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Kitchen renovation idea: How to incorporate charging stations

We love smart kitchen renovation ideas, like how to incorporate charging and docking stations. The National Kitchen and Bath Association recently did a survey and found two-thirds of NKBA kitchen designers incorporated docking and/or charging stations in their kitchens when they are renovating or updating. At IKAN, we want to improve our homeowners’ lives by Read More

Selecting new kitchen appliances

White, stainless steel, black? Something unique? Can you mix the finish of the appliances? What brand is best? It’s a bit much to think about, on top of all the other decisions you make when updating your kitchen! Here is some advice to help make the decisions a bit easier: 1. Decide on your kitchen Read More

8 ways to save on your kitchen remodel

The average minor kitchen remodel costs $18,000 according to Remodeling Magazine’s annual Cost Vs. Value report. A midrange remodel came in at $53,000 and an upscale remodel was a whopping $107,400. We’ve seen hundreds of people achieve their dream kitchens for the price of an average minor kitchen remodel (and less)—the key is knowing where Read More

Before & After Adel off-white cabinets

This summer has been a busy one! We’re having a great time with new clients, and the satisfaction of completing a kitchen is never lost on us. One of our favourite things is to see great before and after pictures of our projects–and we know you love them too, so here are some shots homeowners Read More

Before & After – Cadboro Bay Beauty

What you’re about to see is one of our all-time favourite projects. The pictures really speak for themselves, but to truly appreciate this project you should know this gorgeous home is in a beautiful neighbourhood in the prestigious Uplands area of Victoria and was built in the early 1900s. A century later, we were looking Read More

How to make cabinets work in an open kitchen

In a recent Houzz survey an incredible 77% of respondents revealed their kitchens are open to another room in their home. Open-concept homes offer fantastic benefits to the homeowners, and we are huge fans, but they require thoughtful planning–especially when it comes to the kitchen. When your kitchen is open to another room in your house Read More

Mixin it up, old school

There’s nothing that makes a kitchen as cool as a retro-looking fridge, is there? We have to share this amazing kitchen, which was recently featured in HGTV Magazine. We love how the cabinet doors and drawers have different-but-complementary handles and the great mix of open shelves and upper cabinets. And maybe best of all: the Read More

Make your cabinets a focal point

Glass cabinet doors on an upper cabinet–or cabinets–are a big design trend. If you have glass doors, a great way to showcase those dishes and add personality to your kitchen is to customize the back of your cabinets. Make your favourite dishes pop by adding a splash of colour or design by painting or plastering Read More

Does your kitchen make you smile?

Inspired by these amazing Peter Pan curtains (https://www.hgtv.com/decorating-basics/the-makings-of-a-fun-house/pictures/index.html), we thought we’d share some great websites that sell fun, original kitchen items.   Modcloth carries such a variety of home decor items and kitchen accessories that anyone can find something that makes them smile. Whether it’s a nostalgic My Little Pony mug or a great dog Read More

Changing the glass in your cabinet doors

When you buy stock cabinets with glass windows, one of the draw backs can be that you may not love the type of glass that comes in the cabinet. If you’re interested in seeing how you can easily replace the glass yourself, this blog post from Cape 27 walks you through the process, along with Read More