Remodeling a kitchen means you can create the perfect kitchen for your needs. As a master baker, or even just a hobbyist, there are a host of features that can make your job a lot easier. Contact Mission West Kitchen and Bath at 626-799-3503 to learn more about the many kitchen remodeling options we can offer that will make your kitchen so much easier to use, or read on to learn about six of the coolest features available in today’s kitchens.
Incorporate a stand mixer
A garage for your small appliances
A workspace that’s placed correctly and sized right
Storage for your specific needs
A built-in spice rack
A double oven
Every maker needs a great stand mixer, yet the main issue with these appliances is that they’re heavy and they are hard to move. If you bake regularly then there’s no reason your kitchen remodel can’t include a permanent spot for your stand mixer.
If you’re like most bakers, you’ve got lots of small appliances that make the work of baking much easier. During your kitchen remodel, the goal is to find a way to tuck them away so that your kitchen stays clean and uncluttered when they’re not in use but they’re still easy to reach. At Mission West Kitchen and Bath, we can create custom cabinetry that does exactly that.
Depending on the type of baking you do, you may want your workspace located right next to the sink. Other bakers may want their workspace situated right by the stove. There are numerous places you can put your workspace and one of the joys of designing your own kitchen is that you not only decide where it is, but you can decide how big it is.
One of the joys of working with a company that specializes in kitchen renovations is that we can offer unique solutions to storing everything you use in the kitchen. Imagine how much easier baking would be if you always knew where your rolling pins were, or if your parchment paper wasn’t simply stacked with a host of other kitchen goods? You’ll be shocked by the options we have available for you.
So many home bakers have a bin with dozens of bottles of spices and when they need one, their only option is to dig through them all. Others have them lined up in a spice rack – but that spice rack can only hold a few of their favorite spices. We can actually create spice racks built right into your drawers. They keep everything tidy and out of the way yet easy for you to reach when you need them.
Most bakers only dream of having a double oven but this could easily become your reality. Imagine being able to bake several batches of cookies, numerous layers of cakes, or even totally different baked goods at different temperatures at the same time.
Be sure to reach out to Mission West Kitchen and Bath soon to find out more about the many ways we can help you create the kitchen of your dreams.
Why shouldn’t you have your dream bathroom? Not only will it make you feel luxurious and lovely, but it can add to the value of your home. At Mission West Kitchen and Bath, we support anyone who wants to renovate their bathroom but we also want you to have the most success. That’s why we’re here to ensure you’ve considered the important things before you get started.
In total, there are four categories of factors to consider as you make plans for a bathroom renovation. Read on to learn more about them and then reach out to us at 626-799-3503 to learn more about options to remodel your bathroom.
Consider the performance value
Consider the investment value
Consider the marketing value
Consider the enjoyment value
When you’re looking to renovate your bathroom, make sure you’re considering not just how it will look but how well it will perform. Meaning, if the main issue with your bathroom now is that there isn’t enough room, make sure that any renovation you do addresses that issue. This doesn’t have to mean you expand the bathroom. In some cases, it may mean simply rearranging your appliances to take better advantage of the space that’s there.
According to most any real estate professional you could ask, kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects offer some of the best returns on investment compared to other rooms in the house you might renovate. It’s true that you want to remodel your bathroom with your own needs in mind and not geared solely toward what will give you the best return on your investment, but you’d be wise to have your return on investment be at least part of the decision making process.
This is similar to the investment value in that it won’t come home to roost until the day you decide to sell your home. Whether you expect that’ll be within a year or two or it’ll be twenty years from now, being able to announce that a home has a luxury bathroom can get more potential home buyers through the doors – and the more people look at a home the more likely it is to sell for its full value.
For many homeowners, this is the most important factor: How much will you enjoy any improvements you make? At Mission West Kitchen and Bath, we believe you should have the bathroom of your dreams. For example, if you want a huge claw foot tub, then you should have one – even if this may not be the best investment in your particular area. You do want to be savvy but at the end of the day, it’s your bathroom and you should be sure it’s one you’ll enjoy.
If you’re ready to get started on your bathroom renovation then we’re ready to talk to you. Contact Mission West Kitchen and Bath at 626-799-3503 right away. We look forward to taking a look at your home, your wants, and helping you come up with the best possible bathroom you can imagine.
It may be relatively rare to use bidets in the United States but they’ve been a must-have in European countries and other areas of the world for centuries. At Mission West Kitchen and Bath, we strive to provide bathroom remodels that perfectly meet our clients’ needs. That’s why we want to present six reasons that it may be worth your while to consider installing a bidet when you remodel your bathroom.
You could save a significant amount of toilet paper
You might actually use less water with a bidet
Your plumbing system will thank you
Bidets are much more affordable than you think
Today’s bidets are versatile
You can save money
Of course, installing a bidet doesn’t mean you’ll stop using toilet paper altogether, but it could result in a significant drop in the amount you use. Remember that in the United States, more than 36 million rolls are used each year. That’s about 15 million trees! Bidets help significantly reduce the amount of toilet paper needed, which is reason enough for some people to consider installing one.
This is a big surprise to many people. After all, if you’re using an additional appliance that uses water, wouldn’t you be using more water? The truth is that the bidet does use water but it uses a fraction of the water that’s used every time the toilet is flushed. For older toilets that must be flushed a few times to get rid of all the toilet paper, it can be more efficient to use a bidet.
At Mission West Kitchen and Bath, we can install incredible plumbing fixtures and ensure that your remodel looks great. However, if you have an older home with an older plumbing system, even the newest looking toilet may not fare well. Flushing toilet paper can be a hazard to the environment and to a septic tank.
Most people think of bidets as a luxury item simply because it’s not common to see them in the United States. However, make no mistake – they’re actually not that expensive. Call us at 626-799-3503 to get more information and for a quote on how much your new bidet will cost.
We’re always excited to show our clients the huge range of toilets and bidets available on today’s market. Gone are the days of a single style of bathroom fixtures. Today you can get truly stylish bidets that are essentially a work of art. You can even have a bidet installed right on to your existing toilet.
We’ve mentioned above that using a bidet can help you save water and use less toilet paper. When you combine those two aspects what do you get? Less money spent! Who wouldn’t want to be cleaner while creating less waste and saving money?
If you’re interested in adding a bidet to your bathroom remodel, or you want to stick with the classic toilet, Mission West Kitchen and Bath can help. We create luxury bathrooms and kitchens for clients of discerning taste. Contact us today at 626-799-3503 for more information.
It wasn’t long ago that when you wanted a new bathtub, you had a few options to choose from and the process was pretty simple. Today they have technology that could make your head spin, but not only that – there are half a dozen materials you can choose from too! While it may seem overwhelming initially, it really is good news because every client of Mission West Kitchen and Bath can find a material that works for them.
Read on to learn more about the main options and how to choose between them. Then give us a call at 626-799-3503 or stop by one of our bathroom and kitchen fixtures showrooms to see a lot of these options in person.
The main advantages to an acrylic tub is that they’re lightweight and they’re glossy. This is the type of plastic that you’re used to seeing bathtubs made from. The main downside is that acrylic can scratch fairly easily but keep in mind that it’s also pretty easy to repair when compared to a material like cast iron or metal. Acrylic can also be formed into a variety of shapes, which makes it a popular choice.
Fiberglass-reinforced plastic tubs
These are often very shiny – almost dazzling – in large part because they have a gelcoat on top. That makes them extremely easy to clean, and it also means they can be made in a variety of shapes. For that reason, fiberglass is a popular choice for air tubs and custom whirlpools. The downside is that they’re less durable than some other options. For example, if the impact was strong enough, a single accident could destroy this type of material.
Cast iron tubs
Yes, you likely think of cast iron as something you fry bacon in, but it actually makes a great material for making tubs. It’s extremely durable and typically comes with a porcelain enamel finish that makes it look great. The downside is that you must use non-abrasive cleaners and can’t clean this type of tub vigorously or the enamel can be damaged. In fact, over time the enamel is going to wear away no matter what you do, and this can lead the cast iron to rust.
Finally, keep in mind that the heaviness of cast iron means they hold heat much longer and better than other materials, but it also means that you must install them somewhere with plenty of support.
Another popular option for new bathtubs are composite tubs, which are made out of several materials. In most cases, the composite is the material that makes the bathtub – known as the infrastructure – and then the enamel covers the composite. The purpose is to build a bathtub that’s very durable and able to keep heat like a cast iron tub can, but that doesn’t weigh as much. In fact, they can be as little as one-third of the weight of a cast iron tub.
If you have questions about other materials or the ones listed above, feel free to stop by Mission West Kitchen and Bath or give us a call at 626-799-3503. Our experienced staff looks forward to helping you with your project!
You want the best deals on your new bathroom, but you don’t want to skimp on quality. This is the dilemma of virtually everyone who works on a bathroom remodel. The good news is that Mission West Kitchen and Bath is here to help you save money on your budget without compromising quality or style.
Have a professional come up with plans
Know your focal points
Look for ways to update your cabinets
Glass can make a space look larger
Add splashes of color
Take advantage of all your space
Even if you’re particularly handy and want to handle most of the project on your own, it’s still wise to hire a contractor to come up with the plans. For example, a qualified contractor can tell you not just which tubs will look incredible but which will work best for your needs. The last thing you want are surprises – because surprises almost always cost money – so let us take care of the plans for you.
Every room needs a focal point. In a bathroom, the incredible bathroom sink is often the focal point. You can make it beautiful by choosing the right one in the first place, but you can further accentuate it by choosing other materials that match it and by adding accessories that complement the sink.
Everyone wants new cabinets but the truth is that you can often make your old cabinets look brand new by simply painting them a light color, switching out the hardware to some new, shinier pieces, and rearranging them to get rid of things you don’t need – thus increase the space you have for what you do need.
If you’re dealing with a small space, knocking out a wall isn’t your only option to feel as though you’ve gained space you can also add glass shelves, a glass shower, or even glass cabinets. Glass helps the room fell more open and the more open it feels, the larger it will feel.
If you want to both bring a room together and make it unique, adding a few splashes of color is a great way to do that. For example, you could do something as simple as getting a new, bright vase, filling it with silk flowers, and adding matching candles.
Are you using all your space as well as you could? If you think you are, then we have one question for you: What’s in your corners? These are often just wasted space but corners are great places for accessories, corner shelves, and even sinks.
If you’re ready to learn more about saving money on your incredible bathroom remodel then you’re ready to call Mission West Kitchen and Bath at 626-799-3503. We look forward to helping you discover all the possibilities. Whether you’re starting from scratch or we’re incorporating many elements of your current bathroom into your new bathroom, we have you covered.
Choosing the right kitchen design company can feel like a huge undertaking. You want to get a great price, you want to get great quality appliances and designs, but you don’t know where to start. At Mission West Kitchen and Bath, we’re happy to walk you through the process. Stop by our showroom, call us at 626-799-3503, or read on to learn about the six things that make a company worthy of your business.
A showroom you like
A willingness to educate you
Experienced personnel from start to finish
Estimates in writing
A company with integrity
Some clients never go to their design company’s showroom but we think it’s wise to do so. You can get an idea of how professionally a company runs, you can learn about their selection, and you can ensure that the standards of quality and design are up to your needs. It’s also wise to assure that they either have the style you like or that they have a variety of styles that leads you to believe that they can create the kitchen remodel you’re looking for.
The truth is that you’re likely to spend quite a bit of money by the time you pick out your cabinets, new kitchen appliances, flooring, etc. You want to make sure that you’re making the right decision along the way. Some companies want to walk in and completely take over. This isn’t going to work for you. Instead, you want a company that’s willing to discuss all the options with you, and a company that will break down all the pros and cons of each option. At Mission West Kitchen and Bath, we believe you have a right to make informed decisions.
It’s almost never true that the lowest priced item is going to be the best value. You want to make an investment in quality products that are going to stand the test of time.
It’s not enough to have one person on staff that can expertly install cabinets. You’re looking for people with experience, passion, and a commitment to quality work. Don’t be afraid to ask for credentials or for references.
It’s likely that you’ll first go over prices and options without putting anything down on paper. However, before you hire anyone and before you let work get underway, you absolutely need everything in writing.
One of the easiest ways to tell if a company really has integrity or if they’re just trying to make a sale is to see how much pressure they put on you. If you visit their showroom, they should be willing to talk to you but should never put the hard sell on, or appear to be telling you what you want to hear.
If you want to know what it’s like to work with a company who takes your needs seriously, feel free to contact Mission West Kitchen and Bath at 626-799-3503. We are ready to help you create your dream kitchen.
When homeowners are designing a living room or bedroom, they often think about the lighting. They want task lighting to ensure they can see what they need to see, and they understand that lighting can set the mood. However, those same homeowners often don’t think twice about lighting when designing a kitchen or bathroom. At Mission West Kitchen and Bath, we keep an eye on every detail of the projects we complete – including the lighting.
Lighting can help your room transform to another shape or size
If you have a bathroom that’s small, then you may add plenty of light colored walls and extra light reflected on them to help the room appear larger. If you don’t want to go to the trouble of repainting your walls, then adding directional lighting (for example, track lighting) can actually make the color of the walls look softer. Recessed lighting can also add a soft glow to a room.
Lighting has a purpose
Before we choose your lighting options based on your preferences, we’ll first consider how you need to use the light. Does your bathroom need both soft light for showering but bright lights for when you’re doing your makeup? Does your kitchen need a bright light directly over the area you most typically use at night? Or do you want your kitchen to have bright lights throughout? No matter how great we make the lighting look, if it’s not functional then it won’t be worth it.
You have many options in lighting fixture options
Once you have an idea of what your lighting needs to be used for, and how you’ll accomplish that, you can begin to think about what the lighting fixtures themselves will look like. Don’t get stuck believing that one type of fixture goes in one type of room and can’t work somewhere else. For example, who says you can’t have a chandelier in a bathroom? Not only will you be adding some dramatic and truly interesting light, but you’ll also be adding a fixture that will make its own statement.
It all starts with finding the right company to work with
The great thing about working with a company like Mission West Kitchen and Bath is that we specialize in kitchens and bathrooms. Sure, any general contractor is likely willing to take on your project, but will they understand how lighting needs to be used in a bathroom as opposed to a bedroom? Or will they understand your unique kitchen lighting needs? Stick with the experts who specialize in what you need.
At Mission West Kitchen and Bath, we’re proud of our years of experience. Take a look at some of our past projects and then give us a call at 626-799-3503 for your consultation. We offer a wide range of brands, styles, and products to ensure you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for.
As you design your perfect bathroom, there are many things to consider. For example, many people start with choosing a tub, a shower, or a vanity. They then decide what type of flooring they want, how they want their walls to look, and what hardware they’ll use on their cabinetry. Some homeowners stop there but those who want the perfect bathroom know that it’s all about the details – including finding the right shower drain.
Let the professional settle on the plumbing
What you see in your shower is actually the grate. The drain is what’s under the grate and there are many options. The type of home you’re in, the grade of your bathroom floor, and many other factors will determine what the right type of actual drain and plumbing will be for your home. At Mission West Kitchen and Bath, we recommended that you discuss the options with your home improvement company to choose the right solution.
Start by choosing the finish
The easiest place to start is by deciding what type of finish you want. If you have hardware that’s a metal of some color then you’re likely going to want to match them. however, some modern bathrooms utilize wood, porcelain, and other materials that aren’t appropriate for a drain. In that case, you’ll want to decide between the two main options: Silver or gold. Once you’ve chosen one of those, then you can further narrow it down to things like brushed silver, or antique gold.
Choose simple or ornate
You may find it best to simply visit our showroom and look through the options to see what strikes your eye. However, if you’d like to further narrow down your options, then decide if you want a simple drain or something that will stand out. We have everything from flower patterns to wavy patterns to cornice-inspired patterns. If you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for in our selection, don’t be afraid to ask us. We are here to perfect your bathroom and will do everything we can to accomplish that goal.
Choose a functional drain
Remember that your drain grate isn’t just there for looks – it also needs to serve a purpose. The main purpose it has is to prevent excess hair from going down it. If you buy a drain that has a grate with too much space, you may end up having to add a hair catch-all, which would negate the attractive appearance of the drain you choose.
This isn’t the most major decision you’ll make but at Mission West Kitchen and Bath, we believe in looking at every detail to ensure the best possible end product. If you’re ready to learn more about your options and speak to design professionals who are passionate about this work, then call us at 626-799-3503. We look forward to helping you create your dream bathroom.
A bathroom remodel is an exciting thing. Not only will it help you live in your dream bathroom, but it can significantly increase the value of your home. However, it’s a big project and it’s wise to go into it with your eyes wide open. At Mission West Kitchen and Bath we are here to help you make the most of your bathroom remodeling project. Call us at 626-799-3503 or visit our South Pasadena showroom for personalized advice, or read on to learn three bathroom design tips you may not have thought of.
Keep your toilet hidden
Lighting is extremely important
Consider a corner sink
If there’s one thing that’s true of every bathroom remodel it’s that every bathroom needs a toilet. Yet many toilets are not particularly inspired and are quite an eyesore. One option is to get an upscale toilet that is an active part of your décor. At Mission West Kitchen and Bath we have a wide range of options. If you don’t want to go that route, then you may want to hide the toilet. This can be done with a tiled wall, a door, or some other type of decorative item.
One of the first things we’ll go over with you is how you plan to light your bathroom. The reality is that many homeowners don’t give it much thought but it can make or break the overall design of your bathroom. We’re happy to provide personalized advice on the best lighting options for your bathroom but we often end up recommending that our clients layer light and use ambient lighting throughout the bathroom. The end result of this is bathroom that feels luxurious and warm, but has enough light for makeup application and other tasks.
At Mission West Kitchen and Bath, we work with a lot of clients who have small bathrooms they’re working with. We have many creative ways of making the most use of the space you do have and creating a more open, larger, more luxurious feel. For example, corner sinks are often a great way to save space while ensuring that the bathroom functions as it should. Some new builders are focusing on making bathrooms smaller to increase the size of other rooms in the home, but when you work with Mission West Kitchen and Bath you can count on us to make the most of what you have.
Are you ready to turn your dreams into a reality?
If you’re tired of wondering how amazing your bathroom could look and are ready to find out for yourself, then you’re ready to call Mission West Kitchen and Bath at 626-799-3503 or stop by our showroom. We are here to help you with all your design issues. Use our experience and dedication to your advantage as we turn your dreams into a reality.
Many homeowners spend more time in their kitchens than in most other rooms in their home, yet their kitchens don’t always work for their needs. At Mission West Kitchen and Bath, we believe that every homeowner should love their kitchen, from the way it’s organized to the way it looks. We also know that some people don’t have the budget to make every change they’d like to. That’s why we’re here today to provide three of the best ways to spend your money on a kitchen remodeling project.
Choose affordable cabinets
Cut back on the cost of your countertops
Consider faux flooring options
In a perfect world, you’d likely want custom-made cabinets that were handcrafted and came with a finish that was unique to your kitchen. On a budget, that kind of detailing simply isn’t possible. There is good news though: There are dozens and dozens of options in kitchen cabinetry that have the look of custom cabinets but are much more affordable.
You have a lot of options and can choose finishes that work perfectly with your home. In fact, when guests come to your home they’ll likely think they’re looking at custom cabinets. Only you will know that you got a much better deal.
Countertops can be one of the most expensive parts of your kitchen remodel project but it doesn’t have to be that way. If you’d love granite countertops but don’t want the high price tag that comes along with them then you can consider other types of countertops. At Mission West Kitchen and Bath, we have a wide range of options in varying costs. We can help you make the difficult decisions that will help you get the incredible remodel you want while sticking within your budget.
Most homeowners these days covet hardwood floors and would prefer that their new kitchen includes them. However, there are faux materials out there that can actually be better. Laminate and tile can both be created to look exactly like wood but they require much less upkeep, are much more affordable, and can last much longer.
Work with a company who will help make your kitchen dreams a reality
If you’ve been imagining your dream kitchen for years but don’t think there’s any company out there who can help you realize it, we’re here to tell you that you’re wrong. Contact Mission West Kitchen and Bath today at 626-799-3503 to learn more.
We can work with your budget and will take the time to understand what you need. You can trust our experienced and professional employees. When you stop by our South Pasadena showroom or call us, be sure to ask about our current specials to learn how you can save big on your remodeling project.