With hundreds of successful, stunning kitchen renovations completed in Winnipeg, we’ve come across a few major recurring decision points that every homeowner we help needs to make. You’ll end up making hundreds of decisions during the lifecycle of the project. Even with our expert guidance, some decisions will require analysis to ensure you’re happy with your renewed home. However, not all decisions carry the same weight and today we’ll cover the top five kitchen renovation decisions you should start thinking about now. Let’s get started.
Replacing kitchen countertops and cabinets is often one of the costliest parts of any kitchen renovation, so make sure that you choose the right materials and style for your kitchen. While we always recommend investing in high quality stone countertops – laminate can still a good choice. However, with a higher quality material choice, it may be more expensive in the short-term, but your countertops will last longer and will add more value to your home.
In the same breath, we almost always recommend custom cabinetry as a must have. Your kitchen renovation is a unique space, so the use of prefabricated cabinetry usually won’t cut it. We work with local cabinet companies to build high quality cabinets that will fit perfectly into your space. While planning, you should also consider whether you prefer drawers or cabinet doors for your lower cabinets. And, there can be thousands of combinations, but we can help you nail down a look based on your tastes in design and décor.
Replacing your old, outdated kitchen lighting is a great way to modernize your kitchen, particularly if you replace older fixtures with bright, energy-efficient LED fixtures.
The brighter your kitchen is, the more spacious it will feel. So, don’t just replace existing light fixtures but consider incorporating new ones into dimmer corners of your kitchen, too.
During this time, you may also want to consider modern touches like adding under-cabinet and in-cabinet lighting, which is relatively inexpensive. Not only does this make it more convenient to use your kitchen, but it makes it feel more upscale and luxurious.
Are you looking to peel down old wallpaper, or replace an ugly tile backsplash? Your kitchen renovation is the perfect time to make these changes. However, with tile there are many options, colors, materials, styles available. You’ll even need to decide what pattern you want it placed with – herringbone, stacked, two-step, three-step, etc. Can you see why it’s helpful to have expert renovators working with you?
If you’re not sure what design style you prefer for your backsplash and walls, we recommend taking a look at some kitchen renovation galleries online for inspiration. You can check out our kitchen renovation showcase to get started, or speak with our team to get more information about the latest trends in kitchen design.
Kitchen tile flooring is typically the best choice for home renovations, but hardwood, natural stone, and other such options are also available. We recommend choosing a long-lasting, durable material that will fit the style of the rest of your kitchen. Similar to tile, the flooring can be placed into a myriad of different patterns.
By far, this is the first place you should start. The layout you envision and the features you desire will dictate all other aspects of the kitchen renovation. Some of the more common kitchen layout and feature requests we come across are:
If you have some unique ideas for custom kitchen features, make sure to discuss them with the team at All Canadian Renovations Ltd., so that we can incorporate them seamlessly into your kitchen design.
At All Canadian Renovations Ltd., we specialize in kitchen renovations in Winnipeg. If you have big ideas for your kitchen renovations and need a professional to help you design the kitchen you’ve always wanted, we’re the best choice.
So, don’t wait. You can expect the help, input, and design advice you need from our team of professional kitchen renovation contractors. Give us a call at 204-779-6900 or contact us online to schedule your consultation right away.
Over the past few years, we’ve covered a slew of topics – including everything to do with kitchen renovations, bathroom renovations, basement renovations, door and window replacement – and including things outside of our services – like DIY tips, renovation survival tips, planning tools, and more. The bottom line is we just want your home renovation to be successful. But we feel the best way to guarantee that success is to have our team be your home renovator of choice. With all the knowledge we’ve shared, we’ve reviewed the article’s performance. As a mid-year recap here are our five most popular home renovation articles of 2020… so far!
While adding value to your home and equity should be a factor in any home renovation you plan, it’s also important to maintain a balance between enjoyment and resale-ability. However, our article titled “How much value does an ensuite bathroom renovation add to your home?” explains the potential ROI along with other things you should consider. This is an especially valuable read if you’re home wasn’t designed for an ensuite.
In one of our more recent articles, we covered the unglamorous world of renovation permits. While it isn’t as exciting as nearly any other part of the home renovation process “Why you need a renovation permit in Winnipeg?” is highly important and vital to the success of your project. Besides the “why”, we give a quick rundown on other information about renovation permits in Winnipeg, like the exceptions when a permit isn’t required and other consequences of not having a permit.
Remember the old saying ‘fortune favours the bold’? We feel bathroom renovations also favours the bold! We’re discussing some of our favourite interior design choices and bathroom design-build styles, materials, textures and layouts in the article “Our boldest bathroom renovation interior design tips”. With these tips and ACR’s expert team as your bathroom contractors – we’ll strike the perfect balance of bold and breathtaking together!
Winnipeggers love their character homes! And, we love the challenge of a character home renovation! While character homes can have some challenges, our entire team agrees that the charm of these homes is worth restoring. We have countless customers in River Heights, Wolseley, Lord Roberts, Old St. Boniface and St. Vital – and we can appreciate each home for its classic beauty and design. But, sometimes change needs to happen – for a variety of reasons – with the biggest factor being the safety of you and your family. So, when you’re starting, read “What things should you consider for a character home renovation or restoration?” and know you’ll have a truly seasoned team pointing you in the right direction!
We give you some insight into our process for creating beautiful basements! When you’ve run out of space or you just want to add more livable square footage completing a basement renovation and finishing your basement can be the best way to satisfy your needs. DIY’ers take note – in this article, we walk you through all the steps, aptly named “Basement renovation and finished explained”. Of course, we can’t divulge all of our secrets, nor can we translate our immense experience into a single article – but this is a great start! Alternatively, you can just hire us to conduct the basement renovation of your dreams! Easy as that!
Close to the top five but not quite on the podium – however, it’s too important of your home’s system not to share. Our comprehensive post “Replace your windows and doors to boost curb appeal” gives you more than enough reasons to. From the added savings in energy to the Manitoba Hydro incentives, to the boost in ROI – why not? All Canadian Renovations is the team you’ll want for this project – with an abundance of experience and problem-solving skills – we’ll address any unexpected items that come up. But, windows and doors is a project best completed during the spring, summer, or fall months! So, if you’re thinking about it – start the discussion with us today!
To say the year 2020 has been eventful would be a drastic understatement! COVID-19 has us staying at home and indoors more. We feel your home should be a place you love to be! Whenever we approach a new home renovation for our clients it’s one of the several questions we ask – what makes you (or will make you) love your home?
If you enjoyed the articles we put out on our blog – imagine how much fun we’re to work with? We feel that the crew here at ACR are some of the most qualified and experienced people in Winnipeg when it comes to home renovations. Over the years, we’ve managed and completed hundreds, if not thousands, of home renovation projects in Winnipeg and surrounding areas. If you’re looking for a Master Renovator for your next home renovation – give us a call today! We’re ready to discuss your exciting project with you – phone 204.779.6900 or use our website to request an in-home consultation!
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I am always hesitant about giving referrals but you exceeded our expectations. So they should be calling you soon!
I just wanted to give you a heads up so you can possibly knock another ball out of the park. They deserve great things so I gave them your name.
Thanks again Curtis. Still loving our bathroom 3 years later ♡
If your Winnipeg home has worn-out windows and doors and you’re thinking about replacing them, now is the time to do it! During summer – May through September – is the best time to complete your window and door replacement project.
Why? In this article, All Canadian Renovations will explain why you should hire our contractor team to replace your windows and doors in the summer. Let’s get started.
If you wait to have your windows and doors replaced until early autumn – October, November – you may have some trouble dealing with the temperature. Depending on the size of your home, it could take up to 2-3 days longer to finish your window and door replacement renovation. And during this time, it’s best to have your A/C or heating turned off so that you’re not wasting money. While our team doesn’t necessarily mind working in the cooler temperatures – most heating systems won’t be able to keep up and the home will be much cooler inside as we complete the work.
You’ll also benefit from longer days – our work crew will be able to work longer hours without artificial light, which means that your project can be completed much more quickly.
Don’t underestimate the cost of drafts. A 1/8th inch gap around a door can allow as much air into your home as a small window that’s halfway open – and if you have drafty windows and doors throughout your home, you’ll have trouble keeping yourself comfortable in the summer and winter.
Not only that, but you’ll pay more in heating and cooling bills. But by replacing your windows and doors in the early summer, you can save quite a lot of money while running your A/C unit – and you’ll continue to see savings when the weather cools down.
The caulk and sealing compounds used to insulate doors and windows does not set quickly in freezing temperatures. During the process of door replacement or window replacement, the compound will take a lot longer to seal properly in these conditions.
But in the summer, especially in the mornings, early summer or late summer, the temperature is just right for the chemical reactions that harden and seal caulk and other similar joining compounds.
Of course, we understand replacing windows and doors at your home can be an expensive proposition. However, with any home renovation project, it’s important to weigh the upsides and benefits. When your window and doors are replaced, your home will immediately become more energy efficient. As well, you’ll receive an instance return-on-investment as window and door replacement is one of the top home renovations that result in ROI.
So, no matter your situation – whether you plan to move or if you’re staying put – it makes sense to have your windows and doors replaced. As well, with any renovation project that results in the improvement of energy-efficiency within the home, we encourage our clients to look for potential rebate and grant programs, like Manitoba Hydro. On the Manitoba Hydro website, they have a window and door replacement program – which could help with the financing for your project in a big way!
At All Canadian Renovations, we’re always here to help you get the window and door replacement services you need in Winnipeg and the surrounding area. Our experience and knowledge of any aspect of renovations is unmatched. For any project, including window and door replacement, your project will be in good hands.
Now is the best time of year for this project, so don’t wait – contact us now to get a quote, and get started with All Canadian Renovations today!
We hired All Canadian Renovations Ltd. to do complete renovation of an ensuite bathroom. The professionalism and quality work done by all employees surpassed our greatest expectations. Our experience began with quote that was reasonable for the work we were wanting done. When we hired ACRL, we were very impressed with the ‘shopping trip’ that we were taken on. Having an owner take us to various locations to buy the items needed was a pleasant and easy experience. Werner made the decision making stress-free and informative. The project started on time and like any project there were unforeseen complications that were dealt with with creativity and most of all experience. Any concerns we had (there were very few) were immediately considered and respected. The finished bathroom renovation is beautiful! We wouldn’t hesitate to hire All Canadian Renovations for future renovations in our home.
A great experience from start to finish. Curtis helped us through the materials selection, finalization of the design and then the team exceeded our expectations with the construction of our new bathroom.
The work was very good and everyone we dealt with was very professional.
Excellent communication throughout the project. Found solutions/options for any issues that arose. Professional workmanship and advice resulted in a beautiful kitchen.
We called All Canadian Renovations to discuss our home renovation that included a totally new kitchen, bathroom vanities and fixtures, and to redo all our woodwork (baseboards, window and door casings and doors). From our very first meeting with Curtis, we knew that this was the company we could trust and wanted to work with. We felt we were always getting great advice and guidance along the renovation process as it progressed and knew what was planned next. Everyone was so patient to make sure our questions were answered and any concerns were addressed immediately. The speed of the selection of materials for the project was made easy because Curtis took us shopping to some of their key suppliers. Everyone that came to our home to perform work did a great job, especially Jon our Team Lead. We are very pleased with the quality of the work, and every day the area being worked was left clean and tidy. We are very happy with the results! For any further renovations to our home, we will definitely call All Canadian Renovations to do the work for us!
We had a kitchen reno including structural demolition and repair completed with All Canadian Renovations in the spring of 2019. It was a 2-month process which involved multiple disciplines in our home. Everyone who entered our home was respectful of our space and other belongings. Things were cleaned and put away at the end of the day. Any concerns were dealt with in a timely manner. The thing that we appreciated the most with this business was the communication, and financial and time estimations which were exactly as they had been predicted. We love the space they helped us create, and we are very happy with the workmanship in our home. Overall a very pleasant experience. Thanks specifically to Wade and Curtis.