Modern Kitchen Remodeling and Renovation in Rancho Santa Fe Homes

Tired of your outdated kitchen look and layout? When Rancho Santa Fe homeowners talk about their older style kitchen, often the first thoughts that come to mind are а lack of space and functionality, outdated, and generally unappealing.

Preparing meals in an outdated kitchen can be cumbersome at times. Also, the kitchen is often the main selling point in а home, especially in an upscale area such as Rancho Santa Fe, CA. When it’s time to sell your home, one with an outdated kitchen can make it difficult to find a buyer because the outdated look can make your buyers walk away, regardless of the rest of а home.

Certainly there’s а little more planning and creativity involved in the design and renovation of a kitchen versus а simple kitchen remodel.  A kitchen renovation is usually worth the extra effort as it can truly become an outstanding new feature in your home.

Modern Kitchen Design
A very current trend home owners love is the modern kitchen design. Modern kitchen designs are sleek, smooth and minimalist in detail. Not a lot of ornate wood working or complexities. Finishes are more slick, simple and functional. They feature curved and rounded edges, darker colors on counters. Dark brown “espresso” color floors and white cabinets are popular favorites.

The Planning Phase
When first beginning а redesign of an older outdated kitchen, there are several key components to be considered. These include the amount of aisle space and overall workspace, lighting and the amount of storage. It’s important to be realistic about how much space is needed to make а kitchen functional, rather than only going for style only.

If you want to go really big you can remove a wall for an open floor plan modern kitchen.

Countertops and Cabinets
When it comes to counters, granite countertops and marble countertops are elegant options, while concrete, limestone and stainless steel counters are a little trendier. For a bit of color, add a bright mosaic tile backsplash, subway tiles, or pick out a vibrant wood floor finish. Modern designs in kitchens showcase cabinets that are darker in color, solid faced and functional.  Recently, there has been a shift and interest in white kitchen cabinetry as well.

For Rancho Santa Fe homeowners who feel discouraged by their outdated kitchen, remember that a quality design can create а gorgeous new space, regardless of space and sometimes even budget limitations.

At Classic Home Improvements, our Rancho Santa Fe kitchen design and build team has years of hands on experience in transforming outdated kitchens to one you have always dreamed about. No project is too big or small!

Call  or email our Classic Home Improvements team today for your modern kitchen design consultation and kitchen remodel estimate (888) 763-3376.

CHI’s Most Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

At Classic Home Improvements, we take the time to explain the details about the services you request. We answer all of your questions politely and explain our estimates for your home improvement project to your satisfaction.right-aboutus

Because we believe an educated consumer is our best customer, we’ve provided this page of Common Questions for your benefit.

How long will my project take?

  • Once we have your order in hand, a team of professionals begins production planning.
  • Our Production Department first schedules a visit to your home to confirm the measurements and quantities needed for ordering materials. Work specifications for each trade skill are broken down onto separate work orders. Purchase orders are prepared and sent to each vendor supplying materials.
  • When all the paper work is completed and the materials are in-house we will contact you to verify our start date.
  • Once the work is started on your home it is our company’s policy to proceed to completion. It’s important for each homeowner to understand that our concern is much the same as yours: the successful completion of your project in a timely and clean manner.

How much will my home improvements cost?

  • Projects vary widely depending on your needs and budget. Our representatives visit with you to better understand your home improvement needs. At Classic Home Improvements we do more than give you a quote. We provide you with the information you need to make the right decisions for your home.
  • Our representatives take time to explain the details regarding your project. We answer all of your questions and explain our estimates for your home improvement project.
  • There is no obligation. Give us some time to review your wish list and we will give you valuable information. We believe that an educated consumer is our best customer!

What types of insurance should a contractor carry?

  • Contractors should carry at least three types of insurance: California state license, workman’s compensation, and comprehensive general liability (CGL). You should require proof of insurance before allowing a contractor to begin work on your property. We will provide you with proof of our license, general liability, and workers’ compensation forms before we begin work at your home.

Why should I spend money on new windows?

It’s likely you’re reading about windows for one of the following reasons:

  • You’re spending a great deal of money on heating or cooling your home
  • You’re cold when you sit in your favorite chair next to a window
  • You found out how much your painter is charging to paint each window
  • You just tried to clean a window
  • Your neighbor was recently bragging about their new windows
  • The money you spend on new windows is an investment in comfort, cost savings, and pride of home ownership.

Why do roofing estimates vary so widely?

Roofing costs are heavily weighted to labor and insurance. Generally insurance is the difference. Contractors who don’t have insurance or who have restricted insurance will be less expensive. (For you, this savings may be no savings at all if something goes wrong.)

Will there be a big mess during our project?

We respect your property by: laying down clean tarps as needed and cleaning the work space and traffic areas daily.

How do you handle communication with us during our project?

When we visit you for the measurements after the job is awarded, we will give you a schedule we can be held accountable for. Our project manager will communicate the status of your job regularly. Our goal is to answer your questions before you have to ask them.

I’ve worked with unpleasant contractors in the past, what are your workers like?

Long-faced and ill-tempered workers are not allowed on our jobs. You will find
everyone who comes into your home to be skilled, friendly and helpful in answering any of your questions.

What areas of San Diego do you offer services to?

Classic Home Improvements performs work in all of San Diego County including Alpine, Bonita , Bonsall , Cardiff by the Sea, Carlsbad, Chula Vista , Coronado , Del Mar, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook, Imperial Beach , Jamul , La Jolla , La Mesa , Lakeside , Lemon Grove , National City , Oceanside , Palomar Mountain, Poway ,Rancho Santa Fe , San Diego, San Luis Rey, San Marcos , Santee, Solana Beach, Spring Valley, Temecula , Valley Center, Vista , Warner Springs.

Have other questions?
Contact the Classic Home Improvements Team!

Why Choose CHI?

  • We are dedicated to communication and punctuality
  • Our estimators have a flexible schedule to meet at your convenience and they specialize in bathroom remodels
  • We have clearly written contracts stating job description and payment terms
  • Each project has a project manager dedicated to the completion of your project
  • We have a compassionate, positive, and respectful office staff
  • Our crews are specialized and they show you respect in your home
  • We have a 24 hour customer service line so you can speak with a live Classic Home Improvements representative any time (communication can also be via text or email)
  • We go through extraordinary measures to make sure our customers are happy and we do not leave the project until you are satisfied

Is Your Wet Bar a Wet Blanket?

Many older homes in Encinitas CA were built with wet bars, which back in the day were a popular upgrade. Nowadays many homeowners are more interested in open concept living spaces. Classic Home Improvements is up to the task of removing wet bars and updating homes to a more of a clean, modern and open concept look.

There is a reason the word great room begins with the word “great”. These spaces facilitate a place where families and friends can gather and create lasting memories. Because the kitchen is part of this space, those who are exercising their culinary skills can still be part of the party.

Wet bars can sometimes be a wet blanket when it comes to open concept spaces. Because they often take up room and cut into open spaces, some homeowners are choosing to have them removed, and smart homeowners are turning to Classic Home Improvements to make it happen.

Classic Home Improvements features a design team that is dedicated to making an Encinitas homeowner’s remodeling dreams come true. With their team of designers who are committed to communicating with clients in a way that meets the homeowners’ specific lifestyle and budget needs.

Encinitas CA isn’t the only city experiencing the ChooseCHI difference. They are also working their magic in nearby Carlsbad, Solana Beach, Cardiff, Rancho Santa Fe and other north San Diego county areas.

There are many advantage of using Classic Home Improvements for your home remodeling needs. We communicate regarding each project daily as a team to ensure we are effectively managing the workload we have undertaken. This means they are able to communicate with their customers clearly regarding each stage of their project.

The Owner of CHI, Jack Crocker, believes in attention to detail. From start to finish, his work is clean and timely. Most clients have to live in their homes during renovation so Classic Home Improvements does their best to take the chaos out of the process.

Once a project has begun, our award winning team of home remodel contractors begin production planning. Their Production Department first schedules a visit to your home to confirm the measurements and quantities needed for ordering materials.

All materials and supplies are ordered prior to commencement of work. All vendors and outsource contractors are scheduled in advance so that work can progress quickly, effectively and stay on time.

When all the paper work is completed and the materials are in-house they then contact the client to verify the start date for the actual remodeling to begin.

Once the work is started on your home, it is Classic Home Improvement’s company policy to proceed to a timely completion. Their belief is that it is important for each homeowner to understand that their concern is much the same as yours: the successful completion of your project in a timely and clean manner.

Whether you want to remove a wet bar, remodel a bathroom or anything in between, Classic Home Improvement will turn your ideas into reality. Their website has before and after pictures that will inspire you to update and upgrade your home, using the expertise provided by Jack Crocker and his team of professionals.

Projects vary widely depending on your needs and budget. Classic Home Improvements’ representatives can visit with you to better understand your home improvement needs. At Classic Home Improvements we do more than give you a quote. We provide you with the information you need to make the right decisions for your home.

Our representatives take time to explain the details regarding your project. We answer all of your questions and explain the estimates for your home improvement project. There is no obligation. Give us some time to review your wish list and we will give you valuable information on cost reduction and time saving details. We believe that an educated consumer is their best customer!

Contact us today to get the ball rolling on your next home improvement project. Call 888-763-3376.

Classic Home Improvements, San Diego, Appoints George Brown as Head of Design-Build Team

Classic Home Improvements, a Fast Growing Industry Company is Strengthening Resources. This San Diego, based home remodel general contracting company, is pleased to announce its recent hire of George Brown, as the Head of their Design-Build Team

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PRLogApril 28, 2015SAN DIEGOGeorge Brown moved to San Diego, CA from Michigan in January 2015 to begin working for Classic Home Improvements.

Mr. Brown comes to CHI with over 28 years of experience as a general contractor specializing in remodels, splits, multi-room designs, commercial design, wall remodels, and complex designs.

He is an equally skilled contractor and designer, however he says that his background is heavier in design.  “I really like to work with an existing design to create new look for a home.”

Classic Home Improvements provides their clients with a well-refined team of highly integrated building and design specialists to simplify the process and create beautiful remodels on time and on budget.

About Classic Home Improvements

Classic Home Improvements is an award-winning San Diego based General Contracting Company recognized for quality and integrity for home remodels and new construction builds.  The company has received numerous awards for excellence in design, construction and customer service.

Founded by Jack Crocker, who has more than 20 years in the construction industry, Jack has a comprehensive knowledge of the entire construction process.  He has built a team at Classic Home Improvements that brings forth the same level of commitment and integrity to each client, remodel job and community support event they participate in.

For more information, visit www. choosechi.com.

Stunning Modern Bathroom Remodel by Classic Home Improvements to be Featured in San Diego Magazine

Classic Home Improvements has been chosen by the editorial staff of San Diego Magazine for a two page feature of the stunning modern makeover of an outdated master bathroom. The feature runs on pages 30-31 of the May 2015 issue of San Diego Magazine.

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PRLogApril 27, 2015Classic Home Improvements is an award-winning home remodeling general contracting company recognized for quality and integrity. The company has received numerous awards for excellence in design, construction and customer service.

Jack Crocker, President and owner of Classic Home Improvements, has more than 20 years in the construction industry and utilizes his comprehensive knowledge of the entire construction process to manage his skilled team.

His goal is to provide a high quality yet affordable option, with honest professional trades people, to homeowners who want to beautify and protect their homes for years to come.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to your bathroom or kitchen remodel. CHI designers help you get the most from your existing space while creating the perfect room for you and your family, all while keeping your project on time and on budget.

For more information on the bathroom remodel shown in the magazine or to learn more about why Classic Home Improvements continues to be chosen by San Diego homeowners for remodels and home renovation projects, visit:http://www.choosechi.com/before-and-after/

Think you can’t afford a remodel? Think again…

Finally, Home Remodeling Financing That Makes Sense.

Classic Home Improvements is now a HERO™ approved contractor, which unleashes incredible program benefits for financing your next home improvement project…

  • No Credit Score Requirements
  • Low, Fixed Paymentsright-hero
  • Over 150,000 Eligible Products
  • Make Payments with Your Property Taxes
  • Balance Transfers to New Property Owner Upon Sale*
  • Interest is Tax Deductible**

Contact Classic Home Improvements to learn more.

*Talk to your tax adviser on the deductibility of property tax payments.
**Mortgage terms vary from lender to lender and some may request that the HERO financing is paid off upon sale.