Are you ready to transform your kitchen, but not sure where to start? Fortunately, we have some tips for you on how to go about picking a theme for your kitchen renovation. Here are a few simple ideas that can help transform your kitchen into your ideal space.
What Type of Kitchen Do You Need?
Are you looking to upgrade your kitchen to be more modern and glamorous? Or do you want to add more functionality and do some minor renovations to an outdated 1980’s design? Having a basic idea of the type of kitchen you need is essential to planning your reno.
What is Your Budget?
A simple renovation can start around $1,000 but a whole new kitchen reno can cost all the way up to $50,000 plus. So understanding your wants and needs in addition to your budget limitations is essential. Always determine your budget before shopping around.
Which Features and Materials Do You Like?
The type of finishes and fixtures that you like can also make a big difference in your overall kitchen reno theme. Features like quartz countertops, custom-made cupboards, stainless steel appliances, and hardwood flooring will cost you much more than say polyurethane doors, laminate counters, and white appliances.
What Materials Work Together?
Many of these materials work well together, and some don’t. If you’re looking to create a country-style kitchen, reclaimed wood combined with white marble works well. Contemporary designs tend to include frameless cabinetry, granite countertop islands, engineered hardwood, and industrial elements. Talking to a professional can help you understand all the different types of materials available to you and their associated costs.
What’s Your Focal Point?
Your cabinets and kitchen island are the first things people usually notice and therefore, are the backbone of your kitchen. That’s why it’s important to make sure that you use these areas as your focal point to help decide on your theme. Designing these first will allow you to build out your entire theme based off of the materials and style.
When unsure of how to go about picking a theme for your kitchen renovation, contact us at Granstone. We’re Ottawa’s counter and kitchen renovation experts. Check out our selection of materials online or try out the Kitchen Visualizer to get a clearer idea of your future kitchen. We’re here to answer any of your questions and help point you in the right direction.