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By: Rodzen Construction | February 17, 2014

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Every design aspect of a kitchen remodeling project is crucial. An incorrect design choice can interrupt the desired seamless beauty of a kitchen and stand out like a major eyesore. Kitchen sinks are no exception, as an improperly chosen sink during kitchen remodeling design could easily negatively impact the overall look of the space. When purchasing a kitchen sink, it is important to consider the materials that a sink is made out of, as different materials will have different qualities not only aesthetically but durability as well. In this kitchen remodeling article, we will go address the common materials that kitchen sinks are made out of as well as their characteristics. 

Kitchen Sink Materials and Their Characteristics

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By: Rodzen Construction | December 18, 2013

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Once you have decided that you are due for a kitchen remodel, budget is one of the primary concerns of customers when deciding to perform a kitchen remodeling project. Many clients wonder at higher end units such as handmade cabinetry or countertops made from exotic stones. Often, such items are out of the client's budget which in turn causes the individual to completely forgo a kitchen remodeling. Individuals should consider materials such as a laminate countertop which will enable them to save money on the entire project and allocate some of the funds elsewhere that would have been spent on a marble or granite countertop. In this article, we will go over basics of the budget friendly alternative to granite or marble counters for your kit...

By: adamrodzen | August 29, 2013

The smell of a home cooked meal is a wonderful thing. The smells that come out of the kitchen not only stimulate the senses but also help bring the family together. Although these aromas are welcome, we do not wish for them to linger around for hours. For this reason, it is important to purchase the proper range hood for you New Jersey kitchen remodeling project. A range hood will not only remove the lingering smells but will also quickly remove heat, smoke, and humidity caused by cooking. Before deciding on a range hood for your newly remodeled kitchen, it will be important to address a few areas such as size, style, type of ventilation, as well as a few others. We will go over the various tips and FAQ's associated with purchasing a ran...

By: adamrodzen | August 14, 2013

A feature that many of our clients request during kitchen remodeling projects is an island. As open layouts have become more and more popular in new construction, kitchen islands have gained immense popularity during the past several years. The kitchen islands provide a versatile food prep area as well as a dining bar for breakfast or snacks. What about those homeowners who live in an older home that simply does not have enough roof for a large fixed island that houses a sink and acts as a proper dining area? Luckily, a portable kitchen island can be utilized to serve your needs ranging from additional prep space to a small eating area. The major benefit of purchasing a mobile kitchen island is that it can be used when needed and put aw...

By: adamrodzen | June 19, 2013

When speaking to a contractor or interior decorator, chances are they will often advise you to start with picking out the kitchen cabinets while creating a design for your kitchen remodeling project. Chances are that the kitchen cabinets you choose will make up a large portion of your kitchen remodeling budget. As this is the case, you will want to take your time designing the rest of your kitchen around the cabinets you have chosen as well as the proposed design you have in mind for your kitchen space. This may seem easier said then done, but there are three general rules of thumb to keep in mind during the design process which will help guide you along the way to a beautiful new kitchen space.

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By: adamrodzen | June 02, 2013

We often find that customers wish to remodel their entire kitchen, but due to their financial situation as well as the extensive costs associated with a full kitchen remodel, they are unable to do so. Partial kitchen remodeling is an option that homeowners could consider if they are satisfied with certain aspects of their kitchens such as cabinetry or appliances, as those are two major expenses that can be crossed out right away. In this article, we will go over several services that we offer during a "partial" kitchen remodeling that will give your kitchen new flare without actually having to pay for an entire new kitchen or changing the layout of the kitchen that you have become used to.


Partial Kitchen Remodeling Services and Ideas

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By: adamrodzen | May 25, 2013

We have found the issue of storage space versus an open concept occur many times within the designing stages of kitchens for our customers. This is often common in older construction homes that have limited kitchen space. Many of our customers are looking for additional storage space from their newly remodeled kitchen but would also like to have the open concept of new construction kitchens. Though often our customers have to choose one or the other, those that do not require too much new storage space can have the best of both worlds within their newly remodeled kitchen. Below are some tips that will add extra storage space and allow for an open concept kitchen.


  • Kitchen Island - The kitchen island is a wonder idea for prospective kitchen...

By: adamrodzen | May 08, 2013

During your kitchen remodeling process, one vital area that will need your attention is the sink. Though this may seem like a simple choice, there are numerous sizes and finishes that are available for the sink that will properly suit your needs. The sink is one of the focal points of the kitchen, as it allows for the preparation of foods as well as cleanup after your meals are completed. Many homeowners will spend countless hours cleaning fruit and vegetables, washing eggs, draining pastas, watering house plants, as well as much more. As so much emphasis is put on the sink by those who make use of the kitchen, it is important that the correct choice is made when choosing the sink for your kitchen remodeling process.


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By: adamrodzen | May 02, 2013

When planning your kitchen remodeling project, it is important to consider the existing layout of your kitchen and compare it to what you would like the layout to be after the project is complete. It is often possible to make these changes during the planning stage of your kitchen remodeling project so that the layout suits your needs.


Before choosing a kitchen layout, these areas need to be analyzed:

  • Storage
  • Required Counter Space as well as Prep Space
  • Existing Windows
  • Existing Plumbing and Waterlines
  • Existing Layout and if the space can be modified


Once these areas have been addressed, the customer will usually choose one of the common kitchen layouts.


Common Kitchen Layouts

  • Galley Kitchen - Works well for small kitchens. Cabinets and applia...

By: adamrodzen | April 28, 2013

Whether it is your kids after school or guests during a party, the smells and excitement associated with the hardest working part of your home cause everyone to gravitate toward the kitchen. As the kitchen has become the focal point of the home, it is crucial to ask yourself if the space is fully efficient to serve to the needs of your family, your guests, but most importantly your needs. Do you have enough counter space in your kitchen? Are your appliances efficient? Do you have enough lighting in your kitchen? These are just several of the areas we will outline in this post.


4 Signs You May Require Kitchen Remodeling


  • Counter Space - Are you constantly looking for a prep area in your kitchen? Have you purchased a new kitchen appliance but ...