Frequently Asked Questions About Remodeling
Below are questions often asked about our services and what we do here.
About Lakeside Kitchen Design
How long has Lakeside Kitchen Design been in business?
Lakeside Kitchen Design has provided bathroom, kitchen, and home remodeling services since 2001. The three-man lead team at Lakeside Kitchen Design has a combined total of nearly 100 years of knowledge and experience. Jim is the lead designer who currently has 27 years of experience. Jeff is the lead of installation and currently has 34 years of experience. Mel—the owner—has a carpentry and remodeling background of 33 years.
Is Lakeside Kitchen Design rated and accredited by the Better Business Bureau?
Yes! We have been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since we began in 2001. Our BBB rating is an A+. We put customer satisfaction at the top of our list and will do everything we can to guarantee that your bathroom or kitchen redesign project meets all your standards. Our testimonials on our website showcase just a few of the many successful projects we have completed.
Is Lakeside Kitchen Design available to follow on social media?
Yes! You can follow Lakeside Kitchen Design on various social media websites, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube. You can find many of our projects showcased throughout each of these platforms. Take a look around at some of the projects we have completed. Feel free to contact us on social media if you have any questions!
What are some of the cities serviced by Lakeside Kitchen Design?
We service areas in the following cities:
- Dresden, New York
- Burdett, New York
- Canandaigua, New York
- Clifton Springs, New York
- Crystal Beach, New York
- Dundee, New York
- Geneva, New York
- Gorham, New York
- Hall, New York
- Holcomb, New York
- Honeoye, New York
- Interlaken, New York
- Keuka Park, New York
- Lodi, New York
- Manchester, New York
- Montour Falls, New York
- Naples, New York
- Odessa, New York
- Ovid, New York
- Penn Yan, New York
- Phelps, New York
- Port Gibson, New York
- Romulus, New York
- Rushville, New York
- Seneca Falls, New York
- Shortsville, New York
- Victor, New York
- Waterloo, New York
- Watkins Glen, New York
What are some detailed services that Lakeside Kitchen Design offers?
People are searching for ideas for kitchen and bathroom remodeling, from what type of cabinets you should choose to what colors work best in a kitchen or bathroom. We can provide detailed services for the bathroom or kitchen project you have in mind. We can repair your current cabinets or install new ones. If you are selecting new cabinets, you can choose the exact countertop material you want the cabinets to have, and we will install them.
Does Lakeside Kitchen Design only remodel bathrooms and kitchens?
While kitchen and bathrooms are our specialties, we can remodel any room in your house! We will work with your current contractor to guarantee the job is done right and to your satisfaction. Our knowledge of the industry and our relationship with local vendors and retailers will ensure your remodeling project is done right.
Are the pictures on your website from jobs that Lakeside Kitchen Design has completed?
Yes! All the pictures you see throughout our website are from actual remodeling jobs we have completed ourselves. If you see something you like, let us know! We have the connections to create the same results for you. We will be glad to feature your bathroom or kitchen remodel on our website portfolio when we’re finished!
Does Lakeside Kitchen Design have reviews or customer testimonials I can read?
At Lakeside Kitchen Design, we are transparent with what our customers have said about us. All of our testimonials can be found on our testimonials page directly on our website. You can also read our reviews on websites like Google, where we have a 4.7-star rating, and Houzz, where we have a 5-star rating. Customer satisfaction and job quality are our top priorities at Lakeside Kitchen Design.
Do you service areas outside of the Penn Yan area?
Let us know where you’re located, and we will try to work with you! Our location allows us to work with local suppliers, vendors, and retailers, so we may be limited to serving areas outside of our servicing area because of the constraints that our suppliers may have. Let us know where you’re located and what type of remodeling job you’re doing, and we will see if we can make it work for you!
Can I provide feedback to Lakeside Kitchen Design after the job is done?
Yes! You can find all the methods for providing feedback on our Tell Us How We’re Doing page. You can give us feedback in the following three ways:
- Provide us a review that will be published directly on our website by filling out our “create your own review” form
- Record an audio or video review for customers to listen to
- Leave a third-party review on websites like Google, Yelp, Houzz, Facebook, Angie’s List, etc.
Can I use Lakeside Kitchen Design if I have already hired a contractor?
Absolutely! We will work together with your contractor to get the job done right. We have decades of experience working with contractors on all types of jobs. Just let us know that you have hired a contractor, and we will ensure we are all on the same page with the remodeling job. We will also deliver and install any appliances that you need to order for the project.
Will Lakeside Kitchen Design teach me how to clean and maintain my new kitchen or bathroom?
Absolutely! We know how important routine care and maintenance are for any room in your house—especially a room that has been recently remodeled! We will advise you on the best way to clean your new cabinets, countertops, and fixtures. Proper cleaning and routine maintenance are imperative for any remodeled bathroom or kitchen.
Does Lakeside Kitchen Design offer flooring products or services?
No, at Lakeside Kitchen Design, we do not offer any flooring products or flooring services, but we work closely with local flooring companies to help work together to complete your bathroom or kitchen remodel project. We have built a rapport with local flooring stores to complete your remodeling project. So, while we don’t offer flooring products or services, we will work together with a reputable company that does.
Does Lakeside Kitchen Design sell kitchen appliances?
No, we do not carry or sell kitchen appliances that you can purchase directly from us to install during your kitchen remodeling project. However, we work closely with local suppliers for you to choose the exact appliances you want to match your kitchen design. Once selected, we will coordinate the delivery and installation of the kitchen appliances to finalize your kitchen remodeling project.
What are the most popular plumbing brands that you offer?
It’s important to use reputable brands for a bathroom or kitchen remodel. We only offer the best plumbing brands for any remodeling project. Toto, Sterling, and Moen are some of the reputable plumbing brands we carry. You can choose the plumbing fixture that fits your needs, or leave it to us to choose the best one!
I’m ready to get started! What is the best way to contact Lakeside Kitchen Design?
We can’t wait to work with you! You can contact us by phone at 315-536-0909, fill out our online form, visit our showroom, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Showroom location and hours:
2486 State Route 54A
Penn Yan, NY 14527
Mon. – Thurs.: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM-Noon
What does a kitchen or bathroom designer do?
At Lakeside Kitchen Design, we manage the remodeling project from beginning to end. Our job begins when you contact us to let us know what ideas you have in mind for the room you’re remodeling. From there, we will contact our extensive list of suppliers, vendors, and partners to ensure they can provide everything we need to complete the job for you. We will hire the necessary subcontractors and use our in-house plumbers and electricians to perform all the required tasks if needed. You can sit back and let us do the work from beginning to end.
When using a professional kitchen or bathroom designer, what questions should I ask?
No question is too big or too small. In fact, we welcome them! Don’t hesitate to ask us about our portfolio, licensing, insurance, and experience. We are happy to help answer any questions you have! We recommend always asking questions about the cost and timeline of the project so we are always on the same page.
Is it necessary to hire a kitchen or bathroom designer when I can do the work myself?
A kitchen or bathroom designer does more than just remodel your room. We have a vast network of vendors, suppliers, and subcontractors that we work with on all types of projects. Our relationship with our partners allows us to give you the best quality and cost for your job. Doing a project on your own can cause you to become frustrated, cut corners, and even do more damage than before.
Does Lakeside Kitchen Design offer bathroom remodeling services?
Yes! At Lakeside Kitchen Design, we offer remodeling services for any bathroom project you have in mind. We will take care of demolishing the old cabinets and fixtures—including all of the cleanup—and install the new cabinets and fixtures of your choice. For simple projects, we can remodel your outdated bathroom fixtures and cabinets with the latest trends and designs.
What plumbing fixtures do you offer for bathroom and kitchen remodeling projects?
We sell virtually every type of plumbing fixture, cabinet, and countertop for your bathroom or kitchen remodeling project. We sell bathtubs, sinks, showers, faucets, cabinets, countertops, and various bathroom and kitchen accessories. Contact us to let us know what type of bathroom or kitchen remodeling project you have in mind!
How much does a bathroom remodeling project cost in the Penn Yan, New York area?
A bathroom remodeling project will average between $25,000 and $50,000 in the Penn Yan, NY area. The cost of the bathroom remodeling project will be determined by how much work will need to be done during the project—specifically if we need to use one of our in-house plumbers or electricians. A small bathroom remodeling project will cost closer to $25,000, while a larger, more extensive bathroom remodeling project can cost upward of $50,000.
Can Lakeside Kitchen Design change my bathtub to a shower?
Yes! At Lakeside Kitchen Design, we can remodel your bathroom to fit the functionality you need. We will show you a variety of showers you can choose from to fit the bathtub space you’re replacing. Contact us to let us know what bathroom remodel idea you have in mind, and we will let you know how we can make it happen!
What is included with a full bathroom remodel?
When you remodel your bathroom, you can do more than just upgrade the cabinets, countertops, or fixtures. You can design an entirely new bathroom layout or keep the one you have. If you’re redesigning a bathroom, we will use our in-house plumbers and electricians for the job. You can choose your fixtures, faucets, sinks, bathtub, shower, bathroom accessories, and paint color. A bathroom remodel can be as simple or as extensive as you want.
I never use my bathtub—should my bathroom remodel include a larger shower with no bathtub?
There are many advantages to having a large shower in your bathroom. You can absolutely remodel your bathroom to eliminate the wasted bathtub area and make your shower bigger. We recommend making sure at least one bathroom in your home has a bathtub. Future potential buyers often consider a bathtub a necessity. This could be a make-it-or-break-it factor if they are considering purchasing your house.
What do I need to consider when remodeling my bathroom?
Every bathroom has four components: a shower, a bathtub, a sink, and a toilet. When remodeling your bathroom, you will need to plan for all four parts. Will you be replacing all of these fixtures or just some of them? What about the vanity surrounding the sink—will this be upgraded? Does the toilet need to be upgraded to use less water or flush faster? Contact us and let us know what ideas you have in mind for your bathroom remodel project.
How long does it take to remodel a kitchen?
The time it takes to remodel a kitchen is determined by how much work needs to be done. Your kitchen remodels will likely require alterations to the kitchen's plumbing, electrical, framing, and drywall. It can take 6 to 8 weeks before the cabinets are installed. If you don’t need to make many changes to the kitchen's plumbing, electrical, framing, and drywall, the process won’t take as long. The more changes you need to make to the kitchen, the longer a kitchen remodel will take. You should prepare for a kitchen remodel to take up to 12 weeks.
How much does it cost to remodel a kitchen?
Kitchen remodels can be simple or extensive. Why are you remodeling? Is it to regain function or to simply upgrade the design? The cost of a kitchen remodel is determined by how much work needs to be done. For simple kitchen remodels that consist of upgrading cabinets or countertops, you can expect to spend around $25,000. For more extensive kitchen remodels, including electrical, plumbing, framing, and drywall work, you can pay as much as $100,000 or more.
Does Lakeside Kitchen Design hire plumbers and electricians for the job?
Yes! At Lakeside Kitchen Design, we have our own plumbers and electricians that we will hire for the job. All our plumbers and electricians are in-house and can handle any kitchen or bathroom remodeling job, no matter how big. By having in-house plumbers and electricians, we can reassure the quality and integrity of the job. You don’t have to worry about scheduling a plumber or electrician on your own—we’ve got that covered!
What is the most expensive part of a kitchen remodel?
The cabinets will be where most of your money goes when you remodel your kitchen. Cabinets make up a large portion of your kitchen. They house your dishes and cookware while providing a surface for preparing food. Without cabinets, your kitchen would be bare and less functional!
What are the advantages of remodeling a kitchen or bathroom?
When you remodel a kitchen or bathroom, you bring it up to the current standards using the latest trends and designs. This is especially important if you are considering selling your home. The kitchen is often the most popular room in the house for buyers. If you plan to sell your house, remodeling the kitchen or the master bathroom will make your home more desirable to potential buyers.
How does a kitchen remodel add value to your home?
A remodeled kitchen will include updated cabinets, countertops, and fixtures. These upgrades can increase your overall home value, giving you an investment return of around 68%. Most of the value comes from the cabinets and countertops used in the kitchen, as the cabinets make up a large portion of your kitchen. While most of your kitchen remodel budget will go towards cabinets and countertops, ensure you budget approximately 5% of your budget for fixtures.
I want to remodel my kitchen, but I’m unsure where to begin—can you help?
Absolutely! First, check out our online portfolio showcasing our many remodeling projects. This can help give you inspiration for your kitchen remodel. Next, contact us, and we will begin working with you on your project. Just give us a little information about the project you have in mind, and we will formulate a plan. We will provide you with a list of options you can choose from for your project, including cabinets, countertops, and fixtures.
I have already purchased my appliances—will Lakeside Kitchen Design install them for me?
Yes! Once the kitchen remodeling project reaches the point when the appliances need to be installed, we will install them for you and finish the job. You don’t have to worry about hiring additional help. We will be happy to install your appliances during your kitchen remodel. Just let us know that you have already purchased appliances that need to be installed, and we will factor this into your project timeline.
Does Lakeside Kitchen Design install kitchen islands?
Yes! Kitchen islands are one of our most popular requests when completing a kitchen remodel. We will include your preferences for your kitchen island in our design. For example, if you know you want bar seating at the kitchen island, just let us know, and we will include this in the plan. We will match the kitchen island to the cabinets in your kitchen to guarantee all the cabinets match as they should.
What cabinetry services does Lakeside Kitchen Design offer?
At Lakeside Kitchen Design, we offer both cabinetry sales and cabinetry installation. We sell three different cabinet brands—Omega Cabinetry, Waypoint, and Mantra. These three cabinet brands can be purchased and installed for bathrooms or kitchens. We provide cabinets to customers in Ontario, Yates, Steuben, Seneca, and Schueler counties in New York.
Can Lakeside Kitchen Design build custom cabinets for any room in my home?
Yes! Our cabinets aren’t limited to just the bathroom and the kitchen. We can build custom cabinets for any room in your house, including bookshelves, entertainment centers, or a built-in desk in your living room. Let us know what you have in mind, and we will create a plan to bring it to life!
Can I look at your cabinet designs in person?
Yes! We have a showroom available for you to look at all of our custom cabinets to see which one is right for your bathroom or kitchen remodeling project. We will help you choose the best custom cabinets that fit your style and budget. Come visit us today!
What is the difference between bathroom cabinets and kitchen cabinets?
The primary difference between bathroom and kitchen cabinets is that bathroom cabinets are slightly shorter than kitchen cabinets. Bathroom cabinets are typically around 31” tall, while kitchen cabinets are around 34” tall. The depth of the cabinets can also play a part in their difference. Many kitchen cabinets have a depth of 24”, while bathroom cabinets are slightly smaller, with a depth of 21”. To put it simply, bathroom cabinets are slightly smaller than kitchen cabinets.
Why do bathroom cabinets need to be smaller than kitchen cabinets?
A kitchen is relatively larger than a bathroom, and you often need to use more storage space and countertops in a kitchen. Adding a few extra inches to the height and depth of kitchen cabinets can add storage and counter space. For bathrooms, cabinets of this size will be too big and take up too much room in what may already be a small space. That’s why bathroom cabinets need to be proportional to the room.
What type of countertop products are offered at Lakeside Kitchen Design?
We offer a variety of countertop products for you to choose from to make your kitchen or bathroom remodeling dreams come true. We offer countertops made of granite, quartz, solid surface and plastic laminate for both the kitchen and the bathroom. Cultured marble products are also available for you to choose from for your bathroom countertops if you prefer.