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1. Choosing a Contractor

There is a lot to consider and many choices to make when you are thinking about remodeling your kitchen, bathrooms, or adding a space in your home, but the results will be amazing! One of the first and most important decisions you’ll make when it comes to remodeling is choosing a contractor. Recommendations from friends are a great place to start your search, approximately 80% of our projects are from referrals, which goes to show that a good reputation works for both clients and contractors! Black Locust Builders is happy to provide references at your request.

A remodel generally increases the value of a home, just how much value depends on the type of addition. To get a basic idea of value returned on certain types of projects, see key trends as compiled in the “Remodeling 2024 Cost vs. Value Report” at for the average recovered value of remodeling projects.

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2. Considering Cost/Budget

The cost of a kitchen or bathroom remodel will vary widely based upon factors such as the size of the space, whether the room will be reconfigured or the layout will basically stay the same, relocation of electrical and plumbing fixtures, selection of products, appliances and other choices. Your goals, vision and budget are some of the things that we will discuss with you in detail so that we can achieve the results that you desire. These factors will determine the design, product selection and success of your newly remodeled kitchen, bathroom or addition.

3. Mid-Level vs. High-end Remodel


Much more than just refacing and sprucing up finishes, a mid-level remodel can involve all new appliances and fixtures, solid-surface counters, new cabinets and vanities, new floors, minor structural work, more choices and higher-end products.

With a high-end remodel comes an endless variety of product prices and selections. A reconfigured space, custom cabinets, top-of-the line lighting, fixtures, appliances, cabinets, flooring, countertops, hardware, and more are options at this level.

4. Design Services

When it comes to kitchen or bathroom remodeling, adding or updating a room, there are lots of things to think about and many decisions to be made. Most contractors don’t offer design services but we do, in order to ensure that your custom home project is top-notch and that the process goes smoothly. It is an integral part of a project and design choices can make or break the outcome of a new kitchen, bathroom or addition. We can help with all aspects of your project beginning with room design, layout and floor plans then work with you to select the color palette, lighting and plumbing fixtures, finishes, cabinets, cabinet hardware, flooring and trim details. It is important to coordinate your new design and elements with the existing look, feel and style of your home and our experienced designers will help guide you through the process.

5. Product and Finish Choices

Choosing the right products, materials and finishes for your kitchen or bathroom remodel is key to achieving the results you desire. We’ll offer suggestions, show you samples and work with you every step of the way so that you make informed choices which will help make you feel confident about the outcome of your project. Some of the choices that will be made involve custom cabinets, vanities, flooring, countertops, backsplashes, appliances, plumbing fixtures, lighting, hardware, paint colors and more! There is a wide variety of products and options for each, when selecting a countertop for example, the material choices include Quartzite, Recycled, Solid Surface, Quartz, Marble, Granite and the list goes on.

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