The party is always in the kitchen! This is why a kitchen renovation is one of the most important upgrades you can make to increase the value of your home. The kitchen is the focal point of any home; whether you are entertaining guests or keeping the family happy and fed, a majority of your time is spent here. Rafter4K has extensive experience upgrading kitchens; between our employees valuable skills and our attention to detail we are Kelowna’s go-to-team for your dream kitchen makeover. Although the basic premise of a kitchen renovation is the same; fridge, stove, oven, counter space, the way each individual uses this area is truly unique.
We will take the time to listen to your desires and help you plan a kitchen renovation for a space that fits your individual lifestyle. Your needs will be differ if you are into making simple, on-the-go meals, rather then using the space like a gourmet chef, baker, or entertainer. Whatever your goals are in the kitchen, there are options we can incorporate to make sure your kitchen works for you. Kitchen renovations in Kelowna can be kept within a moderate budget by making a few minor changes, such as simply replacing cabinet fronts, or we could start from bare bones and completely remodel the kitchen’s layout. Make the busiest room in your home functional and efficient resulting in a kitchen that just about does the work for you.
When planning your kitchen makeover there are staples to consider; the cabinets, appliances, counter tops, and the layout. Cabinets have a broad range of options; we can install everything from custom cabinets in all types of wood to frosted or painted cabinets, giving your kitchen a bit more of a fresh, modern feel. Counter tops are similar in their variety; there are timeless, classic options such as granite and marble, or concrete, limestone, or stainless steel can be incorperated for the more adventerous. The options for layouts and choices of appliances are almost unlimited. Tell us about your dream kitchen renovation and we will help find the best way to make it work for you.
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With the new options that can be featured in kitchens, a kitchen renovation could be just the thing to add a little simplicity to the cooking experience. Whether its a wine cooler for the entertainer, a warming drawer for the busy mom, or a built in coffee maker for those early mornings, there are special features for everyone. Talk to our team about what would help you have the best experience in your Kelowna kitchen, and we will work with you to make your dream kitchen makeover a reality.
Kitchen renovation costs depend on several factors. The first consideration is the square footage of the space: comparing the size of your current kitchen to what you would like the size to be following the renovation. Additional factors may include any changes to or removals of walls, plumbing and electrical changes, flooring, cabinetry, tile work, countertops, and appliances.
Each of these factors has options in different price ranges and will impact the overall cost of the kitchen. Every kitchen we renovate is so completely different; we do our best to work with you and find the best fit for your budget.
As general contractors working on your project, we have trusted, certified sub-trade contractors specializing in these areas that we bring in to complete the plumbing and electrical work.
We work with them throughout the renovation and maintain an open line of communication to ensure the plumbing and electrical work is completed to our professional standards.
To get started on a kitchen renovation, simply fill out our contact form, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call at 1-250-765-0856. We are always happy to talk about converting your kitchen dreams into reality.
While Rafter 4K does not make custom cabinets in-house, we do have connections with some amazing custom cabinet makers in the Okanagan who we would be happy to bring in as a sub-trade contractor and work with on your project.
A building permit may or may not be required for a kitchen renovation, depending on the extent of the renovation. If you are simply planning on making changes to the cabinetry, countertops, flooring, painting, and tile work in your existing kitchen space, then a permit is not required.
However, any project requiring changes to existing buildings such as the removal or replacement of drywall, demolition of walls, and framing changes does require a permit.
Yes, we are happy to install new appliances that are a part of one of our kitchen renovations.
Replacing the flooring in your home depends on the existing flooring and understanding that what you see on the surface may not be what is underneath; for example, the laminate you see may be laid on top of old hardwood or possibly asbestos.
Contact us to discuss our process of safely uncovering these layers and for a free estimate!
Depending on the extent of the renovations being performed and the stage of the project, you may be able to use your kitchen while renovations are ongoing. For example, if just cabinets and flooring are being replaced, your plumbing fixtures and appliances should still be functioning, along with there being some usable space.
However, if we are removing a wall to alter the space and taking out plumbing fixtures and appliances in the process, your kitchen will not be usable for at least a portion of the renovation.
While there are certain steps we follow and aspects that remain the same, the process of each kitchen renovation is as unique as the kitchen itself. Starting with a vision and ending in a space that serves as the heart of your home, we would be happy to walk you through the process of a kitchen renovation during a consultation, so you know what to expect every step of the way.
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