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What Is The Difference Between A Kitchen Remodel vs. Renovation?

People often use “renovation” and “remodel” interchangeably when referring to their home and kitchen projects. Suppose you are planning on making kitchen improvements. In that case, it is best to understand the difference between a kitchen remodel vs. renovation. Therefore, you know exactly what to ask a contractor. Homeowners often renovate and remodel their kitchens simultaneously, so it is understandable why many use both words interchangeably. To help you figure out which method is suited to your needs, here are the differences between remodeling a kitchen and renovating one.

The Purpose of a Kitchen Remodel vs. Renovation

While remodeling and renovation are used interchangeably, there are some critical differences between the two. For example, when someone remodels their kitchen, the kitchen undergoes some structural change that alters its design or functionality. On the other hand, a renovation is a process that typically involves making what was old furniture or fixtures into new ones. While each method may seem similar to you, as they are often done together, here are some examples.

Kitchen Remodeling Examples

Suppose you live in Abington, Pennsylvania. Your home is several decades old and is on the smaller side of houses in an urban area. And your kitchen may be small, and you want to add more space to make your home feel open and provide more opportunities for entertaining. One of the things you decide to do is remove a loadbearing wall to combine the kitchen and dining room. That is an instance of remodeling your kitchen. Other examples of remodeling include the following:

  • Constructing an addition to the kitchen to add more space
  • Turning a specific part of the kitchen into a mudroom

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When you change your kitchen’s structure, design, or purpose (or just certain areas), you are remodeling it.

Kitchen Renovation Examples

An example of a kitchen renovation differs from that of a remodel. Suppose you live in an older home in Philadelphia or Horsham (where most houses were built from the 1950s to the 1980s), and you want to get new cabinets for your kitchen. Installing new cabinets is a renovation project because you are repairing, fixing, or updating your kitchen rather than changing the underlying structure or purpose of the room. Other examples of a renovation include the following:

  • Installing new countertops or flooring
  • Replacing old furniture with new ones (tables, islands)
  • Updating fixtures or plumbing and electrical systems

Although your kitchen may look different thanks to new cabinets or paint or fixtures, the kitchen remains the same in terms of layout and function.

Other Differences between Kitchen Remodel vs. Renovation

In addition to the difference in purposes of a kitchen remodel vs. renovation, there are other notable differences between them for homeowners.

One of the significant differences between the two processes is cost. Because remodeling projects are more complicated work due to changing a kitchen’s structure or design, it does cost more than a renovation project. Changing the design or layout of a kitchen may require reconfiguring the wiring, plumbing, and ductwork, and the material costs may be higher than a renovation, too.

As part of paying more for a kitchen remodel vs. renovation, you have more control over what your new kitchen can look like if you have specific goals. For example, if you have significant issues with your kitchen design. These issues could be the kitchen feeling too cramped or outdoor sink lines that freeze during winter. Remodeling can resolve these issues. In addition, remodeling allows you to bring your dream kitchen to life and gives you the chance to implement a new, more attractive, and practical design.

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Contact Saturn Construction LLC for Kitchen Remodel Services

Are you interested in a kitchen remodel or renovation? If you are, contact Saturn Construction LLC. Saturn has years of experience in kitchen remodeling and renovation services for Southeastern Pennsylvania homeowners. We work with various materials, kitchen features, and styles. Our highly qualified and experienced team of carpenters and contractors will work with you to bring your dream kitchen to life. For more information on our services or to get started on your kitchen remodel, contact us today.

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The Benefits of Quality Kitchen Carpentry and Remodeling

If you plan to remodel your kitchen, be sure you get a contractor who provides quality carpentry and remodeling services. The benefits of quality kitchen carpentry and remodeling range from simply enjoying your home and kitchen to increasing your home’s value, to functionality to an updated look and durable construction. Below are 3 reasons to look for quality carpentry and remodeling for your kitchen.

Make Your Kitchen More Enjoyable & Practical to Use

Have you ever thought your kitchen needed some new features or extra space, such as adding cabinets for more storage space? When you remodel your kitchen, your daily routines are more manageable, your space becomes more comfortable and enjoyable to use, and you have more options to meet your cooking or entertainment needs. Saturn Construction LLC’s experienced carpenters can remodel your kitchen to improve functionality and usability by expanding space, and building and installing premade and custom furniture such as cabinets or tables.

Philadelphia has a varied mix of older homes and modern ones, from row homes to single-family housing in the suburbs. Older homes especially might have smaller rooms that need restructuring to meet your needs. For example, say you want to make your kitchen into more of an entertainment space, and therefore you want to increase the amount of space by connecting the kitchen and dining room. In that case, we can remove walls (both load-bearing and non-load-bearing) to create a more open space that is more comfortable to use for entertaining.

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Another example would be if you live in an older house, you can have old wiring replaced and the lighting fixtures updated during the remodel. So you would have improved visibility, which makes meal prep and cooking easier, or you could enhance your kitchen’s ambiance if you want to use the room more for entertaining.

The team at Saturn Construction has a history of designing and building kitchen projects that make for beautiful, enjoyable spaces while also using space intelligently, from clever cabinet and storage solutions to kitchen tables and islands.

Increase Home Value

One of the most significant benefits of quality kitchen carpentry and remodeling is increasing your home’s value. Of all the potential home improvement projects that can increase property value, remodeling the kitchen has one of the highest ROI. As discussed in previous blogs, remodeled kitchens can expect a return on investment anywhere from 50 to 70 percent, and here is why.

A kitchen is a significant factor that home buyers focus on when assessing a house. Buyers also show a willingness to pay more for a home with a newly remodeled kitchen than a house with an outdated-looking one. If your kitchen has undergone quality remodeling and carpentry work, you can attract buyers with eye-catching photos and recoup most remodeling costs by listing your home for more money.

Saturn Construction offers kitchen remodeling services based on your budget to help improve your ROI should you decide to sell your home in the future.

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Update Your Kitchen with a Unique Look & Design

Another benefit of quality kitchen carpentry and remodeling is that you can update your kitchen’s current design and appearance to one that matches your unique preferences. A beautiful kitchen is a more comfortable space for you and your guests. And as we mentioned earlier, a visually appealing kitchen is excellent for catching the attention of prospective buyers (especially one that has a custom look.) If your home is several decades old, which many houses in Pennsylvania counties such as Bucks or Delaware are, remodeling will allow you to get modern kitchen amenities and design.

Working with our carpentry and kitchen remodeling firm will allow you to implement your unique or custom design. We can create and install furnishings and furniture, from pre-built to custom-made, to give your kitchen a distinctive look. In addition, we can provide you with professional recommendations on the materials to ensure durable construction and to help you achieve your design goals.

Contact Saturn Construction LLC for Quality Kitchen Carpentry and Remodeling

Are you interested in quality kitchen carpentry and remodeling for your home? If you are, contact Saturn Construction LLC. We are a team of experienced, qualified, knowledgeable kitchen remodeling contractors, woodworkers, and carpenters. Our team has many years of experience working with Southeastern Pennsylvania homeowners, helping them realize their dream kitchens. For more information on our kitchen remodeling services and to get started on your kitchen remodel, contact us today.

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What You Get For A 100k Custom Kitchen Remodel

Your budget is crucial when planning your custom kitchen remodel, and knowing what you can get for your budget will help you plan your remodel. Our previous blogs talked about the services you can expect with kitchen remodeling budgets of $25-45k and $60-90k. So what do you get for a high-end remodel? One trait that separates a high-end remodel from an average one is that design costs are a significant portion of the budget. That means you have more control over the materials and design of your new kitchen and have many more options. Here are some of the services you can expect to receive with a 100k custom kitchen remodel price and beyond.

Fully Custom Cabinetry

One of the main expenses of any 100k custom kitchen remodel is the cabinetry due to the cost of the wood. In kitchen remodeling projects over $90-100k, the cost for cabinets is likely higher than projects with smaller budgets due to the wood and custom cabinets and finishes. However, at this price point, you have the luxury of near-endless options regarding the materials and design of their new cabinets. Custom cabinets’ design, trims, and finishes can be extensive and whatever you desire: intricate and ornate, sleek and contemporary, and anything in-between.

With such a large budget, the wood chosen for the cabinets can be higher-quality or be more rare and exotic than the wood used in stock cabinets. Some examples of rare, quality wood often used in $90-100k+ kitchen cabinets include the following:

  • Mahogany
  • Cherry
  • Walnut

More exotic woods growing in popularity for kitchens include bamboo and lyptus. Fully custom cabinets can also have more glasswork, which is more expensive than a solid wood door.

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High-End Countertops

Another high cost of a kitchen remodeling project is the countertops, especially if the countertops are made with exotic natural stone. At a budget over $100k, your options for natural stone countertops increase as the stones become more luxurious and exotic. Some exotic natural stone materials that make for good kitchen countertops include the following:

  • Marble
  • Granite
  • Quartz

In addition to the stone, the fixtures built into the countertops are also more upscale than the average remodeling project. For example, an average kitchen sink could be a typical double-bowl sink installed overtop the counter. In contrast, the sink would be more of a professional workstation in a 100k custom kitchen remodel, featuring larger bowls and accessories such as a built-in drying rack or cutting board.

Extensive Remodeling & Renovating

When remodeling their kitchens, homeowners may feel that extra space is necessary to accommodate new fixtures and furnishings. There are two ways that homeowners can achieve extra space: removing walls and exterior renovations. High-end kitchen remodels often include these services so that the project better ties into the homeowners’ visions. Contractors can remove load-bearing walls to open up the existing interior space, a great option if you have a small kitchen and want to give you and your family more room. Exterior renovations can include home additions to add more space or improvements to your home’s façade or siding.

Extravagant Lighting Fixtures

We offer improved wiring and electrical work for our kitchen remodeling services. While most homeowners focus on the cabinetry, flooring, and plumbing or cooking fixtures in their remodeling, new lighting can make a significant difference. For example, lighting underneath cabinets that shine over countertops can make working and cooking in your kitchen much more manageable, thanks to the enhanced visibility the lighting brings. Another popular lighting trend in custom kitchens includes track lighting that can provide light in multiple directions. You can also use lighting to enhance specific features of the remodel, such as the lighting in a glass cabinet.

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Other 100k Custom Kitchen Remodel Services

In addition to high-quality materials, fixtures, and furnishings, a $100k+ kitchen remodel can also include additions or renovations that extend just beyond the kitchen, such as the following:

  • An area of your kitchen dedicate to washing and bathing pets, or to extend the house as needed
  • Mudroom with full built-in cabinets and furniture
  • Fully custom living areas such as a breakfast nook

At the $90-100k+ price range, you can bring the kitchen of your dreams to life.

Contact Saturn Construction LLC for Custom Kitchen Remodeling Services

Are you interested in a 100k custom kitchen remodel? If so, reach out to Saturn Construction LLC. Our team is full of experienced, qualified, knowledgeable contractors, woodworkers, carpenters, and kitchen remodelers. We have worked with many homeowners in Southeastern Pennsylvania, bringing their dream kitchens to life. For more information on our services or to get started on your kitchen remodel, contact us today.

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What Does a $60-90k Kitchen Remodel Price Include?

If you are planning a kitchen remodeling project budget is a critical decision that we want to help you make. What does a $60-90k Kitchen Remodel Price include? In a previous blog, we talked about the features and services you can expect for a kitchen remodeling project of $25-45k. Some of those services included installing new cabinets, drywall, and flooring, keeping the existing water and plumbing lines, updating electrical outlets if needed, and more. A $30k budget is around the average budget of a kitchen remodel, so what would you get if you wanted a midrange, more extensive remodel? Here are some of the services you can expect to receive at a kitchen remodel price of around $60-90k.

High-End Cabinetry, Finishes & Trims

One of the most noticeable additions for projects with the $60-90k kitchen remodel price is that the cabinetry packages and furnishings come in higher quality trims and finishes. In a big-box chain store, you will find the cabinets on the lower end of the cost spectrum to have simple, straightforward designs, and the finishes are relatively basic, with limited paint colors and maybe some staining. At a higher price point, the cabinets will often be more intricate and complicated in their designs, often in the trim and molding connecting the cabinets to the ceiling and floor. The available finishes are also more numerous and higher quality, such as glazing to add texture and enhance the natural wood grain or finishes that prevent scratches or chips.

The same principle applies to the tiling, flooring, and wallpaper. For example, a $30k and a $70k kitchen remodel may replace old flooring with new materials, but the difference is in the materials. The $30k remodel may use luxury vinyl tile (LVT) for the new floor; the $70k remodel would use hardwood planks. At a higher budget, more money also goes towards the labor and time needed to make the cabinets, floors, tiling, and furnishings out of premium woods and metals that use more complex and detailed designs, thus being higher-quality work.

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Moving Walls

Another primary service offered at the $60-90k kitchen remodel price is moving walls within the kitchen. In the average kitchen remodeling project, the walls, both load-bearing, and non-load bearing, usually stay in place with some selective demolition of the drywall. For a mid-range kitchen remodel, the contractor is more likely to be demolishing or moving the walls of a kitchen. Removing load-bearing walls, in particular, adds to the cost of a remodel since the contractors have to install a new beam, build a new framing solution, and overall it requires more materials, expertise and labor.

Removing walls in your kitchen can bring many benefits. One, you have significantly more space to work with so that you and your family feel less cramped when preparing meals, cooking, dining, and entertaining. Second, removing walls in your kitchen opens up the possibility of changing the layout or adding new elements to your kitchen. For example, you may be remodeling your kitchen because you want to add an island and, therefore, extra need space. A midrange, $60-90k kitchen remodeling budget can allow you to add an island by tearing down a wall.

Extensive Wiring & Electrical Work

Midrange kitchen remodels can also include work done to update or revamp your wiring or electrics. Remodeling improves the value of your kitchen both through the materials used for cabinets, flooring, and other furnishing and woodwork. But often the unseen improved wiring and electrical work makes other updates possible. This is because many appliances and fixtures require new wiring or different placement of wiring and lighting. Some stoves or other appliance placements may require higher service loads.

One of the services Saturn Construction LLC offers, for example, is gutting all wiring and starting from scratch. New wiring helps bring your kitchen up to code, especially if you live in an older house. Your appliances can then be more efficient, and the chances of them performing optimally increases thanks to new wiring. We can also add a new subpanel to accommodate any new appliances.

Additions to Your Kitchen

At the $60-90k kitchen remodel price, some other additions you can add to your new kitchen include:

  • Pot fillers mounted above the stove to help save time and work
  • Bay or bow windows for a nook or extra seating
  • Garden windows to give you more space for plants in your kitchen

The $60-90k price range gives you plenty of options for how to improve the value and appearance of your kitchen.

Remodeled kitchen counter and floor next to sliding door | kitchen remodel price | Saturn Construction

Contact Saturn Construction LLC for Kitchen Remodel Services

Do you want to know more about how to improve your home for a particular kitchen remodel price? If you do, contact Saturn Construction LLC. We have a team of experienced, qualified, knowledgeable contractors, woodworkers, carpenters, and kitchen remodelers. Our team has worked with many homeowners in Southeastern Pennsylvania for years, bringing their dream kitchens to life. For more information on our services or to get started on your kitchen remodel, contact us today.

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What Do You Get For A Kitchen Remodel For 30k?

Whenever homeowners plan for a kitchen remodeling project, one of the most important parts of planning is figuring out their budget. The average cost of a kitchen remodeling project ranges anywhere from 20k to 45k. A kitchen remodel for 30k is right in the middle of the average budget, and many homeowners wonder what areas of the project that amount of money goes towards. So what can you get for a kitchen remodeling project with that cost? Here are some of the services we offer for kitchen remodels with budgets of around 30-45k.

Demo Flooring & Drywall

One of the services you can get for a kitchen remodel for 30k is small demolition projects. With almost any home improvement or remodeling project, you will almost certainly need demo work. Demolishing a kitchen’s interior is essential for people panning to replace existing floors, tiles, or cabinets with new ones. Interior demolition is a highly technical skill and requires careful planning and extensive training to prevent damaging walls, electrical lines, plumbing, and any remaining walls or flooring. As such, demo work is best left to trained, certified, professional contractors and carpenters. If you are interested in replacing your cabinets, flooring, or plumbing fixtures, we offer to demolish them to prepare for new hardwood flooring, cabinets, and more.

Another type of demo work you can get is demolishing drywall. At a budget of around 30-45k, the level of demolition your kitchen remodeling project will receive is limited. At this price, we offer a selective demo of the existing drywall to save and patch as much of the existing wall as possible.

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Cabinet, Countertop, & Flooring Installation

Once your floors, cabinets and countertops are demolished they will need to be replaced. Fortunately is installing new flooring, cabinets, and countertops is usually part of the $30k to $45k remodel fee. For a new home, if your kitchen needs flooring or cabinets, our team can install them. Installing kitchen cabinets, countertops, and flooring can be labor intensive and take a lot of time for people thinking of going the DIY route. Whenever we work on a kitchen remodel for 30k, we ensure that the cabinetry, flooring, and countertop are designed with quality wood and other materials and fit your home décor. In addition to installing cabinets and flooring, we can also install a tile backsplash on the wall behind the kitchen sink.

Keeping Drain & Water Lines

One of the characteristics of kitchen remodels within this price range is that the existing drain and water supply lines will remain during the demo and installation phases. Because of the 30-45k budget, your kitchen’s drainage and water lines will be retained even if you have new fixtures, such as a kitchen sink. So if you do have a new sink or faucet for your kitchen, a remodel budget of around 30-45k means less time spent on removing and installing drainage and water lines and more time spent on other areas such as new flooring and cabinets.

Update Electrical Work

Another one of the kitchen renovations that you get is updating electrical wiring, circuits, and lighting. At Saturn Construction LLC, we offer to update your kitchen’s electrical work to be up to code. Some of the electrical work that we provide includes the following:

  • Wiring countertop outlets
  • Installing dedicated circuits for modern appliances
  • Update kitchen lighting

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Contact Saturn Construction LLC for Kitchen Remodel Services

Are you planning a kitchen remodel for 30k? Do you want to know how to make your kitchen more functional, durable, and beautiful? If so, reach out to Saturn Construction LLC. The Saturn Construction LLC team has much experience in kitchen remodeling and other carpentry services, working in Southeastern Pennsylvania for years. Our highly qualified and experienced team can bring your dream kitchen to life. For more information on our services or to get started on your kitchen remodel, contact us today.

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Why Choose Hardwood Flooring for Kitchens

Homeowners today have more options for their floors than ever before, and one particularly popular choice is hardwood flooring for kitchens. For years, hardwood has been a highly desirable kitchen flooring material, and one for bedrooms and living rooms. And hardwood is popular for a reason; few flooring options give homeowners beautiful, timeless aesthetics, long-lasting durability, low maintenance, and value. Here is why you and many other homeowners should choose hardwood for your flooring.

Hardwood Floors Are Beautiful

One of the main reasons homeowners are attracted to hardwood flooring for kitchens is the aesthetics of hardwood. Wood floors are always in style and have a timeless aesthetic that complements any kitchen décor, from traditional to contemporary to rustic and everything in between. In addition, with the large variety of wood types, colors, grains patterns, and designs available, you can have a customized, unique flooring design in your home. Some homeowners also feel that hardwood makes their kitchens look bigger and feel more inviting and welcoming to guests.

Hardwood Is Durable

In addition to a timeless look and style, hardwood is a popular choice for kitchens due to its durability. Many wood flooring options come with waterproof, scratch, and dent-resistant finishes so that the wood is even more robust and maintains a beautiful appearance longer. With some proper maintenance and cleaning, hardwood flooring can last decades.

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Hardwood Flooring is Low Maintenance & Easy to Clean

One of the reasons why hardwood can last so long and is a great flooring option is because the material is relatively low maintenance and easy to clean. Being low maintenance and easy to clean is especially important in rooms that see a lot of foot traffic and need more frequent cleaning, making hardwood flooring for kitchens an obvious choice for most homeowners.

Hardwood floors are typically sealed surfaces with a protective layer of finish. As a result, stains that appear are less of an issue and easier to clean up than on other flooring materials, like carpet. In addition to being more stain-resistant, hardwood can be swept, steam-cleaned, or vacuumed to remove any accumulated dirt or debris.

Scratches, scrapes, and other forms of damage are also easier to fix on a hardwood floor. With hardwood, if your kitchen floor has been scratched, scuffed, or dented, you may be able to simply have the floor sanded, smoothed, and refinished rather than replaced. And in case you do need new flooring, you may be able to replace individual strips or planks rather than the entire floor.

Hardwood Floors Improve Your Home’s Value

Hardwood flooring for kitchens can also increase the value of your home. Generally, hardwood floors have a return on investment of around 70-80 percent or can increase property values anywhere from 3-5 percent. Homebuyers have shown a willingness to pay higher prices for homes that have kitchens with hardwood floors. Many home buyers also plan to replace old flooring, which is why they are willing to pay more for a house that already has hardwood floors. Wood flooring can even help you sell your home faster. So whether you are a homeowner looking to move, or a property owner looking to sell your investment property, hardwood floors can help net you a more significant profit.

Remodeled kitchen with hardwood flooring | hardwood flooring for kitchens | Saturn Construction

Contact Saturn Construction LLC Today For Hardwood Flooring For Kitchens

Are you looking to improve your home with hardwood flooring for kitchens or add value to your investment property? Saturn Construction LLC can meet your needs with our flooring services. We have years of experience installing hardwood flooring for homeowners and businesses across southeastern Pennsylvania. Our team of highly qualified and experienced hardwood flooring installation contractors can install or renovate new flooring for your property, working with you on the materials and designs you want. To get started on your project, contact us today.

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How Much Does A Kitchen Remodel Cost

Remodeling the kitchen is an excellent investment for any homeowner. A remodeled kitchen provides a beautiful, functional place to cook, entertain guests, spend family time, or offer a good return on investment for people planning to sell their homes. But, of course, the one question homeowners always ask themselves is how much does a kitchen remodel cost? Such a large project requires careful planning, and the cost can vary depending on a few factors.

What Factors into a Kitchen Remodel Cost

The cost of a kitchen remodeling project depends on many different factors related to your goals and budget. First, how much your kitchen remodeling project costs depends on what you want to remodel and the scope of your project. Do you have an old kitchen that needs entirely new cabinetry, fixtures, appliances, flooring, or even knocked down walls or a room extension? Are you planning on remodeling everything in your kitchen or just installing a few cabinets? The bigger and more extensive your remodel is, the larger budget you need.

The other main factor is how much you are willing to spend. Do you want to save money and make your kitchen remodel as economical and cost-effective as possible? Or are you ready to spend however much is needed to have your dream kitchen with custom cabinetry and exotic materials? Here are a few different options for different price ranges.

Average Kitchen Remodel

The average kitchen remodel costs in the Philadelphia area is between $20-45k, depending on where people live, their home value, product selection, and project scope. Typically, kitchen remodels in this price range will have the same drain and water supply lines. Most of your cost may go towards things like installing cabinetry, flooring, and backsplash tiling. The integral aspects (plumbing, electricity, heating) remain the same, while the budgets mostly go towards updating and improving the appearance, appliances and usability of the kitchen.

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Midrange Kitchen Remodel

A mid-range kitchen remodeling project is more extensive and detailed than the average remodeling project and typically costs anywhere from $60-90k. Some of the services found in this price range include the following:

  • Moving walls (both bearing and nonbearing)
  • All wiring gutted and starting from scratch
  • New subpanels for new appliances

In addition to the above, the size of the project might be larger or the materials used in remodels in this price range are at the higher end of quality, with more intricate trims and finishes.

Upscale Kitchen Remodel

An upscale kitchen remodel cost can start from around $90k and go as high as the homeowner wants. These remodeling projects include many luxury or specialty additions, such as exotic stone materials, extravagant lighting options, and fully custom cabinetry with exotic wood. The integral parts of the kitchen, like load-bearing walls or the plumbing, may also be heavily altered to match the homeowner’s vision. Overall, because the remodel is highly extensive and the homeowner wants to have their dream kitchen fully realized, the design takes up a more significant portion of the budget than the previous price ranges.

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Reach Out To Saturn Construction LLC for Kitchen Remodeling

Are you planning on remodeling your kitchen? If you are, contact Saturn Construction LLC. The team at Saturn Construction LLC has years of experience providing carpentry, kitchen remodeling, flooring, and many other services in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Our highly qualified and experienced carpenters and contractors work with various materials and styles to bring your dream kitchen to life. For more information on what we offer at different kitchen remodel costs, or to get started on your kitchen remodel, contact us today.

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The Different Flooring Options for Kitchens

The floor is a vital component of your kitchen, needing to withstand all of the foot traffic and potential messes while still making a strong design statement. Because the kitchen is a vital area of a home, choosing the right flooring material can be challenging. With so many different flooring options for kitchens, homeowners can struggle to determine which one is best for them, whether the floor is for a newly-built house or part of a remodeling project. We will take you through some of the factors to think about and overview the materials you have to choose from.

What to Consider When Choosing Your Kitchen Flooring

Before picking out the materials, consider a few different factors on what you need and want out of your new kitchen floor.

  • Appearance: What appearance do you want your new floor to be (wood, ceramic, stone), and what design do you prefer (traditional, contemporary, rustic)?
  • Cleaning & Maintenance: Do you find yourself needing to clean up spills and would like a kitchen floor that makes cleaning easy? Likewise, how much maintenance do you want to minimize?
  • Cost: What is your budget for this flooring? Will this be part of a larger kitchen remodeling project and, therefore, a larger budget?

Ask yourself these questions and think about how you will use your kitchen floor in the future and any areas the new floor can improve on your current one.

The Flooring Options for Kitchens

After thinking about what you need and want out of your new floor, the next step is to go through the different materials and options available. Below are some flooring options for kitchens open to you.

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Hardwood has been a popular flooring choice for home kitchens for centuries and is still a strong choice today. A hardwood floor is highly durable, with some waterproof, scratch, and dent-resistant options to last even longer. Hardwood floors are also relatively easy to clean and maintain, which is especially important for a kitchen.

In addition to these more practical benefits, hardwood has a timeless, luxurious style, comes in many different colors, and can be arranged in many different patterns. Hardwood has also been shown to increase the value of properties by about 3-5 percent.


Tile flooring (ceramic, natural stone) is a common option for kitchens and bathrooms. Those materials are tough, durable, water-resistant, and can withstand foot traffic over a long time. In addition to strength, ceramic or natural stone tiles are also lauded for their style, creating an organic, natural appearance that will age beautifully. Stone tiles, in particular, prevent slipping thanks to their porous surface, making your kitchen safer.

Luxury Vinyl

Vinyl flooring has become increasingly popular in recent years. Generally, vinyl flooring will mimic planks (luxury vinyl plank) or tiles (luxury vinyl tile), meaning that your floor can have the appearance of hardwood or natural stone at a more affordable cost. Along with the vast number of materials, colors, and patterns you can choose from, vinyl flooring is also highly functional. Luxury vinyl is waterproof and easy to clean, making this material cost-effective and one of the most desirable flooring options for kitchens.


Another increasingly desirable kitchen flooring material is laminate. Like vinyl, laminate comes in tiles and planks, giving you the option to have hardwood, natural stone, or ceramic tile appearances in your kitchen at a more affordable cost. In addition, laminate flooring is resistant to both water and scratches and is easy to install. So if you need a new kitchen floor quickly, or if your subfloor is uneven, laminate is a great flooring option for your kitchen.

Remodeled kitchen floor | flooring options for kitchens | Saturn Construction

Contact Saturn Construction LLC for A New Kitchen Floor Today

Are you interested in exploring more flooring options for kitchens? If so, contact Saturn Construction LLC. Saturn has years of experience in kitchen remodeling and flooring. In addition, we have a team of experienced, highly qualified carpenters who have worked with various materials and styles. Our team will work with you to bring new life to your kitchen. For more information on our services, contact us today.

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Saturn Construction Shows When to Remodel Your Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the most heavily trafficked rooms in a home, leading to wear and tear over time. That wear and tear add up, and eventually, homeowners will remodel or renovate their kitchens. However, some homeowners may struggle knowing when to remodel a kitchen or identify if their kitchen needs remodeling. We will show you a few signs, and factors to consider, of when to remodel your kitchen.

Signs of When to Remodel Your Kitchen

Knowing when to remodel your kitchen depends on a couple of different factors, with the main one being the current state of your kitchen. Take a good look and objectively evaluate your kitchen, identify both the good and subpar areas. Here are a few ways to assess your kitchen and some factors to consider.

When Your Kitchen Needs Repairs

One of the most apparent signs that your kitchen may need a remodel is if many of the furnishings or fixtures of your kitchen are broken, damaged, and otherwise need repairing or replacing. For example, cracked flooring or backsplashes are strong indications for a needed remodel. Some of your built-in fixtures or appliances, like a microwave or dishwasher, might be malfunctioning, too. Other signs include dents, scratches, and worn-off staining.

You can replace individual furnishings or appliances, but if you have multiple damaged or broken appliances or areas in your kitchen, you should consider a remodel.

Remodeled kitchen with fridge | When to Remodel Your Kitchen | Saturn Construction

When Your Kitchen Is Outdated

In addition to improving conditions or appliances, another good sign of when to remodel your kitchen is if your kitchen style is outdated. Updating style is one of the most popular reasons homeowners remodel or renovate their kitchens, especially if those homeowners plan to sell their houses in the future. An outdated kitchen style is more likely to be an issue if you live in an older house rather than a newly-built one.

Kitchen design has come a long way, with many more modern kitchen styling trends having practical benefits over older styles (easy to clean materials and improved/more practical kitchen layouts, for example.) With a kitchen remodel, you can bring the styling of your kitchen into the modern era and improve the condition and functionality of your space at the same time.

When You Want to Sell Your Home/Increase Resale Value

If you are thinking about when to remodel your kitchen, consider whether you are planning on selling your home in the future and how much value your kitchen remodel adds. Increasing home and resale value is another primary reason why homeowners opt for kitchen remodels and home improvement projects in general.

The value a kitchen remodel adds to your home depends on many factors, such as the scope and remodeling costs of the project, the specific furnishings, appliances, where you live, your local real estate market, and more.

For the most part, mid-range kitchen remodels will have ROIs of around 50-60 percent, which can be significantly higher depending on the previously mentioned factors. Buyers also tend to pay more for recently remodeled kitchens, as that is one of the things buyers first look for in homes.

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Reach Out To Saturn Construction LLC to Remodel Your Kitchen

Is your kitchen old, outdated, or in need of a remodel? Reach out to Saturn Construction LLC. The team at Saturn is highly qualified and has years of experience in carpentry and kitchen remodeling. We work with many different materials and styles and can help bring your dream kitchen to life. For more information on our services or when to remodel your kitchen, contact us today.

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