Kitchen Design for Holiday Entertaining

Holidays bring families together, often in the kitchen! If your current kitchen is cramped or ill-equipped for cooking and entertaining for a crowd, that can be challenging. When Cathy Kelly decided to work with Excel Interior Concepts & Construction to remodel her family’s kitchen, holiday gatherings were something she had in mind, “We used to always get together at my daughter’s place because she had the biggest home, but since the remodel, we can now host our family gatherings here.” To create more space in the kitchen and dining area, Excel removed the wall between the kitchen and dining room,… Read on

Aging in Place

More than ever, active, vibrant and savvy Baby Boomers are undertaking design and remodeling projects in their homes with aging in place in mind. At Excel Interior Concepts & Construction, our philosophy is that beautiful home design can become even better with age. Working with our clients, we provide design solutions that will accomplish current remodeling project desires, while also thoughtfully planning ahead for the future. Some considerations are more obvious, such as barrier-free showers or added handrails and grab bars. Other design features might include increased lighting, placement of switches, and types and grading of flooring. Sometimes, designing for… Read on

Cost & Return

There are many factors that go into the decision to remodel: your preferred style, the functionality of the space and, of course, your budget. When determining how much to spend on a remodeling project, remember that renovations can increase the value of your home. That means you’ll enjoy the remodel today, while knowing that you’ve invested in enhancing your home’s appeal to potential buyers if you ever decide to sell it.… Read on

Wants vs. Needs

What do you want out of your remodel? What do you need? The difference is critical. Needs typically include function and safety-related considerations. Wants speak more to your personal taste and desired outcome. Your remodel should have all your needs, and as many of your wants as possible, if not all of them. This is always our goal when working with customers.… Read on

Timeless Style

Individual taste always comes into focus during a remodel, but we recommend also including project elements that represent timeless, classic styles for their long-term appeal. We’ll determine how to seamlessly merge your preferred aesthetic style with elegant looks with longevity. Our Excel showroom presents you with limitless options. From cabinets to hardware, and flooring to molding, you can choose exactly what will fit best in your remodeled space.… Read on

The Role of Resale in Remodeling

In the future, you may find that it’s time to put your house up for sale. Many buyers are actively looking for homes that have been remodeled. A showroom quality chef’s kitchen, an accessible master bathroom or a perfectly-designed finished basement can add real and perceived value and, in some cases, square footage to your house. Real estate professionals enjoy showing listings that feature professionally remodeled rooms.… Read on