Renovating your kitchen and main floor is a major project, but it gives your whole home a new look. It can also improve the flow in your home. Check out this renovation we recently completed, and see how the new fireplace, open concept and expanded kitchen work together to create a great space:
Here are three inspirational ideas from this kitchen main floor renovation we just wrapped up:
Update Your Fireplace
A major feature of this main floor was the fireplace, but the previous fireplace was a large, multi-tiered unit that was kind of dated.
Check out the reveal of this whole home renovation to get ideas for giving a four-level split an updated midcentury modern vibe. We added a bathroom in the basement, improved the flow of the space in the main floor, upgraded the kitchen, and added an amazing sunroom to bring the outside in.
In the video above, I walk you through a whole home renovation project we recently wrapped up. All of us here at Contact Renovations are very proud of the results! We renovated three of the four levels of this four-level split, and we replaced the flooring trim and paint throughout the whole home.
Level up Your Kitchen Renovation - Have You Considered Upgrading These Details?
You may have a budget for your kitchen renovation in mind, but you can also invest a bit more in some areas to level up your kitchen. These details won’t add a huge amount to your budget in the overall scheme of things, but they will upgrade your kitchen and add an extra punch. Walk through this recent renovation project with me and see how these details really make this kitchen shine:
A major consideration for many people who are considering a kitchen renovation is budget.
Make the Most of Your Space With Intelligent Kitchen Island Design
How can you make the most of your space but still incorporate a kitchen island? The answer is intelligent kitchen island design. I give some pointers on how your can design your island to be functional and not make your kitchen feel cramped – watch to get all the details:
Many people ask us to help design their kitchens, and they want to incorporate an island into their layout. The right island design will make your kitchen much more functional, but the wrong design can make your kitchen feel cramped and hard to navigate.
Want to add a unique design detail to your kitchen? Try adding some kitchen floating shelves. It’s a great way to combine both fashion and function in your kitchen renovation. Check out the video to see more:
Floating shelves can really be a great meeting point for fashion and function. Are you wondering why you should consider adding them to your kitchen renovation project? Well, read on for some great reasons:
Five Reasons to Consider Adding Floating Shelves to Your Kitchen:
1. They’re Practical
First, shelving is practical. By adding shelving to your kitchen, you add a great space to store some glassware, dishes, or other items—as well as a space to really showcase some of your favourite decor pieces.
If you’ve ever worked in a poorly-lit kitchen, you know how important kitchen lighting is. In this video, I talk about kitchen lighting layouts and considerations – what types of lighting you should consider, and how to pick a lighting layout that gives light to all of your kitchen. Check it out:
Let’s chat about planning your lighting in your kitchen. If you’re considering a kitchen renovation, or any other home renovation for that matter, lighting is a key component. So here are some tips:
Focus Light on Where You Need It
You need light in your kitchen.
Kitchen Before and After Remodel Reveal!
This kitchen was a u-shaped kitchen that got a full remodel to make it much more spacious! Watch the video for a full before and after, and keep reading for tips and ideas you can use from this kitchen project!
This kitchen remodel was a complete renovation. The “before” narrow space with a counter and a bulkhead that interrupted the flow of the space, as well as a small fireplace on the opposite wall that also made the space feel smaller. It felt very tight!
Here’s a great idea for your kitchen range hood design! Instead of making it a stand-out feature, you can go the minimal route and match your range hood with your kitchen cabinets. Check out the video below:
Today, I want to talk to you about minimalist range hood design. So often people want these big, fancy range hoods that become the feature in their kitchen. That’s a great option—but it’s not the only option! If you enjoy a more minimalist style, there are also range hood designs that fit that style.
If you’re looking at creating that open concept kitchen of your dreams, you might want to remove a bearing wall. But it’s not as easy as knocking that wall down—there are a few things to consider before removing one of your kitchen walls!
Let me walk you through what you need to know before taking out a load-bearing or a weight-bearing wall, and opening up your kitchen (or another room in your home!):
In this home that we recently completed, we removed the wall between the kitchen and the living room.
Three Tips for Creating an Open Concept Kitchen
Dreaming of opening up your kitchen to the rest of your home? Let me show you three tips that you should think about when creating your open concept kitchen:
If you’re planning to open up your kitchen space, there are some things you should consider before you get too far into the process!
Appliances for Your Open Concept Kitchen:
The first thing you should consider are your appliances, and there are two things to keep in mind here. The first is your appliance layout.