How much does a kitchen renovation cost?

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For anyone considering a kitchen renovation, cost is of primary concern. How much is your kitchen renovation going to cost? It’s a big question, and the answer is always, “It depends.”  Maybe you’ve already decided on a budget for your kitchen remodel, but you know you need to prioritize. What costs the most in a kitchen remodel? Where should you focus your budget, and where can you compromise? Let’s look at the factors that affect the cost of a kitchen renovation to help you plan, budget, and prepare for your remodel project.  10 Factors that Affect the Cost of a Kitchen Renovation These 10 factors determine how much your kitchen renovation will cost. Some components of a kitchen cost more than others, and some are easier to change if you need to decrease your renovation costs.  1. Home Value Experts recommend spending between 10-15% of the market value of your home on your kitchen renovation. Use this as a guide … Read more

How to Make Your Kitchen More Kid-Friendly

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A timeless family-friendly kitchen design can support family connection. In this post, we want to focus specifically on kids in the kitchen. Let’s explore how you can encourage your kids to be in the kitchen—and why you should want to.  9 Benefits of Kids in the Kitchen Perhaps the most obvious benefit of involving kids in cooking is that you have help and won’t have to do all the work yourself. But there are so many more reasons to cultivate kitchen confidence in your children! The advantages are life-changing and long-lasting. Lay a foundation for a healthy lifestyle When you include your children in the preparation of family meals, snacks, and packed lunches, they learn how to make healthy food choices. You can explain why you use fruits and vegetables and talk about a balanced diet. Teaching your children to cook at home gives them the skills necessary to avoid processed foods or resorting to a fast food diet.  Expand … Read more

How to Choose the Best Flooring for Your Kitchen Renovation

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Your kitchen flooring is an important selection. It’s the foundation of your entire kitchen design, and it’s also the foundation you stand and walk on as you work in your kitchen. It must be beautiful and durable at the same time. Here are some tips for choosing the best flooring for your kitchen renovation. 5 Things to Consider When Choosing Kitchen Flooring The prominence of your kitchen flooring makes it crucial that your choice isn’t based on colour or price alone. There are various factors to consider. Let’s look at 5 key things that determine the best flooring for your kitchen. 1. Ease of Maintenance The kitchen is arguably the messiest area of your home. Your flooring collects crumbs and catches spills. It gets sticky and needs regular cleaning. When choosing kitchen flooring, ask “How easy is it to clean and maintain this flooring?” Choose a material that’s water-resistant and stain-resistant. 2. Comfort You don’t think of flooring as something … Read more

10 Foolproof Ways to Update an Old Home

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Old houses are full of character and history. But eventually, certain no-longer-charming elements simply need modernization. (Does anyone really love popcorn ceilings anymore?) There are endless ways to update an old home, but in this post, we’ll focus on 10.  How to Update an Old Home Some old homes might need a complete overhaul, but many can be modernized with just a few updates. You may be able to pick and choose from this list to achieve a perfect blend of old and new for a timeless look that lasts for years to come.  1. Renovate a Single Space If your budget is tight, you might have to narrow your focus down to a single space. The kitchen or bathrooms get the most use and often look the most dated. A kitchen renovation or bathroom remodel can freshen up your home, even if you can’t touch the other areas yet.  See also: 10 Signs It’s Time to Renovate Your Kitchen … Read more

Should you relocate or renovate? Pros & Cons You Need to Consider

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You own your home, but it has limitations. Maybe your family is growing and you need more space, or you’d like to live in a different neighborhood. Whatever your motivation, you’ve come to the point of asking, “Should I relocate or renovate?” If this is you, you’re in good company. A vast majority of Calgarians (82.5%) are satisfied with the neighborhood in which they live, yet 21% of Alberta households plan to move within the next 5 years, according to the latest data available from Statistics Canada.  Upgrading to a larger home or a better quality home, and a change in household or family size are 2 of the top 5 reasons for relocating. But if Calgary home owners like their neighborhood, would it be better to renovate instead of moving to a new house? Let’s explore the pros and cons of relocating and renovating. Pros & Cons of Relocating Sometimes renovating isn’t an option. If you want a different … Read more

Superior Quality & Attention to Detail Results in Your Dream Kitchen

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Many kitchen cabinet companies boast quality products, but superior quality combined with attention to detail make a massive difference. A new kitchen won’t be your dream kitchen if it just looks fabulous on the outside.  The hub of your home is a high traffic, high use space that takes a beating in countless ways. Slammed drawers, moisture from cooking, hot pots on the countertop, chopping and slicing, and a host of other activities demand quality materials and construction if you want your kitchen to last.  Let’s take a closer look at the components that make your kitchen cabinets superior quality, and how attention to detail results in your dream kitchen or renovation experience. Why Custom Cabinets are Superior in Quality Not all cabinets are created equal. On the outside, a stock cabinet from a big box store might look the same as a custom cabinet, but several factors make the custom cabinet superior to stock cabinets.  The design of a … Read more

Riverstone Kitchens Renovations Calgary | Custom Cabinets Calgary

Have a Question? Custom Kitchens and Home Renovations Riverstone Kitchens & Renovations provides high-quality custom cabinetry and renovations, designing and crafting spaces where you truly love to be. Custom Cabinetry Riverstone Kitchens & Renovations provides quality and highly functional cabinetry, custom-designed to meet your individual needs, creating affordable, lasting solutions to enhance real living.  What matters to our customers matters to us. We’re committed to crafting spaces where our customers truly love to be using Canadian-made, high quality products at a price point tailored to the customer. We’re fully committed to crafting ideal living spaces for our customers with services and products that exceed expectations. We want both the process and the finished product to cultivate lasting relationships – our relationship with our customers, and the relationships our customers build within those spaces. Renovations We specialize in helping you transform your home into a space that fits your lifestyle, needs, and vision. From designing to managing every stage of the project, we’ll turn your dream into reality.  … Read more

Relationship Matters: How the Manufacturer of Your Kitchen Cabinets Impacts You

Whether you’re getting a new kitchen or embarking on a kitchen renovation, the relationship between the kitchen cabinet manufacturer and your kitchen designer and supplier has a significant impact on the quality of your kitchen and your experience during the entire process. Most homeowners don’t think much about their cabinet manufacturer. You’re understandably more concerned about choosing the right designer for your new kitchen. That’s one of the most important decisions you’ll make in this process! The right kitchen designer will instill confidence and help turn your kitchen dream into a reality. But there’s more to a great kitchen than the design. You want quality cabinets that fit your budget and you want the entire process to be as stress free as possible.  This is where the relationship between the cabinet manufacturer and your kitchen designer and supplier makes all the difference.  Manufacturer Matters The manufacturer of your kitchen cabinets matters just as much as the designer and supplier, and … Read more

10 Places to Put the Microwave in the Kitchen

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Wondering where to put the microwave in the kitchen? You are not alone. It’s a common conundrum.  Moving your microwave to a new spot can get complicated quickly. The electrical outlet complicates things. If there’s no outlet in a convenient location for the microwave, rewiring turns a minor location shift into a massive job requiring a professional.  Fortunately, there are plenty of options for ideal microwave placement! Here are 10 places to put the microwave in the kitchen. Elevated Locations  An overhead microwave keeps your countertop clear and saves space. Here are 5 overhead spots for your microwave.  1. Over the range  This is the most common choice in kitchens. Position your microwave above the stove to keep it up and out of the way. This makes access easier and saves space.  Be sure to consider the size of your microwave. Too large, and it’ll overwhelm the space; too small, and it’ll look awkward here.  2. A drink station A … Read more

10 Practical Design Ideas for the Awkward Kitchen Corner

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The corner space where two banks of kitchen cabinets meet is called a “blind corner”. It’s often wasted space because it’s deep, dark, and inaccessible. Even when the design provides access by including a cabinet door, it’s difficult to reach items stored at the back unless you have exceptionally long arms and flexibility.  There are many tried and tested solutions to the blind corner cabinet conundrum. Here are 10 of our best practical design ideas for the awkward kitchen corner.  1. Lazy Susan A lazy susan is the classic go-to for corner cabinets. Spinning shelves allow you to access anything in the cabinet without having to reach. This type of cabinet typically has a bifold hinged door. There are 3 main types of lazy susans: Full circle shelves set back into the cabinet so the door can fully close Pie-shaped shelves to allow for the folding door Pie-shaped shelves attached to the door so they automatically pull out when the … Read more

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