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Kitchen Remodel- To Splurge Or Not To Splurge

You want to remodel your kitchen. You have a list of must-have’s, want to have’s and nice to have’s. Unfortunately, your budget is not endless and cannot cover all of those items. The experts at This Old House weighed in on some of the worthy and not-so-worthy splurges you may be contemplating.

Worth The Splurge

  1. Second sink:

    Place it outside of the main cooking and cleanup zone so that a second chef can prep food, wash hands for dinner, or bartend during parties.

  2. Paneled cabinet ends:

    These decorative panels, which are essentially oversize doors fixed to any exposed sides of cabinets, give your kitchen a custom-built, furniture-like look.

  3. Full-extension, soft-close drawer glides:

    Installed under or on the sides of a drawer, they allow it to pull completely out of the cabinet so that you can reach everything inside. Plus, they eliminate slamming.

Not Worth The Splurge

  1. Glazed, distressed, and crackled finishes:

    These can increase cabinet costs by as much as 30 percent and can start to look dated as trends change.

  2. Pot filler:

    It does make filling the pasta pot easier, but it doesn’t help with the far worse task of carting boiling water to the sink when your fettuccine is done.

  3. Wine fridge:

    Do you really need 18 bottles of Pinot within arms reach and kept at precisely 55 degrees?

While your kitchen renovation is specific to your personalized needs and desires, it’s important to consider which splurges are value propositions, and which are just a waste of resources. If you are interested in a stunning kitchen remodel in the Southeastern Connecticut area, contact Reagan Construction Group now.

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  • We purchased a vintage (circa 1906) beach house in The Point area of New London that required a challenging total renovation, remodeling and upgrade, from flooring to plumbing to new kitchen appliances and bathrooms. Jeff and his team were an absolute pleasure to work with, very professional, and, more importantly for us, very pro-active throughout the project, recommending various modifications and providing excellent advice and ideas that resulted in a really wonderful outcome (Jeff re-designed the Master Bath layout in a way we would never have considered – his new design really made a tremendous improvement to Master Bedroom/Bath).

    We were very pleased with the quality of the craftsmanship, from woodworking to bathroom tiles. The follow-up touches were also very welcomed and appreciated. Overall, we would certainly recommend Jeff and his team for any home project. "

    - Chris and Deb

  • "Jeff and Scott are inspired to seek the absolute best end to any given project, always striving to reach high levels of both productivity and quality. On a regular basis, Jeff and Scott collaborated with fellow professionals to develop designs, timelines, and when we were stuck, offered us much needed advice and guidance to provide the perfect product: in our case, total renovation of a 1950s cape cod style house."

    - Salvatore and Kimberly Privitera

  • "Jeff and Reagan home improvement expanded my home back in 1998 so I could accommodate my parents coming to live with our family, they did an excellent job and three months later my parents moved in and stayed with us as they aged, both are gone now God rest their souls but I felt so wonderful as I was able to allow them to age in place at our home. Thank you Reagan Brothers."

    - Kathleen Waz

  • "We had Reagan Construction Group come in and convert our 1 car attached garage into a beautiful 4th bedroom to our home. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome of how well this turned out! From the moment we first spoke with Reagan Construction Group, through the estimate, planning, choosing materials, demolition and construction, Beau, Gerard and the rest of the crew were absolutely fantastic! Beau was able to answer any and all questions I had as well as being super patient with me, which I know was probably a lot to handle! Everything was outlined in detail and explained carefully and the quote was very reasonable for the amount of work needing to be complete.

    Gerard was always here when he needed to be and kept in constant communication with me. They did an excellent job staying on schedule and finishing the project in a timely manner. We will definitely not only recommend Reagan Homes to our friends and family, but we will continue to use their company for any and all other projects needed around our home. Thank you for everything!"

    - Stacie and Pat, Quaker Hill, CT

  • We purchased a vintage (circa 1906) beach house in The Point area of New London that required a challenging total renovation, remodeling and upgrade, from flooring to plumbing to new kitchen appliances and bathrooms. Jeff and his team were an absolute pleasure to work with, very professional, and, more importantly for us, very pro-active throughout the project, recommending various modifications and providing excellent advice and ideas that resulted in a really wonderful outcome (Jeff re-designed the Master Bath layout in a way we would never have considered – his new design really made a tremendous improvement to Master Bedroom/Bath).

    We were very pleased with the quality of the craftsmanship, from woodworking to bathroom tiles. The follow-up touches were also very welcomed and appreciated. Overall, we would certainly recommend Jeff and his team for any home project. "

    - Jay and Liz

  • "We purchased a vintage (circa 1906) beach house in The Point area of New London that required a challenging total renovation, remodeling and upgrade, from flooring to plumbing to new kitchen appliances and bathrooms. Jeff and his team were an absolute pleasure to work with, very professional, and, more importantly for us, very pro-active throughout the project, recommending various modifications and providing excellent advice and ideas that resulted in a really wonderful outcome (Jeff re-designed the Master Bath layout in a way we would never have considered – his new design really made a tremendous improvement to Master Bedroom/Bath).

    We were very pleased with the quality of the craftsmanship, from woodworking to bathroom tiles. The follow-up touches were also very welcomed and appreciated. Overall, we would certainly recommend Jeff and his team for any home project."

    - Chris and Deb

  • "Jeff and Reagan home improvement expanded my home back in 1998 so I could accommodate my parents coming to live with our family, they did an excellent job and three months later my parents moved in and stayed with us as they aged, both are gone now God rest their souls but I felt so wonderful as I was able to allow them to age in place at our home. Thank you Reagan Brothers."

    - Kathleen Waz

  • "We had Reagan Construction Group come in and convert our 1 car attached garage into a beautiful 4th bedroom to our home. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome of how well this turned out! From the moment we first spoke with Reagan Construction Group, through the estimate, planning, choosing materials, demolition and construction, Beau, Gerard and the rest of the crew were absolutely fantastic! Beau was able to answer any and all questions I had as well as being super patient with me, which I know was probably a lot to handle! Everything was outlined in detail and explained carefully and the quote was very reasonable for the amount of work needing to be complete.

    Gerard was always here when he needed to be and kept in constant communication with me. They did an excellent job staying on schedule and finishing the project in a timely manner. We will definitely not only recommend Reagan Homes to our friends and family, but we will continue to use their company for any and all other projects needed around our home. Thank you for everything!"
    - Stacie and Pat, Quaker Hill, CT

  • We purchased a vintage (circa 1906) beach house in The Point area of New London that required a challenging total renovation, remodeling and upgrade, from flooring to plumbing to new kitchen appliances and bathrooms. Jeff and his team were an absolute pleasure to work with, very professional, and, more importantly for us, very pro-active throughout the project, recommending various modifications and providing excellent advice and ideas that resulted in a really wonderful outcome (Jeff re-designed the Master Bath layout in a way we would never have considered – his new design really made a tremendous improvement to Master Bedroom/Bath).

    We were very pleased with the quality of the craftsmanship, from woodworking to bathroom tiles. The follow-up touches were also very welcomed and appreciated. Overall, we would certainly recommend Jeff and his team for any home project. "

    - Chris and Deb

  • "We purchased a vintage (circa 1906) beach house in The Point area of New London that required a challenging total renovation, remodeling and upgrade, from flooring to plumbing to new kitchen appliances and bathrooms. Jeff and his team were an absolute pleasure to work with, very professional, and, more importantly for us, very pro-active throughout the project, recommending various modifications and providing excellent advice and ideas that resulted in a really wonderful outcome (Jeff re-designed the Master Bath layout in a way we would never have considered – his new design really made a tremendous improvement to Master Bedroom/Bath).

    We were very pleased with the quality of the craftsmanship, from woodworking to bathroom tiles. The follow-up touches were also very welcomed and appreciated. Overall, we would certainly recommend Jeff and his team for any home project."

    - Chris and Deb

  • "Jeff and Reagan home improvement expanded my home back in 1998 so I could accommodate my parents coming to live with our family, they did an excellent job and three months later my parents moved in and stayed with us as they aged, both are gone now God rest their souls but I felt so wonderful as I was able to allow them to age in place at our home. Thank you Reagan Brothers."

    - Kathleen Waz

  • "We had Reagan Construction Group come in and convert our 1 car attached garage into a beautiful 4th bedroom to our home. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome of how well this turned out! From the moment we first spoke with Reagan Construction Group, through the estimate, planning, choosing materials, demolition and construction, Beau, Gerard and the rest of the crew were absolutely fantastic! Beau was able to answer any and all questions I had as well as being super patient with me, which I know was probably a lot to handle! Everything was outlined in detail and explained carefully and the quote was very reasonable for the amount of work needing to be complete.
    Gerard was always here when he needed to be and kept in constant communication with me. They did an excellent job staying on schedule and finishing the project in a timely manner. We will definitely not only recommend Reagan Homes to our friends and family, but we will continue to use their company for any and all other projects needed around our home. Thank you for everything!"
    - Stacie and Pat, Quaker Hill, CT
     
  • We purchased a vintage (circa 1906) beach house in The Point area of New London that required a challenging total renovation, remodeling and upgrade, from flooring to plumbing to new kitchen appliances and bathrooms. Jeff and his team were an absolute pleasure to work with, very professional, and, more importantly for us, very pro-active throughout the project, recommending various modifications and providing excellent advice and ideas that resulted in a really wonderful outcome (Jeff re-designed the Master Bath layout in a way we would never have considered – his new design really made a tremendous improvement to Master Bedroom/Bath).

    We were very pleased with the quality of the craftsmanship, from woodworking to bathroom tiles. The follow-up touches were also very welcomed and appreciated. Overall, we would certainly recommend Jeff and his team for any home project. "

    - Chris and Deb

  • "We purchased a vintage (circa 1906) beach house in The Point area of New London that required a challenging total renovation, remodeling and upgrade, from flooring to plumbing to new kitchen appliances and bathrooms. Jeff and his team were an absolute pleasure to work with, very professional, and, more importantly for us, very pro-active throughout the project, recommending various modifications and providing excellent advice and ideas that resulted in a really wonderful outcome (Jeff re-designed the Master Bath layout in a way we would never have considered – his new design really made a tremendous improvement to Master Bedroom/Bath).

    We were very pleased with the quality of the craftsmanship, from woodworking to bathroom tiles. The follow-up touches were also very welcomed and appreciated. Overall, we would certainly recommend Jeff and his team for any home project."

    - Chris and Deb

  • "Jeff and Reagan home improvement expanded my home back in 1998 so I could accommodate my parents coming to live with our family, they did an excellent job and three months later my parents moved in and stayed with us as they aged, both are gone now God rest their souls but I felt so wonderful as I was able to allow them to age in place at our home. Thank you Reagan Brothers."

    - Kathleen Waz

  • "We had Reagan Construction Group come in and convert our 1 car attached garage into a beautiful 4th bedroom to our home. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome of how well this turned out! From the moment we first spoke with Reagan Construction Group, through the estimate, planning, choosing materials, demolition and construction, Beau, Gerard and the rest of the crew were absolutely fantastic! Beau was able to answer any and all questions I had as well as being super patient with me, which I know was probably a lot to handle! Everything was outlined in detail and explained carefully and the quote was very reasonable for the amount of work needing to be complete.
    Gerard was always here when he needed to be and kept in constant communication with me. They did an excellent job staying on schedule and finishing the project in a timely manner. We will definitely not only recommend Reagan Homes to our friends and family, but we will continue to use their company for any and all other projects needed around our home. Thank you for everything!"

    - Stacie and Pat, Quaker Hill, CT

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Reagan Construction Group, LLC. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
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