Kitchen in a house is one of the most important aspects that makes a good looking house look like a great looking house. A kitchen has various things that make it look appealing such as Kitchen style (closed/open concept), Colours on the wall, backsplash, cupboards, the countertop options, appliances (fridge, oven, etc.), flooring of the kitchen, faucets, other amenities such as kitchen built in vacuums, lighting in the kitchen, crown molding, pantry, etc.
We’re going to dive into each element and tell our readers about current trends in the kitchen, give examples of concepts, and last but not least the pricing estimates of each section.
Closed kitchen ideas: https://www.pinterest.ca/sethhaber/closed-kitchen/
Open kitchen ideas: https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/430093833145647995/
Bright colours are in for this trend, a lot of higher end houses are going for a swan white colour to match their floors and kitchen.
Colour ideas: https://www.housebeautiful.com/room-decorating/colors/g1181/living-room-paint-color-ideas/?slide=6
AVG cost of backsplash of countertop is between $450-650 for 16 SQFT for lower to mid quality/design $700-1000+ for higher end quality and design. Material only
Cupboards come in many styles, height, colour, and design. With many customization options, the homeowner is often undecided or unsure on which would be best or economical for their house. Here are a few popular styles of cabinets/cupboards the homeowner get to choose from:
For more information on each design and visuals of designs mentioned above check out our friends at Cabin Life.
These are just styles of the cabinets, the cabinet customization also goes into the type of wood or material used, such as cherry wood, oak, MDF etc.
For more reference material and concepts: check out https://www.pinterest.ca/diannevburns/kitchen-cabinets/
Cost to get a small renovation done is between $130-260 per cabinet to a major renovation done which is between $390-650+ per cabinet in Ontario Canada (material only).
There are many options to use when dealing with counter tops, if you would like to know more about counter tops, options, and prices follow https://www.massrealtyinc.com/massrealty-blog-posts/countertop-trends-for-2021
If you need some reference material for kitchen design and counter tops check out https://www.pinterest.ca/StockCabinetExp/kitchen-countertop-ideas/
Major Appliances are important in the kitchen and they affect the house value tremendously, good kitchen appliances also mean less maintenance, and good performance! Some appliances can cost thousands of dollars all together or stand alone! It’s really important to know which appliances are good and which ones need to be changed. Major Appliances in the kitchen include: Fridge, Cooking top, Wall oven & microwave, range hood or went (exhaust fan), undercounter refrigerators, disposals and compactors, and dishwasher. Note: you don't need undercounter fridges or disposals and compactors, they are nice to have.
minor appliances are small kitchen appliances that can do many tasks and do it much more efficiently than by hand procedures. For many home cooks, the time saved using small kitchen appliances is the No. 1 reason to use them. For example, brew coffee while doing another task in the house, a grinder machine to grind spices and other things rather than doing it by hand. This blog is designed to help homeowners pick useful small kitchen appliances, and create delicious meals that homeowners can enjoy.
Appliances in style are important as well, current trends for appliances are in the colour of Chrome. Chrome style fits in with all kitchens unlike white or black solid coloured appliances which are now outdated and look tacky. If you have the money for it, you can disguise the appliances to look like the cupboards in the kitchen! It's a very unique and luxurious look to complete the kitchen.
Example of cupboard built in kitchen:
As of today, the best kitchen appliances are by the company Kitchen Aid. Their appliances can be expensive with packages going for $20k+. With the large price tag, the quality of the appliances received is top notch. Kitchen Aid has a fridge, stove top, wall oven, and more!
You can mix and match to use various cheap economical options just keep in mind to keep them in the same colour or it will be difficult to sell the home. The most economical option for a kitchen with decent performance comes from LG appliances. The total estimated cost of choosing economical choices various between $10-20K+
Flooring in the kitchen is flexible to a degree, currently there is a trend that is placing vinyl on the floor to give it a modern look. Although it looks nice, does it fulfill the functions and the problems in the kitchen? Check out our blog on the flooring and find out which floor is the best! https://www.massrealtyinc.com/massrealty-blog-posts/flooring-tiles-vs-hardwood-vs-laminate-vs-vinyl-vs-carpet-etc
Kitchen faucets and sink styles add great depth to a kitchen. The design and choice of colours must reflect the style presented in the kitchen. For example, a modern stylized kitchen using fancy luxury old school faucets makes the kitchen too different from one another. So it's best to merge the concepts together.
There are many types of faucets styles, the homeowner must match the colour to the rest of the kitchen and its cupboards. If the cupboards are chrome in colour then faucets should also be chrome in colour. If they are gold then the faucet must also reflect that colour. These small details in the house bring out the great picture of the room. Here are some ideas to help you decide which faucet looks good in your kitchen!
Prices for kitchen faucets vary based on quality, colour, and manufacturer. The average cost of sink faucet in Canada is between $120-180, more luxury end are available past 200+
Kitchen Faucets: https://www.pinterest.ca/fergusonshowrooms/kitchen-faucets/
Along with kitchen faucets, kitchen sinks are also important and add flare to the kitchen. There are many types of kitchen sinks, here are a few kinds:
Kitchen sinks often start from $40 for low end to $1000+ for high end sinks.
For a more in depth explanation and picture examples of these sinks check out our good friends Kitchen and Cabinet Kings or click on the link https://kitchencabinetkings.com/ideas/types-of-kitchen-sinks?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=fa7c079473714f8fa495f80167312729153c3af4-1622390637-0-AYab3kQwIHawfvXO_0NLRArCSRmCMKxtvqYNtMF83ghAf26u-yNckqEqQTF8RT7k_TQ1xV25pCfXn5cuts3w6ruVRUne82G-hhb3Ztrei1IynxuTiVeWIyulIj9yMJXGksS1TcCLok045LV3Nv2GveVYA2VxrI3c_mhWeoqqZUu0wv3Dx5vYtPw4jIRZxkS4TbEv3rqKaHndzJj0N6L4j6uVE5AjXFXTDzCIQ27Cbii2v8Dj2_3W2Ql3n2-0xVWODzGSFk3LR_6FMZr6vtTjb3lWgF29619EEVLLhIsUw-UixVG71TCmTRRUYPaNg6BaL5Ua3V34mFOyiKfVIY-ycmPLFrdMMBf5--TaZRCrCe6XTaGX7Jx0d20ZR1sHpUN8UMLlNmpeOEzAY4iKHkcJMmCiDf6CE96tApz1ybEpSE-ojQpF_T-yiu92MOPUch_8grT9862F2Vfj-pxcnXS_wPwkjdcybYxzyW5swBbL81db5-yxaKKESkvQ2qZX51GtuQ
Don't know which faucet will look best in your kitchen? Here are a few examples to help you decide on a few! https://www.pinterest.ca/kitchenmagicinc/kitchen-sinks/
Cost of installing built-in vacuums is between $1500-2000 respectively.
Types of lights: Xenon Fixtures
Types of lights: Puck Lights
Types of lights: Fluorescent Fixtures
Types of lights: LED Fixtures
Types of lights: LED Strip Lights
Cost of installing lights on the cupboard is between $100-250. You can install LED strips which cost less (between $20-50+) but don't look as prominent as installed lights.
Average cost of crown molding in Ontario, Canada is $4-15 per linear foot. In larger numbers, $600-1800. If using hard wood or metal trimming, the price can easily double.
Pros: These are perfect for very narrow spaces.
Cons: These pantries generally come with limited warranties and have a low weight capacity.
Pull-out pantries can cost between 300-1000+ depending on how big and complicated the system for the pantry is.
Pros: These require minimal cleaning, they allow maximum visibility, are cost-effective and DIY-friendly for converting existing pantries.
Cons: The quality and features are wide ranging. Some baskets have angled sides, which leads to reduced storage capacity.
The cost of pull-out baskets can be from $80-400+ depending on size, design, and branding.
Pros: These have flexible sizing, a high weight capacity and are generally high quality.
Cons: This system has limited depth options, can be pricey and are generally not DIY-friendly if you’re converting an existing pantry. In addition, if your budget is limited and you only install a few internal drawers, you might fall short of the functionality you require. Pantry drawers may also require ‘packing’ to clear the hinges, resulting in reduced storage. If your pantry is narrow, internal drawers may leave you with limited storage as the sidewalls are generally quite thick in order to conceal the drawer mechanism.
Pros: These are easy, inexpensive and commonly used.
Cons: It’s hard to reach the back of shelves and the necessarily wide spacing reduces storage space.
Professional pantry installation can go from $500-3500 depending on material, quality and branding. This can also be a DIY project, which can cost between $150-400
Other pantry mechanisms
Pros: High marks for visibility and access.
Cons: They generally come with limited warranties and have a low weight capacity.