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Kitchen Remodeling in Sarasota and Bradenton

Discover the possibilities. When you invite Gilbert Design Build into your kitchen, you open the doors to the entertainment and cooking space you’ve always dreamed of. As an experienced design/build firm in Bradenton and Sarasota, we evaluate how you want to use the space, and work with you on concepts, renderings, design, material selection and construction to transform your kitchen.

When you invest in a new kitchen you want it to stand out from any other. You want the space to allow work to flow seamlessly without bottlenecks. Whether you are an amateur cook or professional chef, your kitchen design should be sensible, placing the items you use most often within arm’s reach.

There are several types of kitchen remodels, but we tend to focus on three: cosmetic upgrades, pull-and-replace, and custom kitchen renovations. Cosmetic upgrades are a perfect option for homeowners who want to upgrade the look and feel of their kitchen. This option includes replacing things like countertops, lighting, backsplashes, and more. Pull-and-replace kitchen renovations are a wonderful option for homeowners who like the layout of their kitchen but would like to upgrade what’s in it. This option would replace all of the products, but not change the structure of the room; this includes flooring, cabinets, countertops, and sinks. Custom Kitchens are the solution for for homeowners who would like to change the layout of their kitchen, move or eliminate a wall, add an island, raise the ceiling or move the location of appliances.

What Is the Difference Between Working With a Design Build Firm and a Kitchen Contractor?

Choosing a design/build firm as opposed to a general contractor for a kitchen remodel has many benefits. A design/build firm creates custom kitchens by working as a single entity that takes full responsibility for all aspects of these projects, as opposed to having different parties responsible for various elements of the job (design, product selection, construction, project management, etc.). This allows for a more streamlined process and easier communication so that your project can stay on budget, on time, and on par with your vision.

The timeline for a a remodeling project:

  1. Have a detailed discussion about aesthetics and functionality. During our initial conversation, we will discuss the ideas you have for your remodel, the project’s scope of work, and learn about your preferences for design and functionality

  2. Produce several kitchen design concepts and share product samples.  Our designers will produce several design concepts, which will be brought to life with 3D renderings of your space. 

  3. Revise our designs as necessary. 

  4. Product procurement; after you are 100% satisfied with your design, we will order the products and materials needed for your remodel and store them until construction begins.

  5. Provide a detailed scope of work and an accurate project cost. 

  6. Abide by our very high standards of craftsmanship when it comes time for construction.

  7. The construction of your new kitchen, which will be completed by experienced home improvement professionals and backed by our one-year workmanship warranty.

One of the greatest benefits about design/build remodeling is its convenience factor. Rather than running around town trying to coordinate with multiple remodeling professionals, Gilbert Design Build can guide you from the beginning to end of your remodeling project as your single point of contact. Other benefits of relying on a design/build firm for your remodel project include:

  • Budget management – Because your entire team is working together under the same roof, everyone is made aware of what the budget is for your kitchen redesign from the very beginning, so they can easily hold each other accountable for staying on budget.
  • Quicker turnaround – Delays can happen frequently when multiple remodeling professionals at different locations are involved, but our team works together and keeps everything moving along in a quick and efficient manner.

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Working with a Kitchen Designer in Sarasota

When choosing someone to remodel your kitchen, you want to make sure you get someone who has experience, a good reputation, and someone who listens to your wants and needs for your kitchen project. At Gilbert Design Build you get all of those things and more. Our team is experienced in kitchen remodeling and has completed dozens of kitchen remodels in the Sarasota and Bradenton areas. Our clients are thrilled with the work we do for them to make their house their dream home. Much of their happiness often comes from our unique design-build process in Sarasota. We'll be with you at every step of the process.

When you reach out to Gilbert Design Build we'll meet with you to discuss your kitchen project in more detail, get a feel for your vision for the project, and listen to you to understand your goals for the space. We'll also give you our expert opinion on how to make your kitchen fit your budget, lifestyle, and design preferences. During this phase of the process, you'll have the opportunity to ask our team questions, get to know our process more thoroughly and decide if Gilbert Design Build is the right company to help you remodel your kitchen.

After our initial meeting, we'll visit your home to get a better idea of the space we're working with and make sure we understand your wants and needs for your kitchen remodel. We will then be able to discuss timeline and budget for the project and you'll be able to decide if Gilbert Design Build is a good fit for your kitchen remodel project. If you decide we are the remodeling company for you, we'll enter the design, product selection, and pricing phases.

Once we've seen the space we can present you an initial plan and 3D renderings for your kitchen remodel. Your consultant will ensure the design fits your wants and needs and will take your suggestions into consideration. Design elements will also be chosen at this phase including design selections of cabinets, countertops, flooring, fixtures, and more. We'll work with you to establish a style and aesthetic that fits the overall design of your home and your personal preferences.

Then we'll get started on the construction agreement with the final plan, scope of work, product selection, and cost. After the agreement is signed, we'll order materials and provide an estimated start date for your project. We then meet with you before construction begins to discuss the detailed project management side of your kitchen remodel including start times, site access, hours, and expectations.

Finally, we'll break ground on your project and make sure you're in the loop throughout the entire process. Once your kitchen remodel is complete, we'll walk you through your new space and show your the beautiful and functional space it has become. Then we will get out of your hair so you can enjoy your new kitchen for years to come!


Kitchen Design Styles

Contemporary – A modern and sleek design

  • Streamlined surfaces
  • Open concept movement
  • Lively colors

Traditional – Past trends with a fresh touch

  • Modern and elegant
  • Small and Cozy Cottage charm
  • French Country
  • Coastal tones and beachy

Open Concept– Spacious design for small spaces 

  • Make smaller homes feel more spacious
  • Facilitate conversation between family members and guests
  • Bring in more natural light by eliminating walls
  • Allow meal prep to be integrated with other activities

Transitional– A marriage of traditional and contemporary 

While it may be hard to come up with an exact definition for the transitional style, what most remodelers and designers will agree on is that a transitional kitchen remodel is a marriage of both traditional and contemporary design elements. Apart from that, though, the transitional style can really be whatever you want it to be. Will your kitchen lean more toward a classic or modern design? Should the cabinets be wood? Well, it’s all really up to you!

The appearance of transitional kitchens may vary greatly, but there are some general guidelines you can follow as you dream up your kitchen design. For instance, a transitional kitchen typically features a:

  • Mix of both natural and manufactured materials – You may see wood, stone, glass, and steel components all in the same space.
  • Neutral color palette – Pops of color might be used, but for the most part, transitional kitchens generally utilize varying shades or neutral colors.
  • Blend of old and new design elements – In a transitional kitchen, you might see a modern stove with an old-fashioned hood or a natural wood table with a contemporary light fixture over it.

With a transitional kitchen remodel, it is common to see striking contrasts of warm and cool, dark and light, or soft curves and bold lines.

There are many reasons to go with a transitional-style kitchen. Transitional design allows you to express yourself without being constrained to one aesthetic. You’ll be able to take the best elements from traditional and modern design and create a space with your own unique flair. What’s more, your kitchen will stay relevant while specific trends come and go.

If you’re interested in pursuing a transitional design for your upcoming kitchen remodel, contact the expert kitchen remodelers at Gilbert Design Build. We’d love to schedule a no-obligation initial discussion with you at our design center here in Sarasota.


Custom Kitchens for Homeowners

Our custom kitchens are more than just aesthetic makeovers – they’re the best remodeling solution if you’re looking to customize your kitchen to fully meet all of your needs. In other words, a custom kitchen remodel is a complete renovation that not only involves replacing everything in the room but also updating its functionality and making any needed structural changes.

For instance, custom kitchens can include:

  • Installing all new products (cabinets, countertops, appliances, flooring, etc.)
  • Moving walls to change the room’s layout
  • Removing walls to open up the room
  • Relocating the kitchen to another part of the house
  • Expanding the kitchen with a walk-in pantry

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How Kitchen Trends Might Influence Your Remodel

Every year, it seems that new kitchen trends emerge, causing many homeowners to feel confused about which direction to take for their own renovation. One of the many benefits of working with an experienced design/build firm for a kitchen remodel is that they can offer a level of design expertise that a general contractor simply can’t match. 

Storage Options: Kitchen trends very commonly affect storage choices in a remodeling project. Should cabinetry be more traditional in style, or should kitchen storage be cleverly integrated and concealed? You might even consider replacing your upper cabinets with open shelving.

Color & Finishes: Color and finish are also design elements that are impacted by trends. Whether you’re considering glossy white surfaces, a sleek matte black finish, or pops of a bold accent color, our designers can help you traverse the seemingly endless options.

Material & Hardware: From high-gloss acrylic to raw wood and stone – there is a wide range of materials used for kitchen remodel components like cabinetry, countertops, and backsplashes. Even hardware such as drawer pulls, faucets, cabinet knobs, and light fixtures can be affected by trends. Our kitchen designers can advise when to mix metals, how to create a vintage feel, or which hardware can add a touch of classic elegance to an otherwise contemporary room.

Appliances: How do kitchen appliances change based on trends? More than you would think. Appliances might be bold, statement pieces, or they might be integrated into the design for a seamless look. Some appliances are made specifically to emulate vintage, antique pieces, while others offer the latest in digital technology.




A Fifty Year Old Kitchen Remodel

The kitchen was closed off from the dining area, so they wanted to open it up to be one large room because they enjoyed entertaining. Our couple also wanted to add a kitchen island, as well as update the aesthetics like cabinets and countertops.

We are seasonal residents in Florida and the remodel was done during the time we were absent. We had selected all of our new materials and products before we left. Gilbert gave us daily updates and progress photos. When we arrived back in Florida, and saw our new kitchen in person, we were absolutely delighted.
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