Your kitchen is a place where you spend a lot of time. From early morning breakfast to late-night snacks, a majority of your day is spent in or at least around the space. With this being said, the kitchen acts as a main focal point in your home, so you want it to present itself well. Older kitchens tend to come off as dated and are also smaller, with less storage and counter space. Aside from aesthetics, a fully functional kitchen is necessary considering how much time we spend in it. Take a look at two homeowners from Calgary who renovated their kitchens for under $50,000.
Condo Kitchen Renovation for $32,000 in Calgary
Walter’s kitchen needed an upgrade. Walter lives in a condo, and with that, there’s no hiding any room. They recognized that their kitchen was the main focal point of the space and wanted to update it. Additionally, they were looking to create a more open concept kitchen to flow better with the rest of the floor plan. With a strict plan in mind, Walter turned to Kay2 Contracting Ltd to complete the job.
The plan was to eliminate the clutter in such a small space, update the fixtures, and ultimately create a more open concept kitchen. To eliminate the clutter, additional cabinetry was added above the existing cabinets. Adding cabinetry that goes up to the ceiling nearly doubled the amount of storage space available. Additionally, the countertop size was increased to include more usable counter space. Removing the two-tiered island countertop expanded the usable space tremendously and also created a more open flow between the two rooms.
What was a small, crowded space has been transformed into a space that not only looks incredible, but it is larger, has more storage, and is way more practical. If you’re feeling inspired by this transformation, get connected with a pro to discuss your dream kitchen reno plans today.
Kitchen Renovation for $50,000 in Calgary
Similar to Walter, DJ was looking to completely upgrade their kitchen. They were looking to update their cabinetry, island, and expand the total space. They turned to Envision Custom Renovations Inc to help them out.
As you can see from the before and after photos, the kitchen’s overall space has increased. Not only was the size of the kitchen island doubled, but it was also pushed back, expanding into the open area of the home. Open-concept floor plans are more and more popular in homes today. If you have unused space on your main floor, there’s no harm in using it to expand your kitchen. The kitchen has become more of an entertainment, meal prepping, and eating hybrid area, so creating the open flow between rooms is actually preferred.
Being able to expand the space has allowed for more room between the island and the main unit, allowing for more prep space which can help prevent accidents in the kitchen. The cabinets were also updated, getting rid of the traditional bottom cabinet cupboards, and replacing them with pot drawers allowing for more usable and organized storage within the kitchen. Overall, the space is more inviting, more practical, and looks more aesthetically pleasing.
As your family starts to grow, it’s important to think about expanding spaces and storage within your home. Your kitchen is a great way to start. Expanding cabinetry space and countertop space are two projects that greatly impact the functionality of your kitchen and look. If you’re interested in renovating your kitchen, start by reading more reviews similar to these two and get connected with a pro in your area today.