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Kitchen Remodeling Tips - Custom Fireplace Renovations
One of the most popular new trends in areas of Utah like Park City and Salt Lake is placing a fireplace near a kitchen during a home remodeling project. Among all new fireplaces installed today, factory-built units are by far the fastest growing option. Most units are made of steel. Some models include fans that blow air - heated in a plenum separated from the fire - into the kitchen or through ducts to other rooms for additional space heating. We can help assess if your kitchen has enough room for sure a project during a remodeling job. Because of the potential for rough winters, you can never count on a quality custom fireplace enough in Park City, UT.
Conventional wood and high-output gas fires require a double-wall chimney pipe that goes up and out the roof. Most fireplaces that burn natural gas or propane instead of wood burn so efficiently that they can be vented directly out through a kitchen wall with no tall flue required. With advances in kitchen remodeling technology, many of the newer gas fireplaces offer very realistic looking fire.
Designing a kitchen renovation an take as much time and attention as the construction phase. A well-planned design is particularly crucial in a major re-design, in which costs are high and room for error is not. For example, if it costs a dollar to plan your kitchen well on the drawing, it will cost you $10 to make a change if your cabinet-maker has already begun, and it will cost $100 to make a change if you don't catch a problem until the crew is on the job site in some cases. However, as the most respected general contractors in Park City, we can help and your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed on all projects. Don't trust your big home renovation to just anyone and give us a call today!
Most kitchens will require at least seven separate circuits. The major appliances (except for the refrigerator) each need their own dedicated circuits.
Drawings can be prepared by designers at a local home center and by kitchen remodelers - better preparation when it comes to electrical wiring means a more productive work session an a shorter turn-around time on all projects.
A properly installed tile floor offers several advantages for kitchen use: It is attractive, low maintenance, water resistant, and offers superior durability. However, it has a hard surface that will shatter dropped glassware and cause feet to ache. Shiny tiles are generally too slippery in the kitchen; look for matte finishes or choose small tiles (the extra grout lines will provide more traction).
A tile floor needs frequent sweeping and damp-mopping so that it won;t scratch, and grout lines will darken no matter how often you clean. Unglazed quarry and terra cotta tiles look beautiful in the kitchen, but they must be thoroughly sealed for kitchen use, and even then they will stain and darken with age.
A tile floor is also cold and will make it difficult to keep the kitchen cozy. Consider installing radiant floor heating, which works very well under tile.
Mosaic stone tiles can be used on an entire kitchen floor or just along the edge. Stone is a durable and beautiful choice for kitchen flooring, but it needs to be sealed to resist stains.
Tile is installed on a solid, water-resistant underlayment - typically plywood topped with cement backer-board. Some installers still use a thick bed of Portland cement atop a base of exterior-grade plywood, a traditional practice that works extremely well when properly executed. -Source
A standard range, with burnes on top and an oven below, provides a homey, traditional touch and is more affordable than separate cooking components. Rangers come in three varieties including gas-fired, dual-fuel and electric. Standard-size ranges are 30 inches wide, but you can get them as narrow as 21 inches and as wide as 48 inches - or even wider if you're buying a commercial range.
Freestanding ranges, as their name implies, can stand anywhere. Slide-in types are made to fit between cabinets and so have no side panels. Drop-in models are also installed between cabinets, but they're made to rest on a wood platform, and their integral rims cover the gap between range and countertop so food won't fall in.
All-in-one ranges offer the same features as separate cooktops and ovens including self-cleaning mechanisms and touch controls. Midrange models sell for over $1,500 in some cases. These high priced models may include extras such as a bread-rising or browning fixture.
Look for ranges with special features, such as an indoor grill and dedicated wok burner, which can be converted to handle boiling pots. If you're shopping for commercially adapted ranges, look for sealed burners, porcelain-coated cast-iron grates, and an anti-tipping device that helps to keep these heavy units level and stabile.
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