Kitchen Islands of Ottawa by LindenCraft
Did you ever want your own private island, where everything is there to make you happy? Of course we are talking about kitchen islands. Kitchen counter space is always at a premium. Whether you are using it to prepare meals, do homework, roll out pastry or as a convenient place to store canisters, there never seems to be enough room. One great solution that Ottawa home owners are embracing is the kitchen island. Islands can add precious work space as well as an eating area, storage and an entertaining space. An island can open up your kitchen and make it both more functional and more visually appealing. But, before you decide to tear down walls and install an island in your kitchen, there are a few things you should consider.
Kitchen Renovation Tips
Are you thinking of renovating your Ottawa kitchen? Here are a few tips and ideas that will make your experience easier and more rewarding from LindenCraft, an Ottawa, Ontario kitchen design and renovation company. If your entire house needs redoing, and you are getting overwhelmed, focus on one room at a time. In Ottawa, kitchens, bathrooms and basements tend to give the best bang for your buck.To create a kitchen that will keep you happily cooking for many years, you should consider your needs, your budget and functionality. You can research and contemplate these items on your own or in consultation with a knowledgeable contractor with in-house designers, such as LindenCraft, an Ottawa, Ontario custom kitchen, bathroom and finished basement design and remodeling company. They can guide you through the process.
Kitchen Renovation Needs
Every homeowner has different needs and uses their kitchen differently. Your needs will depend on the size of your family, how often you cook and your style of cooking (are you a gourmet cook or do you prefer the quick and easy meals?). In Ottawa, where there are four well defined seasons, it is important to assess your kitchen remodeling projects for each season. When considering your needs, here are a few areas to consider:
With the end of summer approaching, you can add cheer and warmth to your home with punches of colour. As many contemporary kitchen designs are based around simple white units, we've chosen to focus on this area of the house, as it can end up looking quite clinical and lacking in character. With a few pops of bright and bold colour, you can really bring a cheerful liveliness to your kitchen.
Ever wondered what goes into the making of fine cabinetry? To an untrained eye, it can be hard to judge cabinet quality at first glance. Knowing how things are made can help give you understanding as to what makes a quality product. Handy for those interested in cabinets, the ‘Cool Stuff Being Made’ video channel has done a feature on the making of Quality Custom Cabinets – one of the lines that LindenCraft is proud to carry.
Fed up with the disarray in your kitchen? Short of knocking down walls to create more space, or a complete remodel, there are several small changes you can make to have a more functional and enjoyable work space. Incorporating a few of these tips from the pros, can make a surprising difference.
Transitional kitchens marry what we love about the past with the simple lines and functionality of modern kitchens. Designing a stand out transitional kitchen is all about achieving the right balance of the two. The style is great if modern kitchens seem too stark to you or if you find traditional kitchens overly ornate.
There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to transitional kitchens, so have fun and go with what you like. It's often surprising how new materials, like concrete counters, suit traditional kitchen styles. White or black wood cabinets are often used in transitional kitchens because they go well with traditional elements as well as modern.
Check out some show-worthy transitional kitchens below.