Kitchen Renovation

Newsletter Issue No. 2 Summer 2015

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“Dreams look real, but they’re in your mind, so you realize that the physical world is also a construction, which shows that the mind can affect reality in more ways than you can imagine.”

Stephen La Berge

Homeowners are prone to renovate their kitchens before any other room in the home. Actually ,renovating your kitchen will add ease to your lifestyle and value to your home. With appropriate preparation, lots of patience and useful guidance from professionals, your makeover can progress smoothly. While excellent assistance is helpful, remember that your contractor and designer aren’t going to live with this kitchen — you are!

Before you begin your kitchen renovation, review how you use your current kitchen, set goals for your remodel and only then begin designing the kitchen of your dreams.

• Small kitchen
• Entertaining kitchen
• Family-centered kitchen

• Small kitchen
The tough thing about small kitchens is that there’s never sufficient space. With good planning, a smart design and clever storage solutions, you may discover your small kitchen has a lot to offer.
When choosing materials, gloss finishes will help bounce light around the room, and glass and mirrored splash backs will reflect surrounds, creating the illusion of space.

• Entertaining kitchen
One of the more popular approaches to kitchen design in recent years is the concept of the ‘entertaining kitchen’ – a well-designed space where guests or family members gather and socialize while you finish cooking a delicious meal. This multipurpose space is designed to facilitate conversation and movement, with plenty of room to let the chef cook.

• Family-centered kitchen
The kitchen should not only be a place to prepare, cook and enjoy food, it should be a space that is family-friendly and focuses on accommodating everyone that lives there.

Here are some essential advices that you might find useful when you’re updating your kitchen:

• Counter: Counters, especially in open concept layout, play a prominent visual and functional role in the kitchen. Select an elegant one.
• Islands: The proportion of an island in relation to the entire kitchen is its most important feature. If you have space , it’s has multi-task features, capable of storing appliances , represents a work zone and often takes the place of the kitchen table.
• Cabinets: Choose cabinets that go to the ceiling, they offer more storage. Add just a few glass doors to create a light ,fresh look and give the eye a break.
• Sinks: With so many options — single bowls to multiple bowls of different sizes, shapes and depths — you need to consider the size of the room and keep in mind scale when selecting your sink.
• Flooring : Choose a floor that is stylish and at the same time functional. You’ll want kitchen flooring that can live up to your lifestyle and provide the comfort and durability you need
• Backsplash: Often described as the jewellery of the kitchen, backsplash can elevate the look and spice up your kitchen.
• Lighting: The key to any kitchen lighting solution is the design. Focus on overhead lighting, under-cabinet lights and add lower sources to illuminate work surfaces.

Based on the Appraisal Institute of Canada’s latest Home Renovation Survey and the informed opinion of Canada’s professional fee appraisers, a kitchen renovation can provide a return on investment of about 75% to 100% on the value of your house and is classified under the highest return section. Visit the website http://homeinspectionnetwork.ca/renoreturns/ and learn more about return on investments figures for each renovation you might consider.

Whether you’re doing a small remodel or a big renovation, living without a kitchen can be hectic, crazy and expensive. But if you plan and prepare beforehand, you can survive and
even have fun while waiting for your new kitchen to be done. Both ways, we can help you get it done! Why not you visit our website or face book page and get an idea of our kitchen renovations.