People invest a lot into kitchen upgrades because it is the most important room when it comes to home value. But also because kitchens set the tone for the entire house. They don’t only provide a place to prepare and eat a meal, they give us a complete experience. Kitchens are the centre of daily life. A place where family huddles and friends get together.
Truth be told the kitchen is a place where both beauty and functionality are important. A simple act like changing the cabinets or countertops can change the entire mood of the space. Renovating your kitchen is not an easy task, at times it can get overwhelming and even more expensive than what we thought it would be. But no worries, we are here to help. Whether you are planning on a total kitchen remodel or just need a little inspiration for your dream space we have created a guide for you.
1. Think about your objectives
Before renovating think about your objectives. Are you looking to sell the house in the future? Do you want to add value? Do you want to create a room where you can have friends over? Or are you just looking to improve the space by making it more functional? The purpose of the renovation will set the tone for all the changes that will need to be made.
Create a list of everything that you think you will need for your renovation and write an estimate of what you are willing to spend. Think about everything, from materials and appliances to everyone that you will need to hire such as carpenters, painters, installers, etc.
3. Partner with your stone manufacturer
Kitchen remodels involve new countertops or a kitchen island. Before you start going deep into your Pinterest board and choosing a color palette we recommend you come talk to us. We can help you stay on budget and choose the right materials according to your needs. Plus, you will get to see all the wonderful materials that we have. Seeing and feeling the texture of the stones in person will give you the inspiration you are looking for. Think about us as your Pinterest board.
4. Heat, heat, heat
When choosing your materials and finishes, heat resistance should be a must. Fortunately, there are plenty of stones that have the right properties to create a beautiful kitchen and that are also heat resistant. The trick is to find a stone expert that can guide you through the process of sourcing and installing them for you.
Come visit us at our showroom. We can’t wait to see you, show you what we’ve got and help you create the kitchen of your dreams.