Make a Big Impact in a Small Way: Simple Ways to Give Your Kitchen a Facelift Without Breaking the Bank!

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Renovating a kitchen is no easy task.  It can be time consuming and expensive!  But, with the right information and your imagination, you can position yourself to save a lot of money for when that big day arrives.

Here are a few quick tips on how to make the most out of your kitchen renovations:

Re-stain, re-face or re-finish your cabinets

Give your kitchen a simple facelift!  Changing the look without having to replace them entirely is a great way to save money and still give your kitchen that new feel. It is best that you hire a professional to do this for you to ensure that it is done correctly.

Update your cabinetry hardware

Updating your cabinetry hardware is a simple and inexpensive way to liven up your kitchen.  For chic, modern cabinets, try a long pull handle to give your kitchen a sleek look. For a traditional kitchen, try to select hardware with a bronze or nickel finish to maintain it’s overall look and feel.

Add or change your outdated light fixtures

Lighting is a great way to accentuate the ambience in a space. Lighting adds warmth and creates a welcoming environment for guests and a wonderful workspace for the whole family to enjoy. Pendant lights over top of an island are a great way to add that extra little twinkle.

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Modernize your kitchen backsplash

Changing your kitchen backsplash from the drab plain white builder’s grade tiles will definitely give your kitchen new life.  For a modern kitchen, mosaic glass tiles are a popular choice.  For a traditional style kitchen, try a tumbled marble or travertine to give your kitchen the texture and warmth to create an elegant space.

Add new window treatments

Window treatments are a great way to dress up a kitchen and can add texture, pattern and colour. Custom Home Interiors works with the extensive line of Hunter Douglas products to offer beautiful window treatments that are functional and a great addition.

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These few tips will help you save on cash and have your friends envying your gorgeous new space!

Custom Home Interiors Showroom & Design Centre is a great place to start whether you’re just at the “getting ideas” stage or you’re ready to place the order for your new cabinet doors.  We’re here to help by giving you the right information for your kitchen renovation which will make all the difference in cost, style and overall satisfaction.  Come visit us at 2202 Thurston Drive or at 855 Industrial Rd, Ottawa, where our team of representatives will help you tackle that kitchen renovation you’ve always wanted to do!

Kayla Yenson
Custom Home Interiors
Kayla@customhomeinteriors.ca

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Our First Post!!

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Greetings!

Welcome to the Designers Desk!

Created with one goal in mind, the Designers Desk will share some of our cool “SECRET” designer tips and engage and connect with people not only interested in design and decorating but social media as well! In the design industry, many people believe the Internet is solely for email and searching for suppliers. We are here to prove the doubters wrong!

Custom Home Interiors is an innovative Ottawa based company that focuses on interior decorating, design and home outfitting. People that walk into our 8000 sq ft. showroom all share the same expression…”WHOA!” From our fabulous décor and design concepts, to our super cool home theater and automation display, we enjoy the simple things in life and love to help people out with their projects!

We want to use this blog as a platform to get to know all you wonderful people from all walks of life and to share our thoughts and advice on what we feel is important to note!

At the Designers Desk, we have four great individuals who will be contributing to this blog. Allow me to introduce them:

Andrew Emmans
Big Man on Campus     

Tim Das
The Marketing Guy

Dawn Simpson (not related to Homer; we checked to make sure)
The Decor Diva

Peter Swail
The Techie

Along with our friends at M2JL studio, Kimberley’s Design Dish , Design Ties as well as many others, we hope to bring to you a whole new perspective to interior design, decorating and the power of social media. So as opposed to reading the assembly instructions for your furniture, my hope is that this blog will make you color outside the lines!

Let us know YOUR thoughts and feedback and what YOU want to read, so we can keep this baby running!

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