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As you're designing your dream kitchen, include yourself among the colors, materials, and layout. After all, you are the one using the kitchen after completion. The best way to approach that answer is to consider measurements of key kitchen components.

Countertop

We navigate around the average countertop size, which is 34-36 inches tall. In kitchen remodeling, a better measurement is bending your arms and elbow to a ninety-degree/right angle. Design countertop space 3-4 inches below your elbow/arm. Adjusted countertop space measurements will affect countertop depth; the average is 24 inches. Countertop space surrounds the stove range or stove/oven combo. One side requires 12 inches of countertop space while a varied length is on the other side. Countertop space on both sides allows hot items a place to rest from the range and oven. It's vital that wall ovens have countertop space beside it.

Cabinet

Top shelves in cabinets are tough to reach for most residents. The distance between the countertop and the cabinet is 15-20 inches. Residents who aim for higher shelving can opt for shelving that touches the ceiling.  Residents aiming for lower shelving can go the minimum or include a lower cabinet beside the countertop. You can also opt for no upper cabinets. However, have enough bottom cabinet, drawer, and storage space to accommodate upper cabinet removal.

Walkways

The walking space for food preparation needs at least 42 inches of walking space. The remaining walking space reduces to 36 inches. Expand the cooking space to 48 inches for two or more cooks in the home. 

Kitchen Triangle

The kitchen triangle consists of three sides.

  • Refrigerator: placed near the kitchen entrance.  For two or more points of entry, place the refrigerator as close to the majority as possible.
  • Cooking area: usually installed near the dining area
  • Sink: installed in-between those areas

This triangle makes moving around the kitchen easier. The total combination is between 23-26 feet. Otherwise, it's going to become difficult to move around the kitchen area. The distance between two appliances is between three and seven feet.  If the triangle consists of a dishwasher and garbage disposal, aim for the maximum in feet and integrate those appliances in the triangle.

Looking at kitchen design from this point of view will make your kitchen easier to use. Customize everything to your specifications. For more information on kitchen remodeling, contact us.

 

simple-tips-to-ensure-your-kitchen-remodeling-has-a-positive-outcome-bethesda-mdWhen it comes to renovating homes, the kitchen is one of the most popular places to remodel. For instance, while refreshing a living room can be done with a new paint job and lighting fixtures, a kitchen can suffer from outdated appliances, along with worn and torn sinks, countertops, and floors.

It is easy to put thousands of dollars into kitchen remodeling, but you should follow some helpful tips to make sure you have a positive outcome and use your money wisely.

Maximize Storage with Ceiling High Cabinets

To maximize the space in your kitchen, you should consider ceiling high cabinets. It is one area of the kitchen that has very little use if not for storing items within cabinets. It is great when you have plenty of storage space to keep your appliances, dinnerware, coffee mugs, and more.

Also, if you do not have a pantry, you will find the extra cabinet space even more helpful for allowing you to store enough food for weeks or months without having the kitchen be a mess.

Larger Does Not Always Mean Better

If you have a small kitchen, you should not feel the need to break down walls or cut into your living or dining space to increase the size of the kitchen. When remodeling your kitchen, focusing on quality and functionality should give you exactly what you need in a small space.

Also, by taking full advantage of available space with ceiling high cabinets, you will enjoy a kitchen that provides you with as much storage space as the room can reasonably fit.

Keep It Simple and Have Open Space

While storage space is certainly nice, there is no need to sacrifice a beautiful kitchen to get more storage. It is possible to go overboard with how many cabinets you have installed, and you can also take up more floor space than necessary by getting massive appliances and installing an oversized island.

Focusing on function and simplicity will give you a beautiful kitchen that flows seamlessly.

Contact us today to start discussing your options for kitchen remodeling.

cbb6912b-c134-4401-a74d-787cfdd6aadbRenovating one’s kitchen can be an exciting prospect. For many homeowners, kitchen remodeling is their chance to finally be able to turn their outdated kitchen into the gourmet dream kitchen they have always desired. However, before you grab a hammer and start demolishing your kitchen, there are some things you will want to consider about your remodel. Knowing how you want your finished kitchen to look before you begin your remodel is imperative in ensuring that the remodel goes as smoothly as possible. Here are a few things you should consider before you begin your kitchen remodel.

Layout

How you want your new kitchen to be laid out is something you will have to take into consideration before beginning your remodel. Will your kitchen remain basically the same, or will your new kitchen have a completely different design and flow? This is important for you to consider as it could have an effect on the way you go about your remodel. For instance, many homeowners have chosen to incorporate their living/dining space into their kitchens creating a great room in their home. If you decide to attempt something like this, it will be necessary for you to hire a contractor and a kitchen designer to help you transform your space.

Appliances

Another decision you will have to make before you begin your remodel is what new appliances you will want to purchase for your kitchen. It is important to choose appliances as early in the remodel process as possible due to the fact that the appliances you choose could have an effect on the way your new kitchen is designed. Your renovation will have to take the dimensions, as well as the color and design, of your new appliances into account as this could alter the way you choose to layout your kitchen, and the design scheme you choose to go with.

Making basic decisions such as these ones before you begin your kitchen remodel will go a long way in helping to make the remodel process go smoothly. Furthermore, for those who have never before attempted a kitchen remodel, it can be beneficial to hire a professional kitchen remodel company to remodel your kitchen for you. Doing so will help to ensure that you get the gourmet kitchen you have always dreamed of. 

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cbb6912b-c134-4401-a74d-787cfdd6aadbIf you are only planning one remodeling project this year, make it your kitchen! There's a good reason that kitchen remodeling projects are among the most popular, a kitchen is, after all, one of the most important rooms in the home. 

Here are 6 of the hottest trends in kitchens for 2014.

Old World Meets New

Many designs have been revamped to include old world style and modern convenience. Like granite or marble counter tops that take on a vintage appeal by adding beveled edges, and kitchen faucets that resemble hand-forged designs.

Commercial Style at Home

Many people love their residential kitchens, but an emerging trend this year is bringing the commercial amenities into your home by adding deep stainless steel sinks and commercial cooking hoods and stoves.

Useful Accessorizing

Long gone are kitchen accessories that served mostly as a symbol, and played a minor role in the kitchen. Today, many kitchen brands realize the needs of their customers, and are designing products with form, function, and elegance all wrapped in one.

Drawer Organization

Kitchen cabinet makers finally realized that consumers will use their drawers for more than just utensils. Many are now featuring cutlery trays, spice racks, knife blocks, and even bread drawers and foil holders.

Eco-Lighting

Lighting is often overlooked, but it never should be. In fact, illumination can play a crucial role in how your home looks and feels. So while lighting under cabinets and for highlighting purposes are nothing new, eco-friendly LED bulbs are.

Tiling to a New Level

This year, a kitchen filled with appliances isn't all you should want to wow and dazzle with, because decorative tiling has stepped up its game. Elaborate, decorative tiling can turn a kitchen that is great, into a kitchen that is awesome.

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More often than not, the terms “cost-effective” and “home remodeling” cannot be uttered in the same sentence. However, with Natelli Homes, you’ll find that there’s no easier way to begin your Bethesda, MD home remodeling (or home renovation for that matter) than by starting with Natelli Home’s architectural design services.  

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Throughout Bethesda, MD, we have taken on dozens of architectural design projects that have turned average homes into stunning dream homes. When we start the architectural design process, we ensure your home renovation will blend seamlessly with the rest of your house while making your home look like new.

Our architectural design specialties in Bethesda, MD include:

  • New custom homes
  • Home renovations
  • Home additions
  • Bathroom home renovations
  • Screened Porch and open porch home renovations
  • Home remodeling
  • Kitchen home remodeling
  • And more…

With all of these services and options for your home in mind, what makes us the best choice for your home renovation or home remodeling project here in Bethesda, MD?

When you decide to work with Natelli Homes, you’ll be getting an architectural design firm who takes out expensive costs and wasteful spending. We eradicate cost variables for you by defining the cost objective from the start so that your architectural design project works within your budget. In this equation, there is no better option than Natelli Homes.

Click here to learn more about our architectural design services for new homes, custom homes, and more in Bethesda, MD.

Custom Homes | Bethesda, MD

Everyone deserves their very own custom home. And, if you live in Bethesda, MD, that dream may become a reality faster than you think.

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Natelli Homes has spent over 25 years in Bethesda, MD building some of the most fantastic custom homes in Montgomery County. When you’ve been creating custom homes for as long as we have in such as powerful part of the country, you develop a list of clients who reflect the quality of work we put in:

  • Politicians
  • Physicians
  • CEO’s
  • Lobbyists
  • Attorneys
  • And even an Astronaut

We’re not playing insider politics by telling you that Natelli Homes is the cream of the crop when it comes to custom homes in Bethesda, MD. Also, while it’s no secret that we excel in providing premier residential architectural designs to the nation’s elite, you’ll be delighted to know that your average Bethesda, MD resident is as much a part of our clientele as are the luminaries and dignitaries of the Beltway (assuming you’re not one yourself).

As your custom homebuilder in Bethesda, MD, we’ll always give you the best the area has to offer. Our decades of custom home experience is humbly passed onto our Bethesda, MD clients and can be made a part of your home if ever you need an abode with the perfect architectural design to match your individual style.

Click here for more information about our custom homes here in Bethesda, MD.

New Homes | Bethesda, MD

All the hassle and stress involved in buying a home in Bethesda, MD can be avoided if you’re willing to purchase a new home instead.

Who doesn’t want a new home? The 1980’s-era wall-to-wall carpeting, 1970’s-era wallpaper, and enclosed kitchen designs can be too dated for the modern homebuyer. If contemporary interior decorating, high ceilings, green windows decked with plantation shutters, and granite-covered islands to match your modern, open-concept kitchen sounds more like your cup of tea, Bethesda, MD residents may find it more palatable to buy a brand new home.

If you know what you want out of a home and haven’t yet found what you’re looking for, it’s probably because your home hasn’t been built yet. This is why we encourage you to look at new homes in Bethesda, MD that will not only fit your lifestyle, but will give you the piece of mind that older homes will not allow you to have – fixer upper maintenance costs, etc.

New Homes in Bethesda, MD | Portfolio Homes

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Not too sure where to start? Natelli Homes makes buying a new home a snap by giving you Portfolio Homes to choose from. What are Portfolio Homes? We simply take pre-designed homes (designed to fit many lot shapes and sizes) and adapt them to fit your needs and desires. With these new homes, our Bethesda, MD clients will be getting a 6 to 9 month head-start on architectural design – allowing us to get you in your new home faster. Portfolio Homes are an easy, stress-free, cost-effective, and time saving solution to getting custom new homes.

Click here to learn about buying new homes in Bethesda, MD.

Home Renovations in Bethesda, MD

Home renovations are a tremendous undertaking without the right kind of support. Having Natelli Homes on your side makes all the difference in Bethesda, MD.

Home Additions | Bethesda, MD

If you’re looking to add more space to your Bethesda, MD home, the easiest way to create a new room, garage, or porch is to make a home addition.

By creating a well-designed addition that is as cost-effective as it is practical, your home renovation (be it kitchen or dining room) will have the square footage needed to increase the value of your home while also making it a more entertaining place for family and friends.

So, if you’d rather improve upon your home instead of jumping ship and leaving the neighborhood, call Natelli Homes today to get your home addition designed and budget established ASAP.

Click here for your FREE home addition consultation in Bethesda, MD.

Bathroom Home Renovations | Bethesda, MD

We provide bathroom home renovations in Bethesda, MD because, aside from your master bedroom, there shouldn’t be a more peaceful room than your bathroom.

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We begin by listening to your needs and determining your budget. We then make it so that your personality is reflected on everything -- from the splashes of color on the walls, to the floors and fixtures. When we’re finished with your bathroom home renovation, you’ll be amazed with your new piece of Bethesda, MD serenity.

Just take a look at the customizations you have at your disposal:

  • Custom tiles
  • Mosaic inlays
  • Marble and granite countertops
  • Glazed or stained wood vanities
  • Oil-rubbed bronze finishes on fixtures
  • And more…

There’s nothing like our bathroom home renovations in Bethesda, MD. When you work with Natelli Homes, you’ll witness firsthand how our architectural design services make the process of bathroom home renovations a simple and efficient process.

Click here for your FREE bathroom home renovation consultation in Bethesda, MD.

Screened Porch and Open Porch Home Renovations | Bethesda, MD

Both screened and open porches have become vital living spaces for homes in Bethesda, MD

A tall glass of lemonade on a warm summer day can best be enjoyed at the helm of your home. There’s nothing that says “I’m the king of my castle and the captain of my ship” than a homeowner who has full mastery of their front porch. The sense of ownership that comes from firmly placing two feet down on your very own residential promenade is a sensation we want all of our Bethesda, MD customers to feel when they allow us to design and build a spectacular screened porch or open porch for their home.

Whether you’re in the mood for:

  • Plush seating
  • Dining tables
  • Direplaces
  • Outdoor TV's
  • And even motorized screening

We have vast experience with a large number of low-maintenance products and materials that will enhance the use and function of your Bethesda, MD screened porch or open porch.

Click here for your FREE screened porch or open porch home renovation consultation in Bethesda, MD.

Home Remodeling in Bethesda, MD 

Natelli Homes is your one-stop-shop for home remodeling in Bethesda, MD.

Kitchen Home Remodeling in Bethesda, MD

And, when it comes to kitchen home remodeling, we’re the best in the business in providing you with years of expertise designing both utilitarian and multifunctional kitchens to meet any and all of your home remodeling needs. There’s no question that the kitchen is the most important room in the home. With today’s busy lifestyles, it provides a gathering place for the people in your life that are consumed by work and school. If the centerpiece of your home isn’t up to snuff, then there is no glue that holds the family together.

That’s something that we simply cannot have.

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Natelli has been involved in kitchen home remodeling in Bethesda, MD for decades and has the architectural design expertise to get you started.

For example, take a look at some of the kitchen cabinets we install here in Bethesda, MD:

  • WoodMode
  • Brookhaven
  • Premier Custom
  • Plato
  • Wellborn cabinets

Click here for your FREE kitchen home remodeling consultation in Bethesda, MD.