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Kitchen Planning and Renovating 101 with AyA Kitchens

The kitchen is often dubbed the hub of the home – it’s where family members gather and have conversations over a beautifully prepared meal. It’s also one of the top rooms that can increase your home’s value when renovated properly. Kitchen design expert Amy Dillon recommends thinking about the following before you renovate your kitchen.

Get inspired by what you see

When it comes to kitchen planning and renovations, you probably have some ideas as to what you want your kitchen to look like, whether you’ve visited a friend’s home and seen their newly renovated kitchen, or skimmed through the pages of architectural magazines. Social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – are also great sources of inspiration, says Dillon. Looking at different kitchen designs can help you decide what you like and don’t like in a kitchen.

If you’re having trouble figuring out where to start, Dillon can work with you to come up with a design that suits your tastes and budget. “All are welcome to visit one of AyA Kitchens 31 locations across Canada for a free consultation to discuss the many options and talk through any renovation reservations,” reads a press statement from the kitchen experts.

With a wide selection of sample cabinetry, it’ll be easy to find options!

AyA has an extensive kitchen portfolio!

AyA has an extensive kitchen portfolio! Source: AyA Kitchens.

What do you wish for?

Whether you’re renovating your kitchen, bathroom or bedroom, always recommends you come up with a wish list of what you absolutely must have in your kitchen, and what you want but can do without. For kitchen renovation, that could be an island and pantry. Maybe you want pull-out cabinets to store your baking equipment because you live in your kitchen and want to eliminate clutter. Another popular option can be adding lighting underneath the cabinets to show off the beautiful backsplash and create ambiance in the kitchen. Once you come up with your list, work with a kitchen design expert to make your kitchen dreams come true!

What's your favourite design element of this kitchen?

What’s your favourite design element of this kitchen? Source: AyA Kitchens.

What’s your style?

Your wish list is only one part of the kitchen design process. Opting for a kitchen island, cabinet lighting or fancy pull-out drawers will make your space functional, but you’ll also have to choose what style of kitchen you want. AyA Kitchens categorizes kitchens in the following styles:

  • Urban;
  • Transitional;
  • Classic.

Source: AyA Kitchens.

Source: AyA Kitchens.

Source: AyA Kitchens.

Are you looking for a classic, traditional kitchen, or a kitchen that’s a mix of classic and modern? No matter what your style is, there’s an option for you. AyA has over 2,000 cabinet variations, so there’s no shortage of style options! Not only do you have choice when it comes to the style and colour of the cabinetry, but how they open up. These options will maximize your renovated kitchen space.


Source: AyA Kitchens.

aya cabinets

Source: AyA Kitchens.

Design and function collide

Your kitchen should be a reflection of you and your lifestyle. If you love to cook, your kitchen should be retrofitted with an island to accommodate more cooking space. If you love to bake, have the cabinetry built in such a way that promotes less clutter and more storage.

Turn your kitchen renovation dreams into a reality by chatting with a kitchen design expert that will give your kitchen the update it needs while satisfying your needs, taste and budget.

AyA Kitchens has just opened its new state-of-the-art showroom in Toronto. One visit to the showroom and you’ll be easily inspired by what you see. From colours, styles and accessories, to the quality workmanship that’s easy to see with a sample piece, you’ll be dreaming up your very own kitchen design in no time.

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