2017 Bathroom Remodel Checklist

Does your bathroom look like it could use a style upgrade? Is your shower outdated? Do your tub, sink, and toilet all match in old-fashioned pink or mint? Bathroom renovations can be exciting, yet overwhelming. Whether you’re looking to renovate a guest bathroom or a master bathroom, you can get inspirational ideas from magazines, TV, social media, and websites. According to the National Kitchen and Bathroom Association, “If you’re considering remodeling a bathroom, the first step you should take is making sure you have a complete understanding of the process. Many homeowners assume that because the bathroom is usually one of the smallest rooms in the house, redesigning it should be a fairly quick and easy process. Not so.” Having a bathroom remodel checklist will help solidify what you need to do, who’s going to do it, when you can schedule it, how long it will take to complete, and how much money will be involved in the project. With the right design/build contractor such as All Star Construction Inc., you can create your dream bathroom! Create a plan. Be sure to take time to plan and be flexible with your timeline. The planning stage is one of the most important phases of your bathroom remodeling project.

How to Color Coordinate Your Kitchen Remodel

So, How Do I Pick a New Color Scheme?

  During a kitchen remodel, one of the most important, but also difficult decisions to make is your color scheme. Trying to visualize how your countertops, cabinets, and floors will complement each other is challenging. With an endless number of color schemes available, how do you choose? It’s best to focus your color scheme around a primary color, and then accent or highlight with colors using appliances, accessories, and other details. This makes it easier to change your color theme later without having to change the main color. Here are steps to take to choose a seamless color scheme and create your perfectly-styled dream kitchen.   CHOOSE YOUR COLOR SCHEME Before perusing color samples with a kitchen designer, it’s best to select a general color scheme. First, use a color wheel to choose two dominant colors and one accent color that all complement each other. The accent color is usually a bold color used to emphasize or contrast the other two colors, tying everything together.   Remember that countertops, cabinets, and flooring are the three main elements of any kitchen color scheme:   CHOOSE YOUR COUNTERTOP When redesigning your kitchen, the countertop is one of the most expensive elements. Countertops come in a variety of colors, materials, patterns, and styles. Because of this, it’s easier to match your cabinets and floors to your countertop, rather than vice-versa.   CHOOSE YOUR CABINETS Kitchen cabinets take up about 40% of the visual space in your kitchen and are a large portion of your budget. Therefore, you should choose a color that matches your style and personality.   CHOOSE YOUR FLOORS Your kitchen floor should complement your countertops and cabinets, as well as flooring in nearby rooms. Your floor color can be one of your primary colors that coordinates with your cabinets, or it can be a color that contrasts your countertop and cabinets. Choose Your Floors - Allstar Construction Inc.   Although your countertop, cabinets, and flooring are the main components of your kitchen, there are other elements that are vital to the overall kitchen color scheme that will bring all the parts of the kitchen together. CHOOSE YOUR WALLS An often overlooked, yet important, element of any color scheme is the wall. Although your kitchen walls may be hidden by cabinets and appliances, choose a color that complements your countertops, cabinets, and floors.   CHOOSE ACCENTS AND ACCESSORIES Adding accents and accessories should be the last step in your color coordination phase. Accents such as fixtures, hardware, and appliances should highlight your kitchen. Decorative accessories should add personality and flair to complete the look of your kitchen. If you’re having a hard time choosing a color scheme, think about what kitchen style you prefer. Do you want a bright, vibrant kitchen? Do you prefer a more vintage style? How about a kitchen that’s shabby chic? Let All Star Construction, Inc. be your design/build contractor. Check out our kitchen gallery to see a few kitchens we’ve done. You just may get some new ideas for your kitchen color scheme!

Top 3 Reasons to Remodel Your Kitchen Rather Than Move

Top Three Reasons To Remodel Your Kitchen Rather Than Move   Some homeowners might feel it’s time for a change and must decide whether to remodel their home or move. Maybe you want more space or an updated kitchen.

Recessed Lighting vs. Hanging Fixtures: Which is Best?

New Light Fixtures To Change A Space

So, you’ve decided to renovate your kitchen, and you’ve gone through the necessary steps to ensure you haven’t missed anything. All that’s left to do is decide on the type of lighting fixtures to use in your kitchen so that it’s comfortable and functional. You’ve narrowed it down to recessed lighting or hanging fixtures, but which do you choose? Since the kitchen is the hub of your home and where you will do most of your entertaining, you want lighting that is task-oriented, yet decorative and welcoming. There is a wide array of shapes, colors, and styles from which to choose. Deciding between these two types of lighting can be difficult, so it’s important to know the benefits of each.

Most Popular Kitchen Colors of 2017


  If you’re looking to jazz up your kitchen a bit but are not sure what to do, try adding kitchen colors as accents or make a bolder statement by painting your walls or cabinets. Feel free to change your entire color scheme while giving your kitchen a fresh new look. To find the right color scheme to match the feel you want in your kitchen, take a look at this interactive color palette: 

Do’s and Don’ts of a Kitchen Remodel

Getting A Kitchen Remodel Done Right The First Time

  Kitchen Remodeling in Houston, Tx - Allstar Construction Inc. Since the kitchen is the hub of the home and where you, your family, and friends gather for parties and meals, you want it to be a place of luxury and leisure. This can be achieved by remodeling your kitchen, which aesthetically improves your home while also increasing its value. If you’re planning a kitchen remodel to keep or sell, there are a few “do’s and don’ts” to follow to ensure you get the beautiful kitchen of your dreams.

5 Must-Have Features in a Kitchen Remodel

Make Your Kitchen Remodel Amazing

The heart of your home is your kitchen, since it is where you spend so much shared time with loved ones. If you’re considering a home remodel, the kitchen is a great place to start. Kitchen remodels are one of the most popular renovations, and one that gives you the most ROI (Return on Investment). Along with countertops and cabinets, fixtures give your kitchen focal points, providing style to your kitchen and elevating its efficiency. There are 5 must-have fixtures that you should include in your kitchen remodel. Updating one or more of these fixtures will give your kitchen the upgrade it needs to add value and personality to your remodel.

Subway Tiles – The New Trend in Tiles!!

Subway Tiles are not Just for the Subway

Subway Tiles – The New Trend in Tiles - Allstar Construction Inc. If you’re considering a kitchen remodel to add flavor and zest to your home, don’t forget about updating your kitchen backsplash as well.  Subway tiles are one of the hottest trends for modernizing your backsplash.  Its adaptability makes it a timeless feature to fit any kitchen style. “Subway tiles” are derived from the glazed 3”x6” rectangular ceramic tiles used on the New York City subway system walls in the early 1900s.

2017 Kitchen Remodel Checklist

If your kitchen looks like it’s from the era of Roseanne or One Day at a Time, it just might be time to upgrade. Out of all of the rooms in your home, the kitchen may be the one that requires the most length of time to complete. According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, “Building or renovating a kitchen is one of the most important investments you will make in your home. Not only does it involve careful planning, but also extensive research and building knowledge.” With the time and money invested, you want to ensure that the end result will be your dream kitchen. Having a kitchen remodel checklist will help to solidify what you need to do, who’s going to do it, when can you schedule it and how long will it take to be done, and how much money will be involved in the project. Kitchen remodeling offers one of the highest returns on investment, so you need to be sure to you get what you pay for. During the preliminary part of the project, it is crucial to consult professionals. However, before your consultation, you need to know the right questions to ask. Create a plan. Be sure to take the time to plan. The planning stage is one of the most important phases of your kitchen remodeling project.