A List of Things to Do in a Kitchen Renovation

Let’s focus on the different aspects of home renovation Toronto. Of course, there’s a lot to do, but you should be doing one room at a time. Or, you can simply focus on one room instead of remodeling the entire house. Kitchen renovation is a popular choice. Astaneh construction is a reputed general contractor service. Be it the kitchen, or working in the basement, we can handle it all. We specialize in kitchen work, as it is a popular choice among our clients.

The extent of work done also varies from one house to another. Some homeowners may just want the cabinets reworked, while others might ask for a full remodeling. The full extent of work includes flooring, tiling, countertops, and lighting, besides cabinets. Here is a list of things to consider when you want to do kitchen work as a part of home renovation Toronto.

  • Cabinets and Shelves

Up to a great extent, cabinets decide how the kitchen looks. At the same time, they are prone to wear and tear due to heavy use. Stains may appear on the cabinet body, and the hinges might get loose. Old cabinets give the kitchen a dated look, so replacing them is important. As you decide on new cabinets, what are your options? Which is the best choice?

Essentially, it depends on your budget and preferences. In the lower and medium price range, you have different options. You can use Ready-To-Assemble (RTA) cabinets that come in various sizes, textures, and colors. Since these come with all the hardware needed to assemble them, they can help you save on labor charges.  You can also use Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) for kitchen renovation if you are on a low budget.  It is also commercially known as engineered wood or hardboard. They are made by gluing wood particles together at a high temperature. However, being cheap, these may not be very durable.

If you have a higher budget for home renovation Toronto set aside for the kitchen, let us know. Astaneh construction can provide excellent carpentry solutions for custom hardwood cabinets joined together by dovetail joints.  Solid wooden cabinets have a timeless classic charm, and they never go out of trend!

Similar to cabinets, you can also try open shelving for kitchen renovation. It is one of the most popular trends of 2021, waiting for you to adapt it to your kitchen. Display your collection of fine cutlery beside showpieces that you would want to place in the kitchen. You can also add hooks for hanging coffee mugs. Open shelving also allows a lot of scopes to be creative, as you can add wallpaper of your choice in the background. Finally, Astaneh construction suggests that you also add accent lighting in the open shelves for a heightened effect.

  • Island and Pantry Room

Among the major aspects of value addition, you can have new kitchen islands, or a separate pantry room carved out from a corner (if there is sufficient space). Astaneh construction has noted that both these aspects are trending in 2021 ideas for home renovation Toronto. Kitchen islands serve as the focal point of the entire kitchen, so you should get a nice one. We can help you install the island of your choice.

While setting it up, we take care of the details, such as providing enough legroom and enabling it with electrical outlets. We would also keep sufficient space around it to allow foot traffic. Islands can be wooden or made with natural stones such as marble or granite. Engineered quartz is also a common choice in making kitchen islands.

If you love cooking elaborate dishes, get a small pantry room set up as a part of the kitchen renovation. It helps by allowing you to keep all the kitchen supplies in a single accessible space. Whether you have space for these will be evident only after we inspect your kitchen for space availability.

  • Appliances and Hardware

Appliances are key aspects of a kitchen renovation. It’s not only because they are useful but also due to the fact that they affect the entire look of the kitchen. You might want to invest in new state-of-the-art appliances against the old models in your kitchen. Appliance upgrades can offer your kitchen the unmistakable ultra-modern appearance for home renovation Toronto. The latest appliances appear sleek, and they often have enhanced functions over their predecessors. If you have set a budget aside for buying new appliances, check them out at your local retailer. You can also shop online to get the best rates. Astaneh construction can also provide you with credible references as to where to buy new appliances.

Along with buying new appliances, you should also consider changing the kitchen hardware while doing home renovation Toronto. Steel knobs and faucets are generally used for contemporary designs, while nickel and brass have age-old appeals. Check out how they would look in the kitchen, to decide on the new hardware.

  • Get New Flooring Done

A new floor can impart a fresh lease of life to old kitchens. Hardwood is the commonest option for new flooring in home renovation Toronto. Astaneh construction is an expert in installing solid planks of timber to get a new floor. These are ideal for adapting to temperature and humidity changes. If on a budget for the kitchen renovation, you can also get planks made of engineered wood with a layer of hardwood at the top. These floors can also withstand temperature changes very well.

If you want a light-colored hardwood floor, you can choose Ash as the timber. Floors that expect a great deal of foot traffic should consider Hickory. Oak, Walnut, Maple, and Cherry are other choices. Research how the floor will look with these to decide which is best.

  • Backsplash and Countertops

The backsplash is one of the most used areas of the kitchen. It bears everything from spilled food to hot oils. As a result, you’re old backsplash may show signs of duress. Install new ones for your kitchen renovation project. Astaneh construction can provide you with a great many options for a new backsplash, from porcelain to vinyl.  If you are looking for fresh ideas, kindly contact us for a portfolio on home renovation Toronto. It should help you to decide which is best.

You can also try a new marble countertop. These come in a limitless range of natural patterns so that you can always get a unique countertop. Granite is also a bold option when it comes to countertops.

  • Conclusion

A kitchen project not only improves the quality of life but also the resale value of your home. To set the budget for a kitchen renovation, discuss it with Astaneh construction. We know the latest property trends and can suggest a feasible estimate for the remodeling work. We assure you that your new kitchen will be so enticing that you would love every moment you spend there!

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