5 Steps to a New Kitchen Renovation

Planning a renovation? From kitchen cabinets to islands, there is a lot to consider when it comes to your new kitchen. In just five simple steps, our team of contractors and installers will help you achieve the kitchen your dreams.

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From planning to installation, our team of in-store kitchen specialists and contractors can help you make your dream kitchen a reality. Shop our selection of kitchen cabinets, countertops, islands, and decor. 

1. Start with the Kitchen Cabinets

Updating your kitchen cabinets is the quickest way to make a huge impact. With special order custom cabinets, you can get the perfect look for your kitchen.  

Here are some things to keep in mind when starting your kitchen renovations: 

  • How you will be using your kitchen 
  • The size of your family 
  • Favourite trends and features 
We offer exciting features and designs like:  

  • Custom kitchen cabinets 
  • Built-in range hoods 
  • Secret spice drawers
  • Luxe countertops 
  • Top-of-the-line appliances   
Tip: For inspiration visit our Kitchen Pinterest Board

2. Build Your Budget

Once you understand your needs and goals for your new kitchen, you can start building your budget: 

  • Decide how much you want to spend, and stick to it. 
  • Set aside some funds for any unexpected expenses. 
  • Create a spreadsheet to stay organized and track how much you’re spending.

Keep in mind how much time and energy you’re willing to spend. A DIY approach can save expenses, but can take longer to complete; and depending on your level of experience, there can be risks involved. Sometimes there are more savings in the long run by seeking help from professional contractors.

Stay in Your Budget with Credit Financing

Consider credit financing options that can help make your ideal kitchen an affordable reality. With Lowe’s Consumer Credit, there are no payments, no interest, and no fees for your kitchen purchases if paid in full within the year. This covers special order kitchen cabinets, appliances, and countertops!

3. Measure & Sketch Your Kitchen Layout

There are four common kitchen layouts: one-wall, galley, L-shape, and U-shape. Measure your kitchen cabinets, countertops, and appliances in detail (width, height, length) and try to draw a rough sketch of your current layout.

Accuracy is key for a smooth, stress-free kitchen renovation, and will ensure your new appliances, counter tops, or custom cabinets will fit together perfectly.

Tip: Remember electrical outlets and plumbing fixtures, this will affect how you will layout your kitchen cabinets and where you’ll place items, such as the kitchen island, sink, faucets, and appliances.

4. Bring Your Dream Kitchen to Life with a Kitchen Specialist

Visit your local Lowe’s and talk to a Kitchen Specialist for a free in-store consultation. Speak to them about your needs, your budget, kitchen measurements, and basic layout. You will have complete control over your renovation project without breaking a sweat!

Your kitchen specialist will:

  • Inform you about exciting features and design solutions just for you. 
  • Discuss personalized solutions, like our custom kitchen cabinets. 
  • Offer expertise in planning a unified look in your whole kitchen, from appliances to lighting to kitchen cabinet hardware. 
  • Provide an on-site cost estimate on your kitchen renovation. 

5. Let Professional Installers Take Care of the Rest

Now it’s time to sit back and relax! Your Kitchen Specialist will work in sync with certified and trained installers to complete your master plan. Your installer will take care of everything, from double checking measurements to installing cabinets, appliances, and countertops to cleaning up the mess once the installation is complete.


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