Renovating the heart of your home. Your Kitchen

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 RENOVATING THE HEART OF THE HOME

There is a saying, ‘The kitchen is the heart of the home’. Is your heart in the right place and ready for a makeover?

Home renovations have been increasing in number with the financial rise in the home building industry over the last two years. According to an article published by the National Home Builders Association in April 2015, kitchen and bathroom remodels lead the renovation/remodel industry. When deciding to remodel your kitchen there are several factors to consider before taking the proverbial plunge, and determining a budget should be at the top of your list before moving forward with any project.

Choosing a professional to bring your vision to life is next. “Choose a team of professionals that you can trust,” recommends Allison Martin with Carolinas Custom Kitchen & Bath. “Many people can design a great kitchen, but you need to trust that the execution is handled properly.”

“Rely on the professional. Don’t be afraid to share your budget with the industry professional,” she continued.  “Style and function are keys to a successful renovation, and the contractor can best achieve those goals to suit your budget only if they actually know what that amount is. We’ve all been in the “champagne budget / beer pocketbook position. Your designer wants to put all of their knowledge to use in order to get your dream kitchen at a price you feel comfortable with.”

Whether working with a designer or creating your own wish list, consider a style that works not only for you but flows with your entire home.

“Don’t be afraid to entertain an entirely new kitchen footprint,” said Martin. “Always consider the ‘focal point’. This area is typically the first wall you see when you enter the kitchen. Embrace that wall and put a twist on it that makes it yours. At the end of the project, you want to know that your money was well spent to create the kitchen that works best for you.”

And finally, evaluate how you use your kitchen.  Know what you want and how you want to use your kitchen.  Counter space, storage space, seating, appliances and lighting all need to be taken into consideration. Factor in utilizing renewable and energy efficient products or perhaps incorporating today’s technology into yesterday’s functionality.

Some great resources to help with the planning and preparation of your kitchen renovation include Houzz and Pinterest and a plethora of other websites.  Talk to your local kitchen retailer and suppliers or consult with a designer to help you along the way.

The kitchen renovation featured here is a recent renovation in Blue Stone Harbor in Cornelius.

 

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2015 Best of the Lake Award Winner!

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PRESS RELEASE
CORNELIUS, NC – November 12, 2015 – Henderson Building Group was awarded the 2015 Best of the Lake Award for Renovation of an Existing Home – $276-$500K from the Lake Norman Home Builders Association at the 2015 Best of the Lake Design Competition & Gala on November 6, 2015 at River Run Country Club in Davidson, NC.
Henderson Building Group was awarded first place for their renovation of an entire waterfront home on Lake Norman in Mooresville, NC.
Henderson Building Group is a General Contractor specializing in custom homebuilding and remodeling to include complete home renovations, kitchen remodeling, home additions and outdoor living space.
Owner Brooks Henderson has been in the custom home building and home improvement business for 18 years. Henderson Building Group, LLC was established in 2008.
Like us on Facebook or check out our website www.hendersonbuildinggroup.com

Award Winning Whole Home Renovation Review – Charlotte, NC

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Henderson Building Group executed an extensive interior renovation in our historic Dilworth home, which included reconfiguring the first floor layout to accommodate an open kitchen and family room at the back of the home, converting the old kitchen to a laundry and mudroom, expanding the master bath, and moving several windows, doors, and openings. Though this project was a significant undertaking, Brooks seemed to manage it with ease and we are thrilled with our “new” old home.

From the start, it was evident Brooks is focused on the details. He furnished a thorough and detailed proposal in the bidding process that made us confident he had a clear understanding of the scope of our project, as well as our vision for the end result. Once we awarded him the job, I appreciated that he was proactive about quickly ordering the custom doors and windows so we wouldn’t encounter a lag in the timeline.

All of Brooks’ subs were a pleasure to be around. I appreciated the fact that his carpenters, electricians, tile crew, painters, and other teams seemed to care about the work they were doing. Through the course of the project, I enjoyed getting to know some of these people, and can walk through our finished home appreciating their craftsmanship.

Throughout this 6-month renovation, Brooks was extremely responsive. He would quickly respond to questions by text and email, and was at the house almost every day. He was diligent about confirming the details with me, and I enjoyed frequently meeting him at the house to walk through progress and discuss the upcoming work.

We have complete confidence in Brooks’ ability to manage and execute a large construction project such as ours, and look forward to working with him again in the future. I would highly recommend Henderson Building Group. (Megan Burton, Charlotte, NC)

Winner of the 2015 North Carolina Home Builder Association STARS Award

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PRESS RELEASE
CORNELIUS, NC – September 18, 2015 – Henderson Building Group was awarded the 2015 STARS Award for Best Whole Home Renovation under $1 Million by the North Carolina Homebuilders Association at the STARS Award Gala, a centerpiece of the 21st Century Building Expo and Conference held September 16, 2015 at the Charlotte Convention Center.
Henderson Building Group was awarded first place for a whole home renovation of a home built in historic Dilworth in 1947.
Henderson Building Group is a General Contractor specializing in custom homebuilding and remodeling to include complete home renovations, kitchen remodeling, home additions and outdoor living space.
Owner Brooks Henderson has been in the custom home building and home improvement business for 18 years. Henderson Building Group, LLC was established in 2008.
Like us on Facebook or check out our website www.hendersonbuildinggroup.com
CONTACT: Amy Henderson, Director of Marketing – 704-507-9598

Winner of 2013 Lake Norman Homebuilders Association Best of the Lake Design Competition for Existing Home Renovation $76-$175K

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Henderson Building Group wins Lake Norman Homebuilders Association Best of the Lake for Existing Home Renovation

Henderson Building Group wins Lake Norman Homebuilders Association Best of the Lake for Existing Home Renovation

PRESS RELEASE
CORNELIUS, NC – November 4, 2013 – Henderson Building Group was awarded Best of the Lake 2013 for Existing Home Renovation by the Lake Norman Homebuilders Association at the 10th Annual Best of the Lake Design Competition held November 1, 2013 at Northstone Country Club.
Henderson Building Group was awarded first place in the $76,000-175,000 category for their whole home renovation project in Huntersville, NC.
Henderson Building Group is a General Contractor specializing in custom homebuilding and remodeling to include complete home renovations, kitchen remodeling, home additions and outdoor living space.
Owner Brooks Henderson has been in the custom home building and home improvement business for 16 years. Henderson Building Group, LLC was established in 2008.

Bathroom remodel in Huntersville NC – Customer Review

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Deb and I were very pleased with your work in helping us with exterior and interior remodeling. The work on the bathroom was extensive and we found you to do an excellent job of scheduling to keep the project moving. Your choice of subcontractors was very good and your supervision of their work, timeliness and quality control was excellent. We have recommended you to several friends and will continue to do so. Thanks again for your help in the fall of 2012! Chris, Huntersville, NC

Kitchen Remodel - Gastonia, NC

Kitchen Remodel in Gastonia – Testimonial

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Brooks and his team did a complete remodel of our kitchen last spring and we couldn’t be more pleased! Brooks was prompt, honest, market competitive, and provided a new kitchen that exceeded our expectations. It was by far the smoothest project we have taken on with a contractor. All my future projects will be done by Henderson Building Group, and I would recommend them to anyone. Nikki, Gastonia, NC

Resale Renovation in Huntersville, NC – Customer Review

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Brooks did a great job making the repairs our home needed after a buyer’s inspection. Our home was for sale and we had already moved from the area, so it was particularly important to us that we had a contractor we could trust. Brooks came highly recommended by a friend of mine who had been in the real estate/home building business. We knew we could trust Brooks to make the needed repairs in a timely, professional manner. We were very pleased with his work, as was our real estate agent. Having Brooks handle the repairs gave us peace of mind at a very stressful time.

Mike and Wylyn Doherty (formerly of Huntersville, NC)