Make your most important rooms functional and beautiful.
GAMCO Remodeling is located in Babylon Long Island and serves Nassau and Suffolk county, and boy do we love renovation of kitchen and baths. We design and you enjoy. It's that simple. We are a family business 30 yrs. Deal direct with the owner no hassel, no headaches.
In the kitchen choose oak, maple, cherry, or painted cabinets. Like a granite or corian countertop? How about silestone ? All countertops are custom made and all kitchen layouts are by computer design. Recently we completed Kraftmaid kitchen cabinets
in Lindenhurst and West islip that increased storeage space over 30%. The addition of a tall pantry in each home made it . What an improvement!Some contractors just want to put cabinets on a wall and call it quits.Where's the vision?Often moving a wall can open up a space dramatically as was done for the Miller family in Bayshore this spring.Sometimes the kitchen is dark.
GAMCO solved this on a job by adding two skylights above. What a difference. This Hauppauge couple can now sit at their new center island with a cup of coffee and enjoy the sunshine.
We move sinks! Don't be stuck in a rut because some builder years ago was braindead. If it's in the way - we'll move it. New plumbing and electric is included with every new kitchen, and there are many lighting options to suit your taste.
Got a lot of kids? Or just need your own domain. GAMCO can remodel your existing Bath or create a brand new space in a finish basement job or for your new master bedroom suite. We feature American Standard and Kohler products as well as Delta and Moen- brands you know and trust. At a job in Copiague and a similiar one in Massapequa, an adjacent closet was removed by the existing bathroom. The result- a double size vanity and twin sinks and a happy customer.
Don't forget the Whirlpool. Is this a man thing? Not exactly- LADIES grab the bubble bath and slip away. Call for our FREE DVD disk and brochure. Our family working for your family!
The kitchen is the heart of the home. Large or small proper planning is essential. Let us start with the work triangle. Any kitchen designer has a harder time with a tiny area but computer software has made it easier. As a rule of thumb you do not want more walk more than 10 feet or so to get from one appliance to another. Often this means moving some plumbing or electric items to accommodate the new layout. It is well worth it! For example, if you are right handed then place the dishwasher to the right of the kitchen sink. There will be less havoc on your back as you will not have to twist to load the dishes. If your project is a kitchen extension and you are blessed with extra room then consider an island or peninsula to place an appliance.
Our next item is the refrigerator. As the largest item in the room it is best placed into a corner. Many a mistake is made by placing it in the middle of the room. This cuts the view of everything in half- a big no no. One option could be to indent the unit into the garage or part of another room. All kitchen renovations have their challenges but the rewards are many.
Cooking is why we are here designing this stuff, so let's talk about the stove and oven. There are two ways to go with this. For the average to medium size kitchen remodel go with a conventional 30" free standing range. This maintains an open cut through look when coming across with the granite countertops or Corian countertops. Again, as with the refrigerator, don't cut the room in half with a wall oven here. Install a space saver microwave unit above the stove and you are set. In a larger kitchen extension you have the luxury of the wall oven option. The room should be near the 16'x16' size as a minimum. Remember when kitchen cabinets are placed on the walls a large room can feel small real fast. It's not the amount of cabinets that trumps here. It is the placement of the pieces. Sometimes less is more.
Once the work triangle is properly set up we can set up the storeage issues. Pantries are wonderful. Usually one can fit somewhere and they can be ordered with roll out trays. Excellent! Also under the sink is a good location for a roll out garbage pail or in the cabinet next door. Cutlery dividers and tray dividers are other bells and whistles that can be incorporated and are not expensive. In modern kitchen remodeling designs pot drawers are becoming more popular. These cabinets come with heavy duty drawer glides to handle the extra weight and are worth any increased costs. In larger kitchens it is not uncommon to have 2 pantries to build in the refrigerator and an island as well. Crown molding on top of the wall cabinets will add the finishing touch and a glass door here and there will tie it all together.
As far as finishes are concerned most kitchen designs are featuring maple and cherry woods which are rapidly replacing the old oak standard. The grain is smoother and more pleasing to the eye. Maple is more cost effective than cherry and also can be stained quite dark. You can end up with a cherry look at a maple price thereby freeing up funds for a nicer sink, faucet, or appliance upgrade.
The tops can make the job. Any kitchen update or kitchen makeover would not be worth its weight in salt without a fabulous finish. Granite countertops and Corian countertops are the most popular items of the day. There are pros and cons to each. For more shine the Granite counter is the way to go, It does require some maintenance -sealing and lighter colors may not take well to red wine or grape juice. Corian countertops are antibacterial and do not require sealing. You can even order a Corian sink and have that
seamless look. Granite looks best with an undermount stainless steel sink and matching faucet. In either case your value is maintained.
To hedge your bet in all kitchen design use a Certified Remodeler to do your project. The basic "i gotta license" guys do not cut it in this day and age. Be safe and bon appetite!