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Add or change your outdated light fixtures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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Hunter Douglas @ Custom Home Interiors

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Have you ever asked yourself, what is it that truly makes a home beautiful? What is it that really makes the home stand out? Some would say that the interior décor or paint that makes the difference. Others might claim that beauty is in they eye of the beholder?

At Custom Home Interiors, we consider window treatments to be an integral piece of what really makes a home beautiful. As the function and purpose of window treatments have evolved over time, designers and decorators now maximize the inclusions of window treatments as a means of providing privacy, controlling natural light intake into a room, as well as a way to control temperatures during summer and winter.

Modern day window treatments are designed and built with state of the art features that essentially enable a homeowner to act as Mother Nature and control light and temperature through window treatments. As we live in an environment conscious society, issues like energy efficiency become a priority as window treatments are now designed to be environment friendly.

There are many window treatment manufacturers in the industry that produce window treatments. One company in particular that we are quite fond of is Hunter Douglas. “Hunter Douglas offers the industry’s largest collection of energy-efficient, custom-made window treatments. Designed and assembled in the U.S., and backed by a lifetime Guarantee, our sheers, shades, honeycombs, blinds and shutters can be customized with lifting systems for added safety and convenience” (Hunterdouglas.com).

So what are the things to consider when purchasing window treatments?

–       Room Type

–       Decorating Style

–       Material

–       Color

–       Specialty Shapes & Design Options

–       Privacy & Light Control

–       Pricing

–       Measurement & Installation

The beautiful part about window treatments is that there are custom solutions for just about any type of consumer. Whether you are price-conscious or design conscious, Hunter Douglas has the answer.

So maybe when you ask yourself, what makes your home stand out? ; Hunter Douglas might have the answer.

Below are samples of Window Treatments that are available through Hunter Douglas:

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The Sillouette Ultraglide

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Tailored Vignette

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The Nantucket Easyrise

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The Skyline Easyrise

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Duette Honeycomb (Hunter Douglas Signature Energy Efficient Line)

With Hunter Douglas window treatments, you can Insulate your room, protect your room from intense UV Rays, absorb sounds and enhance acoustics, maintain privacy and still remain fashionable and stylish.

For more information on Hunter Douglas, visit www.hunterdouglas.com or www.customhomeinteriors.ca

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