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Kitchen Renovations

Choosing New Kitchen Cabinets? Here’s What You Need to Know

One of the most important design features in any kitchen is the cabinetry. It’s also where a large portion of your kitchen renovation budget will go. Did you know that kitchen cabinets can account for 50% or more of your budget, depending on what style and materials you choose? It’s true! With such a large…

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How Long Does A Kitchen Renovation Take?

If you are planning a kitchen renovation in the near future, you are likely wondering how long it will take. Along with cost, it’s one of the most common questions that homeowners ask us. Whether you want to know how long you’ll need to survive without a fully-functioning kitchen, or mentally prepare yourself for what’s…

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Before & After: Markland Woods Kitchen and Family Room Renovation

At Inspire Homes, we recently completed a large scale kitchen and family room renovation on a Markland Woods home in the Toronto suburb of Etobicoke. This house, originally built in the early 1960s, had a dated kitchen that wasn’t suited for a busy family with growing children. The kitchen lacked much-needed storage and counter space,…

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The Kitchen Design Process

The Kitchen Design Process: What to Expect? The design process is one of the most critical steps in a kitchen renovation. There any many factors to consider, such as the floor plan, electrical and mechanical placement, product selection and appliance location. It can be an overwhelming task when tackled alone, but, by working with a…

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What Is The Cost Of A Kitchen Renovation?

What to Consider When Costing Out a Kitchen Renovation Breathing new life into a tired or inefficient kitchen is one of the smartest investments a homeowner can make. In fact, according to the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC), you can expect a 75% to 100% return on investment by completing a major kitchen renovation. But,…

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10 Kitchen Renovation Trends for 2016

10 Kitchen Trends for 2016 The heart of any home is undeniably the kitchen. It’s a multi-faceted space where friends and family gather, meals are prepared and enjoyed, and day-to-day life unfolds. At Inspire Homes, we believe that kitchens can be functional and beautiful by incorporating the latest design trends with quality products, striking finishes…

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Project Spotlight: Mississauga House Addition & Renovation

Nearly 25 years ago, a small solarium was added to the backside of this 1960s Mississauga ranch bungalow. The kitchen remained part of the solarium, but this no longer worked for our clients for several reasons. First, the solarium faced east so it received morning sun. This made the kitchen unbearable on sunny days. Second,…

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Practical Kitchen Cabinetry Choices

Functional Kitchen Cabinetry Choices When it comes to kitchen renovations, sometimes we are only able to increase the square footage of the space slightly. With this in mind, it can be the cabinetry selection that makes the biggest impact on a homeowner’s overall enjoyment of their newly renovated kitchen. Kitchen cabinets of the past were…

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Top 7 Kitchen Renovation Trends

  Kitchens are the heart of a home, and for this reason there are many homeowners who want to renovate or remodel their tired-looking kitchen into something more functional and modern. Sometimes these projects are part of a larger first-floor transformation,  where we open up the living space – but that doesn’t always need to…

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Project Spotlight: Toronto Kitchen & Bath Renovation

  Our Toronto homeowners had a 50-year-old home that needed updated. The kitchen was typical for a Toronto home built in the1960s, closed in by walls on all sides.  A single bathroom served the entire family.  They dreamed of a larger kitchen and a master ensuite.   Originally, the homeowner had considered building a house…

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