Kitchen Sink Solutions for a Small Kitchen

Kitchen Sink Solutions for a Small Kitchen, Contact Renovations blog

Have a small kitchen and feeling a bit cramped on space? Finding it hard to keep things around your sink organized? One solution is to upgrade your kitchen sink! Check out these kitchen sink solutions in the video below:

What are your options to upgrade your kitchen sink for better organization? Today, we’re talking about creative kitchen workplace solutions.

Upgrade Your Sink

You can go with a regular sink—or go with a sink that can be endlessly configured to give you different options! The sink in the video above is from the Kohler Trinsic line, and it comes with a whole host of options:

Integrated Cutting Board

Kitchen Sink Solutions, Kohler Trinsic line, Contact Renovations blog

An integrated cutting board gives you that extra counter space that is sometimes so necessary.


Kitchen/Main Floor Renovation Reveal

Kitchen/Mainfloor Renovation Reveal, Contact Renovations blog

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.


Whole Home Renovation Reveal: A Four-Level Split with a Midcentury Modern Vibe

Whole Home Renovation Reveal: A Four-Level Split with a Midcentury Modern Vibe, Contact Renovations blog

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

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.


The Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Renovation

the ultimate guide to kitchen renovation, Contact Renovations blog

So this is the year—the year you will actually bring that kitchen you’ve been dreaming about into reality. It’s time to renovate your kitchen and give it a fresh (and functional!) new look. But what do you need to know before you dive in? Keep reading for all the details you might not have considered about a kitchen renovation. Knowing these details will help you know what to talk to your contractor about. I’ve covered a lot of these topics on the blog before, so there will be lots of links to resources and videos as well.


Floating Shelves in the Kitchen: Combining Fashion and Function

Floating Shelves in the Kitchen, Contact Renovations blog

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. 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.


What to Know About Kitchen Lighting Layouts

What to Know About Kitchen Lighting Layouts, Contact Renovations blog

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.


What You Need to Know Before You Remove a Bearing Wall

What You Need to Know Before Removing a Bearing Wall

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.