The Comstock Custom Remodel team of contractors have renovated, expanded and customized many Denver kitchens over the years. Each space is unique and requires thought and preparation before the project begins.
We will help you throughout the process from your initial planning to the finishing touches. With our background, knowledge, experience, and expertise we will help you determine how to make the best use of your kitchen area.
Denver Kitchen remodels are one of the most complex home remodeling projects. It will require setting up a temporary food preparation area outside the remodel area including moving the refrigerator and finding an alternate water source. Your daily routine will be impacted, possibly by having the water shut off or not being able to cook in the traditional manner. The area will be screened off to reduce the spread of dust and all items currently being stores in the existing kitchen will have to be moved.
The CCR team works with a noted Denver designer and a number of kitchen cabinet designers representing all the major cabinet manufacturers. This gives us the opportunity to offer a wide range of cabinetry from the low to medium price range to top of the line custom cabinetry.
What is the Return on your Investment?
The investment you make in your kitchen is both for your enjoyment and at the same time increases the value of your home. According to the Remodeling 2014 Cost vs. Value Report (www.costvsvalue.com), for a major kitchen remodel in the Denver area, the average return is 74% of the original investment. For a minor remodel the average can be as high as 84%. This makes a kitchen one of the largest returns on investment when considering all other areas of a home that can be remodeled.
What type of kitchen remodel are you considering?
Kitchen remodeling in Denver comes in two different categories; a minor remodel such a replacement of counter tops and sinks or upgrading a kitchen floor to wood or tile, to a complete tear out of the existing kitchen requiring all new cabinets, counter tops, appliances, and flooring.
In the first case your options may be somewhat limited by what is already there.
In the second case you are starting with a clean palette allowing you to do whatever you want with the space.
Develop a plan
Before starting or contacting a contractor, spend time deciding how you foresee using the space making detailed notes and sketching a plan.
• Do you want to change the location of the sink, stove or other appliances?
• Do you want to add or change an existing window?
• Do you want to add an island or peninsula?
• What kind of lighting do you want?
• Where do you want the lights located?
• How do you want the lights switched?
• Is a cabinet pantry sufficient or do you want an enlarged pantry by adding area from an adjacent space?
• What type of counter top do you prefer?
• Do you want a free standing stove or a counter top unit?
• Do you want one or two ovens?
• Should the microwave be over the stove or in an adjacent cabinet?
• What kind of flooring do you want?
• Do you want the cabinets to extend to the ceiling or stop at a soffit?
• Do you want crown molding to put a finishing touch on the project?
Although this is a long list, there will be many other decisions you will have to make.
CCR will aid with the design and have plans drawn by one of our kitchen designers. We will inform you if changes to the original structure need to be made to accomplish the remodel you want. This is a critical first step as once construction has started it becomes costly to make major changes.
Getting an estimate
The CCR team will make a complimentary visit to the site, listen carefully to you to get a clear understanding of what is expected and determine a cost range within which a detailed estimate should fall. If this estimate range falls within your acceptable budget range the estimate process will continue.
We will then develop drawings / plans and prepare a detailed estimate with a “price not to exceed” clause, excluding changes to the plan made at a later date or due to unforeseen circumstances. There is a fee for this service which will only be charged if a construction contract is not signed with CCR.
We then visit a second time to walk you through the plans and make sure all the requirements of the remodel are what you want and make any necessary adjustments. This helps you better visualize what the finished buildout will look and feel like.
Some changes to the original estimate may be required when unforeseen circumstances arise such as water damage found after removing an existing wall, ceiling or floor. All changes to the original estimate will be covered with a change order signed by both CCR and you.
Estimates will usually include allowances for items you have to decide on such as the quality of cabinets, counter tops and sinks, light fixtures, faucets, tile, and other items of choice to be determined by you.
Finally, once you agree with the design and estimated price and the proposed start-up and estimated completion date a contract will be drawn up.
Once the contract is signed
A building permit will be obtained and work will begin.
The CCR team will maintain constant contact with you throughout the building process to answer any questions or suggest any changes which might be required due to unforeseen circumstances.
A member of the CCR team will always be onsite when sub-contractors are working.
The work site will be left in a clean and un-encumbering state at the end of each day.
Once the work has been completed
The CCR team will do a detailed walk through with you and develop a “punch list” of any items that need adjustment, touch up or rework.
When you are completely satisfied with all of the work performed we ask you to sign the contract as completed.
Comstock Custom Remodel guarantees its workmanship for one year and will return at no cost to make any necessary adjustments or repairs.
Call us today for a free visit and consultation 720-506-2233.