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Best Lighting Fixtures for Your Kitchen Renovation

Whether you’re gearing up for a major kitchen renovation or are just looking for ways to enhance and improve the design, lighting is a key piece in any design puzzle. It plays an important role in the overall look, feel and functionality of a room. But choosing the best lighting fixtures for your kitchen can feel a bit tricky with so many options out there today. From blingy statement fixtures to cozy ambient lighting to subtle modern pendant lights – it can feel daunting when you don’t know what you want or need. To help you narrow it down and find the right one, here are some tips to guide you in selecting the best lights for your kitchen.

Fixtures for Ambient Lighting

The kitchen typically requires more light than other areas of the home. And the primary source usually comes from overhead ambient light fixtures. It’s important to be able to see what you’re doing when you’re cooking up a storm, which is why we recommend spending a little time calculating the amount of wattage you’ll need for your kitchen renovation. This way, when you’re shopping around for a light fixture, you can narrow down your scope and make sure you end up with the proper amount of light. Generally, for a larger kitchen, a light fixture with at least 5 light bulbs is ideal for your ambient lighting. Having a light that fills the space really makes a big difference, so make sure to pay attention to the number of bulbs.

Fixtures for Task or Direct Lighting

Beyond the main source of lighting, there are many other types of light fixtures that can add more character and make it easier to see during dim evenings. For example, task lighting can be helpful when you want to place direct light in certain areas. This could include light sconces to see better at night, lamps, or under-the-counter lighting to make it easier to read your cookbook or see which spices you’re adding to your new recipe. Consider these smaller fixtures for any areas where you think you’ll need more direct light.

Decorative Lighting to Accent Features

Similar to task lighting, accent lighting also adds more illumination, but its primary purpose is to enhance the design, highlight certain features in your kitchen, and make it feel cozy. Light installed under the counter plays into this too since it helps to highlight the backsplash. You could also add a light fixture behind one of your glass cabinet doors to show off your fancy wine glass collection, and place a few built-in ones throughout the counter area. If you want your kitchen to have a decorative look and feel, don’t skip out on accent lighting.

Here are some of the most common light fixtures for your kitchen renovation:

Chandeliers

If you love a little decorative bling and need a light fixture overtop of your kitchen table, a chandelier is a popular choice. There are lots of different sizes and styles to consider. If you’re adding other fixtures, we suggest sticking to one particular style and theme.

Pendants

Pendants are smaller and won’t produce as might light. These generally have only one bulb in them, so they’re not suitable as a main overhead source of light. But they could work well to supplement another fixture.

Flush Mounts

For smaller kitchens that have a lower ceiling, flush mounts might work well. These are the standard light fixtures that you can find in many homes. They provide strong, diffused light. If you prefer something subtle that can blend in with the surroundings, this could be better suited to your kitchen.

Determining Your Lighting Style

Keep in mind that your lighting fixtures will always be on display which is why they should play into the overall theme and design of your kitchen and home. If you have a modern kitchen, it won’t make much sense to add in a light fixture that’s super busy, blingy or traditional. To make sure it will look good and cohesive, focus on other elements of your kitchen – are they predominantly metallic, simple black matte, chic and copper? Whatever the common look is, stick with that as much as possible. If most items are finished in black matte, then look for a fixture that’s similar to that style too. It doesn’t have to be the exact same, but it should complement the other features in the kitchen. 

Lighting seems like a simple afterthought during home renovations and remodels, but when you stop to think about it, it plays a significant role in the overall aesthetics, comfort and function of each space in your home. If you’re planning to redo your kitchen this year, get in touch with our team, or give us a call at (613) 727-9427 at the Renosgroup.ca. We can help transform your space and offer our professional recommendations to enhance your design. 

8 Ideas for Your Basement Remodel

The basement was once the area of the home that was neglected and used to store old items while collecting dust. But after being stuck at home for so long during this past year, homeowners are taking stock of their unused and underappreciated space more than ever. From a dedicated home office space to a playroom for the kids to the ultimate sports and entertainment lounge, you can get creative with your basement and transform it into something you’ll love, appreciate and actually use. Here are our top ideas for your basement remodel

 

An Extra Bedroom

Whether you have a teen who needs their own space or if you have in-laws who like to come and stay with you, the basement could provide extra space for another bedroom. Being tucked away in the basement offers more privacy and comfort. Consider adding built-in shelving if you’re limited on the room you can play with and also opt for carpet to create some additional warmth in the basement.

A Home Gym

If you love to workout and have been missing those trips to the gym, create a home gym right in your basement. With lots of room to spare, you can fit all of the essential pieces of equipment that you desire. To make it more authentic, add full-length mirrors to the wall and make sure to choose a type of flooring that will hold up well against the machines and weights.  

A Wet Bar

Upgrade your basement with a wet bar so you can be the hub of entertainment when the time comes! Unlike a standard bar, a wet bar includes a sink. If you don’t have the means to include this due to plumbing complications, keep it simple without the sink. If you prefer to maintain an open concept, have the bar installed right up against the wall. This way, you can fit in a table or two if you’d like to have more seating options. Include a beer tap and fridge to make it official! 

A Playroom for the Kids

You don’t have to reserve the basement for the adults. Make it the designated kiddie zone instead. A playroom in the basement will give your kids space to have fun and run around without having to worry as much about causing too much commotion upstairs. It’ll also give you more peace and quiet when you’re trying to get work done upstairs. 

Sports Games and Entertainment 

Create your ultimate sports and entertainment area. Add comfy chairs, a large TV screen, and surround sound so you can watch your favourite team on the big screen in your own home. If your basement has the room, consider adding a pool table, foosball table or a classic pinball machine so you can have the best of both worlds with a sports and games room.  

Wine Collection

Are you a wine connoisseur? Why not show off your collection or expand it with a section carved out in your basement just for your wine. With customized shelving, you can decorate a portion of your wall or all of them. This will give your basement that enchanting wine cellar look and feel so you can enjoy sipping on your favourite bottle whenever you please.

Home Office

With more people working from home these days, the basement is becoming the staple home office hub. With a few additions like carpeting, a fresh coat of paint and a modern office set up, it can be the perfect spot at home to focus and get down to business without too many distractions.

Hobby & Crafts Room

Getting creative often requires some personal space so you can get into the creative zone and hone in on your craft. Whether it’s painting, photography, or some other form of hobby, use your basement as your studio so you can focus and get those creative juices flowing in peace.

When you’re ready to transform your basement into something practical and beautiful, contact our team at the Renosgroup. We’ve been helping homeowners throughout Ottawa remodel and renovate their homes for years. No matter what you are looking for, we can offer our expert advice and recommendations. We will help you refine your goals and vision for the project and map out the scope while working within your budget. With our experience and dedication to quality work, you can rest assured that any project we take on will be done professionally and properly from start to finish. Reach out to us today, or give us a call at (613) 727-9427 to learn more about our services, or to discuss your ideas.  

Woman Cave, Anyone? Here are Our Thoughts

Imagine having a place all your own where you can unwind, kick back, and enjoy some time all to yourself. Well, why not turn that dream into your reality by creating a woman cave? That’s right! As one of the busiest members of the household, it’s time for the man caves to move over because it’s our turn to claim the garage, spare room, basement, or whatever area of the home is ready for the taking. After all, why should men have all the fun? Create your perfect little nook at home with some of our top tips for transforming your space into the ultimate woman cave.

Choose the Right Space

If you’re lucky enough to have a few different options for where to manifest your own little nook of the home, take some time to consider which area will be best suited to your needs. If the garage is a possibility, it can be a great amount of space to utilize, but it may also require a little more work to make it cozy, warm, and inviting. If there’s a spare room as a potential, think about whether you’ll have the quiet space you need away from the kids or if the basement might give you more of the reprieve and creative space you’re looking for. Don’t rush this process as it’s always better to take some extra time now rather than regretting your decision down the road. Remember, you want to create a space that you’ll actually use and enjoy, so choose carefully.

Think About Its Purpose

The best part about creating a woman cave is the fact that you can design the space for whatever you need. When considering where to place your designated space, think about how you want to use it too. Do you envision hosting wine and cheese parties for girl’s night, or having a relaxing reading nook with a plush lounge chair? Maybe you prefer the idea of a colourful room full of arts and crafts where you can get messy and be creative. Or if you’re going for gold with your design, you could install a bar and comfy seating in your basement with all the fixings set for hosting your weekly poker night. Many of these different concepts don’t require much space at all. But whatever you prefer, don’t be afraid to let loose with your concept and create something all for yourself.

Choose a Theme

Does your style of preference reflect more of a cottage, rustic look or something more chic and modern instead? Do you imagine having a bright, airy, and beachy theme where you can escape to during those dull, wintery, Sunday afternoons for a pick me up? Choosing a theme is equally important if you want your space to look cohesive and well laid out once it’s complete. This will also make it much easier to know what design you’re aiming for once you have an idea of what type of look you’re aiming for. Starting any project without this nailed down can make it drag on much longer and even cost more than you had budgeted for. Whether it’s a dark and sultry wine room, a cozy reading parlour, or a bright and colourful room decked out in your favourite seaside palettes, think of your hobbies and how you enjoy spending your spare time to help you pinpoint the kind of theme that’ll express your personal tastes.

Think Outside of the Box

If you have the urge to go a little crazy with your space, go for it! If you want a wall full of wine, add it in there! The whole point of a woman cave is to be a little selfish and make it into whatever you want it to be. So never think of it as a waste of money and don’t be afraid to think outside of the box. As a busy woman in this day and age, you deserve to have a space that’s all yours.

Hire the Right Team

Once you’ve gotten out the graph paper and started to really plan out your space, you, of course, need the right team of contractors to help make your new space just as you envisioned it. At RenosGroup.ca our family-owned and operated business has been serving the Ottawa area for more than 25 years! And we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional quality workmanship and customers service to each and every client.

Stop dreaming and start planning today! Contact us or give us a call at (613)727-9427 — we’ll be more than happy to assist with any questions and help you create the ultimate woman cave in your home.

Turn Your Heated Garage Into the Man Cave of Your Dreams

If you lack a space to call your own, don’t fret! You can easily create the space you need by turning your heated garage into the man cave of your dreams. All you have to do is think outside of the box a little to imagine what it could look like beyond the piles of boxes and other junk that are currently in the way of your potential dream vision. Transforming the garage into a comfortable and usable room is becoming more popular than ever, whether it’s for hosting the big game with friends or just having the ultimate area to lounge in comfort. Here are our top ideas for creating the perfect man cave in your garage!

Clean It Out

Before you get started, the first step on the list is clearing out all of that junk that’s been accumulating in there for years. You need a blank canvas to begin creating the man cave of your dreams, so spend some time beforehand sorting through your items, de-junking and donating what you don’t need, and giving it a good, thorough cleaning.

Add Lighting

Since the garage tends to be a dark space without windows and much natural light, you need to brighten it up and make it more cozy with sufficient lighting. Having one dangling light bulb isn’t going to cut it during poker night. Even if you place a few tall lamps throughout the space, you’ll be surprised how much it can improve the look of it.

Make Sure It’s Cozy Enough

With the garage door and lack of insulation, drafts can become a problem when you’re trying to lounge in comfort, even for heated garages. So don’t forget to consider adding some extra insulation so you’re not sweating in there during the summer or freezing during the winter. This is especially important since you’ll be spending a lot more time in there! This should include the walls, floors, and garage door.

Get Painting!

Since garages aren’t exactly a welcoming space, adding on a fresh coat of paint is always necessary to hide all of those dirt and scuff marks from bikes tires and tools and everything in between. Whatever your colour of choice is, adding a few fresh coats is always well worth it.

Enhance Security

When you’re going all in on your garage transformation, you better be prepared to heighten your security once you install your big flat screen in there. Since valuable items like this will be added, ensure that you’re using a good quality, specialized garage door lock. That way, once your neighbours and friends learn about your new project, you can feel confident that your man cave will be safe and secure.

Add Furniture

What’s a man cave without some comfy furniture to relax on? Whether it’s a big leather couch, snazzy bar stools for the bar, a sectional, or a few big leather recliners, make sure to include enough seating for all of your friends. That way, you can all kick back and relax while enjoying your man space in utter comfort.

Don’t Forget About the Bar and Fridge!

Of course, every man cave needs some extra fixings to make it both comfortable and convenient. So don’t forget to install a bar and fridge in your space. That way, you can keep the fridge and bar stocked so you won’t have to travel far when it’s time for a cold one.

Add Some Special Personal Touches

Don’t forget to add in some special, personalized items, like your old trophies or memorabilia to truly make it a space to call your own. If you have some classic jerseys that you’re proud of or have favourite movies or hobbies that you enjoy, don’t be afraid to include those specials items throughout your space to really make it your own. After all, it’s a space where you can let loose and get creative!

Give Us a Call!

When you’re ready to turn your heated garage into the man cave of your dreams, you can leave all the hard work up to us! At the Renos Group, we are a family-owned and operated business that’s been serving the Ottawa area for more than 25 years.

Our team of experts can take on just about any home project you need, including interior and exterior projects. Contact us or give us a call at (613)727-9427 today to learn more about our services or to get a quote!

8 Ideas for Your Future Dream Basement

Do cold concrete floors, old Christmas decorations, and boxes with items for storage come to mind whenever you think of your basement? Although it can be challenging to see past the bare bones and clutter down there, you’d be surprised at how easily you can transform that space into your new favourite room in the house. With a few renovations, you can create your own personal haven or an area for the kids. Get inspired to take charge of your underutilized space with these ideas for your future dream basement.

The Entertainment Den

If you’ve been secretly dreaming about having a personal entertainment lounge in the comfort of your own home, the basement is the perfect spot to make that dream come true. Since it is below the main level, you won’t have to worry as much about noise. And, with so much blank space to play with, you can really let your imagination run wild and design it exactly how you like. Add a giant flat screen, surround sound, lazy boy chairs, and whatever you need for ultimate comfort. You can even install a beer fridge so you can sit back and relax while you watch the game. The options are endless for creating your personal entertainment den at home.

The Games Room & Bar

Speaking of beer fridge, you can go the extra mile and create a games room and bar alongside your entertainment den. There’s no better way to celebrate the Superbowl or kick back after the busy work week than by inviting friends over for some fun. Imagine having a retro-style pinball machine, a billiards table, poker table, dart board, and a cool bar that’s designed just as you like it. Whether your style is modern, vintage, or something in between, you can get as creative as you like!

The Yogi Sanctuary

If you’re a yogi and have been struggling to stretch out or find the peace and quiet that you need to enjoy your practice, this room can become your perfect sanctuary. With plush carpeting, earthy tones, and plenty of room, you can throw down your mat and set up your space as you wish. A few candles and soothing music can finish it off to create the perfect calm and inviting atmosphere to help deepen your meditation and practise.

Multi-Purpose Space

Who says your basement should serve one purpose? Creating a multi-functional space can offer several benefits. If you have plenty of room to utilize, you can consider redesigning it to include a home gym, alongside an entertainment area, or just an extra living room where you and the family can lounge out and enjoy the space together.

An Extra Bedroom

If you have kids, an extra bedroom tucked away in the basement can be ideal for your eldest child once they’re eager for more space from their younger siblings. This can keep them out of your hair while giving them more independence before they officially ‘fly from the nest.’ It can also come in handy whenever there’s a visitor or two visiting from out of town.

Woman Cave

In this day and age, women deserve to have their own personal space to relax and recuperate from the world. Whether it’s a reading room with a cozy setting, your own games room, or just a calm and comfortable oasis where you can listen to your music and chill out in, make it your own and think of how you can create the best space to serve your needs.

Family Room

When you’re entertaining guests, do you dream of having an extra family room where your kids can escape and entertain themselves for a few hours? Creating another family room is ideal. You can let the kids go downstairs and watch movies or keep busy while you enjoy the company of your guests. It’s a win-win scenario!

Playroom for the Kids

Alternatively, if your children are young and you’ve been feeling cooped up together without enough room for them to run around, you don’t have to consider moving. Although it may be difficult to envision your basement looking like something beyond a storage room, there are endless possibilities that can serve the purpose you need it to. A few minor renovations, like fresh, bright colour paint, carpeting, and kid-friendly furnishing and toys can be all you need to spruce it up and turn it into the perfect den and playroom for your children.

When you’re struggling to see beyond the concrete and boxes in your basement, remember these ideas for your future dream basement and how it can serve you and your family’s needs best. And when you’re ready to get started, contact us, or give us a call at (613)727-9427. Our wide network and handy team of professionals can take care of all of your home renovation needs.

5 Interior Design Themes That We Love

With so many different design styles and themes out there, it can often feel challenging to figure out which one really suits your home and lifestyle best. To help you determine this, here are five interior design themes that we love, and maybe you will, too!

Modern

When it comes to one of the most popular interior design themes today, the modern style is always on top. Many homeowners love incorporating the simple pallets, clean, sharp lines, and sleek materials like glass and metals throughout the home. The modern theme works well if you love that future-forward style that focuses on minimalistic design with little clutter or patterns.

Industrial

Industrial designs have been gaining momentum over the past few years and are extremely popular today. The industrial look combines elements of wood, iron, and steel, drawing inspiration, of course, from the industrial, loft-style warehouses from back in the day. If you’re someone who works in photography or in the arts, this is an ideal (and often a favourite) style for those with a flair for the arts. These designs usually include floor-to-ceiling windows, which give ample amount of light, along with old timber feature, dangling light fixtures and rich, warm palettes mixed with cool metals, dark leather and exposed brick.

Bohemian

The boho look in both fashion and interior design represents a care-free spirit without any rules to follow but your own, which is why it’s on our list of interior design themes that we love! The bohemian trend is all about following your own heart and style. In these homes, you may find a blend of old vintage textiles and rugs inspired by cultures from around the world. Vintage furniture and fixtures are also common here, along with earthy tones and colourful, unique touches like cozy floor pillows for meditation.

Rustic

The old rustic cottage or farmhouse interiors have been a favourite in the interior design world for many years and aren’t going away anytime soon. We love the raw and unfinished elements that draw inspiration from nature. Whether it’s an old stone fireplace or wooden shutters and a big oak table, this design theme exudes a distinguishable amount of warmth, coziness and quaintness. You can also commonly find different natural accessories paired with bright off-white pallets that keep the space looking fresh, clean, and charming.

Hollywood Glam

While some like the rustic old-world charm, others like the idea of living in luxury with a little Hollywood Glam. This style is all about the glitz and glam, incorporating as much opulence as possible throughout the home. Here you’ll find plush rugs, shiny fixtures, bold colours, and velvet furnishings. This is perfect for the homeowner that loves being a little over the top and who doesn’t mind making a statement with their design.

With so many themes and features to choose from these days, it’s exciting and often overwhelming to figure out what to incorporate into your home design. At the RenosGroup, we can help! Our handy team of experts can guide you in your design and help transform your entire home with any renovation project. Contact us today to get started!

 

4 Things You Can Do With an Unused Room

Got an unused room in your home? Whether your children have all moved out or if it’s just an empty space that’s never been given much attention, it can be challenging to figure out how to put it to good use. To help inspire some ideas, here are some things you can do with an unused room so you can finally transform it into something that you can use and enjoy!

A Guest Suite

If you have family members or friends that come to stay with you on a regular basis — maybe over the holidays or during summertime —  your unused room can be the perfect guest suite for them to stay in. Even if you already have an area for them to crash in, this spare room can offer more comfort and space so they won’t feel so isolated or shoved in a corner. This can also really come in handy if your child comes back to visit from college over the spring or summer break.

A Home Office

If you or your spouse work from home, even part-time, having a desk that’s stuck in a cramped corner of your living room isn’t exactly an ideal set up for being productive. Instead, why not convert your extra room into a home office? With a few minor updates, you can create the perfect comfy office space that can provide plenty of room for a larger desk without having to endure the commotion from a common area.

A Zen Room

Whether you enjoy practising yoga, meditation, or just kicking back with a good book, having a cozy Zen-type of room can give you the peace, calm, and quiet space you need just to chill out and spend some time alone doing what you love. You can install some plush carpet, a comfy chair for reading, and add any other items to help you Zen out and recharge.

A Creative Space

If you’ve been dreaming of getting more in touch with your creative side, whether it’s painting, photography, crafts, or more, an unused room can give you the space you need to get those creative juices flowing. You can also get as creative with this space as you like, so don’t be afraid to add some bold colours to the walls and some funky features. With some personalized space and the right equipment that you need to work, you can have the perfect spot to let loose and get crazy with some arts and crafts at home.

No matter what you decide to do, at RenosGroup.ca, we can help you transform your unused room into something that you’ve been dreaming of. We can even help you plan it out just as you like it. With our experienced craftsman on hand, we guarantee you’ll receive the best workmanship and service. Contact us, or give us a call at (613)727-9427 today to learn how you can get started!

Why Sunrooms are One of Our Favourites

Sunrooms always become a favourite spot in the home each time we install one. But even if you’ve been contemplating an addition, it can be difficult to know where to start since it is a significant undertaking that needs to be done just right. At RenosGroup, we’ve helped many homeowners make their dream projects come to life, and we can help you too! Find out more about why sunrooms are one of our favourites and why we guarantee they’ll be yours too.

Add More Space

Adding more space to your home is easier and more affordable than ever with a sunroom. In addition to adding more value to your home, it will also cost you much less than a standard addition since you don’t have to pay for brick and mortar, which can cost thousands.

It’s Customizable

We can create just about whatever vision you have. There are a variety of design options and materials that you can choose from that give you the flexibility with the design.

A Comfortable Investment

A sunroom is one of the best investments you’ll make when it comes to home projects because they always get used! With high-quality workmanship, including superior glass panes, you can enjoy the outdoors without any of the aggravating aspects, like pesky bugs flying into your food or drink during the summer. Here, you can take in the breeze without being pestered.

Enjoy It Any Time of Year

With weather-sealed windows that can keep the elements out, you can take advantage of your sunroom all year long. During those magical snowy days, you can perch by the window, enjoying the heat while you take in the magical winter wonderland outside. And, of course, during the spring, summer and fall, you won’t have to rush inside during the rain or stay out in the blazing sun. With your personalized enclosure, you can enjoy the beauty of the outdoors, even when it’s too messy to stroll outside.

Relax and Rejuvenate

It’s no surprise that being surrounded by the outdoors can help us relax, recharge and even lower our anxiety and blood pressure. And sometimes, when you’re feeling cooped up and stressed out, being able to retreat into your sunroom can make a world of difference to help calm you down and fight those winter blues.

Our team provides the best quality workmanship and excellent customer service that you can count on. Contact us, or give us a call at (613)727-9427

5 Bathroom Design Styles for You to Consider

Before you dive into a bathroom renovation, you can make your entire process run a lot smoother if you spend a little time beforehand figuring out the design that you’re aiming to achieve. This will make it much easier to select your different features like tiling, vanity, faucets and more, all while determining your budget at the same time. So before getting started, here are a few bathroom design styles for you to consider first.

Efficiency and Small-Scale Luxury

It comes as no surprise that bathrooms are getting smaller. But, as many homeowners are realizing, they still have all the space they need with an efficient design and layout. When you’re limited on room, you have to make every inch count. So consider some design elements that can do just that, such as a floating vanity or a walk-in glass shower that won’t cramp or confine the space.

High-Tech Features

Homeowners are also becoming more interested in upgrading simple areas of the bathroom, such as the toilet. We’ve been sticking with the same old style for years, unlike the Japanese who have fully embraced high-tech designs. Some special features that you can find in modern toilets today include seat warmers, an adjustable air-dryer, automatic opening and closing for the lid, and even a wireless music player. Whether it’s the toilet, showerhead or automatic faucets, it’s time to embrace the future of functional design!

Bringing Back the Brass

Styles that were once popular from the past always end up making a comeback, and now’s the time to re-embrace the gold and brass fixtures! Forget about the idea of tacky 90s style bathrooms. Today, the warm hues of brass and gold work perfectly when paired with other modern elements like cooler tones of grey. Adding in faucets in these hues will make your bathroom look more sleek and luxurious than ever.

Neutral Tones

Neutral tones, especially light and medium greys, remain a trendy colour of choice for the bathroom and other areas of the home. This is because they’re not only easy to work with, but they also provide just enough depth while exuding a modern and elegant look.

Organic Undertones

We all enjoy aspects of the natural world around us since it makes us feel more calm and relaxed. This is why you can always find features like wooden and weathered-style furniture and aged fixtures in designs mags. Adding in undertones of warm wooden textures and colours, vibrant greens, and natural stones still seems to remain a favourite practice.

When you’re ready to tackle your bathroom reno project, contact us or give us a call at (613)727-9427. Our handy team provides the best quality workmanship and customer service that we would expect for our home projects.

4 Ways a Breakfast Bar Makes Life Better

Even though the layout and design of kitchens are constantly evolving, one thing’s for sure — it will always be the heart of the home. In previous years, kitchens were much more formal, usually with a separate dining room to sit down and enjoy your meals in. But today, modern designs are continuing to accentuate a more informal, eat-in style to keep up with our increasingly fast-paced lifestyles. But that doesn’t mean they can’t include luxurious touches.  Modern additions like a breakfast bar are simple, practical, and attractive. If you’re eager to get in on today’s savvy design solutions to make your kitchen more functional and eye-catching, here are a few ways that a breakfast bar makes life better.

Provides More Counter Space

One of the biggest issues with kitchen designs is often the lack of counter space. Most countertops are cluttered with appliances and don’t provide enough room to eat or prep meals on. This is where a breakfast bar can really come in handy since it’s incredibly useful when you’re tight on space. Whether it’s prepping a meal, getting work done, or eating, it gives you more room to play with without requiring much space at all.

Allows You to Feel Included

It’s never fun being stuck and secluded in the kitchen when you have friends or family over. But with a breakfast bar, you can eliminate that altogether. Your guests will be able to sit up on the bar stools, and you’ll get to join in on the conversation while you’re getting apps or dinner ready so you can always feel included.

Saves on Space

When you’ve got a small kitchen and dining room area, a spacious breakfast bar can allow you to get rid of your large dining table that just ends up taking up more space without really getting much use. You could think of more efficient ways to use that extra space.

Multi-Task Like a Pro

When you’re getting dinner ready and trying to keep an eye on the kids to ensure they’re doing their homework, it can be challenging to multi-task. But this is another helpful way that a breakfast bar makes life better. You can multi-task like a pro by watching over the kids as they do their work from the counter.

Having an easy, functional, and spacious breakfast bar is one of the most popular trends in kitchen designs today. Not only are they practical and handy when you’re limited on space, but the casual and contemporary notes, in addition to having great looking counter stools, lets you get creative with it and add some interesting visual elements to your entire kitchen design.

When you’re ready to revamp your kitchen with a breakfast bar or need any area of your home updated, give us a call at (613)727-9427. Our professional and experienced team deliver quality workmanship and reliable customer service each and every time. Contact us today to learn more!

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