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Renovating A Kitchen For Under $40,000

Add new flooring and a statement backsplash.

Focus on the following kitchen upgrades:


  • Buy new ready-to-assemble cabinets or upgrade some custom cabinets


  • Invest in engineered stone or natural countertops


  • Install a counter-depth fridge, slide-in range and/or integrated dishwasher drawers
  • Relocate lighting or upgrade fixtures
  • Install a statement backsplash
  • Replace flooring

Research by Anna-Kaisa Walker. With files from Brian Gluckstein, Gluckstein Design; Tamara Robbins Griffith, Ikea Canada; Connie Braemer, Connie Braemer Design; Julie Charbonneau, De Poitiers; Shelley Penner, Penner & Associates Interior Design; Roman Cholasta, Interior Elements.

  • Photographer: Ted Yarwood
  • Source: House & Home May 2010 issue
  • Products: Island, cabinets, Robert Anderson Cabinetmaker; stone hood, Siena Design; lights, Lamp Cage; stools, Pottery Barn; backsplash tiles, Antica Tile; sink, faucet, Ginger's Bath Centre; Thermador range, Barber & Haskill.
  • Designer: Melody Duron

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