Renovate Your Kitchen for Less

When you think of kitchen renovation what immediately comes to mind?

Expensive, long term commitment, disruptive, messy… What if we told you that doesn’t have to be the case – that there is a better way?

Imagine a new kitchen for around $10k.

It’s possible and this is how.

Step 1

Let’s start with the basics. To begin with, the focus of your kitchen tends to be around the cabinetry. The key here is that not all components of your cabinets have to change for a kitchen makeover.

Wood CabinetsThis is done by cabinet refacing. If you aren’t planning on changing the layout of your kitchen this is a great option that’s around half the cost of a traditional cabinet replacement.

One of the most common reasons to renovate is not due to functionality, but due to a dated appearance. So keep your good boxes out of the landfill, avoid messy demolition, and keep money in the bank with all new cabinet doors.

Light Kitchen Cabinets

Another key point is that changing the cabinet hardware is a quick fix that will immediately update and add character to your new look.

Step 2

The countertops are usually the next iconic feature often adding texture, colour or depth to your overall design. Regardless of having an island or not, countertops have become a convenient way to transition traditional and contemporary style within the space, often using a colour in contrast to the rest of the kitchen.

Get rid of grandma’s laminate and bring in the new “Ultra FX” colours that are digitally printed to look just like granite and quartz. Laminate is an inexpensive option that’s easy to maintain, doesn’t need special cleaning or polishing products, is waterproof, stain resistant and long lasting.

Laminate countertopStep 3

Tile backsplash has virtually eliminated the 3-4” laminate backsplash in kitchens offering a high end look that lends to the look of a stone countertop installation. In general, the most commonly used are ceramic and glass tiles that come in a variety of colours, sizes and patterns.

There is a similar chicken before the egg scenario with choosing countertop and tile colours. There is no “right way” for choosing one before the other. If you find a tile you love – work around that!

Think less time, less money, and an immediate new love for the most used room in your home. It’s a 3 day kitchen reno that defies all preconceived notions of what it takes to update your space.

Reface + Laminate Countertop + Backsplash = New Kitchen in 3 days  (and for usually under $10k!)

If your flooring needs to be redone there are a couple of  budget-friendly options that won’t disappoint. Laminate and vinyl flooring are relatively inexpensive to install and look great. The vinyl prints are fantastic, with colours and patterns that replicate much more expensive materials.

All in all, it’s the new kitchen solution you’ve been waiting for; affordable and convenient.

Contact us if you love the idea of a new kitchen in 3 days!