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Chicago Kitchen Remodeling
Kitchen Remodeling, Renovation, and Design Service

One of our many services at New Explode Construction is expert kitchen renovation or remodeling.  The kitchen is truly the heart of the home and typically the busiest place.  Design, layout, space planning, and functionality are paramount to achieving all that you desire it to be.  Do you dream of standing around a common island workspace with family and friends talking and bantering while preparing a holiday dinner together?  Do you want to create a cozy off-kitchen nook for coffee and intimate conversations?  Is your home full of hungry kids or teens and their friends foraging for food in the fridge?  Whatever your situation, we can help you design and create a beautiful, functional kitchen that meets your needs and fulfills your dreams.

Call us at 773.751.8441 to discuss your dream kitchen with one of our expert consultants. 
Let us dream with you!


· Budget
Before beginning your kitchen remodeling project, you need to consider how much you are willing to invest in a major renovation.  The costs of materials, contractor, and unexpected emergency expenses must be factored into the total budget. This is a big decision that should not be made lightly.  Talk to us for unbiased advice and suggestions for creating your dream within your budget.

· Design
Once the decision to remodel the kitchen is made, the next most important decision is planning the layout and overall design of your dream kitchen.  Start collecting ideas by looking at our portfolio page, collecting pictures from home improvement magazines, and visiting lifestyle stores to check out their kitchen displays and layouts.  Take inventory of how much time you spend in your kitchen each day, how much counter and workspace you need, the flow of traffic through the kitchen to avoid crowding and congestion, the amount of cabinet and storage space you need for food, dishes, appliances, and linens.  Let us help you with advice for layout and design.

· Color
A color scheme can influence the atmosphere of your kitchen.  You might like to research some articles on the effects of various colors on mood, behavior, and appetite.  Some people prefer to paint their walls and cabinets, while others prefer the contrast of a wall color with the natural cabinet wood textures.   If you want to create an old-fashioned, homey feel, you might choose neutrals and whites.  For a more modern, edgier look, consider contrasting stainless steel appliances with bright, citrus colors.  Whatever your preference, we are here to help and to advise.

· Floors and Counters
Since the kitchen is typically the busiest room in the house, you need think about how much traffic and use your kitchen will get when choosing flooring tiles and counter materials.  Ease of cleaning and durability are of prime importance.  This is an area where investing in high-grade materials now will pay back many times over.  Think about the expense and upheaval in having to replace them in just a few years vs. lasting the lifetime of your home.  We will be happy to help you select the best materials for your budget.

· Kitchen Appliances
When envisioning your new kitchen appliances, think about the influence they have on the mood and style of your kitchen.  In addition to functionality, color and aesthetics are important considerations for a well-coordinated kitchen.   Do you want your appliances to match or to contrast with your walls and cabinets?  Are you going for a modern look, or an old-fashioned feel?  If you need help, please use our experienced team at New Explode Construction.


As you see, remodeling or renovating a kitchen is a major undertaking with many important factors to consider.  Sometimes, homeowners try to cut corners and save money by doing it themselves, only to discover that they’ve made a lot of expensive mistakes, and then calling in the experts to undo and redo the project.  This wastes a lot of time and money.  The best decision you can make is to leave a project of this magnitude to a team of experienced, trusted professionals.

At New Explode Construction, we have handled many kitchen remodels and renovations and have a long list of satisfied customers who will vouch for our workmanship, creativity, and professionalism.  If you are planning to renovate or remodel your kitchen, call us today at 773.751.8441