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The kitchen is the heart of the home, the main gathering spot where you entertain friends and family. It’s also the most popular room to get renovated, partly because it offers an excellent return on investment. So, why wait any longer to get started?

Browse our articles to find the latest kitchen trends, renovation costs, and so much more. And, if you’re looking for inspiration, check out our kitchen projects, completed by our 53-point Verified Contractors.

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Kitchen Remodeling: Planning, Costs, and Ideas

No matter which way you slice it, the kitchen is the heart of a home. It’s a central gathering place where you eat, share, catch up, entertain, and more. Naturally, ...

Published on:
April 21, 2022
29 min read
Amber Van Wort
Writer
Kitchen Remodeling: Planning, Costs, and Ideas
Professional Kitchen Cabinet Finishing Techniques: Glazes, Paints, and Stains
Published on:
February 21, 2022
8 min read
Professional Kitchen Cabinet Finishing Techniques: Glazes, Paints, and Stains

Frequently asked questions  What is the best colour for kitchen cabinets?  Ultimately, colour is a matter of preference. As a general rule, you should aim for colours that match or ...

Amber Van Wort
Writer
Choosing the Best Flooring for Your Kitchen
Published on:
September 20, 2021
14 min read
Choosing the Best Flooring for Your Kitchen

Maybe you’ve been thinking about it for a while… you’ve scrolled through Pinterest, pored over design blogs, and looked at countless in-store samples. Or maybe you’ve just stumbled upon our ...

Julie Loiselle
Writer
15 Kitchen Cabinet Ideas for 2022
Published on:
September 9, 2021
7 min read
15 Kitchen Cabinet Ideas for 2022

Kitchen cabinets are more than just functional storage spaces: they’re one of the major pieces that ties a room together. From cabinet style to hardware finish, every decision matters. This ...

Amber Van Wort
Writer
Kitchen Must-Haves: Functionality and Aesthetics
Published on:
August 11, 2021
8 min read
Kitchen Must-Haves: Functionality and Aesthetics

The time has come, and you're getting ready to bring your dream kitchen to life. Your mood board showcases all your must-haves and your desired aesthetic. You've hired a contractor. ...

Isabelle Pronovost
Writer
10 Trends to Vamp up Your Kitchen in 2022
Published on:
March 23, 2021
9 min read
10 Trends to Vamp up Your Kitchen in 2022

Renovating an outdated kitchen into something brand new is truly exciting! We spend a lot of time in this room: it’s the place where recipes come to life and children’s ...

Marilena Tricarico
Renovation Expert & Interior Designer | RenoAssistance
What Does a Kitchen Renovation Cost in 2022? Toronto vs. Montreal
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January 1, 2021
7 min read
What Does a Kitchen Renovation Cost in 2022? Toronto vs. Montreal

Thinking of renovating your kitchen? As you're browsing your kitchen renovation checklist, you're probably wondering how much it's all going to cost. A new kitchen is a major investment and ...

Jason Pagliuca
Verification Coordinator | RenoAssistance
Kitchen Cabinet Styles: Which is Best For You?
Published on:
June 29, 2020
6 min read
Kitchen Cabinet Styles: Which is Best For You?

When the time comes to tackle your kitchen renovation, it is important to consider the space's kitchen cabinets. These are often the focal point of the room. Most people get ...

Maria Santamaria
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
The ABCs of an Organized Pantry
Published on:
March 30, 2020
4 min read
The ABCs of an Organized Pantry

What could be worse than cooking and not being able to find the ingredient you're looking for? It's easy to forget about storage solutions when going through your kitchen renovation ...

Julie Calce
Content Writer | RenoAssistance
13 Inspirational Ideas for a Gorgeous Kitchen Backsplash That’ll Turn Heads!
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January 22, 2020
7 min read
13 Inspirational Ideas for a Gorgeous Kitchen Backsplash That’ll Turn Heads!

The backsplash plays a key role in your kitchen, serving both aesthetic and functional purposes. It not only protects your walls from spills and splashes, but it’s also an essential design feature that ties together all the other ...

Marilena Tricarico
Renovation Expert & Interior Designer | RenoAssistance
The Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Materials
Published on:
December 20, 2019
8 min read
The Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Cabinet Materials

Whether you’re looking to get more enjoyment from your home or are preparing to sell, remodeling your kitchen is exciting. And what better place to start than with your kitchen cabinets! But with ...

Amber Van Wort
Writer
The Modern Kitchen: 10 Tips to Upgrade Your Design
Published on:
November 26, 2019
10 min read
The Modern Kitchen: 10 Tips to Upgrade Your Design

Thinking about renovating your kitchen and want to give it a more contemporary style? Get inspired by our selection of stylish modern kitchens and discover some great tips and tricks! ...

Lucia Di Sclafani
Content Manager | RenoAssistance
The Benefits of Renovating Your Kitchen and Bathroom Simultaneously
Published on:
October 7, 2019
4 min read
The Benefits of Renovating Your Kitchen and Bathroom Simultaneously

Tackling a kitchen and bathroom renovation at the same time can come with benefits like saving time and money. It'll also help reduce stress, since your home won't be a ...

Marilena Tricarico
Renovation Expert & Interior Designer | RenoAssistance
Kitchen Countertops: Best Materials and Prices
Published on:
September 24, 2019
10 min read
Kitchen Countertops: Best Materials and Prices

Granite Easily one of the most popular choices for both kitchen and bathroom countertops. A natural stone that is incredibly durable. It is normally sealed with a glossy, polished finish ...

Andrew Collins
360° Verification Coordinator | RenoAssistance
Outdoor Kitchen: 7 Tips For A Great Space
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July 16, 2019
6 min read
Outdoor Kitchen: 7 Tips For A Great Space

Now that summer is in full swing, we can finally enjoy our backyards! Why not make the most of your space by putting in an outdoor kitchen? We spoke with our ...

Lucia Di Sclafani
Content Manager | RenoAssistance
Remodeling for a High End Kitchen: Luxury is in the Details
Published on:
June 18, 2019
8 min read
Remodeling for a High End Kitchen: Luxury is in the Details

Whether you’re vying to become the next Julia Child, or want to update your home’s equity value, a high-end kitchen remodel is both complex and rewarding. It requires good planning, an ...

Karine Gazeryan
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
10 Kitchen Renovation Mistakes to Avoid
Published on:
April 2, 2019
7 min read
10 Kitchen Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

You've got your handy renovation checklist in hand, and you feel ready to start your kitchen project. But do you know what the most common pitfalls are, or how to ...

Marilena Tricarico
Renovation Expert & Interior Designer | RenoAssistance
5 Things to Consider Before You Start Your Kitchen Renovation
Published on:
March 11, 2019
3 min read
5 Things to Consider Before You Start Your Kitchen Renovation

A kitchen renovation is amazing opportunity to create a place to make meals and memories, so think about what you need for it to suit your lifestyle. For example, if ...

Maria Santamaria
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
Kitchen Cabinet Refacing: An Economic Way of Renovating Your Kitchen
Published on:
February 25, 2019
3 min read
Kitchen Cabinet Refacing: An Economic Way of Renovating Your Kitchen

Your cabinets are showing their age, but you're not quite sold on the idea of a full kitchen renovation. You've been scouring Pinterest, looking at professional cabinet finishes and alternative ...

Maria Santamaria
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
50 Dream Kitchen Designs
Published on:
January 21, 2019
0 min read
50 Dream Kitchen Designs

There's no doubt that planning out a kitchen remodel is exciting. Though, it can be overwhelming too! That's why we've gathered 50 kitchen designs to help you get inspired for your ...

Marilena Tricarico
Renovation Expert & Interior Designer | RenoAssistance
The Ideal Kitchen Island: All You Need to Know
Published on:
January 14, 2019
7 min read
The Ideal Kitchen Island: All You Need to Know

Kitchen islands can be so versatile! If you're planning on renovating your kitchen, take note of your needs and desires, and check out what the market has to offer before picking yours out. ...

Charles Gosselin
Content Manager | RenoAssistance
10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Kitchen’s Space
Published on:
December 28, 2018
3 min read
10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Kitchen’s Space

Your kitchen is a lot more spacious than you think! Whether it's a small square, built lengthwise, or is an open concept, here are 10 simple tips our kitchen designers put ...

Karine Gazeryan
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
Kitchens of Tomorrow: What Will They Look Like?
Published on:
December 11, 2018
5 min read
Kitchens of Tomorrow: What Will They Look Like?

Tomorrow's kitchen will be smart & connected Technology is constantly evolving in our hyper-connected world - even in the kitchen! There already exists a plethora of gadgets and appliances for ...

Adele Orsini
Renovation Advisor | RenoAssistance
12 Kitchen Design Examples
Published on:
November 5, 2018
7 min read
12 Kitchen Design Examples

A kitchen renovation project is always exciting, especially when your current kitchen doesn't give your guests that ''wow'' expression on their faces when they walk in. It's fair to say that you ...

Charles Gosselin
Content Manager | RenoAssistance
How Long Does a Kitchen Renovation take? What to Expect
Published on:
November 16, 2017
3 min read
How Long Does a Kitchen Renovation take? What to Expect

How long will my kitchen renovation take? Depending on the scale of your project, the time frame for your kitchen renovation could be impacted by a number of factors, including: ...

Charles Gosselin
Content Manager | RenoAssistance
10 Low-Cost Ideas to Save Money on Your Kitchen Remodel
Published on:
September 27, 2017
7 min read
10 Low-Cost Ideas to Save Money on Your Kitchen Remodel

The kitchen is the heart of the home. It's where we come together to cook, eat, and make memories. Sometimes it’s also the part of our home that needs the ...

Lily Mitchell
Writer
Best Kitchen Renovators in Toronto & Montreal
Published on:
August 24, 2017
4 min read
Best Kitchen Renovators in Toronto & Montreal

As previously discussed in our article about the advantages of working with a kitchen design expert, in this article we look at the benefits of hiring a specialized kitchen renovator to ...

Caroline Brault
Assistant Director – 360° Verification | RenoAssistance
Kitchen Design – The Advantages of Working with a Kitchen Designer
Published on:
August 8, 2017
7 min read
Kitchen Design – The Advantages of Working with a Kitchen Designer

Kitchens have evolved a lot over the years. Once found only in the rear of the home, today's kitchen designs take the kitchen out of the background to become a focal ...

Andrew Collins
360° Verification Coordinator | RenoAssistance
Best Countertop Materials for your Kitchen
Published on:
July 27, 2017
7 min read
Best Countertop Materials for your Kitchen

When renovating the most functional rooms in your home, such as your kitchen or bathroom, decisions need to be made carefully when it comes to the elements that will be ...

Caroline Brault
Assistant Director – 360° Verification | RenoAssistance