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Reno warm-up: 2014 kitchen trends

This is the time of year people start dreaming of Spring and the renovation bug kicks in.

Kitchens are one of the most popular areas to update as we spend an abundance of time entertaining and cooking in this space. Although you might want to jump right into your renovation, it’s important to pre-plan to make sure you’ve allocated enough time to research a contractor that will fit within your budget and plan what will work best for your space.

Boutique cabinets from a Big Box store:

Gone are the days when you have to wait eight weeks or more for boutique cabinetry. Cutler Kitchen and Bath is a new line of kitchen and bath cabinetry that brings boutique style to big box stores. Most of their items are kept in stock so once you get the reno bug you might not have to wait that long to see your dream space come to life!  As an added bonus, this European inspired affordable cabinetry is made in Canada.

If you want to make a statement, try a two-toned kitchen where your upper and base cabinets are different colours. Stuck on what colours to choose? Blue and grey hues are making a comeback. For those white cabinet lovers my favorite is Cutler’s white chocolate cabinet!

Make a statement with your tiles:

2014 is all about the backsplash, so make your kitchen stand out with a full tiled wall. Creekside Tile Company has a look to suit every style and budget whether you’re looking for custom glass mosaic, hand painted ceramic tiles, concrete tiles or unique natural stone mosaics. If you are on a budget, use subway tiles to create a herringbone pattern for a wow factor without breaking the bank!


Remember the dirt factor when choosing your tiles. Tiles with a bit of colour hide dirt whereas solid colours show more of your family’s mess. Always look for a tile with a speck or pattern to it.

Your faucet is the jewel of the kitchen:

Brass and coloured faucets are in trend this year.  But the big trend is having a showstopper faucet that makes every guest jealous.

Delta offers faucets with Touch2O Technology.  Simply tap anywhere on the spout or handle to start or stop water flow. Sleek and functional, these faucets conserve water and come in a variety of finishes to match the look of your home.


Ready, set, plan:

Before you start your project, understand the functionality of the space. This will help you figure out the best design for your home.

Make a wish list of the products, looks and efficient solutions you desire. From there you can start deciding what is most important, what works on your budget and what will work within your space.

Working with a floor plan and consulting a professional is a wise investment to help eliminate costly mistakes. Start your planning!

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