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Kitchen Remodels: Everything You Need to Know

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Kitchen Remodels: Everything You Need to Know

The Basics of a Kitchen Remodel: Building the Kitchen of Your Dreams


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The Basics of a Kitchen Remodel: Building the Kitchen of Your Dreams

The kitchen is the heart of your home. It’s where your family gathers, meals are served, and memories are made. For that reason, it’s important to get your kitchen remodel right. Whether you’re looking for minimal modifications or a modern overhaul, with the right flooring, countertops, cabinets, and accessories you can completely transform your kitchen space.

Kitchen Remodels: Everything You Need to Know

Why should you remodel your kitchen?

Besides creating an area where you love to live, it’s a great investment and a practical way to add value to your home. And while it’s certainly an investment of both your money and your time, the results, however minimal, can bring high returns—like these:

With our proven team of experts and worry-free service, ACo makes surviving a kitchen renovation easy—even helping you identify the latest design trends to determine which updates will get the most return on investment all while matching your style.

Kitchen Remodels: Everything You Need to Know

What can you expect to spend on a kitchen remodel?

One of the most common topics our clients ask us about when it comes to remodeling is the budget. But with each project and home being different, it’s nearly impossible to give a set figure on what a renovation should cost.

When planning your remodel, it’s important to consider is how long you intend to stay in your home. If you think you’ll be selling within the next five years, you’ll want to look at any improvements as an investment.

However, if you’re planning on staying in your current home for longer, choose updates that will make you happiest and make your life easier.

For a complete kitchen remodel, we recommend budgeting 10% to 20% of your home’s value. According to Remodeling Magazine, the average budget for an upscale kitchen renovation in the Midwest is about $126,000. It’s important to note some of the specific details that are included in the cost breakdown. For example, mechanical costs include anything related to electrical, plumbing, or HVAC. Also, an exhaust hood is included in the appliance cost and lighting is considered a fixture.

Understanding how much a project will cost will help determine the scope of the project and if financing is needed—and our Remodeling Budget Calculator makes it simple!

Kitchen Remodels: Everything You Need to Know

What you need to consider when selecting your kitchen countertop.

When remodeling a kitchen, there are many facets to consider: layout, finish, style, hardware, design, etc. While these elements will influence the overall aesthetics of your kitchen, you can’t forget the need for functionality.

And at the epicenter of functionality is your countertop—the backbone of your kitchen.

Now, you have some choices to make in that arena, like whether you want a bar or counter, quartz or granite, or maybe even if you want built-in seating. But before all of that, you have to consider one thing: your lifestyle.

Are you more eat and entertain or prep and indulge? Do you want something more cost effective or something more sustainable? The point is that determining how you’ll use your kitchen and how it fits into your lifestyle will make decisions like choosing countertops much easier.


One of the most overlooked components in a kitchen remodel.

Survey says… accessories. That’s right—the small design tweaks and products that can turn an ordinary remodel into an extraordinary one.

Kitchen Remodels: Everything You Need to Know

Another fantastic tool ACo offers is Virtual Reality.

Remember the days when you were limited to dreaming about what your kitchen remodel might look like, only to be let down by your own imagination once it’s actually finished?

Thanks to Virtual Reality (VR), those days are all but gone.

VR is transforming the home remodel process by eliminating the gap between your imagination and the space you’re remodeling.

What does that mean for you?

Using VR technology, you can experience an immersive, 3D rendering of your kitchen remodel before construction even begins. Now, you can see how everything in your remodel—the kitchen, appliances, cabinets, ceilings, floors, furniture, and lighting—aesthetically interacts to ensure your new design meets all of your needs, removing surprises down the road and helping manage costs.

Check out the tools ACo uses to make it happen.

Kitchen Remodels: Everything You Need to Know


Are you ready to tackle a home improvement project while practicing social distancing, but aren’t sure where to start? ACo is here to help. Using video conferencing, in home measuring apps, virtual reality, and even our flooring visualizer, our designers will guide you through design and installation of your project from afar.

Building a home or remodeling one is a giant undertaking. The sheer amount of choices and decisions you have to make can be frustrating and overwhelming, to say the least.

That’s where ACo comes in—we strive to put homeowners at ease by simplifying the remodel process and in turn eliminating the fear of the unknown.

And it starts with our worry-free approach.

Our cultivated team of experts, specializing in everything from design to construction, partner with you through every step of the renovation process (including the design and build and finding your style). And through constant, open communication, clear deliverables, and well-defined expectations, we guide you through the creation of your luxurious kitchen, lavish bath, beautiful cabinets, or stunning flooring space so you and your family can truly love where they live.

And when you’re ready to love where you live, we’re ready to make it happen.

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