CABINET, FLOORING, AND COUNTERTOP ADVICE BY OMG!

Are you looking for advice on cabinet, flooring, and countertop choices for your next home remodeling project? Know exactly what you want but now are overwhelmed by the material and vendor selections?

OMG! Kitchen & Bath is here to help San Antonio homeowners navigate the crazy world of remodeling. OMG! is certified to sell floors, countertops, and cabinets from MSI and ProCraft Cabinetry. We are a one-stop-shop eliminating stress by taking away the hassle of picking the right vendor.

Top Choice for Flooring and Countertops

Floors make up the majority of a home. However, choosing your dream flooring requires a little more than just finding the one that “looks” the best. Consider these three factors when choosing flooring materials.

  1. maintenance
  2. durability
  3. costs 

How often do you mop? Do you want to mop often? Do you plan on polishing and sealing tiles? What about refinishing wood flooring? These are things to consider when you make a flooring choice commitment. 

How much traffic will your floors not to mention your countertops have? Granite countertops are extremely durable and tough. Therefore, if the possibility exists that there is someone in your home who likes to skip the cutting board and starts cutting right on your countertop, well, you might want to consider marble. Marble and quartz, both are equally beautiful, durable, and are high-quality! 

Our vendor, MSI, is North America’s leading supplier of natural stone, porcelain, ceramic, and luxury vinyl tile. Additionally, MSI is affordable and provides reasonably priced products. Now you can afford beautiful, trend-forward surfaces!

Top Choice for Cabinets 

Finding the perfect cabinets is challenging enough without adding the number of vendor choices to that list. Two things to consider when selecting cabinets. 

  1. color
  2. style

Cabinets come in many different colors. Therefore, it’s important that you have a vendor with some color choices. The wrong color can make a space look cramped. The right color can brighten a room. Your cabinet color choices can set the tone for the rest of your home. Lucky for you we have a vendor with many color choices!

Besides needing color choices, a good vendor should also have various cabinet styles. Style is what ultimately will turn your space into a rustic, elegant, modern, casual, or formal area.

ProCraft Cabinetry gives our clients the highest quality and excellence in products. Their goal is to offer quality cabinets at a considerably lower price, without compromising quality and integrity. Manufacturing their cabinets gives them an advantage over other competitors because they pass their savings onto our clients. 

For questions or more information on San Antonio Kitchen & Bath Remodeling, please call OMG! Kitchen & Bath at 210-535-1000, or fill out our online request form

 

Home Remodeling Project Pre-planning Tips – OMG! Kitchen & Bath

Starting a home remodeling project can be daunting. The thought of being without your kitchen or bathroom for 4-6 weeks can create an enormous amount of anxiety and stress. Remodeling projects can be hectic, crazy, and frustrating. However, with a bit of pre-planning, you can have fun while creating your dream space.

Here is a list by OMG! Kitchen & Bath to help you prepare.

  1. Empty the Rooms.

Protect or relocate anything of value. The remodeling process can often unintendedly cause damage to valuables. If you are unable to empty a room providing clear paths and covering furniture will help. Cleaning and decluttering countertops and cabinets will also keep items from getting dirty, damaged, or otherwise misplaced.

  1. Think About Kids and Pets.

Consider fall a perfect time to start remodel projects. Children are often in school during the day, and this allows for a reduction of foot traffic within the home.

Renovation projects come with unfamiliar people and noises. Noises can cause an enormous amount of anxiety and agitation for your animal family members. Consider daycare options, pet sitters, or simply crates to keep them safe and out of harm’s way.

  1. Expect the Unexpected.

Sometimes, no matter how much planning you do, there are surprises. Having reserve funds set aside and being in contestant communication with your contractor will help.

Setback will happen, and if you and your contractor are on the same page, these things can be handled promptly.

  1. Have Fun with It.

Keep your eye on the prize. Embrace the process, even during the moment. Regardless if dust is flying all over your house, and your furniture is all over the place. Remember the result, will be the remodel of your dreams. Don’t forget to take pictures before, during, and after – so you can later show your friends and family.

General Tips for Kitchen & Bath Remodels

If you are doing a kitchen remodel, we recommend temporary kitchens. Set up a space in another part of your home that can have the basic functionality of a kitchen. Microwaves, Instant Pot, crockpots, electric grills, and even Refrigerators can temporarily be set up just about anywhere.

For example, when OMG! works in a kitchen, we make sure our team moves the refrigerator, microwave, and any other appliances. So you can continue to live “normally” while we build your kitchen beautiful.

Bathroom Remodel

The bathroom is the room that people renovate most often. Bathroom remodeling can turn the most personal and private room in your house into a roaring mess filled with dust, noise, and traffic. Again, if you only have one bathroom in your home, ask your contractor if they will set up a makeshift bathroom. If you have more than one bathroom to use, be sure to transfer all necessary items over into the other bathroom before the construction begins. Think about bathing schedules and usage times. If possible, ask a neighbor, stay with a family member, or even consider getting an outdoor shower used for camping.

Finally, remember – before demolition begins, meet with your designer consultant and contractor. This way, you will ensure that you understand the scope-of-work and how it will affect your life during the process.

At OMG! Kitchen & Bath, we pride ourselves on communication and make sure to let our clients know when obstacles arise. We offer the best solution to the problem and make sure the project continues and achieves the expected results.

At OMG! Kitchen & Bath we give start and completion dates in writing before any work begins, giving the customer time to plan accordingly.

Low Cost Kitchen Updates

Cozy Up the Work Space

A colorful or patterned rug instantly gives you a low cost kitchen update with personality and comfort. Plus, a comfy rug adds warmth underfoot and a touch of homeyness to your hardworking kitchen space. Consider placing a rug in areas of the kitchen such as in front of the range, refrigerator, or sink, where you tend to do a lot of standing. Be sure to place a slip-prevention mat beneath the rug for safety.

Refreshing Change

The quickest way to rev up your kitchen’s style quotient is to roll on a fresh coat of paint. With so many color choices available in wipe-clean paints, drab cabinets or walls can be banished in a weekend. A burst of cheery yellow cabinetry, tempered by a rich wooden island and floors and a white beaded-board ceiling, cozies up this room.

Stylish Faucets

Spruce up your kitchen sink with a new faucet. Often overlooked kitchen elements, faucets are truly valuable style-setters. Faucets come in a limited number of metals, so to start you’ll need to settle on a finish. After you’ve decided on a finish, search your favorite brands for models that suit your needs and your kitchen’s style.

Source: BHG.com

Interior Design Welcomes the Age of Cyber Designers

The internet has changed the way in which we do so many things, the way we shop, the way we communicate, it allows us to work from anywhere and has even changed the way our children do their homework. People no longer need to leave their homes to make a purchase which has created a new generation of consumers that want information at the touch of a button, (or at the touch of a screen!) next day delivery and a first class service.

Thanks to social media our thoughts, hopes, fears and photographs are out there for all to see. We can share as little or as much as we want to. Platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and many more allow businesses to become more accessible without spending a fortune on old fashioned marketing techniques, which will only succeed in reaching a fraction of the target audience.

How has the internet affected interior design so far, and how will it continue to do so?

Well, our work is out there for the world to see, share and comment on. Do well, gain positive comments, get people sharing your work and your name, gain credibility and your business will grow. With apps such as Pinterest, millions of ideas are shared daily, sparking new ideas and inspiring other people.

So, if we can work from anywhere, we can communicate with anyone anywhere in the world and images of our work are out there for everyone to see, then surely its possible for anyone to access an interior design service that offers advice and guidance within their budget?

Luxure Interior Designoffers a monthly subscription service which allows anyone and everyone access to their very own interior designer at a fraction of the usual cost. Whether someone is renovating an entire property or simply needing some advice and guidance with their own ideas and looking for some help and reassurance they can subscribe for as long as they need. I’ll be available daily, if necessary, via phone or email in order to steer clients in the right direction and provide digital moodboards and shopping lists in order for clients to carry out the transformation.

Cyber Home Decor

With the availability of  video conferencing, virtual tours and Facetime, its even possible to guide clients through dressing the room and helping with those finishing touches.

Is this the future of interior design and will it spark a new generation of cyber designers?

Lets wait and see!

Source: TastefullyInspired.com

5 Ways to Make Your Kitchen Smell Amazing

Here are 5 simple ways to be greeted with a sweet scent every time you enter your kitchen!

1. Make a stove simmer.

“I learned this from my crafty and cleaning obsessed mother,” says interior designer Rhobin De La Cruz. “Simmer water in a small saucepan and add citrus slices and herbs, like lavender or mint.” The heat permeates the sweet scent throughout your house — an easy trick that is as lovely for a party as it is for any ol’ Tuesday.

2. Clean your garbage disposal.

Notice a lingering stink? Might want to check the sink. “First try spritzing a dollop of lemon-scented dish soap down into the disposal, run the water, then turn it on,” says interior designer Keita Turner. You can also run lemon or lime rinds through the disposal, followed by lots of water. If the smell persists, pour in a 1/2 cup of baking soda while running warm water.

Candles are an obvious way to make your home smell sweet, but some clever placement can increase their efficiency. “Anchor a few candles where you would least expect them to be — but don’t light them,” says interior designer Dee Murphy. “Try the linen closet, or anywhere fabrics might live and be able to absorb the scent. Not only do you get a nice surprise every time you open the door, but your linens will carry the aroma with them wherever you use them.”

4. Bring the outside in.

“Indoor plants clean the air while beautifying your home,” says Turner. And many offer pleasant fragrances, too. Turner suggests geraniums, Arabian jasmine, eucalyptus, gardenias, corsage orchids, and Cuban oregano.

5. Turn on the oven.

Nothing beats the aroma of warm baked goods. “When I know I am having guests over, I will purposely have a baked good on the agenda,” says Murphy. “Something simple like cinnamon rolls or a banana bread fills the house with good ol’ fashioned yumminess.”

Source: Good Housekeeping