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Standard vs Luxury Kitchens in Ottawa: What’s the Difference?

Posted Jan 16th, 2021

If you’re thinking about remodeling your kitchen in Ottawa, you’re probably wondering if you should go for a standard upgrade or a luxury renovation. If budget wasn’t a concern, most people would probably go for the luxury addition! But depending on what work needs to be done, how big your kitchen is and what you are replacing, a standard kitchen upgrade may make the most sense – and you’ll still get everything you need. 

Let’s explore the differences between standard and luxury kitchen renovations and which one is right for you.

Standard Kitchens: Practical and Affordable 

Experts say you can recoup 60% to 80% of your kitchen remodel costs when you sell your home. Of course, this depends on many factors. If your current home has cabinets from the 80s, old appliances and an inefficient layout, a renovation will have a bigger impact on your home’s value. 

However, if you’re just looking to update your kitchen to showcase the latest trends, you probably won’t see as big of a difference. But again, it all depends on your local market and what the rest of your home looks like. 

Standard kitchen upgrades get the job done. With this project, you’ll get new cabinets and countertops, new appliances, a new sink and sometimes even a new blackpalsh. Standard kitchens also have normal-sized walls and ceiling heights. They function beautifully and do an excellent job of updating a home without throwing in extravagant expenses. 

Luxury Kitchens: Exclusive and Innovative 

If your budget allows, a luxury kitchen upgrade is certainly worth considering. This is one of the most frequently used rooms in the home so no upgrade will go unnoticed. Out of 415,000 kitchens, about 14% are considered luxury. This is not the norm, and it will definitely get your Ottawa home noticed! 

Luxury kitchens are custom and allow you to choose every detail. Some of the features and amenities we add in these kitchens are: 

Wine pantries or wine fridges 
Marble countertops or flooring
Double ovens 
Large sinks 
Oversized islands 
Custom cabinets 
Walk-in pantries 
High ceilings or vaulted ceilings 
Custom designed backsplash 

Should You Go with a Standard or Luxury Kitchen Remodel? 

When comparing your options for kitchens, your budget will determine what you can and can’t do. If you have the money to spend, a luxury kitchen will provide you with the storage, cooking and seating space you need. You can easily entertain in a luxury kitchen and accommodate unique lifestyle needs, such as if you have a multigenerational home or enjoy growing and canning your own foods. 

However, if you’re looking for a simple upgrade that will provide you with a new look, a standard kitchen will do just fine. It may not have any extra bling, but you can get all new cabinets, countertops and appliances that breathe new life into your space. And when you go to sell your home, this type of upgrade will pay off. 

To discuss your options for a kitchen remodel in Ottawa, schedule a design consultation with Timberville Custom Homes. 


The team at Timberville continues to deliver highly rated and beloved custom home builds.