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Design A Kitchen As Unique As You

Kitchen renos are one of the most important renos you will do. This is because one of the most important rooms in the home is the kitchen. It’s not just where you prepare food, it’s where you connect with family, and entertain friends. Your kitchen should be warm and inviting as well as functional. It should a reflection of you. With all of the options available today, it provides an opportunity to be creative. With so many choices to make, your kitchen reno can seem daunting. Here is how to begin.

Flooring

Flooring should contrast or compliment the cabinets. A floor with little colour variation compliments cabinets with a wood grain with a lot of variation; whereas, a floor with a lot of colour variation suits a kitchen with solid colour cabinets.

There are several factors when deciding which kitchen flooring is the best:

  • Colour
  • Preference in variation in colour
  • Maintenance and cleaning
  • Durability and ease of replacing damaged part of the floor

You should also take in to consideration children, pets, possibility of tracking in sand or small gravel; all of which can damage a floor.

Cabinets

There are a few options for cabinet doors. Typically, doors with contoured panels offer a traditional look; whereas, doors with squared off edges without centre panels are more contemporary.

The latest trend is thermofoil coatings. They offer a wide range of colours and woodgrains while being more economical than real wood.

Countertops

There are a few things to consider when deciding which stone is the best:

  • Aesthetics
  • Maintenance
  • Durability

Shown below left to right is Quartz, Marble, and Granite.

Backsplash

Traditionally the backsplash was two feet high with solid colour square tiles; sometimes with a pattern. The current trend is to have a full wall backsplash. There are many shapes and sizes to choose from.

Plumbing Fixtures

There are many styles and colours of faucets available. Matte colours are currently popular. Though it is common to match the colour of the facets to the cabinet hardware, having multiple colours of metal in the kitchen has become popular.

Lighting Fixtures

Depending on style and location, lighting fixtures can be a focal point in a kitchen. With almost endless options, it comes down to personal preference in style and how much light is required as some fixtures provide more illumination than others.

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