Over the years, the kitchen has become the main hub of the home and many new houses are designed with an open concept, allowing the family to congregate in the kitchen and family area.
If you feel cramped or isolated from the rest of your family or embarrassed to entertain, you may be dreaming about an update to your kitchen.
Maybe you have never remodeled before and wonder how to pull all of this together. How do you know what the latest trends are or what works best in your home? Do you need help with a more functional layout? Do you have lots of items on the counters and crave a better storage option? You may want to sit at the island for early morning coffee, gather the children or grandchildren for snacks or set out a buffet dinner at Christmas. Are you uncertain how all of your “wishes and wants” fit into your budget?
At LoneStar Design Build, we realize that you probably have lots of questions and we are here to walk you through the process. Most of our clients are looking for guidance and feel overwhelmed with figuring out all the details.
For many, the key is to create a new kitchen that you will be proud to show off and enjoy. To make your Kitchen remodeling dreams come true, you first need to know what those dreams are. Some of our clients are very specific with what they want for their new kitchen. Others enter the process with more questions than answers. We realize that choosing the right kitchen remodeling company is the most important step in starting the process, and we want to assist you in finding out.
Let’s begin by reviewing some recent Kitchen remodeling projects to introduce you to different types of work we have completed.
The above project was built for a couple who wanted to recreate the look and feel of their home in Louisiana. They craved the worn and timeless look with an updated approach. We took their lead and created cabinets with glass doors and lighting to show off multi-colored dishes. Cabinets with varied heights bring the eye up to decorative objects.
This project features a modern style kitchen with a classic marble basket weave backsplash and black soapstone counters. White painted cabinets are paired with stainless appliances, and three industrial style pendants hang above a small center island.
The following project was created as a transition from a 1930’s style home near TCU. It was cramped and crowded, with small appliances and limited storage. As a gourmet cook who likes to entertain, our client had specific ideas for the workflow and was intimately involved in the design process. We show the final results as a bright, transitional kitchen with subway tile, white granite and white painted cabinets. Two small closets were removed to add the new double pantry at the back of the kitchen and new solid hardwood planks were installed and stained to match the existing wood floors from when the house was originally built.
As you view the next two photos, take a look at the beautiful diversity. Although both kitchens have a rustic appearance, they differ in several areas, creating custom kitchens for each homeowner.
This first rustic kitchen was created for a couple who housed elderly parents trying to walk through the crowded kitchen with walkers. There were multiple walls and narrow walkways, limiting the number of people in the kitchen at one time….and how do you tell your elderly parents on a walker that they are in the way and you can’t cook?
We had a great space to work with and removed several walls, opening the view from the front door to the back patio. A totally open concept allows for all family members to work and visit together while increasing the entertainment options.
This photo shows a large, rustic kitchen with rich stained knotty alder cabinets and quartzite countertops. Multiple walls were removed which created a more open concept and allowed for an oversized island with ample storage and seating.
The second kitchen was created for a family of four with daily cooking and family interaction. The special needs adult daughter was the center of our design approach. Her limited sight directed us on material choices, from a honed countertop, under-cabinet lighting and lots of drawers. This photo shows a galley layout, with a farmhouse style kitchen. Stained cabinets are accentuated by rustic slate floors and a stacked stone slate backsplash. A darker stain color on the island and sink base cabinets concealed the dishwasher and roll-out shelves house produce, providing unique elements to the home.
Often, homeowners ask how we can increase lighting in their home and all of the above photos show improved lighting, utilizing several layers of light. We’ve incorporated recessed lights for general lighting, undercabinet lights for task lighting and pendants over the island or sink show an individual tase and personal touch.
There are many important parts in planning for your Kitchen remodel and we spend time getting to know our clients’ problems with the existing kitchen and the “why” behind the remodel. Then we start the design and planning with each client’s needs in mind. We work together, hand-in-hand for a customized and perfect kitchen for them. We love to hear: “I wouldn’t change a thing” at the end of each project.
This last project was built for a young professional couple with children. They enjoy a contemporary and eclectic look, with many points of interest and functionality. They weren’t afraid to “push the button” and the idea of resell was not on their minds. They chose selections and materials that fit their taste as they plan to stay in their home for years. This photo shows a Mid-Century Modern look with two-toned painted cabinets, geometric backsplash and gold hardware for accent. Quartz and butcher block countertops split the galley layout, while floating shelves allow for a full view of the backsplash pattern.
Although all of the kitchens featured in the photos are complete remodels, we also help our clients with partial remodels. Some kitchens may just need a “facelift”, keeping the cabinets or floors and working with the same layout. Maybe you need to replace a few appliances, countertops and add a fresh coat of paint. Where do you start and how do you pull in the new look with the old for a cohesive flow throughout your home?
Your home is one of the most important investments you’ll ever make, so it makes sense to choose a company with the knowledge and expertise to ensure your remodeling project goes your way, with minimal stress and disruption to your life. At LoneStar Design Build, we use a design/build process that streamlines your kitchen renovation. We’re responsible for everything, from the initial consultation to determining your priorities in the design and planning process… through construction and into the final walkthrough.
We’ve been working in the remodeling industry since 2007 and have won awards for our customer service and remodeling skills. We’re a member of National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI), Better Business Bureau (BBB) and The Good Contractor’s Organization (TGCO) and we make sure to work with specialty trades and subcontractors that we’ve thoroughly vetted, so we can ensure you’re receiving the highest quality remodeling work possible.
We specialize in Kitchen remodeling, with certification in kitchen and bath remodeling. Every client is unique, and every project is different, depending on size, selections and client desires. You will have the attention of our Designer to assist you throughout the design and planning process, making sure you’re making the right decisions, and everything flows perfectly throughout your home. Your main point of contact throughout the construction is our Project Coordinator, so you’ll only have one number for updates and information about your project. LoneStar Design Build will customize every project according to your needs and wish list. Contact Us so we can discuss your project and get to know you. You are on the path to … Renovate, Remodel, Relax!
“I couldn’t be happier with my Kitchen remodel completed by the LoneStar team. They completed the job several weeks earlier than predicted and showed the willingness and ability to get it all done well. All of their employees are professional and enjoyable to work with and have in the home. Workmanship is excellent and we are happy to enjoy and entertain in our beautiful new kitchen!”
“LoneStar completed 2 update projects for our Colleyville home — including baths, kitchen, and overall painting and carpeting of the entire house — and we are thrilled with the results! Kathi Fleck assisted with design work, and coordinated all the workers schedules, etc. Communication throughout the process made it so much easier to deal with the inevitable disruption to our lives! Thanks Kathi and Don and your entire crew!!”
“This was our second remodel project with LoneStar Design Build. When you find a company whose knowledge, professionalism, and attention to quality and detail match your expectations there is seldom a need to change contractors. Kathi and her staff keep current with trends by attending professional conferences, help with selections of colors, fixtures, and materials if requested, and provide a detailed review of the project and schedule for the client. Once the project starts, they maintain constant contact to ensure everything is as expected. It is reassuring to know that they stand behind their work and carefully screen and select artisans who will be working in and around your home. Kathi, Don, Megan, and Susan were very responsive and ensured the success of our remodel project.”