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.
Kitchen renovation decisions: cabinets and countertops
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.
Renovation decisions: lighting changes
Replacing your old, outdated kitchen lighting is a great way to modernize your kitchen, particularly if you replace older fixtures with bright, energy-efficient LED fixtures.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.
Kitchen renovation decisions: changes to backsplashes and wall finishes
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 renovation decisions: flooring
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.
Kitchen design decisions: layout and features
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:
- Kitchen island or peninsula – with some combination of sink, dishwashers, stove-top, or bar seating
- Lazy Susan’s
- Coffee bars
- Wine fridges
- Custom, hidden small appliance cabinets
- Accessibility and aging-in-place features
- Walk-in pantry
- Butler pantry
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.
Need help with your kitchen renovation? Contact us today!
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.