Kitchen Renovation Ideas

Important safety precautions include turning off the water and power before beginning the demonstration, wearing protective gear (such as gloves, heavy-duty shoes, and eye protection), and using the proper tools. Following code requirements, which differ depending on municipality, and cons


Paint Your New Walls

Painting is the stage at which your vision begins to take shape. Painting is also relatively simple. (You can choose your paint colours and complete the painting on the same day.)

TIP: When deciding on a paint colour, consider the colour and style of the cabinets you intend to install, as well as the overall ambience you want to create.

Feeling overwhelmed by your options? Don't be concerned—grab a few paint swatches and accept that painting is a trial-and-error process. If you require assistance, contact a professional. Many designers provide colour consultations, allowing you to enlist the help of an expert without breaking the bank.

Cabinets and Flooring

Some experts recommend installing cabinets first, while others recommend installing flooring first. It is ultimately up to you. Lovato recommends prioritizing cabinets over flooring because she prefers the clean appearance this method provides.

When it comes to function, however, flooring first is perfectly acceptable. Just keep in mind that depending on the cabinets you order, delivery can take weeks, if not months, so plan ahead of time.

Order and Install Countertops

After your cabinets have been installed, you can begin measuring for your new countertops. Because of the level of precision required in measuring, this step takes place after the cabinet installation. Your sink should be considered in this step as well, so have it ready at this point.

Be prepared for a brief lull, as the countertops may take some time to arrive. Lovato recommends ordering any remaining items such as backsplash materials, hardware, decorative lighting, and barstools during this phase.

The method of installation is heavily influenced by the material you choose. Materials like laminate are easy to install, but materials like granite are more difficult, so keep this in mind when making your decision.

Install the Backsplash

The kitchen backsplash is a functional component of your remodel that has the potential to shine in terms of design. While you were waiting for your countertop to arrive, hopefully, you picked up your backsplash supplies (tile, mortar, grout, etc.) so you can get started as soon as it arrives.

Install the Sink and Bring in Your Appliances

Finally, set up your new sink, dishwasher, refrigerator, range, and any other appliances you want to include in your kitchen.

The majority of the work is completed at this point. However, it wouldn't hurt to contact a plumber and/or electrician to ensure that everything is in working order. A plumber, for example, will know how to connect your sink to previously installed plumbing fixtures, and an electrician can ensure that your new gas stove is properly installed.

Once these installations (and any municipal inspections) are completed, your remodel is complete, and it's time to move on to the most important step—relaxing and enjoying your new kitchen.