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Kitchens are by far the most complex of all the rooms in a house. Therefore, a kitchen renovation is a big deal. Many factors come into play when planning a kitchen renovation; these include the layout of the room, current infrastructure (plumbing and electrical), cooking designs, family traffic patterns, storage needs, waste disposal and recycling, decorating preferences, lighting options, and social uses. You’ll also decide what fixtures and fittings and surface finishes will be used. The hardest part of a kitchen renovation is getting started because most people don’t know where to begin.

Many homeowners renovate their kitchens only once or twice during their ownership, so it’s crucial to get it right the first time. Effective planning is vital to achieving your goals and being satisfied with the results.

The purpose of this Kitchen Renovations Guideline is to assist you in:

  • Understand your kitchen and consider how you will use it
  • Identify priorities (unless you have enough budget)
  • Know what you want out of your new kitchen
  • Avoid mistakes that result from a lack of planning

Why do you want a kitchen renovation?

Every year, homeowners assess what needs to be renovated in their homes. Over the past few years, 53 percent of renovation companies have reported increased kitchen and bathroom renovations. As for you who wants a kitchen renovation, why do you want to renovate it? And why do the majority of home improvement projects begin in the kitchen? Before you start on this project, you must first know the answer to this question. List down any of the ideas presented to you that you’d like to consider for your renovation. If you have this list, it will help your kitchen renovation specialist understand what you want for your new kitchen; the designs and features you are hoping for.

Who Will Be In Charge Of The Kitchen Renovation?

Renovating a kitchen is a stressful task that will most likely require a significant amount of money on your part. It’s important to know when to do it yourself or hire a professional. Some jobs should be left to professionals. If this is your first time hiring a kitchen renovation contractor, you should research and understand what a general contractor can do for you. 

These are the advantages of hiring a kitchen renovation contractor:

  • It helps you save more money by making wise choices on materials and methods
  • Avoid common planning and building mistakes, navigate local building code requirements
  • Offers kitchen design layouts
  • Provides help for maintenance

If you are not sure whether or not to hire a contractor, we strongly advise you to educate yourself first on the various types of contractors and their renovation specialties. And also, don’t forget to check their portfolio and work history first before working with them.

Understand Your Kitchen Renovation Options and How Much You’re Willing to Spend

Decide whether you want a complete kitchen renovation, partial kitchen renovation or kitchen expansion, and list the costs involved in this project. These costs may vary depending on the following factors:

  • Type of Kitchen Renovation
  • Design of the Kitchen
  • Size of the Kitchen
  • Materials Needed
  • Labour involved
  • Kind of contractor you select
  • Permit of the kitchen renovation

Timeline for the Kitchen Renovation Project

Timeline for the Kitchen Renovation Project

A project timeline is essential and should be included in your planning process. A project schedule manages each tradesperson’s appearance to ensure that the renovation is carried out smoothly and without long delays.

The project timeline should include the following:

  • Demolition 
  • Build work 
  • Installation of Kitchen cabinetry and countertop 
  • Plumbing and electrical 
  • Splashback
  • Flooring

Have you decided how much you’re willing to spend on your renovation yet? You should start thinking about it now! First, do some research regarding the price range of kitchen renovation before meeting with a contractor and assessing your maximum budget. Contractors will undoubtedly ask, and you should share it with your kitchen remodel budget if you have it.  

Why should you consider choosing Tremblay Renovation Inc. for your next kitchen renovation in Ottawa?

We have been mastering the art of kitchen design and renovation for over 35 years. No other Ottawa contractor comes close to our level of quality and service. To transform your kitchen into a beautiful and practical area, we utilize only the highest quality materials for kitchen cabinets and countertops. Our expert craftsmanship, coupled with our commitment to the highest quality of care, enables us to transform your kitchen area into a gourmet paradise.

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Bryan Tremblay is the proud owner of Tremblay Renovation Inc. since 1989. Bryan was born in northern Ontario in a small French community, and he is proud to offer his services in both French and English. Being from the North, Bryan loves to spend time in nature. After moving away from the North, he needed a place to do just that. So he built a cottage for his family and friends from scratch; That is where he spends most of his weekends.

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