Kitchen Design and Renovation Contractor Vancouver
It always happens: The party ends up in the kitchen. So turn your kitchen into the open, inviting gathering space it wants to be. There is a reason the open kitchen design is so popular: it brings great flow, creates inviting ambiance and showcases your design style without compromising on functionality. Any kitchen layout from a single wall design to a large kitchen layout featuring several islands can be the setting for social interaction; from family to holiday party size. With clever use of cabinet material and styles, accents, backsplashes, appliances, islands, and custom features your kitchen will be the heart and showcase of the home no matter the size of space or party.
Why be cupboards when you can be painted high gloss flat panel paired with matchstick natural stained walnut or be traditional shaker in a not so traditional Wedgwood blue? Sure they hold the plates and pots but they can also inspire you to soak in the best parts of your day like hanging out with your favourite mug in a gorgeous space that makes you happy. every. single. morning. Our Vancouver kitchen contractors can design and renovate your kitchen cabinets that base on your need.
It’s the compliment or the contrast, the main event or the supporting character that brings everything together. You can truly do anything here, from countertop material to ceiling high back painted glass to natural stone in a fantastic array of colors and patterns to hand made ceramics that speak to organic style. You can put any textile on the wall because the latest porcelain tiles are THAT GOOD. As Vancouver professional kitchen renovation contractor, we will help homeowner express themselves through a variety of materials, colors and textures.
Countertops are going to take the most wear in your kitchen so the right material choice is paramount.
- Are you hoping for white marble surfaces surrounding your kitchen cabinets, basking in natural light?
- Are you ready to let that marble bloom into a piece of fabric that tells a storey through a few stains here and there?
- Are you hoping for a forever pristine surface?
We have experienced kitchen renovation contractors will help you find that balance between form and function from the many countertop material options available.
Kitchen Renovation Timeline
- Planning: Work At your pace. No masterpiece was created in a rush, working at a pace that you are comfortable with, will allow you to create your dream kitchen.
- Finding a Contractor: Work at your own pace as well. A good contractor is very important because they are the ones who will be working on your kitchen. Consider referrals, meetings, cost determination, and if the contractor can successfully do the renovations within your timeline.
- Finalize Design Process: 1-4 weeks. This depends on you and the scope of your renovation project. You want to know what you want before you begin.
- Ordering Products: 1-2 months. Order early in the process. Products take time to select, coordinate and come in after they have been ordered.
- Structural Changes/ Demolition: 2-3 days or 2-3 months. The time frame varies between every renovation. If it is a simple renovation it will be shorter apposed to a full demolish of the walls.
- Rough-in Utilities: 2-5 days over 2 weeks. This is when you can move your dishwasher, stove, or refrigerator.
- Painting Ceilings, walls and trim: 2-3 days. Painting is much more difficult when cabinets are in the way. Be sure to paint before you install the cabinetry and allow time for drying and touch-ups.
- Flooring Install: 1-2 days. Installation of your flooring depends on the type of flooring you have selected and whether or not you are having a professional installer or if you are doing a DIY installation.
- Cabinet Install: 2-4 days. Cabinet installation is determined by who is doing the installation (professional or yourself). The more cabinets you have, the longer the process will be.
- Countertop Measurement: 1 day. Pre-schedule your countertop vendor to stay within your time limit. They might only be available one or two days out of the week to come to your house and measure the countertop and cabinetry order.
- Appliance Install Part 1: 1-2 days. You want to make sure that your utility connections are ready to install your built-in appliances and ventilation is ready for use.
- Install Lighting: 1-4 weeks. Lighting can be easy to do on your own, but consulting a professional is recommended.
- Countertop Fabricated: 1-2 days. Delivery times may vary by material. This could take as little as 5 days or could be as long as 1 month.
- Countertop Installation: 1-2 days. The timeline may differ based on the materials you’ve chosen.
- Backsplash Install: 1-2 days. Appliance Install Part 2- 1-2 days. This time limit varies depending on your utility type (gas or electric), and any final adjustments.
- Finish Carpentry: 2-4 days. There are many details that need to be finalized to fully complete your kitchen remodelling. Allow up to 1 week for any finishing touches.
Total Renovation Time 3-6 months
How Much Does a Kitchen Renovation Cost?
Kitchen innovations are not cheap, however, they can make your home go from ordinary to extraordinary. Renovations can be very unexpected whether it's a broken pipe, mold, structural issues or any other unwanted surprises. They can all make the price of the renovations skyrocket. Setting up a budget is important, but also be expected to break that budget. You want to have more money saved then you may think you’ll need to spend.
Know where your money is going:
Rough estimates of a few renovation costs:
- Wood floors: $6300
- New cupboard and ledges: $7400
- Stone latches: $3800
- Cabinets (resurfacing): $3800
- Ceramic desk: $2300
The 20% standard:
Specialist say to include somewhere in the range of 20% and 25% top of your spending limit to deal with any unexpected expenses. You want to have peace and mind knowing that you’ve saved additional money for the renovations if any problems come your way.
It doesn't have to be the most expensive:
You were dependent on how your utilize your kitchen, there are a few things you could do with little to no cost, to save you money. If you're spending a lot of money on appliances or flooring, you can then minimize the amount of money you're spending on other things such as your cabinets or lighting fixtures. It’s not necessary to buy the most expensive cupboards, at IKEA they offer pre-made cupboards, for a much cheaper price. You can always do some DIY projects, you can buy old light fixtures and spray paint them brand-new. You can paint your walls instead of hiring painters, which intern will save you a lot of money and you can reuse parts of your old kitchen, giving them a little bit of a remodelling and look amazing in your new kitchen.
Are Kitchen Renovations Worth it?
Kitchen renovations are a great way to add value to your home if you are thinking of selling or an amazing way to enhance your family's enjoyment of the space. No matter the reason for the renovations, it’s going to cost you a pretty penny to fix up. For that reason people find themselves wondering if renovations are truly worth it. We are here to help you answer that question.
If you are wanting to put your home on the market, you want renovations that sell. The best approach would be to focus on getting back the maximum return on your investment. You should start by having your home be inspected for any possible issues to repair, before starting any major renovation projects. When potential buyers are walking through a home they have high expectations for the kitchen. People want a kitchen that they can have family time in and where they can host guests in. If your kitchen is small and outdated, it may be smart to update the space. Kitchen cabinets and faucets are the first to be outdated. With new cabinets come new countertops, which are the second most popular kitchen remodel. By upgrading the cabinets, countertops, appliances and painting can significantly add value to your home, which in turn becomes an investment.
No matter how big or small the job may seem, it will still cost a decent chunk of change. If you are wanting to only update the countertops and a few other outdated pieces but keep the pre-existing footprint of the kitchen, you’re looking to spend around $35,000 to $55,000. If you are wanting to completely renovate the kitchen and gut the entire space to create a “ready to move in” kitchen, you’re going to spend anywhere between $80,000 to &120,000. The beneficial part of spending money to sell is that you are going to get about 60 to 80 percent of the remodelling money back.
After you have remodelled your kitchen either with professionals or if it was a DIY project, you may be persuaded to stay put. 90 percent of homeowners stated that they wanted to be in their homes more after a complete kitchen renovation. If you’re seriously considering remodelling any part of your home, it’s important that you design the home to fulfil your happiness as resale is not guaranteed. You may end up loving the end results so much that you decide you don't want to move after all.
People find it hard to know where to start, or what they should renovate on a low budget.
Renovation and remodel are often used interchangeably however a remodel refers to a complete change in infrastructure to your home to accommodate a new space. Depending on the age and size of your home, this may be your answer for the kitchen you’re looking for. Older homes didn’t centralize the kitchen as they are designed now, either closing them off or not giving kitchens the opportunity for lots of natural light and flow. It may be time to consider a kitchen remodel to install your new kitchen in a different region of the home or merging two rooms like the kitchen and dining room maximizing efficiency and size of the most commonly used space in the home.
What will require for kitchen remodel?
- Structural and infrastructure changes like movement of your plumbing lines, likely the addition of new ones for that second sink in the island.
- Moving your HVAC to accommodate the new cooktop range hood.
- The movement of walls including their structural reinforcements.
- The Kitchen Renovation Permit in Vancouver (Depends on the situation)
It’s a big job but as the hub of the household, one that always pay off. You’ll get the use and experience after kitchen renovation that you were hoping for and when you look to sell the home, get that value back in the sale price.
Kitchen Remodelling Tips
- Creating a checklist is a smart way to stay efficient. On the checklist you should have your budget goals, what you would like to add or replace in your kitchen, picking a contractor and what finishing touches you want.
- The Work Triangle-The fridge, oven and stove combo and sink are the heart of the kitchen and the first thing that guests will see. The triangle layout minimizes the number of stops you make during cooking and preparation tasks. The distance between the three focal points is important in creating a systematic workspace. 12 to 27 feet is the recommended distance between each appliance when your kitchen isle is at a minimum of 48 inches wide.
- Check for needed permits and restrictions before starting the renovations.
- Prepare a schedule for the renovations so you have an idea of how long you should be expecting the process to take.
- Follow these 3 R’s to keep your contractors working hard and happy. 1. Provide REFRESHMENTS. It can be as simple as having water bottles or coffee for everyone. 2. Stay RESPONSIBLE and out of the way as the workers are working hard to stay in your time goal. 3. Show RESPECT for the workers rebuilding your dream kitchen.
- Lighting is important. Having good lighting in your kitchen will transform it to be a “WOW” factor.
The 3 Finest Kitchen Remodelling Projects With The Best ROI
1. Changing the Hardware
This is by far the easiest and cheapest trick when updating your kitchen. Getting new cabinet hardware will automatically make the kitchen feel more modern.
2. Updating the Lighting
By changing the lighting in a kitchen can make a huge difference. You can choose new light fixtures to bring a new element into space while providing bright light that will open up the kitchen. Check out kitchen lighting on Pinterest.
3. Updating the Lighting
You shouldn't be afraid to paint the kitchen cabinets, in fact, it is a great way to change up space without spending an arm and a leg. So long as the cabinets are in good condition with no leaks under the sink, get a paintbrush and get started. It’s important to remove the cabinet doors and hardware before you begin painting. Clean the cabinets very well to get the best results.
Our job is to make sure your needs, wants, look and feel are clearly detailed into the design for your new kitchen. To achieve this, you will need to walk us through
- How you currently use your old kitchen, both daily and in large gatherings?
- What are the deficiencies and bottlenecks that are driving you to renovate?
- Discuss the feeling or experience you’re looking for after your kitchen has been renovated
- Are you done with the heavy wood and dark countertops, ready to see light bouncing and warm metal hardware, or would you prefer a more moody, glamorous stage for cooking and entertaining?
- Maybe you’re open to having your kitchen look more like a living space that ties to your great room with similar aesthetic and flow?
We put all of your information together, combine it with our experience, knowledge and vision to create a presentation that includes the new kitchen function, form and flow as your new proposed kitchen design. Together we continue to review it until we arrive at your final kitchen design. Congratulations, you are officially on your way to kitchen bliss with map in hand and fabulous gatherings on the horizon! No matter what renovation kitchen design you are looking for, our Vancouver kitchen contractor will do the best for you.
Sometimes stealing space from other rooms isn’t an option and only creating more space will do. It may just be a 6’ kitchen addition our or it may be 16’ kitchen addition. Whatever it is, if your kitchen is cramped and there’s no available space anywhere else we will head outside your current foundation to create the space. Not unlike a kitchen remodel a kitchen addition is also no small feat but achieves the function, form and flow that you require improving your current kitchen design. Once you determine if your kitchen requires a renovation or addition, your only limit is your imagination. With the extra space and light our Vancouver kitchen renovation contractors can create that functional and inspirational kitchen that encourages guests to stay for the fun and kids to stick around and chat. We can add a fireplace to really add warmth and ambiance plus large patio doors to further extend the kitchen to the deck enhancing the outdoor kitchen space. We can create space for that large table, inviting for 2 or 12 and install task, ambient and accent lighting to ensure that no matter the size, your kitchen design is both generous in size but also provides that intimate experience.