Kitchen Renovation Cost in Canada – What You Need to Know

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A kitchen renovation can cost a lot or a little in Canada, so, here is what you need to know when deciding on an upgrade for this important space.

Depending on the scope of your project, a remodel can be time-consuming and expensive. But if your current kitchen isn’t meeting your needs, an overhaul may be worth it.


Minor $13,000 to $19,000

Mid-range $20,000 to $39,000

Major $40,000+

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Factors that affect the cost of remodeling a kitchen generally include:

  • size of kitchen
  • materials desired in renovation
  • making changes to the initial layout/changing floorplan
  • moving electrical, plumbing, etc
  • level of demolition – eg. full gutting of area vs. keeping some of the original features

Some Kitchen Items Cost More to Replace

Your kitchen has many different parts of which some cost more.

Cabinets – One of the biggest expenses you’ll come across during a kitchen remodel is your cabinets, which can cost on average $130-$650 per cabinet. If you’re getting custom cabinetry, plan on spending even more.

Countertops – From granite to quartz, you can choose from many kitchen countertops in a variety of colours. Generally, natural products will cost more than anything that’s engineered. Countertops typically cost from $23 – $166.00 a square foot according to a Home Depot website.

Backsplash – Adding or replacing a backsplash is an inexpensive renovation that delivers a different look on a tight budget. The materials you choose will affect your cost, but you’ll want to budget $1,000 to $5,000 for this project.

Faucets and plumbing – If you’re changing your countertops, you may also want a bigger sink or a more functional faucet. Upgraded plumbing fixtures costs about $1,200 on average.

Lighting – Being able to see what you’re doing while cooking and washing dishes is important. Replacing your chandelier or installing recessed lights may cost about $1,500 on average, but it could cost more if your project requires complex electrical work.

Flooring – A kitchen floor needs to stand up to a lot of wear and tear, as well as moisture. Flooring costs vary widely based on the materials you choose, from hardwood to tile to laminate. On average, though, replacing a kitchen floor costs $2,100.

Paint – Regardless of the scope of your kitchen remodel, you’ll likely need to lay down a new coat of paint. Depending on the brand, colour and sheen you choose, you’ll probably spend anywhere from $15 to $100 for a gallon of paint.

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Every product in your kitchen has a different level of finish like builder grade finishes that affect costs. If you’re looking to keep your costs down, simple or builder grade items are the way to go. Bear in mind, however, these products may wear down quicker and require replacement or repair sooner than higher quality products.

Energy-efficient finishes. Even though energy-efficient appliances may cost you more than basic ones, you may save money in the long run due to potentially lower utility bills and available rebates.

Luxury or custom finishes. You should expect to pay top dollar whenever you opt for luxury or bespoke products, such as custom-built cabinets.

Appliances – Depending on the scope of your kitchen remodel, you may opt to get new appliances. The cost of these items can vary widely, but replacing the big four — the fridge, stove, microwave and dishwasher — could cost thousands of dollars. If you need to stay under budget and your appliances are still in working order, it can make more sense to hold on to them.

Structural changes

Many minor kitchen renovations don’t require a building permit, but you may need one and it will add time and cost to your project if your remodel involves:

  • Adding, moving or removing a wall
  • Adding or enlarging a window
  • Adding or enlarging a door
  • Moving gas, electrical or plumbing lines
    The rules about building permits vary based on your province and municipality, so it’s important to check with your contractor and city before getting started. The cost of a permit depends on the type of work you’re performing and sometimes, the square footage of the project. In most cases, your contractor will help you secure the permit.

Other kitchen remodeling costs to consider

Specific services that you may or may not require will be considerations for the kitchen remodel cost, like:

  • Designer or architect
    Before starting your remodel, you may need to hire a designer or architect. A designer is ideal if your project doesn’t require any structural changes and you need an expert to help you create the look you want in your space. Designers may charge a flat fee or, more commonly, a percentage of your project cost. Architects are needed for bigger projects, as they may need to draft drawings to help you secure your building permits. They typically charge by the hour.
  • Labour
    To complete the job, you’ll likely need to hire a variety of different professionals, including a: General contractor. A general contractor manages the kitchen remodel project, bringing in other tradespeople as needed. They may charge an hourly rate or a percentage of the project cost.
    Plumber. Complex plumbing beyond simple fixture replacements will require a plumber, and your general contractor will typically bring in a trusted professional. Plumbers usually charge by the hour.
    Electrician. Similarly, complicated electrical work requires a certified electrician. Your general contractor should be able to recommend an electrician who will typically charge by the hour.
    If the project goes according to plan, you may be able to keep labour costs close to what was predicted. However, any avid viewer of remodeling and renovation TV shows can tell you that surprises often pop up mid-remodel, especially in older homes. For example, if your general contractor opens up the walls and finds old or complex wiring that needs to be replaced, you’ll need to spend extra time and money on electrical updates. Disposing of materials and old appliances
    As part of your kitchen remodel, your contractor may need to rip out old flooring or cabinets and dispose of them safely. The cost of disposal is typically included in your quote, but it’s worth confirming. If you’re getting new appliances delivered, the retailer may pick up and dispose of your old ones as part of their services.

Final Thoughts

A kitchen makeover can be one of the most rewarding renovations done in the home that brings daily joy and offers a return on investment.

That being said, it is also one of the most time consuming and costly of renovations to take on and hiring a professional team to handle it is usually the wisest choice for those that want to save time, money and stress.

Our team at Today’s Designer Kitchens offer a 100% renovation solution where we design, supply and install with a fast turnaround. For homeowners that want to DIY themselves we also offer an option to order cabinets directly from us for maximum savings (even less then big box stores)! (Our recent work below in St. Catharines, ON)

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We would love to work with you and discuss your project and welcome you to fill out the form below for a free home consultation in the Niagara Region!


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The team of professionals at Today’s Designer Kitchens are dedicated to bringing high quality full service kitchen renovations that are affordable beautiful and functional.

We undertake work in all scopes and budget ranges and provide a full service kitchen solution from floor to ceiling.

Visit Our Showroom M-F 10 am-4 pm.

Address: 239 Carlton St Suite #1, St. Catharines, ON L2R 1S1

Phone: 905-641-2284

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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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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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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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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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.


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.


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.


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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.


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.

Space Efficient Kitchen Design

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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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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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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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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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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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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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


Fall is the BEST Time to Renovate the Kitchen – Here’s Why…

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Fall Renovation

Many homeowners believe that summer is the best time of the year for a renovation project, but, the reality is that fall is actually the best time to remodel the kitchen. Here’s why:

The Weather is Ideal

While you may find it a little chilly, most contractors prefer to undertake kitchen renovation projects in the autumn due to its optimal weather conditions. Summer is too hot, winter is too cold, and spring is too rainy – fall is just right! In fact, fall conditions are ideal for installing wood or tile flooring which are affected by temperature.

The temperature also is ideal for cabinetry and any materials that are affected by expansion and contraction due to the climate.

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Contractor Demand is Generally Less

Because many renovate in the warmer months, demand for products and contractor services is generally less meaning a faster turnaround for most projects. Your renovation time will likely be cut in half by renovating in the fall.

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You’re Spending More Time At Home

With colder temperatures comes more time indoors and dinners around the kitchen table. Getting a project completed during the fall means your home is ready to enjoy during the season ahead when you will be spending more time inside.

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The Holidays Are Approaching

If your kitchen is no longer pulling its’ weight and isn’t as functional as it once was, fall is the perfect season to remodel your kitchen and get you ready for the holiday season and entertaining. PLUS, you’ll get to start the new year off with a fresh new kitchen space.

Wrap Up

If you are considering renovating the kitchen, now is an excellent time to take advantage of the fall season.

The team at Today’s Designer Kitchens located in St. Catharines will be happy to guide you during all the steps of your project to ease your mind throughout the project. Do not hesitate to contact our team and get a quote for your renovation work.

We specialize in beautiful and affordable kitchens with a one call does it all approach . From floor to ceiling we’ve got you covered in your kitchen renovation! For inspiration check out our collections HERE.

It all starts with a FREE in home consultation. Please call us at 905-641-2284 or fill out the form below. We look forward to hearing from you.

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8 Reasons To Redo Your Kitchen

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If your kitchen isn’t working for you consider these 8 factors that may be reason for you to consider a redo in this important space once and for all.


Maybe you’ve tried repainting cabinets, replacing hardware, or switching up appliances. Or, you could have tried smaller jobs like painting the walls or buying new window treatments. If whatever you have tried isn’t doing the trick, considering putting an end to spending on the little things and instead making an investment that will cost more but in the long run give you so much more back.


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Tripping over yourself or others in the kitchen space? Not able to easily access what you need while cooking or entertaining? Your kitchen may not be set up ideally for you — time to consider a refresh when the layout is not working for your needs.


At some point a kitchen not only looks dated, but because of its age it does not function optimally. Think cupboards that don’t open and close effectively, appliances that have issues, lighting that is dim and dated in appearance. All these aspects may indicate that a renovation would be a wise choice aesthetically and functionally.


A well-done kitchen renovation will add value to your home if you sell AND add value to your everyday life as long as you live there. Think about it, you are in your kitchen every day, that alone means there’s a lot of value to you personally in investing in a renovation.


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Even if you’re keeping the same square footage, a renovation can add more space! Through improved cabinetry, better appliances, and careful planning, you will find you have much more room.


Kids leaving home? Parent moving in? If you’re experiencing a life change your house may need to change too, and that includes your kitchen.


There have been countless improvements and innovations in kitchen technology from appliances to lighting to cabinetry.

LED lights mean no more replacing lightbulbs plus energy efficiency.

5 Star Energy Rated Appliances also mean more energy efficiency.

Taps with water flow technology mean less water can be used.

Cupboards with soft close hinges and durable HDF materials will look amazing and last for longer than ever in a kitchen.


Kitchen Cabinetry which was once extremely cost prohibitive is now mass manufactured and made of a variety of materials that brings the cost down significantly while maintaining a high end look and functionality.

When you work with an experienced kitchen renovation company your costs will be further minimized because they are able to buy in bulk, know how to customize stock cabinetry for any space and have access to surplus materials on hand which will save time and money on a renovation project.

Overall there are lots of reasons why remodeling a kitchen is something to consider. If you need assistance our team at Today’s Designer Kitchens would be happy to answer your questions or even come to your home for a free in home consultation and quote.

We design, supply and install everything for less. Call 905-641-2284 or fill out the form below.


Hardwood Floors in the Kitchen – The Right Choice for You?

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If you are renovating a kitchen, you may be considering the popular choice of hardwood floors, but are they right for you?

Hardwood flooring has become increasingly a popular choice in a kitchen remodel and creates a gorgeous look but there are some key considerations before choosing it over other flooring products so let’s explore.

The Pros of Hardwood:

-looks great

-can be refinished

-increases home value

-softer, warmer than tile

-can be reasonably priced

-can usually be installed quicker than traditional flooring like tiles

The Cons of Hardwood:

-susceptible to water damage, scratches, dents

-higher maintenance

-hard for DIYers to install

-can be expensive

Not all Hardwoods are Created Equal

If you have decided to install hardwood, note that oak, maple, and cherry, are the most durable. Softwoods, such as pine, will dent—even if treated with a penetrating finish.

Also, lighter colours will often be more forgiving than darker colours when it comes to dirt. Patterns in the wood also help naturally camoflauge daily use.

Tough Enough?

When treated right, hardwood floors last a lifetime. But beware of pets’ claws and high heels, never leave standing water, and consider window treatments to limit sunlight.

How to Clean:

Wipe up spills immediately. Sweep, dust, or vacuum regularly and occasionally wipe the surface with a damp mop or cloth. Avoid oil-based sprays, waxes, and polishes, as well as abrasive cleansers.

Good Alternatives

Luxury Vinyl Planks are one of our top products that we sell to our customers that want the look of a hardwood floor but need something that is water-moisture-mold-and mildew resistant, as well as impervious to stains and more cost effective.

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Tarkett Cerused Oak Powder Luxury Planks / Today’s Designer Kitchens

Final Thoughts

Hardwood flooring is a good choice for your kitchen if you can afford it, are willing to be diligent about caring for it, and want the appeal of a natural flooring material.

It will be a less successful choice if you have a busy, messy family and are on a tight budget in which case an alternative like luxury vinyl may be worth considering.

If you need help renovating your kitchen from floor to ceiling in the Niagara Region please fill out the form below for a fast free in-home quote from the experts at Today’s Designer Kitchens. We design, supply and install for less.


Countertops – The Best Surfaces for Minimizing Germs in Your Kitchen

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Your kitchen countertops get a lot of use and with the right surface you can minimize germs and keep the space clean and safe for everyone.

Many beautiful materials, including wood and natural stone that are used for counters are porous which mean bacteria can flourish. It is for this reason we recommend a non-porous countertop surface for your kitchen. Beyond being free of naturally occuring cracks or fissures, these surfaces not prone to etching, staining or divots (all signs of softer, more porous surfaces). So let’s explore:


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A Classic Calacatta Quartz Counter – Today’s Designer Kitchens

Quartz is one of the most durable and hygienic countertop surfaces made from a mixture of natural minerals held together using polymers and resin. It’s non-porous and easy to maintain with a non-abrasive cleaning cloth with soap and water.


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Corian – Solid Surface Counters – Today’s Designer Kitchens

Corian® a solid surface counter, was developed by DuPont™ over 40 years ago by blending pure acrylic resin with natural minerals. It’s grout-free design make cleaning and maintenance easy plus it’s non-porous and stain resistant. All that is required for cleaning is a soft, cotton cloth and warm, soapy water. They are also ultra-durable, repairable and heat and blade resistant.


Laminates have come a long way and offer a high-end look at an affordable price and although they can be disinfected easily to decrease germs it must be remembered that there are seams. If excessive amounts of water are left on laminate countertops, especially near any seams, the countertop may swell and create more opportunities for bacteria, fungus or mold. So, a great economical choice that can be kept super clean IF you are careful with maintenance.

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Laminate Counters – Today’s Designer Kitchens


Granite is a very popular counter choice and is a good germ free selection ONLY if it is properly sealed to reduce porousness. Professional sealing does more than maintain granite countertops’ natural beauty; it helps prevent harmful bacteria and other germs. Granite must also be cleaned with care and harsh chemicals will ruin it.

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Granite – Today’s Designer Kitchens

Wrap Up – No matter what countertop material you currently have in your kitchen or are looking to install, we always recommend that you follow the appropriate proper care and maintenance guidelines and hope this overview has been helpful.

For all your kitchen renovation needs, our team at Today’s Designer Kitchens in St. Catharines would be pleased to answer your questions, make suggestions, or even visit you home for a free consultation if you are looking to remodel.

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About Today’s Designer Kitchens

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Today’s Designer Kitchen was created with a vision to give customers: high quality full service kitchen renovations that are affordable and stress free.

Today’s Designer Kitchens and Twoday’s Bathrooms have been providing quality home renovations to the Niagara Region for over 10 years and guaranteed their customers the best renovation experience at the most competitive prices in the market.

We undertake work in all scopes and budget ranges.

Today’s Designer Kitchens Showroom

239 Carlton St Suite #1

St. Catharines, ON

 L2R 1S1