Kitchens are the heart of the home. They are the place to gather, laugh, celebrate and enjoy the company of your loved ones. Kitchens are also the #1 room home buyers consider when making an offer on a home. Our design experts can help make sure your new kitchen is as beautiful, functional and comfortable as possible.
Whether it’s new cabinets, countertops or an entire new kitchen layout, Charleene and her team are ready to bring your vision to life.
Partial Kitchen Remodel or "Facelift"
A cosmetic, or "facelift," remodel is a great option for families who are happy with the footprint and layout of their existing kitchen. This type of remodel leaves the walls, windows, doors and usually even cabinets in place, requiring a smaller budget to make a big impact.
Work with one of our interior designers to create an updated look for your kitchen, which can be accomplished by things like:
- paint cabinets
- replace cabinets
- change countertops
- add a back splash
- update and/or add new light fixtures
- replace faucets
- upgrade appliances
- change cabinet hardware
Full Kitchen Remodel
If your kitchen's layout isn't working well for your family, it might be time to reconfigure. From removing and/or adding walls to creating new storage and built-ins, a full kitchen renovation can solve the most common kitchen functionality problems. Our team can help transform even the most awkward spaces so that you can have a kitchen that's ideal for hosting family breakfasts or dinner parties with friends!
Some of what we can do during a full kitchen remodel:
- remove walls
- add walls
- create cohesion with the rest of your home
- create new storage & built-ins
- relocate appliances
- add new appliances (wine fridge? yes please)
- custom cabinetry
- plumbing reconfiguration
- move or add additional sinks
"Charleene and her team’s work on our kitchen is outstanding... The workmanship is beautiful and the final product is better than we had envisioned. Our kitchen was finished ahead of schedule and under the proposed budget... We look forward to working with her again on future projects."
~ Julia Yates
Kitchen Remodeling FAQs
Kitchen remodeling costs in Baltimore can vary based on the size and extent of your remodel. A mid-range renovation could start at $60,000, while larger kitchens could cost up to $140,000. Once we meet with you and define the scope of your kitchen renovation, we can give a more accurate estimate.
A kitchen remodel can take anywhere from 8 to 10 weeks, depending on the size of the remodel.
Yes, a kitchen remodel will likely add equity to your home. In fact, kitchens are the number one room buyers consider when making an offer on a home. Any way you choose to improve your home, such as with a remodel, will likely add value. However, there is no guarantee that you will make all of your money back. If you aren’t looking to sell your home in the near future, putting out the money for a kitchen remodel may still be worth the cost, because it will make the space more functional for decades to come.
When you’re considering any kind of remodel, it’s always good to look for inspiration. You can do this by looking online or in magazines. You may even find inspiration from a friend or family member’s home. However, this isn’t mandatory prior to reaching out for a consultation. We work with you to help create and/or streamline your vision to make it a reality. It’s also not unusual for clients to come to us with a vision that changes by the time we complete the design process.
A design build firm is a “one stop shop” hired for the design and construction of a project. Working with one company from start to finish, instead of multiple companies, simplifies an otherwise stressful remodeling process and saves you time and money. When you work with one company, you can also be assured that your project will stay on budget.
Because the kitchen is arguably the most-used room in a house, this is a valid concern. You can definitely still live in your home throughout the construction process of a kitchen remodel, but you may be more comfortable staying somewhere else briefly, if the option is available to you. Charleene’s Houses goes the extra mile to protect your home from the dust and debris created by the renovation. They install plastic walls with heavy-duty zip-entrances to the work area so that you can continue to utilize the rest of your home during the renovation. If you do decide to live in your home throughout the process, keep in mind that most of your kitchen won’t be functional during the construction phase of the project. You’ll want to plan to set up a temporary kitchen in your basement, laundry, garage or some other place that you can have access to water and plug in a microwave at a minimum. Many folks request that the existing refrigerator be rolled into the garage for food storage during the renovation.