Level up Your Kitchen Renovation

Level up Your Kitchen Renovation, Contact Renovations blog

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.

·

Kitchen Island Design to Make the Most of Your Space

Kitchen Island Design to Make the Most of Your Space, Contact Renovations blog

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.

·

Floating Shelves in the Kitchen: Combining Fashion and Function

Floating Shelves in the Kitchen, Contact Renovations blog

Floating Shelves in the Kitchen: Combining Fashion and Function

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: 

Floating shelves in the kitchen, Contact Renovations blog

1.

·

What to Know About Kitchen Lighting Layouts

What to Know About Kitchen Lighting Layouts, Contact Renovations blog

What to Know About Kitchen Lighting Layouts

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.

·

Minimalist Range Hood Design for Your Kitchen

Minimalist Range Hood Design, Contact Renovations blog

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.

·

Replace Your Entry Door: What You Need to Know

Replace Your Entry Door: What You Need to Know, The Art of Renovation with Paul Foster

Replace Your Entry Door: What You Need to Know

So it’s time to give your home a new look, and replace that entry door. But what do you need to know about doors to be able to pick a good one? In this video, I go through the types of entry doors, or front doors, that you can choose, and what are the pros and cons of each type!

Before you replace your entry door, it’s good to know all your options. Here are some things to know about entry doors and front doors before you get started on your renovation project:

Types of Front Doors:

There are three main types:

Metal Doors

Generally, your metal-clad door will be your cheapest door.

·

Mainfloor Renovation Sneak Peek and Planning Tips

Mainfloor Renovation

Mainfloor Renovation Sneak Peek and Planning Tips

Here’s a sneak peek into a mainfloor renovation in progress. In this home, we’ve changed the layout of the entryway, living room, dining room, and kitchen to create a much more open feeling—as you can see from the “before” photos compared to this “in-progress” tour! Let this inspire you for how you can open up your mainfloor. This renovation project also includes adding an addition, which also will give the family more space:

Here’s a few things to think about if you’re dreaming of a mainfloor renovation in your home.

·

What You Need to Know When Planning a Home Addition

Planning a home addition

What You Need to Know When Planning a Home Addition

So you’re dreaming of a home renovation, and you’re planning a home addition. What do you need to know before you start? Today I’m going to walk you through this renovation project that we’ve almost completed, and show you some of the things you should be thinking about, and planning for, to get that really remarkable home addition you dream of:

If you’re planning an addition for your home, you want to make sure you talk to your designer or your contractor to make sure you incorporate everything that is truly important to you in this new space.

·

What to Ask Your Contractor Midway Through a Renovation

What to ask your contractor midway through a renovation

What do Ask Your Contractor Midway Through a Renovation

So your dream home is starting to take shape—and now you might be wondering what to ask your contractor midway through a renovation. Today I’m going to walk you through this renovation project that we’ve almost completed, and show you some of the little things you should be checking and asking about before the finishing touches of your renovation are put in. Get a sneak peek at this really cool project this family has created for their home, and I’ll give you a few tips about what you should be looking at at this stage of your renovation:

You know what to ask when you’re looking for a contractor to hire (or, if you don’t, check out our resources here and here).

·

Why Are Renovation Quotes So Drastically Different?

why are renovation quotes so drastically different

Why Are Renovation Quotes So Drastically Different?

If you’re planning a renovation and you get a bunch of different quotes from different contractors, you might wonder why they’re so different. Why are some so high, and some so low? How can you tell which quote is a fair quote, and which one might lead you to paying more in the end?

Check out this Q&A from The Art of Renovation LIVE! I’m your host, Paul Foster, and I’ll explain how contractors might be estimating to get these quotes, and what my process is:

Maybe you’re staring at a handful of renovations quotes right now, trying to decide which contractor to go with.

·