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Table of contents Kitchen Renovation Guide

Last modified: 2018/12/24 | Approximate reading time 5 mins

Are you planning on renovating your kitchen? This process can be long and complicated, as it involves several steps as well as a number of factors that can affect the price, the duration of the work and the durability of the materials. For this type of project, proper planning is essential. Even when hiring a contractor, it is advised to get informed about this subject in order to have a better idea of what you should plan for. 

Having written several articles on the subject of kitchen renovations, we have decided to compile and classify the links towards these articles in one place, to make it easier for people to find the information they need about the different aspects of this project. 

Here is a list of all of our articles about kitchen renovations


We often forget backsplashes, which are actually very useful both for their esthetical aspect and the general maintenance of the kitchen. This material is used to protect the wall's surface and to make it easier to clean. There are several materials and installation methods for backsplashes. You will find relevant information in these articles: 


When the whole kitchen is being renovated, the planning stage is crucial. Here are a few articles that will help you as you organize this project: 


There are several types of materials for kitchen counters. How should you go about to choose the best one? What are the average prices? Find an answer to these interrogations in one of our numerous articles on the subject: 

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A kitchen is not truly a kitchen without cabinets and drawers. They are used for storage and form the structure of the room. In view of the number of materials and formats that are available, you will need to evaluate your needs and your budget. 

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Flooring materials that are used in the kitchen must be very resistant to various elements. As one may imagine, kitchen floors are exposed to potentially damaging elements such as water, grease and dust. It is important to make sure that the surface is easy to clean and that the material will stay in good shape despite being exposed to these elements. 


The kitchen's general lighting plays a much bigger role than what one could imagine. Cooking and spending time in a room that is too dark is not a very enjoyable experience, which means that this aspect must be a part of the thought process when renovating a kitchen.


As stated in the section about flooring, materials that are used in the kitchen need to fill certain characteristics, among which being waterproof and easy to clean. In the following articles, we will present materials that fulfill these requirements: 


It is best to use a type of paint that is adapted for kitchens. This product is waterproof and creates a surface that is easy to clean. 


How much will your kitchen renovation project cost? $5 000? $10 000? $30 000? This type of project is costly and it can be hard to calculate a preliminary budget when it is the first time that we renovate this room. Here is some information to guide you: 

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Range hoods serve to maintain the air quality in a home and also play a role with regards to the cleanliness of the kitchen. 


This aspect, which is not as "sexy" but just as essential, must be a critical part of your thought process. What type of faucet will suit your needs? Does the plumbing need to be redone? The following articles cover the subject: 


Paint or tiles? Wallpaper or decorative panels? Whether you're looking for a kitchen decor that is bold or more classical, you will have plenty of options!

To see examples of kitchen renovation projects completed by contractors, check out "10 examples of inspiring renovation projects".

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