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Tips for a Kitchen Renovation Kelowna

Tips for a Kitchen Renovation Kelowna

A kitchen remodel is a popular project at any time of year. Many clients want to tackle this renovation as soon as the air gets crisp and the leaves start to fall. Thomson Dwellings has the best tips for your kitchen renovation Kelowna! Keep the entire process less stressful by removing tight deadlines. If you are hoping to start your autumn kitchen renovation Kelowna and are envisioning Christmas entertaining in your new space, time is limited! Key considerations to keep in mind include:

  • Set a realistic budget (including contingency funds for any unexpected surprises)
  • Determine kitchen layout, flow and appliance triangle
  • Eco-friendly options
  • Island? Peninsula? Bar? Breakfast Nook? Window Seat?
  • Define areas of the current kitchen that are dysfunctional and why
  • Pantry? Spice Cupboard? Pet Food Storage?
  • Style considerations with surrounding aesthetics
  • Lighting
  • Contractor communication & schedule
  • Make a plan for living in a construction zone
  • How to plan and prepare meals in an unusable kitchen during the renovation

What Makes A Kitchen Remodel Magical

Designating key locations, storage and the flow of your new kitchen layout is paramount. Visualizing where you are going to facilitate cooking, cleaning, baking and taking can help you streamline your meal times and overall enjoyment. Stop spending your meal preparation searching exasperatedly for the cheese grater or matching lids…let us help you redesign the organized, happy heart of the home you have always envisioned. If you can work around current gas lines and plumbing, you will be able to save some money. However, if directing traffic into a more logical flow is part of the reason for this renovation, you may have to update the layout.

Respect The Renovation Process

It can be easy to get lost in the dream of all the wonderful things your new kitchen will bring…However, understand this is a time-consuming process. How will you prepare food during renovations? Will you be relying temporarily on a bathroom sink or using the laundry room? Is there a place to hook up a hot plate or will you budget for eating out?



The entire renovation process is smoother when we can be realistic about how messy, noisy, expensive and inconvenient things will be at some point during the process. Patience and positivity go a long way during any renovation! Establishing clear communication with our team helps to ensure that everyone can adhere to a successful schedule. Thomson Dwellings understands it can be tricky to have contractors installing early in the morning and we ensure you always know the plan ahead of time!

Organize & Stylize Your Kitchen Renovation Kelowna

Having all of your food storage containers and wrap neatly squared away in an accessible location will help you maximize leftovers. Choosing bright, spacious windows, French Doors or skylights can add natural light and reduce energy bills. Updating your appliances to energy-efficient models will positively influence your carbon footprint.

Defining Space

Your kitchen is not just where you eat, drink and be merry. It often serves as a home office, craft central, homework zone and socializing mecca. Creating a snack space, a comfy place to play a board game or catch up on some Google News is conducive to a multi-functional kitchen.

Eco-Friendly Options

Thomson Dwellings is committed to helping our clients go as green as possible. We can incorporate reclaimed timber and a variety of fixtures to deliver your personalized and uniquely updated kitchen. We are happy to recommend materials and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Book Your Kitchen Renovation Kelowna!

We are excited to expand our custom home building business into the renovation market. If you love the bones of your home but are living with a current kitchen nightmare, we can help! Make a list of all of the features you crave and then bring us your ideas!

We would love to discover if our team is the right fit for your kitchen renovation Kelowna!