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A Complete Guide to Your Kitchen Remodel- 2021-2022 Version

Remodeling your kitchen can be an exciting yet daunting experience. Having a budget and realistic expectations can help ease the with the stress of your renovation. Brooklyn Tile and Design uncomplicates the process. If you are planning a kitchen remodel, below is a full guide to help you understand the process.

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Start with budget
Decide what your realistic “ALL-IN” budget is. This includes cabinets, material, appliances, and labor.

Look for inspiration
Checkout Instagram, Pinterest, Houzz. Skim through magazines. Watch your favorite remodel show. Make sure to save pics or write down what you like and must-have. This really helps in the design process.

Hire a licensed contractor
Make sure you have reviewed their work and that they are fully licensed in your state. (A tip to hiring a contractor- ask your friends. Referrals are always the best. You can see their work firsthand and get honest feedback from your friend.) At this time your contractor will tell you when he is available to start your project. He will inspect your space, measure, and let you know what can and cannot be done. This is probably the best time to ask what appliance size can purchased.

Selecting material and designing your kitchen
Make your appointment at Brooklyn Tile and Design. Let us know when your contractor is ready to start working. Supply chain interruptions have extended lead times in the industry. 2021 cabinet lead times can take 2-3 weeks for imported cabinets and 12-20 weeks for domestic made cabinets. We will help you determine which cabinet company will fit your schedule and needs. At this time, with your contractor’s rough measurement, our kitchen designer will help you select your cabinets and generate 3D renderings of what the finished project will look like.

Order appliances
Use accurate measurements and review your selections with our kitchen designer before the cabinets are ordered. Again, supply chain delays have led to longer lead times for appliances. Make selections that best suits your needs and project.

Order Cabinets
Order your cabinets after reviewing designs with our designer and finalizing your appliances.

Procure all accessories and other materials
It would be best to order and store all other materials at this time like hardware, faucet, flooring, backsplash. Store all materials at home so it is readily available for your contractor. Be sure to check for any damages as soon as it arrives.

Demo, construction and install

Once cabinets are securely installed, notify us. First, we will template, fabricate then install. This process can take 1-2 weeks for in stock material.

Install Backsplash and finish details

Brooklyn Tile and Design has many years of expertise in kitchen remodeling. We work hand in hand with you and your contractor through the remodel process. Schedule your appointment with us. Let’s do this together!

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Make It Your Own

Beautiful interior design is a luxury we should all be able to have access to. Customization is a great way to incorporate your personal sense of style to your home. Focusing and embellishing on details can make your design truly unique. Customization can be fun and should not be limited.

Ivette Ferrino, Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Crazy for Quartz

Today, homeowners have many options when selecting countertops. The choices are between a natural or a manufactured material. Quartz is considered the new kid on the block when it comes to hard surfaces. Its popularity has increased in the last 10 years, giving the consumer many options to choose from. Its durability and selection surpass other surface materials.

Ivette Ferrino, Saturday, April 16, 2022

Kitchen and Bathroom Trends For 2022

We welcome the new year with resilience – in our personal lives and in design. The last two years have taught us that our home is our sanctuary and retreat but also require strong materials that work well in our everyday lives. Analyzing trends in design and technology, we are seeing homeowners embracing natural and organic elements as well as a desire for durable simplicity and multi-functionality.

Back to Nature - Natural wood grains and wood stains for stove hoods, shelves and kitchen islands add an organic touch to your kitchen. Out is the yellow oak from your grandmother’s kitchen. In are warmer materials such as luxurious walnut and natural blonde woods. This applies to bathroom vanities as well.

Ivette Ferrino, Thursday, December 30, 2021

Fun and Easy Ways to “Remodel” for Renters

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Feeling bored with your rental? Renters often feel they are stuck with a generic looking space. Remodeling costs, lease agreements and building management can make it difficult for renters to “remodel”. There are many ways to spruce up your space without spending much and allowing you the flexibility to reverse your remodel when you move out.

Many renters are getting creative with their living space. Below are some fun and inexpensive ways to “remodel” your rental:

Ivette Ferrino, Monday, November 15, 2021

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