grains. Oak, pine, and hickory boast prominent grain patterns and suit traditional or country styles. Maple, cherry, and mahogany look classic or contemporary, depending on the finish.  Stain affects wood color and shows its grain, while painted finishes create a solid finish that hides grain.

Laminate, Melamine – Laminate, melamine (a durable plastic), or heat-set vinyl (called thermofoil) wipe clean easily and resist chipping. They are often used on more contemporary cabinetry.

Choosing Kitchen Countertops

A Kitchen Remodel project has the highest average return on investment. If you are looking to remodel your kitchen, the first thing you may think of is kitchen counters. Kitchen Countertops are a highly visible part of your kitchen.

A few of your options for Kitchen Countertops include:

Bamboo – This renewable grass offers an eco-friendly countertop option. Make sure it’s assembled using foodsafe adhesives.

Butcher Block – Made from laminated wood, this works well for baking areas and island tops. Seal with oil to boost moisture resistance; let knife marks create a patina, or sand the surface smooth.

Concrete – Cast in place or installed as preformed slabs, sealed concrete resists burns, stains, and scratches but is labor-intensive to install. Customize it with tints, texture, or inset shells, glass, or other items.

Glass – Sleek and dramatic, tempered glass comes in clear or translucent forms with a smooth or textured surface. Recycled composite glass is also an option. Glass is waterproof and heat-tolerant. Be sure to use a cutting board to avoid scratches.

Granite – This popular stone offers a variety of colors and patterns. Shopping at a stone yard costs more than ordering from a sample but lets you buy the exact piece you want. Reduce cost using granite tiles or remnants instead of a single slab. Granite is durable and impervious to heat but requires professional installation and periodic sealing to repel stains.

Laminate –Affordable laminate comes preformed as a one-piece counter and back splash in limited color choices. Or, if you custom-order from a home center or kitchen dealer, you’ll find hundreds of colors and patterns, some that mimic stone, metal, or wood. The material is easy to install but has visible seams. Use a cutting board for slicing and trivets for hot pans.

Marble & Limestone – These stones are classic and luxurious, but they’re softer and more porous than granite so they’re more likely to scratch or stain. Marble is ideal for rolling out dough in a baking area.

Quartz Surfacing – Also called engineered stone, this blend of ground quartz, resins, and pigments produces consistent stonelike patterns. It is nonporous and heat and scratch-resistant.

Soapstone –Soft and silky, soapstone chips more easily than granite but provides a classic look that complements traditional decors. Like other stones, it resists heat. Treat with mineral oil to help repel moisture.

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