Your kitchen is a place where your household undoubtedly spends a lot of time. Between cooking, family meals, homework, and entertaining guests, the space is required to be versatile and functional. Kitchens, even though they go through constant wear and tear, withstand a lot. While this is great, it could also mean that your kitchen is quite dated and in need of an upgrade. If you’re unsure, check out these 4 signs you need to renovate your kitchen. For some inspiration, take a look at two kitchen countertop projects completed by two homeowners in Toronto for under $10,000.
Kitchen Countertop Replacement for $1,900 in Toronto
When it was time to replace their kitchen countertop, Lorna connected with GTA Kitchen Depot. Lorna knew it was time to replace the countertop but had no idea what to look for in terms of design and functionality. Luckily, she was able to consult with Liz from GTA Kitchen Depot, who advised them on the best options and prices.
Aesthetics play an important role in choosing your kitchen countertop. Of course, you want it to match your home’s colour scheme and design. However, there are quite a few different options of material to choose from, and deciding which is best can be hard. Plus, you can’t just pick and choose any materials, as some are stronger than others. For example, in your kitchen, you’ll want a material that can withstand heat, as well as scratches and dents, as it is a high traffic area. Learn more about the different kitchen countertop materials here.
Lorna appreciated Liz’s knowledge of different materials and ultimately loved the final selection. As you can see from the photo, the countertop matches the space perfectly and is also a functional piece for Lorna’s day-to-day activities in the kitchen. When it comes time to replace your kitchen countertop, consult with a pro on which material is best.
New Kitchen Countertop & Backsplash for $8,200 in Toronto
Suzanne from Toronto’s kitchen was dated, and they were in the midst of updating it. This update included painting the cabinets as well as installing new countertops and backsplash. After looking around, Suzanne hired Miracle Marble for the job.
Suzanne’s previous kitchen was toned with dark colours. With dark cabinets, as well as a dark countertop it appeared to be dated. The idea was to ‘refresh’ the kitchen, which meant transforming the space from dark to light. The cabinets were painted a very light grey, leaving a lot of options for the countertop colour. Suzanne decided on a white, simple, timeless quartz countertop. This piece not only ties the entire kitchen together, creating a bright and inviting space for Suzanne to enjoy, but it also is very practical. Quartz countertops repel liquid and are quite durable, leaving Suzanne with beautiful countertops for years to come.
Suzanne’s project is a great example of not having to completely gut or replace your entire kitchen. A simple upgrade of the countertops and painting of cabinets can completely transform the space from a dated to a modern look.
If you’re interested in updating your kitchen countertops or cabinets, consult with a pro today. They will advise you on the best materials and help you complete your project within your budget. Start today by reading reviews of kitchen renovation pros on HomeStars.