What Does a Kitchen Remodel on a Budget Look Like?

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Excerpt: I made this quick little slideshow to illustrate the before & after impact that a kitchen remodel can have, even when it’s done on a budget. Here are two kitchens we recently completed with reasonably economic lines of cabinetry, Level 1 granite countertops, vinyl flooring, and stainless steel sinks.  No walls were moved.  These are what we call a “pull & replace” kitchen in the remodeling business. I put together a video slide show of the images shown below that goes back and forth between before and after to give a different perspective: Click on any of the images below for a larger…

Stunning Kitchen Remodel in Newport News, Hidenwood Neighbood

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Excerpt: This is a kitchen we just finished in the Hidenwood neighborhood of Newport News, near Christopher Newport University and James River Country Club.   We absolutely loved this project and our clients!  If you’re interested in the complete list of everything we did on this project it is at the end of this article. In the meantime you can watch the video slideshow or scroll down for the larger versions of some of the pictures so that you can really see the detail in each image!     Our Scope of Work for this Kitchen Remodel Project:  Demolition Demolish…

A Letter to a College Classmate: Thoughts on Insurance Repairs

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Excerpt: Tim, I’m sorry I don’t work in your State, I would be more than happy to help you out with your recent “kitchen flood”.   Hopefully, I can answer some of your questions about the process you are going through from the perspective of a Professional Remodeling Contractor that has been involved in his share of insurance restorations over the years (Four Hurricanes to date, not to mention all the other things that “happen” to homes) Water Heater in Attic Failed – all materials that could not be dried were removed I’d like to start this discussion with a…

The Most Popular Kitchen Picture of the Month!

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Excerpt: We have a lot of fun on our Jim Hicks Home Improvement Facebook Page !   Our fans never hold back with their opinions on what they like, what they would do differently or which kitchen or bath they prefer.  We love hearing about it! This picture was the most popular we posted in the month of February. After a fair amount of research, we believe it was done by Greenview Homes in  Lincolnshire, Illinois. Can you guess why it was the favorite?  We think it’s because of the amazing unique perspective it was shot at!  It showcases this newly remodeled kitchen so…

Skylights in Kitchens

Today I was working with a remodeling client in Newport News on a kitchen design and we were looking for some ideas on how to use skylights in her kitchen. I put together this ideabook on Houzz to share with her. So, I thought I’d share it with you too! Click on the directional arrows at the bottom left of the viewer to move through the pictures. href=”http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/29203091/thumbs/Kitchen-Skylights”>Kitchen Skylights

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Kitchen Sink With Open Shelving And Granite Countertop In Yorktown, Virginia

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Excerpt: This was the most popular picture on our Jim Hicks Home Improvement Facebook Page in July!  To See October’s Shoe Closet Organizer: Click Here! This picture of a stainless undermount kitchen sink with granite countertop,tile backspash, kitchen cabinets and window was the most popular picture on our Facebook Page in June  This picture is of a kitchen that was certainly done well, but this time it’s not our work.  We would love to know whose work it is to give full credit where it is due!  We asked the question “If you could have one thing from this picture in your kitchen what…

Built In Cabinetry for Window Seat

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Excerpt:  This picture was the most popular picture on our Facebook Page this month! This picture is of a window seat that was certainly done well, but this time it’s not our work.  We would love to know whose work it is to give full credit where it is due! We have a lot of fun on our Facebook Page.  Our fans are not shy about expressing their opinions both positive and negative on the various pictures and design ideas that we share of our work and other’s work.    To see what the Buzz is about, Like us here: https://www.facebook.com/JimHicksHomePro. What is it about…

Kitchen Backsplash Preferences

There is no right or wrong answer, but our clients definitely have strong opinions on the subject and the vote seems split 50/50. Do you prefer the look of the tile backsplash when it extends all the way down to the countertop as in this picture …or….? 20140504-111019.jpg DO YOU PREFER… the look of the countertop having a four inch backsplash of the same material first and then having tile backsplash come down to meet it as in this picture? 20140504-111226.jpg