Considering a Remodel? Think Camelot!

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You’ve come to know Camelot Homes as a quality homebuilder here in the Valley, but did you know that we also offer both Remodeling and Custom Home Design services? With more than four decades of experience building the Valley’s finest homes, Camelot Homes now offers our legacy of craftsmanship and attention to detail to your custom home or remodeling project. Whether starting anew or redesigning an existing space, our expert team offers you sophisticated, innovative and award-winning designs to bring your dream home to life. We make the process simple and worry-free every step of the way, leaving you to enjoy your home – brand new or lovingly reimagined.

Elegance and simplicity converge to create this charming kitchen in our Bocara model in North Scottsdale. Designed by Camelot Homes. Photo credit: Mark Boisclair Photography
Elegance and simplicity converge to create this charming kitchen in our Bocara model in North Scottsdale. Designed by Camelot Homes. Photo credit: Mark Boisclair Photography

 

Perhaps you’re contemplating a kitchen remodel? Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

 

Need more space? An over-sized kitchen island with extra seating is great for entertaining.

A large, inviting kitchen island
Photo credit: Davidson Communities, Arterro

 

White moldings, wood ceiling accents, and a built-in bench at the breakfast nook add a fresh look.

White Mouldings and ceiling detail
Photo from Houzz: Dijeau Poage Construction

 

Wide open space, plenty of cabinets, and lots of natural light help create a kitchen oasis.

Wide open space, plenty of cabinets, and lots of natural light help create a kitchen oasis.
Photo Credit: Mark Boisclair Photography.

Feeling inspired? Before you begin, here are a few do’s and don’ts from professional kitchen designers, courtesy of House Beautiful. Click here for the full article/slideshow.

1. DO: KNOW WHEN TO STOP.
Don’t: Overdo it.

“It drives me crazy when a kitchen is over-designed. Knowing when to stop is the real challenge,” designer Christopher Peacock says.

2. DO: USE CABINETRY TO CONCEAL SOME APPLIANCES.
Don’t: Go overboard with stainless-steel appliances.

“Stainless steel can be a wonderful accent. However, as with all good design, there should be a rhythm with the placement. Splashes of stainless all over the place make any kitchen look and feel choppy and small,” kitchen designer Matthew Quinn says.

3. DO: LEAVE SOME SPACE TO BREATHE.
Don’t: Go overboard with storage and fill the walls with cabinets.

“There’s rarely a need to completely fill a room with cabinets. A good layout is a balancing act between storage, function, and aesthetics,” designer Robert Bakes says.

4. DO: INVEST IN STRONG AND GOOD-LOOKING CABINETS.
Don’t: Skimp on poor-quality.

“Think about it — you’re opening and closing those doors and drawers all the time. Get something strong and good-looking. Hardwoods, a good finish, and strong hinges are essential,” kitchen designer Beverly Ellsley says.

5. DO: HAVE COUNTERTOP AROUND WALL OVENS.
Don’t: Put a wall oven off by itself.

“Where are you going to put the turkey when you take it out of the oven?” points out kitchen designer Terry Scarborough. Make sure there is plenty of counter space next to — and across from — the ovens.

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We hope these tips have given your some inspiration for your next remodel/renovation project, and we look forward to helping you get started! No job is too big or too small. And we offer our services even if your current home isn’t a Camelot Home; we are certain once you have worked with our team, you, too, will aspire to join our family by one day owning a Camelot.

To discuss your next remodeling project or to receive a quote, contact Cammie Beckert at 602-757-0152.

We look forward to working with you soon!