Building Your Dream Kitchen

February 21, 2018 Published by Leave your thoughts

Many of us dream about building the perfect kitchen for years, even decades, before we ever have the chance. When the time comes, the decisions we have to make can be daunting. There are so many options, at so many price points, it’s hard to know where to start. With that in mind, we’ve collected some of our best advice on the subject in this handy compendium.


When setting your budget, a good rule of thumb is to take all your material costs, your cabinetry, appliances, counters, etc. and multiply that by six or seven. This means that kitchen remodels can vary greatly in price, anywhere from just under $10,000 for a facelift with some new appliances, to $75,000 or even $100,000 for an all-out redesign. And if you want extensive structural redesigns, or would like an addition added to the kitchen, that can also represent an additional cost.

Knowing your budget up front is useful because it will simplify your decision-making process from here on out. And, if you work with a professional for kitchen remodeling in Pennsylvania, knowing your budget up front will help them flesh out your kitchen remodel plan quickly.


Picking the right appliances can take some time. You want to find appliances that are reliable, are physically appealing and that will age well. For example, you’ll want to decide if you want a vented stove with a hood, or if you want integrated ovens in addition to your freestanding oven, and whether you want to embrace the future with the latest in smart refrigerator technology, or you’d like to harken back to simpler times with your kitchen design. The most important “appliance” in terms of the look of your kitchen will be the kitchen sink.

Cabinetry and hardware

Cabinetry makes up by far the largest part of your kitchen redesign. You can decide whether to embrace that and design cabinets that call attention to themselves, maybe by your choice of color, or perhaps by installing beautiful leaded-glass doors. Things like color and hardware can be easily changed, but the overall feel and design of the cabinetry is going to be an unchanging part of your kitchen for some time, so it’s worth looking at design after design and consulting a professional.


While cabinetry makes up the largest part of your kitchen redesign, your countertops make arguably the biggest statement. We believe most styles of countertop can be elegant in the right kitchen, but we think the most stylish are granite, marble, concrete and high-end butcher block, depending on the type of effect you’re going for. If you’re not quite sure what you’re going for, it’s good to aim for a countertop that accentuates the most pleasant design features of your kitchen sink.

Get started on kitchen remodeling in Pennsylvania

If you’re looking for a builder to perform your kitchen remodeling in Pennsylvania, or you’re thinking about remodeling your kitchen but could use a little guidance, please give WSL Incorporated a call today. We have over 30 years of combined experience bringing people’s dream kitchens to life. Let’s get started today with an estimate on your project. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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