Consider Hiring a Pro

Unless you have a lot of experience in construction, seriously consider hiring someone to manage your remodel. You can start with a project manager who can keep track of all your contractors, as well as the progress of your project, or hire contractors directly. Either way, keep a close eye on the progress so that your kitchen turns out exactly the way you want.

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  • Cabinets: Swapping out the cabinetry in your kitchen can quickly become the costliest part of your remodel. If you’re completely replacing your cabinets with or without a layout change, you’ll want to look for cabinet manufacturers Toronto or another licensed contractor to accurately and precisely measure your kitchen to get the best fit possible.
  • Flooring: Wood-look tile is really popular, but is it the best option for your space? Consider hiring a kitchen designer to show you flooring options that best mesh with your design.
  • Countertops: Granite is on its way out and manufactured quartz is in. A contractor or kitchen designer can point you toward the latest trends. Besides quartz and granite, other countertop materials include laminate, concrete, wood, and even metal.
  • Appliances: When it comes to appliances, the options are almost too overwhelming. Start with a list of features you absolutely have to have and take these to your project manager. They can point you to the right brand and style.
  • Lighting: Even with natural light in a kitchen, you’ll still want to have ample light for those times the sun isn’t brightly shining. Work with your designer to pick lighting that accents your space and makes it an enjoyable environment for cooking.


Remodeling your kitchen can be a stressful time even if the finished product will be worth it. With so much time, energy, and money on the line, you’ll need to keep a few things in mind to protect your investment.