Your Kitchen Is The Heart Of Your Home!
Whether you kitchen is original to your home or if it has had a makeover in the past. One of the best ways to add new life and vibrancy to your home is with a full scale kitchen renovation.
Custom Kitchen Remodeling Services
Every home is unique and each new kitchen remodel has its own challenges and design goals. We can help you achieve your kitchen remodeling dreams.
The kitchen has been dubbed the “heart of the house” by others, and I believe that is an accurate term. Most families spend a significant portion of their at-home time in their kitchen and neighboring areas, thanks to the trend of open kitchens. We’re in the kitchen preparing and organizing meals, eating meals, snacking, laughing, working or doing homework, relaxing at the island with a cup of coffee, and so much more. Since the kitchen is the heart of the house, it’s no surprise that many homeowners want to remodel and modernize it.
Kitchen renovations are usually a relatively simple project if you do some homework, plan your scope and budget, and employ a good contractor who shares your vision for the end result. Learn more about specific aspects of a kitchen, such as the average cost of a kitchen remodel, which materials are most appropriate, and more.
The cost of a kitchen remodel in the Fraser Valley ranges from $20,000 to $100,000,000. Although there is a wide variety of prices, most kitchen remodels cost between $30 and $60,000. Just a few categories will account for the bulk of your kitchen remodel costs: cabinets, countertops, appliances, and labour. And only a few factors influence overall kitchen remodel costs: the size of the kitchen, the need to reconfigure the kitchen or make structural improvements, the materials (including appliances), and the complexity of the project. To learn more about kitchen remodeling get in touch with us to talk about your options.
Kitchen Renovation Locations We Serve
We serve the entire Fraser valley with over 100 kitchen renovations completed in the last 7 years. If you are looking for a kitchen renovation anywhere in the Fraser Valley then give us a call!
Kitchen Layout Tips
The most simple and cost-effective solution if you want to remodel your kitchen is by installing cabinets, counters, appliances, and other items in the same exact position as the old kitchen. The quantity of materials required and where they will be built are both obvious to the contractor.
Reconfiguring your kitchen layout, on the other hand, would increase the cost of the remodel since ‘utilities’ such as water, electrical, gas, and venting could need to be moved to fit the new design. Similarly, removing and/or installing walls as part of a kitchen remodel can increase costs. The cost of rearranging a kitchen varies depending on factors such as the need to demolish load-bearing walls and the complexity of relocating utilities.
You’ll need to create a new plan if you want to change the layout of your kitchen. You have the option of hiring a designer, having the contractor plan it, or doing it yourself. If you aren’t working with a professional designer, there are a few common rules to remember:
- Design the kitchen in a square/rectangular form rather than an unusual shape such as an L-shape or T-shape;
- Make sure there’s a strong flow between the refrigerator, sink, and range (also known as the kitchen “triangle”).
- Make sure the aisles are at least 36 inches wide.
- Make sure you have enough counter space.
- Place the refrigerator away from the oven/range (hot vs cold).
In most cases, homeowners have two cabinet choices. Prefabricated cabinets in standard dimensions are a less expensive choice (IKEA or Home Depot, etc). The cost of these cabinets is likely to start at about $150 per built lineal foot. (Sum of the lengths of the lower and upper cabinets)
Custom cabinets are likely to be chosen by homeowners who want a more high-end look and style for their kitchen remodel. These can be made in any style and size for your particular kitchen, and installation costs usually start at $250 per lineal foot.
There are a few things you can talk about with your contractor to ensure you get the results you want: Is it your intention for the upper cabinets to extend all the way to the ceiling? If that’s the case, keep in mind that most ceilings aren’t perfectly flat, so talk to your contractor about how to better deal with this up front. If your upper cabinet has a corner, determine if you want it to be at a 45-degree or 90-degree angle. If you want unique cabinet features like trash drawers, pull-out cabinets, or soft-close doors and drawers, let the contractor know.
Countertops, like cabinets, are available as prefabricated slabs or as custom slabs. Prefabricated counters are less expensive, but they are only available in a limited number of styles and sizes. Custom slabs are available in a wider range of styles and designs, and can be cut to any size. Fabrication is the process of cutting and shaping these slabs into custom sizes, which is one of the reasons they are more costly than pre-fabricated slabs.
To begin, go to a countertop store or a slab yard and pick out your material. Be sure to ask the salesperson about the benefits and drawbacks of different countertop materials like granite, quartz, marble, and others that you’re interested in. When buying several slabs, inspect each one carefully to ensure they are the same colour and quality. You’d be shocked how much the same slab material will differ from shipment to shipment, and you don’t want your countertops to be mismatched.
Also, discuss the specifics of countertop fabrication and installation with your contractor. If you want a rounded or squared edge, let them know. Discuss the location of the countertop joints, or “seams,” and whether they should be diagonal or straight. Inquire about the cutting and seaming of the countertop bits.
Countertop costs range from $40-$50 per square foot to $100-$150 per square foot for one-of-a-kind, high-end items. In most cases of kitchen remodel prices, the cost of the counters for the whole kitchen remodel would vary from $3000-$20,000.
If you are getting a bathroom renovation at the same time as your kitchen renovation you can often save costs and keep the design consistent by using the same quartz slab as your kitchen countertop.
Despite the fact that the island is made entirely of the cabinets and counters described earlier, there are a few aspects worth discussing with your contractor to ensure you get the final product you want. You’ll almost certainly need one or more electrical outlets in your island, so tell the contractor where you want them to go: on the side or back of the cabinets, or even on the countertop. Also, don’t forget to choose a colour for the outlets and covers!
Another point to discuss is where you want the lights to be hung over the island. Since there is no common method for spacing lights over an island, you can be disappointed with the location/spacing of the contractor’s installation if you don’t specify exactly where they should go. Simply draw a line on a floor plan or on the ceiling where you want them to be hung.
Finally, when planning your kitchen remodel, talk about the island’s functionality in terms of the duration and depth of the overhang to accommodate the number of people you want to sit at the island (bar stools, etc.)
If you plan to keep and reinstall any current appliances, inform the contractor so that they are handled with care during the kitchen remodel. Inform them of the appliance’s location. Before the demolition, tape a big sign to each appliance you want to keep that reads “DO NOT TRASH – MOVE TO GARAGE” in English and any other language your contractor speaks.
It’s important to choose your new appliances early in the construction process so that you can provide this detail to your contractor. They’ll need to calculate cabinet/countertop sizes based on the design and measurements of the appliances they’ve selected. Also, double-check the layout with your contractor to ensure that there are no wide gaps between cabinets and appliances in the finished product, and that appliance placement does not prevent other cabinets from completely opening, and vice versa.
Depending on your needs and budget, appliances will make up a small or large portion of your overall remodel budget. Appliance prices range from the low-cost, $2,500 overall, to the astronomically expensive high-end brands, which can easily cost more than $50,000 in a kitchen remodel.
Backsplashes come in a wide variety of styles. Installing a 6” tall piece of countertop material is the easiest and most cost-effective alternative since it is included in the countertop price. Other materials used for backsplash tile include marble, quartz, glass, metal, porcelain, ceramic, and others.
Since there are so many choices, the most difficult part is deciding on a material that matches the cabinet and countertop colours. Obviously, the cost of these materials varies greatly, but the amount of tile needed for a backsplash is relatively minimal, so this shouldn’t be a significant portion of your overall kitchen remodel budget.
There are a few crucial things to explore with your contractor, just as there are with other aspects of the kitchen remodel. First and foremost, would you be installing the tile horizontally or vertically (or a mixture of both)? Then, both horizontally and vertically, specify where you want the tile to begin and end on the walls. That is, either mark the exact position on the walls or label the location on a map. Remember to think about whether you want tile around windows and/or above the range hood. Finally, make a decision on the grout colour you want to use. This often-overlooked detail can have a significant impact on the final product’s appearance.
Cabinet Knobs And Drawer Pulls
Since cabinet knobs have no set location, you’ll need to tell your contractor where you want them placed on your cabinet doors and drawers. Mark the place with a pencil on one of the doors and drawers so they can use it as a reference. Also, specify whether you want cabinet pulls mounted horizontally or vertically. Finally, let them know if you want one or two knobs/pulls if you have unusual cabinets, such as extra-long drawers.
Early on in the process, you’ll need to decide on the size and design of your sink, as this will determine the width of the cabinet required under the sink. Let the contractor know which side of the sink the garbage disposal should be on, as well as how many holes you want in the back for the faucet, dishwasher air gap, soap dispenser, and other products.
You can choose from a variety of materials for your new sink, ranging from composite to enamel to various metals. Stainless steel sinks are the most common because they go with almost any countertop or cabinet, are inexpensive, and simple to clean. Stainless steel sinks are also tough and durable, so they should last for a long time.
If you’re replacing flooring as part of a kitchen remodel, you’ll need to choose a material first. Kitchen floors get a lot of traffic and are splattered with spills and stains, so choosing a durable material that matches your appliances, countertops, and cabinets is critical.
Sheet vinyl, porcelain tile, hardwood, and linoleum are all sturdy, low-maintenance products that can be customized to suit the design needs of your new kitchen flooring.
After that, tell your contractor which way you want the flooring built. Discuss whether or not the flooring should be placed under the cabinets. Remember to choose the colour of the grout if you’re using tile.
Give Us A Call To Plan Your Kitchen Renovation
Full Scale Renovations kitchen design and remodeling projects will result in many new products and fixtures in the space your family spends the most time in, including:
- Countertops made of granite or quartz
- Sinks and faucets with a contemporary appearance
- Cabinetry that is completely fresh or that has been refaced
- Shelving that can be customized
- Custom wine racks
- Lazy Susans and spice shelves
- Crown moulding and elegant lighting
- Flooring options include tile, wood, and laminate.
- Gorgeous tile backsplash
and a lot more
There is no better business to call when it comes to kitchen remodeling than Full Scale Renovations. We’re a full-service home remodeling company licensed and insured to operate in Mission, BC, and the Fraser Valley, and we have a comprehensive range of kitchen remodeling services to help you create the kitchen of your dreams. You can rely on Full Scale Renovations to surpass your every desire, whether it’s for a rustic or more modern look.