Kitchen Remodeling Contractors | 20 Yrs Exp Designing & Renovating in Cypress & Houston, Texas
Looking for the best kitchen remodeling company in Houston? At H-Towne Remodelers, our goal is to build long lasting relationships with our customers through quality workmanship and service. We want our customers to have a trusted partner they can call on to help make their kitchen dreams a reality. We offer free in-house kitchen remodel estimates, and no project is too big or too small for us.
You can add storage or introduce a fresh, new look that you and you family will enjoy at mealtimes everyday. Your kitchen remodel should reflect your individual character and there are many exciting styles from which to glean inspiration. Let our home renovation experts build the perfect kitchen to suit your needs.
Kitchen Remodeling Styles
No matter what decorating styles you enjoy, always remember that the kitchen is most often one of the most heavily used spaces in the home. A kitchen can also make or break a buyer’s decision, so it’s important not to goo too over the top style wise if you plan on selling your home in the next few years. With those considerations in mind, make your kitchen your own using your unique taste and style.
Below are some of the most popular kitchen styles that our clients request, but many like to mesh styles to create a unique look. For example: industrial rustic, modern craftsman, and rustic industrial are all popular combinations.
Modern kitchens exhibit plenty of clean, straight lines for a streamlined appearance. Unadorned cabinets, chrome hardware and stainless steel appliances provide clean, sophisticated styling. If a modern kitchen remodel is what you crave, let our designers know what elements, colors, and textures you enjoy so they can start preparing color palettes and material samples to begin your kitchen remodel from the ground up.
Rustic style kitchens emphasize natural materials and earth tones. Weathered wood, stone and distressed metal impart a quaint, timeworn beauty. Elements like wagon wheels, large farmhouse sinks, shiplap for backsplash, repurposed iron and metal farm equipment and other agricultural tools into decorative pieces are common with rustic kitchen remodels.
Tuscan kitchens radiate warmth with their soft yellow, burnt orange and copper accents. Hand painted tiles and stone or wood flooring work well here. Reminiscent of Tuscany in the old world of Italy, rich colors and fabrics, ornate ceiling medallions, and tin ceiling tiles make Tuscan style kitchen renovations highly sought after.
French Country kitchens are warm and inviting with an abundance of accessories on display including baskets, iron candle holders and copper pots. Cabinetry with detailed carving and stone or brick floors provide old world grandeur. French country designs are perfect for incorporating wine lovers’ favorite elements such as a wet bar, wine cellar, and butler’s pantry.
Traditional kitchens are characterized by painted or stained cabinets with glass doors and pulls together both classic and modern elements to create a timeless appearance. The traditional style kitchen is very practical as well as neutral, and it allows for a other style elements to be subtly added. Popular twists on traditional kitchens include traditional modern, traditional contemporary, and traditional craftsman.
Transitional kitchen style combines elements of contemporary and traditional styles. If you are considering a transitional remodel, natural stone countertops like marble or terrazzo marble and wood veneer cabinetry are popular choices. Tuck an intimate breakfast nook in the corner for a classic look sure to please the whole family.
Craftsman kitchens are characterized by quality woodwork and quality hardwood materials. If you want a craftsman renovation, you should probably consider detailed custom cabinetry with clean lines. Built-in seating on the island or bar top are also great excuses to show off more of our carpenter’s quality woodworking skills. A butler’s pantry is also a popular choice in craftsman style kitchens. When considering materials, some good options are slate, granite or soapstone for countertops and oak flooring.
Mediterranean kitchens feature vibrant colors such as yellow, terra cotta, blue, and red. Textured stucco walls, dark wood tones and hand painted tiles provide a welcoming atmosphere.
Eclectic kitchens are fun because there are no rules, so mix and match colors, combine a farmhouse table with a chandelier or toss a butcher block island in the midst of your marble countertops.
Industrial kitchens incorporate elements of old and new. Brick décor, weathered wood and stainless steel appliances are common elements. Hang a large, industrial pendant light over your kitchen island to complete the look.
Shaker style kitchens incorporate a 19th century design that conceals modern appliances. An authentic design will include Shaker oval boxes, a colonial-style chandelier, a scalloped hutch top and wide plank cabinets.
Country kitchens are reminiscent of a rural farmhouse and elements such as a large apron front sink, a wood burning, pot belly stove and grained wood cabinetry. Pastel colors and floral prints add charm to the décor.
Contemporary kitchens are notable for their flush upper cabinets with unadorned doors and oversized hardware on the bottom. Contemporary kitchens utilize elements of whatever is currently on trend, and whatever technology is currently cutting edge for the kitchen.
Cottage kitchens convey a relaxed atmosphere with painted cabinets, hardwood floors and cheerful patterned fabrics.
Vintage kitchens can take on a variety of forms, from a 1940s diner to a bygone era farmhouse design. Floating shelves and glass front cabinets are ideal for displaying your vintage finds.
Americana style kitchens celebrate patriotism with red, white and blue décor. The traditional white kitchen walls are frequently accented with red and blue borders, wall paper or other wall hangings. American kitchens can also incorporate elements of old fashioned diners common in the 50’s.
Whatever kitchen style you choose to incorporate into your design, we can make your dream kitchen become a reality.
Kitchen cabinets and vertical storage solutions are available in a variety of styles and materials. You can choose cabinets with or without a frame and with arched, slab, raised or recessed doors. Some of the most common cupboard materials include laminate, thermofoil and hardwood. Whether you want pre-fab cabinets or custom, there are various types of hardwood kitchen cabinetry to choose from including:
- Red oak
- White oak
- Hard maple
Countertops can be installed in a number of visually appealing materials. While aesthetics is often a major consideration, it’s important to consider your lifestyle when choosing a countertop. Some materials require more care and maintenance than others. Remember to always ask about maintenance and care before a kitchen countertop installation.
Wood countertops add warmth to the kitchen. They’re easy to clean and scratches can be sanded out. Wood is easily damaged by water; therefore, these countertops should be sealed and oiled frequently.
Laminate countertops are available in a multitude of colors and designs, and they’re relatively inexpensive. However, the material is easily scorched when exposed to hot pots or pans.
Concrete countertops are colored with pigments and can be purchased in customized colors. Abrupt changes in temperature can cause concrete to warp, and exposure to acidic solutions can etch the surface. Concrete countertops should be sealed four times per year and waxed every two or three months.
Granite countertops are the strongest of the natural stones and are stain resistant. They require very little maintenance.
Quartz countertops are highly desirable for their marble-like appearance. They are quite durable but susceptible to staining, etching and scorching.
Marble countertops are elegant and strong. They are resistant to heat, cracking and breaking. The stone is porous and susceptible to staining and etching; therefore it should be sealed.
Terrazzo countertops are resistant to heat, scratches and stains. These countertops are extremely low maintenance.
Soapstone countertops are quite durable and resistant to staining. They do require oiling on a regular basis.
Stainless steel countertops are resistant to heat and bacteria but show fingerprints easily. This type of countertop is most often found in a professional grade kitchen.
A kitchen backsplash protects your walls from cooking splatter and adds beauty to your kitchen. Styles are limited only by the imagination. You can choose a solid color, a mural or design. Some popular materials used for backsplashes include
- Tumbled stone
- Tin sheets
- Ceramic tile
- Glass tile
- Subway tile
- Reclaimed wood
Sinks and Faucets
Kitchen sinks come in two types: top mount and undermount. The top mount sink is distinguishable by its rim and is usually easier to install. Kitchen sinks are available with a single or double bowl. Farmhouse sinks (also called apron sinks) are also available with a single or double bowl, but single bowl is more common. These large, deep sinks make it easier to clean large pots and pans. Kitchen sinks are constructed of a wide range of materials, the most common of which are as follows:
- Stainless steel
- Cast iron
Kitchen faucets are available with one or two handles as well as hands free. They can be deck mounted or wall mounted. In addition to standard faucets, you can choose from pull down faucets, pull out faucets and pot filler faucets. A wide range of finishes allows you to select a faucet that complements the style of your kitchen.
Oven Vent Hoods and Exhaust Hoods
Vent hoods are designed to remove heat, smoke, odors and condensation from the air. They may be mounted from the wall, ceiling or under a cabinet. Vent hoods may be ducted or ductless; however, ducted hoods are more effective at removing heat and humidity. To perform properly, the vent hood should be large enough to cover the width of the range and extend to the center of the front burners.
Kitchen floors must be durable and able to withstand relentless traffic while retaining their beauty. There are a multitude of colors and styles designed to meet any lifestyle. The most popular kitchen flooring materials are as follows:
Ceramic tile is affordable and provides unlimited possibilities for color, pattern and size. It’s quite durable and easy to maintain.
Concrete is extremely durable but costly. It is easily stained and must be sealed.
Laminate resists scratches and is easily maintained, but unlike hardwood, it can’t be refinished.
Hardwood is quite durable but can be scratch. It must be refinished periodically.
Bamboo is durable and affordable but may warp in humid climates.
Cork is flexible and resilient. It’s comfortable to walk and stand on and absorbs shock. It can be scarred by dirt and must be resealed frequently.
Terrazzo is quite durable and requires virtually no maintenance, but it can be quite slippery in the wet areas of a kitchen.
Slate is exceptionally strong and stain resistant; however, it can be scratched.
Vinyl is inexpensive but can look as nice as more expensive materials. It’s easy to clean, and if it becomes damaged, it’s easily patched. However, it can dent, bubble and fade over time.
Linoleum is affordable, durable and easy to maintain but can fade and wear over time.
Porcelain tile is durable, stain resistant and low maintenance.
Hardwood with stone inlay is highly durable but requires regular maintenance.
To see the latest in flooring trends, see our post: What are the Top Flooring Trends for 2017?
Kitchen Additions and Layout Changes
Our kitchen remodeling contractors have tackled various types of renovations that include an addition or dramatic layout change. Some of the most common include open concept conversion, island addition, and wine cellar addition.
Butler’s pantry additions offer convenience when entertaining and can provide additional storage space for your fine china and serving platters reserved for parties. Usually situated in-between the kitchen and dining room, the butler’s pantry acts as a short cut with easy access to materials while entertaining guests in your home.
Island additions provide additional work, storage, and sometimes dining space. Installing an island sink, island range and refrigerated drawers enhances the functionality of the kitchen. One of the most popular requests among clients is to include a sink or vegetable wash station in the island for convenience.
Open concept kitchen renovations involve knocking down walls to open up galley style kitchens. Modern homes welcome open site lines so that children can be watched while their parents are hard at work in the kitchen and guests are not separated from their entertainers while they prepare food and drinks. Open concept kitchens invite guests into the kitchen even during meal preparation, making meal time together time.
Wine cellars can be designed in all sizes and styles, from a small bar in the kitchen to a full-sized, temperature and humidity controlled tasting room.
Galley kitchens are a popular layout that positions the counters parallel to one another to make all points of the workspace equally accessible. Galley kitchens are perfect for tight spaces or for garage apartment additions when you need to fit a full kitchen into a rentable space.
Call Our Houston Kitchen Contractors Today to Schedule an Estimate
Contact us today to schedule a free no hassle estimate with our friendly, local kitchen remodeling company. We have over 20 years of experience in the business and our employees are masters of their trade. Together our kitchen designers and contractors can help make your dream kitchen a reality. Call us now at (281) 477-3400 to schedule a free kitchen design and renovation estimate in Cypress or Houston, Texas.