Nicely Done Kitchen and Bath Design

Nicely Done Kitchen and Bath Design

The words ‘kitchen and bath design’ invoke powerful images in may people. For some, it’s as simple as granite countertops or Holiday cherry oak cabinets, adding a touch of elegance to their already functional space. Others think of massive construction projects, workers with chainsaws helping tear out the wall between the kitchen and dining room, opening up the space. Whatever images come to mind, kitchen and bathroom design comes down to one fundamental question, how do I want it to look?

Designing a kitchen or bath is not an easy process, and many find their “perfect” design simply isn’t done as easily as expected or hoped. The layout their home may not fit the new kitchen design or the “ do it yourself”approach was much harder and expensive than originally thought. One important part of the kitchen or bath design process is finding the right designer. The professionals at Nicely Done Kitchens and Baths have had their designs features several times in many magazines including Signature Kitchen and Bath magazine and have won countless awards for their unique designs. Each team member brings a different skill set, allowing you to create the culinary preparation oasis that you have always dreamed of and desired.

Once you’ve selected a designer, the process begins to unfold rapidly; with cabinets, faucets, cabinet doorknobs, back splashes, custom hoods, appliances and much more to choose from, the list can seem daunting. However, with our experienced designers working with you and coordinating every inch of your kitchen, the project is sure to be a breeze. Whatever look you are going for, be it minimalist, classic, or even exotic tropical, out top notch designers are eager to help you create a personalized masterpiece.

If you are interested in remodeling your kitchen and or bath do not hesitate to cantact us, we will be happy to answer any and all of you remodeling questions and needs. Click here for more information.

HOW ABOUT A GREEN KITCHEN?

I don’t mean money, avocados, limes or any other color green, but the one that lasts –  environmentally green. Recently, I had a very “environmentally friendly client,” who wanted to remodel her kitchen was as many products as possible. She had done a lot research on the internet, but was having a hard time finding the right products. That is, untill she found us. We are Certified Green Specialists according to the National Association of Home Builders and are more than willing to help your remodeling project go green.

The options for environmentally friendly choices for kitchens and bathrooms are endless now a day, especially since it’s a rapidly changing field with new and improved materials coming out on the market daily. Lets look at the “everyday choices” we are faced with and how  we can help the environment.

1.-  Oil Resources: Proximity – Chose products that are made close to home. Product coming from overseas travel the furthest.

2.-  Oceans and Dumping Areas: Recycled, or renewable materials that don’t end up in our oceans or the dumpster are great choices. We donate on our clients behalf what can be donated to charitable entities. Especially never cabinetry and appliances.

3.-  Water resources: use products that offer “low flow” devices in toilets and faucets. Instant waterless tanks save both water and energy.

4.-  Energy Resources: The obvious choice is energy-efficient appliances – Refrigerators are the biggest culprit since they are always “on” – Newer refrigerators by far use significantly less energy than the older ones.

5.-  Energy efficient Lightbulbs: These last a lot longer than regular light bulbs, and don’t produce as much heat. At minimum install dimmers for your existing lights at home.

6.-  Washing dishes without using the drying cycle – off time washing.

7.-  Dishwashers with independent top rack washing, or double drawers.

8.-  Include a recycling center in your home – preferably the kitchen – we recommend a double waste basket, one for thrash and one for recycling

9.-  Cleaning supplies.

10.- Countertops with recycled materials in it such as glass.

While that list may seem long, there are plenty more that I didn’t mention. Kitchens and bathrooms are no different when selecting products. Countertops can be made out of recycled goods reusing glass and other materials to help reduce the impact we make on the world. Everyone wants a pretty kitchen, but to have a pretty kitchen and reduce the amount of waste is even better. In addition, the wood from the cabinets can be reused. Oddly shaped pieces can be used for cutting boards, finger joints, animal bedding or landscaping materials. There is no such thing as too many cutting boards.

Another important thing that green kitchens have to deal with is meeting the standards for formaldehyde levels each year that are acceptable for formaldehyde output and are still considered green products. I, Evelyn Nicely, oder every product personally to ensure it meets with, not only California standards, but yours. We don’t just tell you it’s a green product and then give you whatever we have lying around. We do the nitty-gritty research to make sure that we can offer you a custom line of cabinets that even the adhesives used on them are formaldehyde free as well. Granted, these custom cabinets are by far not the cheapest, but if your willing to go green, they’re exactly what the doctor ordered. We are here to help select the correct environmentally friendly products for your kitchen or bath.

It appears that Kermit the Frog never worked with us when he said, “It ain’t being green.” If you select Nicely Done Kitchens, not only will your kitchen be a work of art, but going green will be easy as 1, 2, 3.