One question that homeowners ask is: “how can I remodel my kitchen affordably and with a high level of quality at the same time?” The truth is that trying to do it yourself can actually end up costing you more, in the long run, than if you seek the help of professional kitchen remodeling services.

In addition, if you work with a certified, licensed, and experienced remodeling company, you will likely have the benefit of working with a design professional at the outset. The initial cost of working with a designer that gives you professional guidance will allow you to save time and money on the project overall.

Many professional remodeling companies rely on 3d imaging, so you can easily visualize your new design as well. This eliminates costly re-do’s after you see that the project may not be turning out as you had planned.

Your design professional can also suggest cost saving alternatives if your dream kitchen starts becoming an unrealizable vision. Using different materials and alternative design techniques can maintain your dream without breaking the bank. Some of the areas to discuss and consider are:

Kitchen Cabinets

Having the kitchen of your dreams makes good financial sense and can ensure that your home stays current with the latest color and style trends. New materials and construction can add versatility to your storage too.


Get inspiration for your dream kitchen and work with a designer who can show you a wide variety of surface materials and colors to match your overall color and style scheme. Countertops and backsplashes can be integrated or separate pieces in unique combinations for a cost effective installation.

Sinks & Faucets

Enjoy doing dishes again in a modern, high quality sink. Faucets are available in many new styles as well, including touch less operation and integrated features like hot water and custom filtering.


New lighting, fans, vent hoods, and GFI plugs/switches can be a big part of any kitchen remodel. Make sure you work with a licensed electrician or someone that offers professional kitchen remodeling services to ensure safe installation.


You may want to consider new tile, vinyl, laminate, or wood flooring to bring a new look to your kitchen.


It is amazing how you can improve the beauty of any room by adding a new color or just touching up for a fresh clean look. A professional paint contractor can help you make changes to your home no matter how involved.

Window Treatments

Kitchens should include as much natural light as possible, but also the flexibility to shade or blind the outside light whenever you desire.


Of course, new appliances are always a welcome addition to a new kitchen remodel. Watch for new energy efficient models, as well as match the appliances with your lifestyle. A gourmet cook is going to want more features than a retired couple that rarely cooks at home.

The bottom line is: seek out a licensed, certified, and most of all, experienced, kitchen remodeler with a design staff that can work with you to maximize your remodel. You will be happier in the long run and realize a better return on investment should you sell your home in the future.

In Virginia, there is a company you should consider. Criner Remodeling can work with you from start to finish, delivering professional kitchen remodeling services. Contact them at 757.868.6200 or check their website at