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Choosing the Right Tile for Your Concord Home

choosing the right tileIs it time to remodel your bathroom or update your kitchen? If you want to enhance one of these spaces in your Concord home, consider installing new tile. Tile is the perfect material for most kitchens and bathrooms because it holds up well against water and other liquid spills. With so many different tile styles and materials, however, it can be difficult to narrow down your final selection. It’s always important to speak with your professional remodeling contractor for help with project specifics, but here are a few great tips to keep in mind when choosing the right tile for your Concord home.

Think Small First

Because tile options vary so much, deciding on one can be overwhelming at first. That’s why you should first focus on a single attribute. For example, if there’s a shape you love, go with that, and base the rest of your selections upon it.

Think Simple Second

When creating the tile design with your remodeling company, it can be tempting to add a little bit of everything into it. Avoid this. Generally speaking, you should limit yourself to no more than three different tiles.

Think About Your Habits Third

Whether you’re planning a kitchen or bathroom makeover, it’s important to remember personal preferences. Some tile takes special care. Decide now if changing your cleaning routine is worth it.

Need Professional Assistance Choosing the Right Tile for Your Concord Home?

Would you like additional assistance picking the perfect tile for your bathroom or kitchen remodeling project in Concord? Speak with a professional contractor at DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen at Walnut Creek today. From remodeling to new construction, we provide quality services to meet your every need. For more information about our company and the services we offer, visit our website or call us directly at (925) 239–4200 to schedule an appointment.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Tile Selection and Installation in Concord

serving the locations of Walnut Creek, Concord, Moraga and Danville. We also serve Lafayette, Orinda, Berkeley, Moraga, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Benicia, Pittsburg, Antioch, Brentwood, Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville and Alamo

Granite Countertops
for Your Walnut Creek Kitchen Remodeling Project

granite countertops walnut creekAre you tired of living with a sub-par kitchen in your home? If you’ve always wanted to update your kitchen, there’s no better time than right now. Don’t continue to settle for “just fine,” when you could have the kitchen of your dreams. Start planning your Walnut Creek kitchen remodeling project today. You’ve waited a long time, so don’t skimp on the details of your design. Here are several great reasons you should discuss granite countertops with your professional remodeling contractor.

Unparalleled Beauty

Nothing quite compares to the natural beauty of granite. You and your new kitchen are sure to be the center of attention among all of your friends and family. If you’re looking to “wow” your guests, granite countertops are the best choice for your Walnut Creek kitchen remodeling project.

One-of-a-Kind Designs

Granite it a naturally occurring material that you buy in large slabs. This means that no two granite countertop surfaces will ever be identical. There are various color combinations to choose from. So you can be sure that the countertop installed by your remodeling company will be unique to you and your home.

Simple Cleaning

Another great benefit of installing granite countertops during your Walnut Creek kitchen remodeling project is the simplicity of future cleaning. Granite is non-porous, giving bacteria nowhere to hide. This makes it perfect for bathroom makeovers as well.

Interested in Granite Countertops for Your Walnut Creek Kitchen Remodeling Project?

Are you interested in installing granite countertops during your Walnut Creek kitchen remodeling project? If you think granite is the material for you, contact one of the professional contractors at DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen at Walnut Creek of Contra Costa today. We offer a variety of home remodeling services. Visit our website for more information or call (925) 239–4200 to schedule an appointment to discuss your project.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Walnut Creek Kitchen Remodeling

this location serves the communities of Walnut Creek, Concord, Moraga and Danville. We also serve Lafayette, Orinda, Berkeley, Moraga, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Benicia, Pittsburg, Antioch, Brentwood, Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville and Alamo

Walnut Creek Kitchen Remodeling: Custom Cabinets

Walnut Creek Kitchen RemodelingAre you planning a kitchen remodeling project in Walnut Creek this summer? Updating your kitchen is no easy feat. With so many design elements to consider, it can be difficult to know where to start. One of the most important features in your kitchen is your cabinetry. Cabinets should be both aesthetically pleasing and functional, so it’s important to pick the right kind for you and your home. While your remodeling contractor will be able to show you a variety of stock cabinets to choose from, consider having custom cabinets made for your kitchen instead. Here are several great reasons custom cabinets are a better option than stock cabinets.

Custom Cabinets are Better Quality

While there is certainly nothing wrong with installing stock cabinetry in your home, there are a few important distinctions worth noting. One of the most important is that stock cabinets are made on an assembly line while custom cabinets are made by hand. Custom cabinets are also generally made from higher quality materials. Stock is fine, but custom will look better and last longer.

Custom Cabinetry is Tailored to Your Needs

No two homeowners are the same. Everyone has different preferences. While you can generally find stock cabinets that are close to what you want, the only way to get exactly what you want is to have it custom built. With custom cabinets, you can tell your kitchen remodeling company every design preference you have.

Custom Cabinets have Higher Value

Increasing the value of your home should always be a consideration, even if you have no intention of selling your home in the future. While custom cabinets cost more to have made, they are well worth the price because they substantially increase the value of your home. This is something worth keeping in mind for bathroom makeovers as well.

Need Help with Your Walnut Creek Kitchen Remodeling Project?

Whether you want stock or custom cabinets, the professional contractors at DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen at Walnut Creek of Contra Costa are here to make your kitchen remodeling dreams come true. Find out more on our website or call (925) 239-4200 to schedule a consultation appointment today.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Custom Cabinets Kitchen Remodeling in the Bay Area

serving the locations of Walnut Creek, Concord, Moraga and Danville. We also serve Lafayette, Orinda, Berkeley, Moraga, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Benicia, Pittsburg, Antioch, Brentwood, Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville and Alamo

Is Kitchen Hardwood Flooring Right

for Your Remodeling Project?

kitchen hardwood flooringDo you have a kitchen remodeling project planned for this summer? When updating your kitchen, there are a lot of important decisions you’ll need to make. If you’ve never worked with a remodeling contractor before, the process may even seem overwhelming. The best way to approach any renovation is to make one decision at a time. When you do this, it often makes the next choice easier to make. When it comes to kitchen remodeling, a good place to start your process is with your floors. Many people have traditionally selected tile or laminate for their kitchens. But there’s a trend for homeowners to install kitchen hardwood flooring. Here are several great reasons you should consider choosing to install kitchen hardwood flooring.

Attention Grabber

Hardwood flooring is an attention grabber no matter what room of your home it’s in. Its timeless beauty appeals to almost anyone. Further, because it’s much rarer for homeowners to choose hardwood for kitchen and bathroom makeovers, doing so can really make a lasting impression with friends, family, and visiting guests.

Durable

In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, hardwood is also a very durable material. While prolonged exposure to liquids can weaken wood, most spills are cleaned up quickly enough that permanent damage is easily avoidable. Certain finishes and sealants can also improve water resistance. This makes hardwood flooring quite ideal for kitchen remodeling projects.

High Value

With any home renovation, one of your primary goals should always be increasing the value of your home. Having your local remodeling company install hardwood flooring during your kitchen remodeling project is a great way to accomplish this. Hardwood floors make your home worth more. And, this feature will appeal to more buyers, probably resulting in a faster sale, if you ever decide to sell it.

Looking for Professional Help with Your Kitchen Remodeling Project?

Are you looking for a professional contracting company to assist with your kitchen remodeling project? DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen at Walnut Creek of Contra Costa is here to help. You can find more information about our company on our website. To schedule an appointment with one of our professional contractors, call (925) 239–4200 today.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Kitchen Remodeling Services

 

This location serves Walnut Creek, Concord, Moraga and Danville. We also serve Lafayette, Orinda, Berkeley, Moraga, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Benicia, Pittsburg, Antioch, Brentwood, Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville and Alamo

5 Exciting Color Trends for Your Bathroom and Kitchen

color trendsAre you planning to update your kitchen or bathroom soon? Picking the right colors for your space is important. Your color pallet can literally make or break your design. With so many different color options and combinations, it can be difficult to narrow down your choices. Luckily, your professional remodeling contractor will be able to help you find the perfect fit for your home. To get you started, here are five exciting color trends to consider!

Black & White

The color combination is perfect for kitchen and bathroom makeovers alike. These two colors create a classic look, perfect for homeowners who prefer sleek designs.

Silver & Green

Do you enjoy spaces that are fun and whimsical? Silver and green make a funky yet sophisticated pair. Talk to your remodeling company about other similarly creative color combinations.

Grey & Brown

Grey and brown complement each other well and are a great option for someone who enjoys natural tones. While the impact may be subtle, using these two colors does a lot to create a very cozy atmosphere.

Red & White

Are you looking for something that screams sophistication? Choosing red and white as your primary kitchen or bathroom may be perfect. This pair can also add warmth to your space with just the right amount of “pop.”

Black & Blue

Blue is a very popular color among homeowners, but it was traditionally paired with white. Recently, however, blue and black has been trending. These colors can either add warmth or offer a coolness factor, depending on the shades selected.

Want to Discuss Bathroom and Kitchen Color Trends with a Professional?

If you’re ready to begin discussing the details of your bathroom or kitchen remodeling project with a professional, contact DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen at Walnut Creek of Contra Costa today. We’ll be happy to show you a variety of popular kitchen and bathroom color combinations. And we’ll answer any of your project questions. To learn more about our services, which include kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, safety and mobility remodeling, and cabinet refacing, visit our website. Call (925) 239-4200 to schedule a consultation today.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Kitchen and Bathroom Color Trends

 This location serves Walnut Creek, Concord, Moraga and Danville. We also serve Lafayette, Orinda, Berkeley, Moraga, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Benicia, Pittsburg, Antioch, Brentwood, Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville and Alamo

Trend of the Month: Cork Flooring

cork flooringYour flooring options are far more diverse than just hardwood and linoleum. We wanted to introduce our readers this month to cork flooring, a popular albeit somewhat unknown option. This is a trendy flooring style for both kitchen and bathroom makeovers.

What Is Cork Flooring?

Cork is a type of bark derived from cork trees found throughout Northern Africa and Southern Europe. Long ago cork flooring was made from recycled cork bottle stoppers that were baked and pressed into floor panels. Cork flooring was especially popular in the 1960s and 1970s. It later saw a resurgence in popularity in the early 2000s due to its sustainable appeal.

The Appeal

Cork flooring’s main benefit lies more in its feel than in its aesthetics. If you ever touched a cork bottle topper, then you know it has almost a soft and mushy feel to it. Cork is naturally springy and flexible. This makes it really comfortable, especially for kitchens where you may spend long periods standing in a single area. Cork has also become a popular flooring option for gyms for the same reason.

Cork can also be dyed and is available in many textures. Homeowners can choose a style that blends in or provides a nice contrast with the kitchen cabinets.

It’s Eco-Friendly

Cork is considered a renewable source. Cork trees live for about 100 to 200 years, and the bark they produce regenerates after being harvested. In addition, cork contains a substance known as suberin, which makes the surface resistant to mold and mildew. Finally, cork doesn’t accrue dust, making them an ideal choice for allergy sufferers.

We Provide Numerous Flooring Options

We want our clients to be aware of all the flooring options before making a decision. Contact DreamMaker of Walnut Creek today to find out how cork flooring is suitable for a planned bathroom or kitchen makeover.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Cork Flooring for Kitchen and Bathroom Renovation

Serving the areas of Walnut Creek, Concord, Moraga and Danville. We also serve Lafayette, Orinda, Berkeley, Moraga, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Benicia, Pittsburg, Antioch, Brentwood, Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville and Alamo

How to Pick the Right Colors
for Your Kitchen Remodeling Project

kitchen colorsAre you making big plans for your kitchen this summer? If you have a grand kitchen remodeling project in mind, make sure you take time to pick the right kitchen colors. Updating your kitchen is no small task, so it’s important that you get all of the details right. You should definitely discuss color choices with your remodeling contractor before proceeding too far. Here are a few helpful tips to ensure your final product is as close to perfect as possible.

  1. Remember the Power of Three

Many professional decorators swear that there is great power in the number three. When it comes to color, it’s rare to use more than three different ones in a single room. Try to pick one neutral, one rich, and one accent color for your kitchen remodeling project. The three-color rule also applies to bathroom makeovers!

  1. Three Times Adds Charm

Not only should you pick three colors for your kitchen remodeling project, but you should find ways to incorporate each one of them at least three times. That doesn’t mean that your remodeling company needs to use each color three times, however. You can find decorative elements or even colored appliances to match your theme as well.

  1. Focus on Consistency

When thinking about the perfect colors for your kitchen remodeling project, make sure you spend some time considering the rest of your home first. Is there a consistent color you’ve used throughout? Are you slowly redoing each space to match? Use already-completed rooms to help determine which colors will be best

Ready to Start Your Kitchen Remodeling Project?

Now that you’ve spent some time thinking about the perfect colors for your space, it’s time to get your kitchen remodeling project underway. Contact DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen at Walnut Creek of Contra Costa today to take the next step toward your dream kitchen. Visit our website for more information or call us at (925) 239-4200 to schedule an appointment or speak with one of our professional contractors today.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Professional Kitchen Remodeling

This location serves Walnut Creek, Concord, Moraga and Danville. We also serve Lafayette, Orinda, Berkeley, Moraga, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Benicia, Pittsburg, Antioch, Brentwood, Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville and Alamo

4 Ways to Make Your Small Bathroom Appear Bigger

small bathroomExcluding the closets, bathrooms are often the smallest rooms in a home. This can make the space feel cramped and confined. Luckily, some strategic designing can make a small bathroom look bigger. Here are some ideas our own general contractors implement when working on petite rooms.

1. Stick with One Color

It doesn’t matter if you stick with tiles, paint, wallpaper, or a combination of the three. Just stick with one color. Neutral-colored tiles for the shower and a bold color for the walls, for example, visually chops up the space. If you want some contrast, then use a different color for the cabinet to make it the focal piece.

2. Blend the Ceiling with the Walls

Sticking with a single color also applies for the ceiling. This is especially so if the ceiling is sloped or angled. Giving the ceiling the same color as the walls will minimize the impact of the irregular shape. It also reduces the number of intersecting planes and transitions, creating the illusion of a more expansive upper area.

3. Incorporate a Lot of Glass

Consider a clear glass door if you have a walk-in shower. Also, consider a large mirror above the sink, preferably one that reaches or almost reaches the ceiling. Top this off with a lighting source directly above it. This will increase the light’s glow and make the space grow.

4. Add a Recessed Space

You can actually add space, and not just visually, by recessing the walls. It’s much the same way the medicine cabinet is recessed. You can do this for the wall or the shower. Of course, you will need to reframe the wall, but it’s a bathroom remodeling design that’s beneficial both functionally and visually.

We’ll Make Your Small Bathroom Look Bigger

Schedule an appointment with DreamMaker of Walnut Creek to begin the renovations. We are familiar with all the design tricks in the book for making a small bathroom appear bigger.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Strategic Remodeling for Small Bathrooms

We are happy to serve you in the Contra Costa area, including Walnut Creek, Concord, Moraga and Danville. We also serve Lafayette, Orinda, Berkeley, Moraga, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Benicia, Pittsburg, Antioch, Brentwood, Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville and Alamo.

Is It Time to Remodel the Kitchen or Bathroom?

time to remodelHow long has it been since you last updated your kitchen? Is one of the bathrooms in your home starting to show its age? Knowing when it’s time to remodel a kitchen or bathroom can be tricky. There’s a lot to consider and you don’t want to make a rash decision. If you’re unsure whether it’s time to call a professional remodeling contractor or not, taking note of these four indicators may help.

  1. Your spaces don’t look or function the way they used to

One of the easiest ways to determine if it’s time for a kitchen or bathroom makeover is to take a good long look at the space in question. How does it compare to the way it used to appear? Do cabinets and drawers function the way they always have? If the current condition leaves something to be desired, it’s probably time to start searching for a remodeling company.

  1. There’s no consistent flow from room to room

Feeling a consistent connection between rooms in your home may not be something you’ve thought about before. But thinking about flow can help you know if it’s time for a kitchen or bathroom remodel. This is especially true if you’ve updated other rooms in your house recently. If there’s a stark difference in the look and feel between rooms, consider reaching out to a contractor in your area.

  1. You daydream about additional functionality

Have you found yourself thinking, “I wish …” and “It would be nice if …” while in your kitchen or bathroom? Daydreaming about better functionality, such as more drawers, improved storage, or a larger countertop? There’s a good chance you’d be very happy with a kitchen or bathroom remodel.

Want Help with Your Kitchen or Bathroom Remodel?

If the signs are telling you it’s time to remodel the kitchen or bathroom, you’ll need to find a reliable contractor who can do the job right. DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen at Walnut Creek of Contra Costa can help. We offer a wide variety of renovation and construction services for both residential and commercial customers. It would be our pleasure to help you create the kitchen or bathroom of your dreams. To learn more about what we have to offer, visit our website or call (925) 239-4200 to setup a consultation.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

 

Professional Kitchen or Bathroom Remodel

Serving the areas of Walnut Creek, Concord, Moraga and Danville. We also serve Lafayette, Orinda, Berkeley, Moraga, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Benicia, Pittsburg, Antioch, Brentwood, Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville and Alamo

4 Features of Quartz Kitchen Countertops

quartz kitchen countertopsWe’ll admit that we have a love affair with quartz countertops. Of course, we supply countertops of all types, but we have a good reason for our bias. Aside from looking absolutely stunning, quartz kitchen countertops are beneficial for a number of reasons. We’ll go over some of the selling points of quartz and why they’re so sought after for kitchen renovations.

Quartz Kitchen Countertops—Why They’re Beneficial

1. They’re Durable

Quartz is the fourth hardest natural substance in the world. Its durability means it won’t easily scratch or warp due to kitchen humidity. It’s even more forgiving than granite. So it will resist chips and cracks. At the same time, quartz doesn’t have the same hardness in the feel, which some homeowners find unpleasant.

2. They Resist Staining

Marble and granite are both porous due to the tiny capillary channels between the microscopic minerals. If you spill coffee or red wine, expect a permanent stain if the liquid isn’t quickly wiped away. Quartz, on the other hand, is very stain-resistant.

3. They Come in a Range of Colors

Quartz kitchen countertops are manufactured in an assortment of colors. Select a hue that complements the backsplash or cabinet doors. Some homeowners even reface the cabinets to match the color of their newly acquired quartz countertop. Other countertop types use artificial dye to acquire their color variety.

4. They’re Hygienic

Higher-end quartz countertops are certified by the National Sanitation Foundation. This reduces the chances that bacteria will grow on the surface, making the area safe for food preparation.

We’ll Renovate the Countertop and Entire Kitchen

Want to make a big impact in the kitchen? Call DreamMaker of Walnut Creek to have your current countertop replaced. Our gallery highlights some of our top kitchen projects. The benefits of quartz countertop are, in our professional opinion, second to none.

Edited by Justin Vorhees

Vast Kitchen Countertop Selections

 Serving the areas of Walnut Creek, Concord, Moraga and Danville. We also serve Lafayette, Orinda, Berkeley, Moraga, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Benicia, Pittsburg, Antioch, Brentwood, Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville and Alamo

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