Popular Kitchen Trends that Look Amazing

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There are several popular kitchen trends to consider if you are renovating your kitchen that are functional and look amazing.

Hidden Appliances

Concealing appliances within the cabinetry is a trick that has been around for years and now is on trend with many kitchen projects.

In most cases it involves using the same cabinetry fronts as the rest of the kitchen and concealing appliances like refrigerators, microwaves and more. The aesthetic result is more minimalistic and less cluttered which is preferable for some design tastes.

Sometimes this idea can be used for something called an “appliance garage” where all your appliances are concealed within the cupboards until you need to use them, thus minimizing the disorganized look.

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Tuxedo Kitchen Cabinets

These days, homeowners are open to taking more risks to make their kitchens more appealing.

There is a huge rise in two-toned painted cabinets or tuxedo.
Homeowners are using different but matching colors for the top and bottom doors for kitchen cabinets.

Some common combinations include navy blue and beige, a rich cream and light brown or black and white (the classic).

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A Step Shaker White and Midnight Blue Tuxedo Kitchen by Today’s Designer Kitchens

Mixed Hardware

Rather than matching all the handles, faucets, appliances and other accessories in the kitchen as usually done in the past, mixing different tones can look elegant, unique and ultimately beautiful when paired together.

Get inspired by your imagination and do not feel limited by trying to match every aspect of the kitchen.

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Mixed Metals in the Kitchen – on point with today’s trends!

Unique Cabinet Colours

Gone are the days of a small handful of traditional colours for cabinetry. Bold and beautiful options like Charcoal Grey or Midnight Blue are very popular now and actually blend beautifully with all colour palettes in a home.

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Step Shaker Charcoal Grey

WRAP UP

Feeling inspired to renovate the kitchen with these fresh new ideas? Our local team of kitchen renovation experts would love to help you take the first step with a FREE in-home consultation.

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ABOUT US

Today’s Designer Kitchens is a family owned company located in St. Catharines, ON that can expertly and affordably bring your home remodeling dreams to reality. We service the entire Niagara Region.

We specialize in the renovation, home improvements and kitchen and bath industries, providing top quality products and services at competitive prices.

We are committed to ensuring complete customer satisfaction with the service and quality we offer with a streamlined process and fast turnarounds times.

We provide free home estimates and undertake work in all scopes and budget ranges.

Space Efficient Kitchen Design

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All great kitchens designs share a common characteristic—they are space-efficient.

If your kitchen isn’t well designed, every task, from cooking to cleaning to socializing, can be frustrating. Space-saving kitchens maximize the space you have and will look and function well.

If you are considering renovating your kitchen, now is the time to plan ahead and consider these design tips to maximize every inch that you have.

Increase Vertical Space.

Instead of building out, try building up. Consider stacked cabinets and/or tall cabinets. Glass inserts in cabinets can also add an illusion of space in a kitchen.

Consider hanging utensils, or wall-mounted spice and knife racks which use wall space instead of counter space which eliminates clutter.

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Kitchen Island

Kitchen islands can add extra cabinetry, countertop space, preparation and cooking surfaces, etc. They can even house a second sink, oven, dishwasher, or whatever else you need. If you don’t have room for an island and don’t want to expand the space, you can always use a mobile island.

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Two-tiered islands are also a consideration for a dining area option that could eliminate completely an extra dining table with chairs if desired, maximizing kitchen floor space.

Appliances

Buy quality appliances. More modern appliances tend to be more compact—not to mention more energy-efficient and attractive—and can help you save space in your kitchen.

Install a top-bottom fridge and freezer, not a side-by-side model. Side-by-side refrigerators and freezers not only are less energy-efficient, but they also take up more space.

Paint

Use light paint colours that will add airiness and space in perception of the room.

Whatever colour you do use, consider mimicking the cabinet colour from the top of the cabinet to the ceiling to create the illusion of height in the ceiling.

Lighting

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Install bright white potlights in the ceiling with dimmers. Potlights bring the ceiling height up visually, are great for task lighting and can create ambient lighting when dimmed.

Chairs

Use chairs without arms. You may not think it, but using chairs without arms can save a lot of room around the kitchen table. These are especially helpful in small kitchens where space is extra tight.

Wrap Up

If you are considering a kitchen renovation, our expert team would be pleased to give you a no obligation quote. We design, supply and install in the Niagara Region.

Call: 905-641-2284 or fill out the contact form online for a quick response.

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Today’s Designer Kitchens is a family owned company located in St. Catharines, ON that can expertly and affordably bring your home remodeling dreams to reality. We service the entire Niagara Region.

We specialize in the renovation, home improvements and kitchen and bath industries, providing top quality products and services at competitive prices.

We are committed to ensuring complete customer satisfaction with the service and quality we offer with a streamlined process and fast turnarounds times.

We provide free home estimates and undertake work in all scopes and budget ranges.





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Why Dark Kitchen Cabinets May Be a Great Choice for Your Kitchen

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Dark kitchen cabinets may be a great choice for your kitchen as they can offer coziness, elegance, drama and so much more so let’s discuss.

Ambience

A dark cabinet will give a kitchen an immediate contemporary and cozy feel. Inky surfaces, like the ones in this elegant kitchen (main picture our newest Midnight Blue Collection), help enclose the space slightly to create an intimate feel.

Hides Imperfections

A dark surface can be more forgiving than a light one and won’t instantly show scuffs and stains. This makes dark cabinetry especially useful in busy households and will minimize cleaning time on a daily basis.

Contrasts Perfectly with White

If you’re going for a white countertop or white cabinetry for accents, contrasting it with a dark shade will have the most striking effect and makes the style of this kitchen pop as pictured below.

(Midnight Blue Cabinetry paired with Bermuda White Cabinetry).

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Luxury Finishes Blend well with Dark Cabinets

Dark colors look beautiful with metallic finishes, such as brass and copper, as this space by Today’s Designer Kitchens below illustrates. The dark blue cabinets complement, rather than clash with the brass and the two surfaces are wonderfully balanced, giving this room a feeling of understated luxury.

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Overall Style Appeal

For a dose of sophistication, you can’t beat dark cabinetry. Moody colors give a grown-up feel that can make a space feel seriously chic and unique.

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Wrap Up

If you are considering a kitchen renovation and love the warmth that a dark cabinet can add to the space, why not consider this beautiful alternative to the usual go-to white?

If you need assistance in getting your dream kitchen in motion, please call our expert team at Today’s Designer Kitchens for a FREE home estimate. One call does it all: 905-641-2284 OR fill out a contact form online below for a quick response.

ABOUT US

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Today’s Designer Kitchens is a family owned company located in St. Catharines, ON that can expertly and affordably bring your home remodeling dreams to reality. We service the entire Niagara Region.

We specialize in the renovation, home improvements and kitchen and bath industries, providing top quality products and services at competitive prices.

We are committed to ensuring complete customer satisfaction with the service and quality we offer with a streamlined process and fast turnarounds times.

We provide free home estimates and undertake work in all scopes and budget ranges.

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Kitchen Islands – Should You Get One?

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Kitchen décor trends come and go and the kitchen island is one trend that has remained popular over many years, so should you should get one if you’re renovating?

While they’re undeniably aesthetically pleasing, the kitchen island’s versatility has kept it front and center.

The kitchen island provides extra counter space and hidden storage, plus, thanks to its location in the center of your kitchen, islands offer a seamless convenience L-shaped layouts or peninsula countertops can’t match making working in a kitchen so much easier.

Below, a Step Charcoal Grey Island is paired with White Cabinets by Today’s Designer Kitchens.

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The social function of an island is also an appealing aspect to consider as kids love to do homework on them, folks love to congregate around them and they add another eating space to your home which is never a bad thing.

Got a lot of kitchen gadgets? Any island with some power in it could be just the thing to add a little extra counter space for those.

Below, a Fog Grey Island with wine racks pairs beautifully with these Step Shaker White cabinets by Today’s Designer Kitchens.

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Islands can also hold cabinets and drawers, tuck away small appliances from eye level, carry electrical outlets as mentioned, and hide a mini- or wine fridge.

Bottom Line: Whether you are looking to infuse the latest trends into your kitchen or simply want to make the most of your space, one thing’s for sure: A great kitchen island won’t go out of style and their enduring popularity will add value to your home.

Not sure where to start in your kitchen renovation? That is our specialty. We design, supply and install kitchens in Niagara Region from start to finish. For a complimentary estimate please call us at: 905-641-2284 or fill out the form for a quick response.

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Today’s Designer Kitchens is a family owned company located in St. Catharines, ON that can expertly and affordably bring your home remodeling dreams to reality. We service the entire Niagara Region.

We specialize in the renovation, home improvements and kitchen and bath industries, providing top quality products and services at competitive prices.

We are committed to ensuring complete customer satisfaction with the service and quality we offer with a streamlined process and fast turnarounds times.

We provide free home estimates and undertake work in all scopes and budget ranges.

  • Phone
    905-641-2284
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    239 Carlton Street
    St. Catharines, ON L2R 1S1

Wall Removals and Kitchen Design

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Have you ever thought about removing a wall in your kitchen so that you could maximize its functionality and design?

You are not alone and that is why we are going to discuss one of the most popular aspects of a renovation that comes our way in kitchen projects and that is the removal of walls.

It may sound like a big deal, but it really is not when you consider all the benefits that a wall removal could bring to your every day life.

During a kitchen remodel, one of the most important areas you will think about is the floor plan. It influences everything from construction costs to how you spend time with your family. To build a larger kitchen design, where you have room to move and the family has room to move about the space freely, consider removing a wall between the kitchen and an adjoining living room or dining room.

This creates an open floor plan, which allows you keep everyone together, while giving yourself some extra space. Open floor plans produce a modern vibe, where each room flows into the next.

An open floor plan will:

MAKE YOUR SPACE LOOK AND FEEL LARGER.
While open floor plans work in any size home, it is particularly good for smaller houses, as removing a wall or two opens up the space. No matter the size of your home, removing a wall will give your space a more open, airy feel.

ALLOW YOU TO KEEP AN EYE ON THE KIDS.
In your new kitchen design, you can cook dinner and perform other household chores, while the kids are in the same room.

INCREASE NATURAL SUNLIGHT.
With fewer walls, the sun can now permeate through the house.

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MAKE YOU A BETTER ENTERTAINER!
Now, you can easily converse with your guests without tripping over them and without feeling like you’re missing interesting conversations.

INCREASE THE RESALE VALUE OF YOUR HOME.
Adding an open floor plan as part of a kitchen remodel is increasingly popular and can boost your home’s value when it’s time for you to sell.

Before you get going on your kitchen renovation, here are a few things you need to know before you remove a wall:

CONFIRM THE WALL ISN’T LOAD BEARING.
Walls always separate spaces, but sometimes they bear weight from above and are vital your house’s structural integrity. Load bearing walls can be removed, but a beam must be installed to support the load, which will add to your kitchen remodeling costs and construction time.

CERTAIN WALLS MAY BE THERE FOR A REASON.
Walls were created for other reasons than to bear loads. Before you take down all the walls, think about how sound and smell will travel in an open floor plan, and consider your energy and privacy needs.

SOMETIMES, WALLS HIDE THINGS.
All of your utilities run through the wall – electrical, plumbing, cable, and telephone. If the wall you’re looking to remove contains utilities, they will have to be contained somewhere else.

While constructing open floor plans comes with some obstacles, it is worth it to the overall value of your home and comfort level.

If you are planning a kitchen renovation of any kind, our expert team would be happy to provide you a free consultation. We design, supply and install for less with a quick turnaround.

Please call us: 905-641-2284 OR fill out the contact form for a quick response.

Safely Renovating During COVID-19

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As COVID-19 has a lot of us spending time at home on a regular basis, you may have been considering the value of updating your surroundings but are unsure about the safety of renovating in these times.

Most of our area is in a current lockdown, however renovations have been proceeding prior to this and will likely resume shortly when things open up so we will discuss this topic today as it is one that is on the minds of many of our customers.

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A Step Shaker White and Charcoal Grey Kitchen by Today’s Designer Kitchens

The “Safety First” approach to remodeling
You are like many other homeowners who wonder if it is safe to remodel your home during a pandemic. Just the way other businesses are evolving to address the security needs of their clients, the remodeling industry is no exception. Once the pandemic was declared, Today’s Designer Kitchens put a process in place to improve the safety measures to ensure the health of clients, employees, and contractors. This policy took into account local and national governmental guidelines for safe business practices.

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Here are a few of the options we offer to keep it safe for our clients:

-limiting the number of contractors on site at one time

-wearing masks on the job

-disinfecting the work area

-creating barriers between the renovation area and the rest of the home space

-dedicating entrances to the work crew when possible

-maintaining social distancing to ensure the homeowner and crew are safe.

-offering virtual options for communication and estimates

Is now the right time to remodel your kitchen or another part of your home?
You have to be comfortable in your own home. A renovation in “normal” times is challenging enough. The good news is that innovative design/build companies that want to serve their clients are taking precautions and creating new ways to ensure families have peace of mind to proceed with a renovation and are safe during these times.

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A laundry renovation by Today’s

All of this being said, now is a perfect time to line up a professional design/build company for that kitchen renovation if you are comfortable with a project going on with safety protocols in place.

We can’t stress enough that if you are considering a renovation in the near future, making plans to start now by contacting us by email or phone is a great way to get ahead of the line ups that always occur when the pandemic restrictions subside.

Final Thoughts

There are opportunities to make a kitchen renovation (or any renovation) happen during the coronavirus. Doing so can improve your living environment so it is more enjoyable for you and your family, which is vital these days when you are spending more time at home. Mitigating health risk is something that the best renovation companies are taking seriously. Understanding the company’s health and safety policies is crucial to the health and well-being as you move forward with a renovation project to achieve the kitchen of your dreams.

Please contact us to find out more by calling: 905-641-2284 or filling out a form online.

Classic Kitchens are Back

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Picture above: an Antique White Kitchen by Today’s Designer Kitchens

The classic or traditional style kitchen is a popular trend we are seeing in renovations now so we are going to explore what that is and why it may be a good choice for your household.

In the last few years, modern, all-white kitchens were a thing, but their popularity has shifted to classic kitchens that give off more of an inviting feel with a timeless appeal.

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Given that the kitchen tends to be the focal point of one’s home, it should be functional but also warm and homey. With classic-style kitchens, it’s all about details which can include things like built in wine racks, unique handles, shaker style cabinets and glass-pane cabinet panels.

Integrating the trend: Opting for shaker style cabinets is a great starting point. You can also consider brass handles or knobs for the cabinetry.

With classic kitchens, we typically see rich colours as well like a classic walnut or if you like the brightness of white, choosing a shade that is off white or creamy white.

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Walnut Kitchen by Today’s

Classic kitchens also look great with traditional countertop choices. Marble is a great choice on the higher end of the price point spectrum, however we also install a lot of laminate that is made to look like a classic marble, but comes in at a much lower price point. White is the go-to for a classic look.

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A laminate counter top (Calcutta Marble)

Other Accessories

Tile: When it comes to a backsplash tile in a classic kitchen, a simple white subway tile looks fantastic, but also comes in many shades if you prefer and ultimately is a great budget choice.

Lighting: Warm lighting and pendants give off a great glow to a classic kitchen’s ambience.

Paint Colour: Soft neutral tones do best in a classic style. We do a lot of off white, but pale greens and greige (beige and grey combined) are also a very popular choice right now.

Floors: Porcelain tile is a very durable kitchen floor choice and also comes in a great deal of styles that will complement a traditional kitchen and leave you with years of long lasting beauty. Wood floors are less durable, but also a classic and gorgeous choice.

Personal Details: A traditional kitchen can be a great backdrop to showcase your favourite dishes, vases, ornaments, you get the idea.

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A classic Step Shaker White Kitchen with Glass Panels by Today’s Designer Kitchens

Flexibility

Traditional kitchens are ultimately a great choice because they are chameleons. You can take the same kitchen and completely change its look by mixing in modern bar stools or lighting, or industrial bar stools and lighting, or traditional — you get the idea.

Final Thoughts

The traditional kitchen is a fantastic choice of style for most households and will never go out of style.

At Today’s Designer Kitchens we have a kitchen for every taste and budget and would love to assist you in making your kitchen an amazing space in your home.

It all starts with a no obligation quote by filling out a form online.

We look forward to hearing from you and making 2021 the year of your dream kitchen!

Corian, Quartz or Granite? Which is the Best for Your Kitchen?

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Corian, Quartz and Granite have become three of the most popular countertops for our customers lately, but which is the best for you and your kitchen?

Comparing Kitchen Countertop Options
Quartz, granite and Corian® solid surfaces can be transformed into a range of countertop shapes and sizes to accommodate almost any kitchen space.

In terms of functionality and style, each one offers slightly different benefits including appearance, durability, maintenance and overall value.

Seamless Corian solid surface, made from an advanced mixture of natural minerals and pure acrylic polymer can be installed with no visible seams which looks amazing.

Natural Granite is the top contender for style in terms of organic color and pattern. As a naturally occurring stone, minerals settle into each beautifully unique slab of granite, so every countertop is an original work of art.

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Colours All three countertop material options offer a variety in colour. If you prefer a wider range of colours, corian solid surface and quartz are great options since they are both manufactured using man-made pigments and recycled materials.

Durability

Quartz is virtually indestructible and requires no sealing or special cleaning. Both quartz and Corian solid surfaces are non-porous, stain-resistant and extremely sanitary. Granite is also durable, but can still be prone to cracking, fissures and staining. And granite requires simple, but regular, sealing to maintain.

Eco-Friendly

If eco-friendly materials and design in your home is important to you, here’s how each countertop material stacks up:

Quartz countertops are ultra-durable and slabs contain one of earth’s most prolific minerals, as well as pre- and post-consumer recycled content. They last pretty much forever.

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Corian is not only durable, but repairable too. Because they are man-made, solid surfaces are don’t require the level of mining to produce, They also are easier to maintain than a lot of other materials too.

Granite is a natural product, and must be carefully mined and transported to avoid damage, which makes granite the lowest-tier option in terms of sustainability.

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Budget

In terms of overall price in today’s market, here is how these materials compare:

Quartz is usually the more expensive option, per square foot.

Corian is usually the in between price point and granite tends to be the least expensive material of the three, (with the exception of standard, solid-color Corian).


Wrap Up: Don’t forget, these three countertop surfaces are not your only options. Many of our customers love laminate which is very durable, cost effect and absolutely gorgeous with many style options available.

If you need a new countertop, kitchen cabinets or anything in between, our team at Today’s Designer Kitchens are experienced professionals with all aspects of a renovation and would be happy to give you a FREE in home estimate for your kitchen in the Niagara Region.

Call us at 905-641-2284 or filll out the contact form for a quick response.

Stay safe and well everyone!

Top Kitchen Reno Tips to Try in Your Home!

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If you are thinking about renovating your kitchen, here are our top tips to try in your home that are guaranteed to give you the most bang for your buck.

There are certain details in your kitchen that you just need to get right. Simple mistakes can cost you hundreds of dollars and affect the ultimate look of your kitchen space so here are some very practical ideas to consider.

CONSIDER UPLIGHTING
If you are looking for suitable lighting solutions for your cabinetry, this is an excellent choice. With uplighting, you tend to create a source of ambient lighting that beautifies the space. This type of lighting works for kitchens that don’t have cabinetry that goes up the ceiling. It’s a nice way to give the kitchen a nice mood and warmth.

INSTALL ISLAND PENDANTS
Pendant lighting in kitchens will never go out of style. The reason why it works so beautifully in kitchen islands is because it is both practical and adds aesthetic value. For pendant lighting to work in your kitchen, you must ensure it is installed properly. The ideal height for the pendant lights is 30 to 40 inches above the island countertop. As a rule of thumb, try not to measure the height of pendant lights from the ceiling and instead measure it from the countertop. This is because ceiling heights vary considerably and this can make a huge difference on how the pendant lighting appears.

INSTALL THE MICROWAVE CORRECTLY
One major mistake that homeowners make when renovating their kitchens is placing the microwave too low or too high. A good height would be 48 inches above the floor. This will ensure the appliance is easy to reach and also complement the rest in the kitchen.

INSTALL A CEILING RANGE HOOD
You don’t have to go the traditional way and place a hood over the island. In fact, if you don’t want the range hood area near your cooktop to be the kitchen’s focal point, consider installing a ceiling hood. Ceiling hoods open up the space and give other elements like your beautiful backsplash an opportunity to stand out more.

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GET AN OVERSIZE HOOD
A larger range hood comes with two important advantages. For a start, it can help you to capture the odor and grease much better than a regularly sized hood. Secondly, it tends to open up the space visually by increasing the space between the hood and the cabinets. Simply choose a design you like for your range hood and go for a size that is larger than your range or cooktop.

CHOOSE A NEW BAR STOOL STYLE
The extra details such as your kitchen’s bar stools can make a big difference in its overall look. If you plan on sharing meals on the island, a bar stool with a back would do just fine. With proper back support, you should be able to comfortably enjoy a meal or do homework on the kitchen island.

With every kitchen renovation , consider details like these that count. Make sure you work out a budget beforehand and start planning for the renovation way in advance.

If you live in the Niagara Region and need assistance with your kitchen renovation be it big or small, our team at Today’s Designer Kitchens would be pleased to assist in every way and it all starts with a FREE in home estimate by calling us at 289-641-2284 or filling out the form HERE.

About Today’s Designer Kitchens

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We are a full service kitchen design, supply and installation team located in St. Catharines, ON.

We specialize in high quality, low priced kitchen solutions with a fast turnaround time.

Our showroom is open 9-5 pm M-F located at 239 Carlton Street Unit#1, St. Catharines.

Phone: 905-641-2284

Email: info@todaysdesignerkitchens.ca

UNDERMOUNT SINKS – Pros and Cons

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If you are remodeling the kitchen you will need to choose a sink and an undermount style is a popular choice so today we will examine its pros and cons.

Traditional kitchen sinks drop in and rest on top of the counter. However, undermount sinks — a growing trend in the last few years — sit under the countertop’s surface, creating a continuous flow from countertop to sink.

Pro: Undermount Sinks Are Clean

Seamless looks are in and look sleek and modern. Undermount sinks attach to the underside of the countertop. Because of this, there’s no raised edge or lip on the top of the counter, where food and debris might collect so they are easier to clean and keep clean.

Con: Undermount Sinks Can Fail if Installed Incorrectly

Professional installation is vital in an undermount sink. That means clips or straps need to be part of the process not just silicone.

The proper way to install an undermount sink involves screwing it into the countertop to properly secure the sink. Failure to mount the kitchen sink properly could result in it dropping. An effect that can happen gradually over time.

Pro: Undermount Sinks are Desirable for Resale

The undermount style has surged in popularity and are often seen as a premium to homebuyers . If you are thinking about selling your home in the near future, an undermount sink is a good investment for resale.

Con: Undermount Price

Undermount sinks can be more expensive than drop ins. That being said there are a wide variety of price options that are available.

Pro: Undermount Faucet Placement

Faucets can be conveniently placed in any location with undermount sinks. Many don’t come with pre-drilled holes like overmount sinks usually do, which allows you to place the faucet in the most convenient location.

Wrap Up

Undermount sinks are all the rage right now, but they also are very practical for a kitchen no matter what your budget.

If you are in need of a kitchen makeover and need some expert advice our team at Today’s Designer Kitchens would be pleased to give you a free in-home estimate.

We specialize in kitchen solutions from floor to ceiling for every homeowner and every budget with a fast turnaround.