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The Hearth is the Heart of Your Home—Invest in Custom Kitchen Renovations

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Kitchens are an essential part of our homes. Since the dawn of time, we used our homes to bring in food, cook food, and gather around the fire to eat and share a meal. Most relationships, most families, groups of people as small as our company and as large as a nation- state , at some point started around food and the kitchen table. Human life is deeply interconnected with a kitchen and what we do around the kitchen table. 

Fast forward thousands of years into the present moment and we are still deeply connected to that place in our homes we refer to as a kitchen. One of the first places we look at when buying a home is a kitchen. It is a well-known fact that kitchen renovation is one of those few home investments that will pay back dollar-for-dollar, if not more.

Nevertheless, kitchen renovation or kitchen remodelling can be one of the most difficult projects a homeowner can undertake, not even mentioning the costs.

What is Involved in a Custom Kitchen Renovation?

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There are many components to the kitchen renovation or remodeling project for your Ottawa home. Here are some key ones to consider before you start.

It’s a team project. 

A kitchen renovation will require multiple trades to work together to complete the project. Ideally, you want the same company handling all aspects of it to ensure stress-free completion.

It involves many choices and decisions. 

In kitchen renovation, just like in a bathroom renovation or basement renovation, you will have finish materials that you as a customer will need to select, such as cabinets, door style and color, countertops, backsplash tiles and floor tiles, paint color for your walls, etc.

There are several materials involved.

 Supporting materials are required to install those finish materials you choose. Namely, framing components, drywall and wall finishing, plumbing, tile membranes such as Detra, electrical, HVAC, and more. Unless you have done this before many times, the process of organizing all the right materials may be daunting.

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MIRACLE DREAM HOMES MAKES CUSTOM KITCHEN RENOVATIONS STRESS-FREE

To ensure the ease of the process for you and us, we remove the stress of all the supporting materials selection and simply leave it up to you to choose your finish materials. Even with that, help is available if you need to choose the right style of the cabinets or the functionality that will meet your needs.

Cost Considerations

Cost Considerations for Kitchen Renovations

Kitchens are complex renovation projects and often require a significant investment. Needless to say, a successful custom kitchen renovation adds tremendous value to your Ottawa home.

Our Process for Custom Kitchen Renovations

  • We begin with a free consultation. You can reach out to us over the phone or using our contact us form.
  • On the phone, we will spend 10-15 minutes discussing your kitchen renovation project—this initial consultation is free. We will ask you questions and, more importantly, we will answer your questions.
  • We do encourage you to use our online contact us form as this would allow you to send us pictures of your project and for us to better understand and better help you. 
  • Once we have an understanding of the general scope of the project, we will be able to give you some pricing and details of what usually projects such as these involve. By no means will this be a complete quote, but rough guidance as to what to expect. Your portion will be fairly accurate, and we can give you some rough ideas of the costs of the cabinets if that is something you are interested in.
    Note: All of this is free.
  • At the point when you are ready to proceed to design your kitchen, we will set up an in-home consultation visit.
  • We will take all measurements to create an estimate for all prep work required for the kitchen renovation and cabinet design.
  • Since this is a long and time-consuming process, we charge a $200 service fee, which when you sign your renovation contract becomes part of the cost of your kitchen renovation. Don’t let that scare you! You can still get a free over the phone or email estimate from us. Just reach out and talk to us.
  • Once we have finalized your kitchen design, and your kitchen cabinets have been ordered, we will tentatively book the time to start the renovation process.
  • We will wait for cabinets to arrive and to be inspected before we commence.
  • Once we know that all kitchen cabinets are in good order we can proceed with demolition, prep work, plumbing and electrical, flooring, and installation of kitchen cabinets.

The process itself is very straightforward.

We will remove existing cabinets and dispose of them unless you want to keep them for a cottage or some other reason.

We will do all rough plumbing and electrical, prep the floor, prep the walls and once all is ready, we will install the cabinets themselves.

As with all the work we do, you get to enjoy peace of mind with our 3-year labor warranty. 

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    Kitchens are complex renovation projects and often require a significant investment. Needless to say, a successful custom kitchen renovation adds tremendous value to your Ottawa home. Based on our experience installing kitchens in Ottawa, your preparation work, which would include walls, flooring, electrical, and some plumbing for an average size kitchen start from about $10,000. Your kitchen cabinets for an average size kitchen usually would start from about the same amount of $10,000. There are exceptions to this. We have installed many kitchens in basement apartments that cost less. The best thing is to reach out to us to discuss your project in detail. Below you will see some before and after pictures of kitchen renovations. We have also provided short descriptions of what was done and rough costs of the projects.

    To ensure the ease of the process for you and us, we remove the stress of all the supporting materials selection and simply leave it up to you to choose your finish materials. Even with that, help is available if you need to choose the right style of the cabinets or the functionality that will meet your needs. We can help you design your kitchen cabinets, or you can use one of many kitchen companies that will design and sell the kitchen cabinets to you. Perhaps you have already designed and purchased the cabinets and installation of them, such as the Ikea kitchen cabinet, and simply need to prepare the space for your new kitchen. We offer complete and partial kitchen renovation services, where you can have us handle the entire project, or we can do a partial preparation for your kitchen and a kitchen manufacturer will come in to install kitchen cabinets.

    At Miracle Dream Homes (MDH), we have been renovating, remodeling, and redesigning bathrooms and kitchens, and finishing basements in the Ottawa area since 2004. Our experience ranges from updating older homes to restyling newer ones, renovating for aging-in-place requirements, expanding smaller spaces for greater convenience and comfort, personalizing home designs and layouts, and much more. Our customers across the Ottawa area count on our skilled crews and the experience of our team to complete their home renovation projects on time and on budget.

    It takes about 10,000 hours of practice to master a skill. Tradespersons such as plumbers and electricians, when going through an apprenticeship program, take at least 5 years or 8,280 hours before they are fully ready to start working on their own. DIY enthusiasts often feel excited about projects such as bathroom renovations, kitchen remodels and basement renovations. Of course, it is exciting to think of a home makeover! However, it’s important to know that whether you renovate your bathroom, basement or kitchen, getting professional help will not only save you time but potentially thousands of dollars.