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Renovating and Remodeling Durham Kitchens

Kitchen Remodeling Company Scott Riley Builders in Durham NC

Renovating and Remodeling Durham Kitchens

At Scott Riley Builders, we understand the soul of a Durham home. Here, kitchens aren’t just rooms – they’re hubs of activity, according to a recent National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) survey which showed kitchens are the most renovated space in the South at 72%. Durham residents take their culinary experiences seriously. They’re experimenting with global flavors, thanks in part to the city’s growing international community, and open floor plans create a space for conversation and connection. We factor this in when designing kitchens – large islands for collaborative cooking, plenty of counter space for adventurous chefs, and seamless flow for entertaining. It’s about creating a space that reflects Durham’s vibrant spirit, where residents can connect, create, and celebrate the good life.

Working with local homeowners and designing custom kitchens, we see a strong demand for kitchen remodels that prioritize functionality, open layouts, and stylish touches. Here are some of the most popular trends Durham homeowners are choosing:

  • Open Floor Plans: Tearing down walls to create a more open and airy feel is a big priority. This allows for better flow during entertaining, fosters a sense of connection within the home, and makes the kitchen feel more inclusive.
  • Large, Multifunctional Islands: Islands are no longer just prep spaces. They’re becoming the heart of the kitchen, incorporating seating areas for casual dining, additional storage, and even appliance integration.
  • Quartz Countertops: Durability and aesthetics reign supreme when it comes to countertops. Quartz offers the perfect blend of both. It’s non-porous, scratch-resistant, and comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns to complement any style.
  • Smart Appliances: Tech-savvy homeowners are embracing the convenience of smart appliances. Ovens that preheat from your phone, refrigerators that display grocery lists, and dishwashers that adjust cycles based on load size are just a few examples of how Durham residents are integrating technology into their kitchens.
  • Warm Metals and Bold Accents: Stainless steel is giving way to warmer metals like brass, copper, and even matte black in hardware, faucets, and light fixtures. These elements add a touch of sophistication and personality to the space.
  • Sustainable Materials: Durham is a forward-thinking city, and residents are increasingly interested in eco-friendly materials for their remodels. Recycled glass countertops, bamboo flooring, and energy-efficient appliances are all popular choices.

By incorporating these trends, Scott Riley Builders can create a kitchen that reflects your unique style and enhances your Durham lifestyle. We can help you choose the perfect countertop material, create a trendy layout that maximizes functionality, and integrate the latest smart technology to make your kitchen a true hub of your home.

FAQs: Navigating Kitchen Remodeling Trends in Durham
At Scott Riley Builders, we understand that navigating the latest kitchen trends can be exciting, but also a little overwhelming. Here are some frequently asked questions we hear from Durham homeowners considering a kitchen remodel:

  • Open Floor Plan – Will it Work for My Home?: An open floor plan can be fantastic, but it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution. We’ll assess your space and discuss how to maintain a sense of separation between the kitchen and living areas, if desired.
  • Island Dreams – How Big is Too Big?: Islands are great, but they shouldn’t impede traffic flow. We’ll help you determine the optimal size and layout for your kitchen to ensure functionality and avoid creating a crowded feel.
  • Quartz Countertops – Are There Other Options?: While quartz is a popular choice, it might not fit every budget. We’ll discuss alternative countertop materials like granite, butcher block, or even concrete, depending on your needs and aesthetic preferences.
  • Smart Appliances – Are They Worth the Hype?: Smart appliances offer convenience, but they also come with a price tag. We’ll help you decide which features are most important to you and recommend options that fit your budget.
  • Warm Metals and Bold Accents – Won’t They Look Dated Fast?: Classic choices like brass and copper are making a comeback! We’ll show you how to incorporate these elements tastefully and ensure they complement your overall design.
  • Sustainable Materials – How Can I Be Eco-Friendly?: There are many ways to incorporate sustainability into your kitchen remodel. We can discuss eco-friendly countertop options, recycled content cabinets, and energy-efficient appliances to create a kitchen that’s good for you and the planet.

At Scott Riley Builders, we encourage open communication throughout the design process. We’ll answer all your questions and guide you towards creating a dream kitchen that reflects your unique style and makes the most of your Durham home.

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• Born in Durham, NC 1967 • Lived in Florida until age of 12 • Moved back to Durham at age of 12 • Worked with public since age of 16, 1982 • Family owned Auto Parts business from 1982-1999 • Licensed NC Real estate salesman 1995 • Licensed Residential contractor since 1996 • Licensed as NC Home inspector 1997 • Home builder from mid 1990’s thru 2008 • Remodels, additions and flipping houses since late 2008 • Married 33 years • 2 successful children, A son and a daughter • 4 grandchildren • Big FSU fan
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