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Kitchen Renos With Soul: What You Can Do To Your Kitchen Now And How To Plan For The Future

While we are all adapting to the new normal, we are living with the challenges of social distancing, non-stop news reports, and for some of us, serious boredom. You're staying home, but what are you doing to pass the time? If you're looking for a project, we at Soul Stone would like to dish up some helpful advice on ways to spruce up your kitchen. No doubt you have been spending your fair share of time in there trying your hand at the hottest quarantine trends in food and drink. (Admit it, you've been baking sourdough and whipping coffee with the best of them!) 


The kitchen is the heart of the home. When it's done right, a kitchen inspires creativity and comfort.

Kitchen projects you can tackle today.

Since you're at home for the foreseeable future, you might as well make the most of your time and give your kitchen some attention. There are plenty of projects you can tackle at home with some basic supplies and a little creativity. So, what are some things you can do right now to make your kitchen feel like a new space? 

  • Rearrange and reorganize your cupboards to utilize space

  • Add pattern to your kitchen or order backsplash tiles online

  • Hang up that art you forgot you bought or look for an accent rug

  • Swap out old hardware for something new

  • Two words: Accent Wall

  • Lastly, plan the big things and make a budget for the post-COVID-19 world!


Start planning for the bigger renovations now.


While it’s no secret that kitchen renovations cost money, there are different phases of kitchen renovations that you can plan for now while you're at home. Figure out what you want so that when the time comes, you can set your plan into motion. Think about design elements, materials, and research who you want to hire to take on the big projects in your kitchen renovation.

The Overhaul: The Full Kitchen Reno


For this renovation, you’re anticipating to remove walls or reframe your kitchen completely. This type of renovation might also require electrical and plumbing modifications, depending on how much you want to have done. You’ll want to look for new appliances to match your aesthetic as well as lighting, countertops, cabinets, fixtures, backsplash, paint colour, and flooring. 

For a full kitchen renovation, you’re looking in the price range of $55,000 to $95,000 with the possibility of a higher cost if you want more top quality materials and appliances. Of course, the cost of your renovation will also depend on who you hire to do the work. This kitchen renovation is the most expensive type of renovation, but you also get to see your entire space transformed to your liking. Have you always dreamed of having a kitchen like in Full House? Here’s your opportunity to bring your dream kitchen to life!

Depending on what your kitchen is like to start with, a renovation can be full-on or a simple face lift.

The Refresher: The Partial Kitchen Reno


With this type of renovation, the layout of your kitchen will remain the same, but you will focus on the look. You’ll be looking to change your backsplash, flooring, paint colour, cabinets, countertops, and appliances. While this is a less intense transformation, it may also be more affordable if you’re looking to give your kitchen a new look without tearing down walls. 

Depending on who you hire and the quality of materials this type of project can cost between $25,000 and $40,000. A kitchen refresher is the middle of the road renovation; it's a little easier on the wallet but you can still create your dream kitchen with an already well-structured space!

The Facelift: The Basic Kitchen Reno


Do you love your kitchen already, but want to give it a little soul? This kitchen renovation is the most inexpensive and involves the least amount of alterations. With this renovation, you’ll be looking to reface doors, change the backsplash, install new countertops, update light fixtures, and purchase some new appliances. This can cost anywhere from $12,000 to $20,000 depending on the quality of materials and who you hire to do the work. 

Even just adding a new, high-quality counter top can give new life (and a whole lot of soul) to your kitchen.

We are hopeful that this breakdown gives you an idea of the prices you will be looking at for most types of kitchen renovations. All kitchen renovations add a nice personal touch to the home; it just depends on how drastic you want that change to be! In saying that, we are happy to announce that we offer full-service kitchen design, manufacturing, and installation services and have teamed up with the talented Daniel Long of Long & Co. Interior Design to help make your kitchen stand out.


We’re looking forward to re-opening and helping to make your kitchen feel like the heart of your home. 


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