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Planning Your Kitchen Renovation

Inspiration for Your Kitchen Renovation

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Transforming Your Kitchen

Designing Your Dream Kitchen in Ottawa

In older home designs, the kitchen is often its own room, separated from the rest of the house. However, more recently, kitchens have become a high-traffic area for gathering and socializing with your family and friends. In modern homes, you’ll have open-concept layouts that allow the kitchen, dining room, and family room to naturally flow into each other. Kitchen islands, lots of storage space, and hidden pantries are all becoming must-haves for anyone looking to do kitchen renovations. Choosing the right colour scheme and mix of textures throughout your kitchen is crucial for getting the atmosphere and style right.

Our team at Magnolia will be able to help you with choosing anything you need for your kitchen renovation. We can help with general kitchen inspiration, backsplashes, flooring, cabinets, countertops, colour scheme, and more! Get started with our team by booking a complimentary consultation.

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Work With Magnolia for the Best Results

We’ve worked with homeowners across Ottawa to design and complete their dream kitchen renovations. From tearing down walls to adding hidden pantries, our team has done it all. Once you have some kitchen inspiration, contact our team at Magnolia Construction to get started on your kitchen renovation.

Attention to Detail

We leave no stone unturned, we think of every little detail to ensure your kitchen renovation goes smoothly and the end result is absolutely beautiful.

Beautiful Results

Our extensive experience in kitchen renovations allows us to deliver high-quality results to our clients.


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Kitchen RENO & Design Ideas

Inspiration For Kitchen Renovations

The kitchen is a high-traffic area in any home. When you’re planning for a kitchen renovation, you’ll want to design a space that accommodates the needs of your family. Below we’ll list a few inspirational ideas for your kitchen.

Kitchen Islands

With open-concept kitchens, a kitchen island is a must-have for many homeowners. It can act as extra counter space or an additional seating area. Power outlets and double-sided storage within kitchen islands are commonly requested for a reason! Adding these features to your island can make your kitchen space more practical. 


If you had to choose one renovation item, adding a backsplash is a great way to completely transform a kitchen. Here you have the ability to be creative and add a personal touch that your kitchen might be missing. To keep things functional, make sure the tile you select is a colour that not only matches your style but is also a material that is easy to clean.


Much like backsplashes, adding a new countertop can easily elevate the space. Here are a few things you may want to consider when choosing a kitchen countertop:

  • Cleaning
  • Appearance
  • Long term durability
  • Heat and scratch resistance
  • Resale value 
Modern kitchen with blue tile wall, wooden cupboards, a while granite island, and wooden flooring
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Add More Storage Space And Shelving

Vertical space is often overlooked. Open shelving or overhead racks are a convenient way to add more visual dimension than flat cabinet doors. If you have a loved one that never seems to be able to close cabinet doors, open-concept shelving might be the solution for you!

The Work Triangle

For the more extensive kitchen renovations, keeping in mind the “work triangle” can really help the overall functionality of your kitchen. Most kitchens implement this “triangle” by keeping the sink, stove, and refrigerator close to each other. However, if you find yourself always cooking in the kitchen, or it’s a space you and your family are constantly in, incorporating two or even three of these work triangles might take your kitchen renovation to the next level.

Contact Us Today!

Kitchens and bathrooms are very important areas in the home in the eyes of home buyers. If you ever plan on selling, it’s worth investing time and money into your kitchen for resale value. While ideally giving yourself a few years to enjoy the changes before your sell! There are so many changes that can be made (big or small) that can not only make your kitchen more visually appealing, but also functional and practical.

During the design stage, our team will help create a virtual floor plan to help you visualize and turn your kitchen inspiration into a reality. Book a consultation with our team to get started!