Kitchen Renovation Guide

Kitchen Cabinetry

You’ve been planning your dream kitchen for quite some time and already have inspiration photos of what you would like your space to look like. Now is the time to consider the materials you would like to use and features you would like to incorporate. Click here to download our Kitchen Renovation Checklist and our list of Recommended Suppliers

The right kitchen cabinetry can make or break your kitchen's functionality and style, we are here to walk you through the process. Take your time exploring the many options to ensure that you find a design and style that meets all of your needs (think about how you use your kitchen). 

White shaker cabinets with professional cooktop

Grey shaker cabinetry with beverage fridge

Two-toned kitchen cabinets

Countertops

With so many choices at homeowners' fingertips, picking out a kitchen counter is no easy task. Since this surface area ends up influencing many kitchen palettes, it's important to choose something that looks good to you, will hold up under the kitchen activity of your household and has a price tag that suits your budget.  

Carrera Quartz

Butcher Block Island 

Granite

Flooring

Not all kitchen floors are created equal. As much as we’d like every floor to have exceptional durability, a low price tag, superior longevity and sky-high resale value, it just isn’t realistic. Be sure to do research on the material you select and carefully weigh the pros and cons. 

Natural Stone Tiles

Hardwood Floors

Vinyl plank flooring

Backsplash

Your kitchen backsplash is a personality piece. Refined or funky, neutral or loud: What's your style? The tiles you choose to spruce up the wall space between the countertop and cabinets and above the range, should showcase the color scheme and theme of your kitchen, whether contemporary or traditional. Ultimately, that backsplash is a focal point. And it's an opportunity to be creative.

Glass subway tile

White subway mosaic

Colourful concrete tile

Plumbing Fixtures

The kitchen faucet’s basic function is to dispense hot and cold water for washing dishes, food and hands. But beyond that it’s a major player in defining the style of your kitchen design. With all the designs, finishes and mounting styles out there, it’s easy to get overwhelmed when choosing your plumbing fixtures. Be sure to select fixtures that are both functional and the right style for your space.

Undermount sink with faucet & hard water line

Stainless apron sink with faucet & hard water line

Chrome pot filler

Lighting

A kitchen can be quite impractical without adequate lighting so plan for lighting that is functional and also creates atmosphere. Plan for maximizing natural light first, whereas for artificial light it is advisable you should have least 4 watts of incandescent lighting per square foot. 

Chrome pendants & black accent lights

Oil rubbed bronze pendants & pot lights

Brushed nickel sconces

Special Features

Add a little character to your kitchen with reclaimed wood or open shelves...

Reclaimed wood countertop & shelf

Reclaimed wood shelves with gas pipping

Walnut floating shelves with accent lighting