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If you own a house in Canada, you are likely considering one. The latest Ipsos Reid poll found three-quarters (76%) of Canadian homeowners are planning renovations/home improvements in the next two years, with 29% picking the kitchen. Most homeowners spend between $12,00 and $33,000 on a kitchen reno. High-grade, energy-efficient appliances, neutral tones for countertops and cabinets, a convection oven and gas stove and more space are improvements you should consider. Consult a kitchen planner or contractor for complicated improvements, especially if electrical work or building permits are involved.
Background: The focal point of this kitchen addition is a 12' long custom built reclaimed wood island that was conceived both as a worksurface and as a dining table for large gatherings.A custom metal sash window wall takes advantage of the southern exposure and the additional ceiling height bathes the space in natural light.The refined modern design combines thoughtful touches of vintage character with practical everyday elements that reflect the owner's lifestyle.