Home Renovations Blog Post 1

For over a year we have been planing a major renovation to our home, like 44% of Winnipeger’s polled this year,  which was built in 1988.  It has a very poor layout and with our children getting older we wanted a home which would allow us to open the home for entertaining.  We have spent a lot of time talking to people, visiting show homes and of course the we have been closely watching home renovation shows like House of Bryan, Property Brothers, and Love it or List it.  We also spent countless hours on home improvement websites like Houzz, Cultivate and many others.  We also stumbled across a great Sherwin Williams paint website which lets you chip the colors to any picture on any web page.  We went with a Cambria Quartz countertop which would be the showcase of the kitchen and we were able to chip colors to match the countertop.  During the process we also had several meetings with Susan Purcell an interior designer who helped with so many ideas and decisions in the home.

With a budget in hand we began the process of getting quotes and shopping for cupboards, countertops, flooring, sinks, taps, lighting, patio doors and the list goes on and on.  The next step was to find someone that we could work with and enjoy the project at the same time.  Cranium the Contractor was the easy choice.

The Project Details:

1)  Create open concept
2)  Improve functionality of kitchen while adding a few appliances
3)  Update look for a more contemporary and modern look
4)  Create a funtional dining and living room area designed for family and entertainment

Please feel free to post any comments or questions on this blog and we will do our best to answer your questions.  The project started June 30 and we planned for a functional kitchen by July 27 and most almost all renovations completed by August 17.

Here is the first video outlining the layout before we started the demo.

Here is the view after the demo.

Here is the segment on Demo Day we called Batter Up, nothing like having a bit of fun during demolition!