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The BuildDirect Kitchen Renovation DIY Guide

If you are looking to take on a kitchen renovation, it may seem as overwhelming as it is exciting. We have rounded up all of our kitchen reno tips and tricks in one place you so you can be prepared as possible. From flooring to countertops and beyond, you’re sure to find the information you need.

Kitchen Renovation Tips

Kitchen Renovation FAQs

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The kitchen of your dreams is just a few steps away. All you need to do is learn how the remodeling process works and understand the potential concerns. Read our FAQs to gain an understanding of kitchen remodeling… Read More

The Five Golden Rules to Keeping Your Renovation on Budget

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Home renovation projects often go over budget. A luxury item appeals to us, and many of us may not have an idea of how much our dream renovations will cost. But with the right strategies in place, you can keep your renovation on budget… Read More

How to Measure a Floor for a Flooring Installation

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Measuring is a crucial part of flooring renovation because an order that’s too small will leave you scrambling to match the product properly, while one that’s too large is a waste of renovation funds… Read More

Kitchen Renovation Tips: Should You Install Floors or Cabinets First?

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In the pursuit to create the ideal kitchen, you may be wondering whether to install floors or cabinets first during a kitchen renovation. Here’s a look at the pros and cons of either order… Read More

How to Prepare for a Kitchen Floor Renovation

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Not sure which steps to take to get your kitchen ready for flooring installation? Here’s a guide to what you should do prior to laying your flooring… Read More

Eco-Friendly Kitchen Renovation

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Learn about some of the most effective changes you can make to an existing kitchen and discover how far you can take your kitchen renovation ideas with a full remodel… Read More

Flooring Transition from the Kitchen to the Living Room

Keep the look between the two rooms smooth and safe by ensure that proper transitions are installed between the spaces. The types of transition you need depends greatly on what type of flooring is installed in each of the spaces… Read More

Kitchen Flooring

Kitchen Flooring Options

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The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in the house, so you need to pick a material for the floor that’s durable, comfortable and attractive. Here are the best kitchen flooring options around… Read More

Kitchen Flooring: Vinyl or Laminate?

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When trying to decide whether to install vinyl plank flooring or laminate flooring in the kitchen, it is essential to understand the pros and cons of each option… Read More

Wood Flooring in the Kitchen: Pros and Cons

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Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of wood flooring in the kitchen and check out a few finishing options that help it stand up to the daily wear and tear of this heart of the home… Read More

Wood-Look Flooring for Kitchens

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You can get the stunning look of hardwood, but with a material more suited to the kitchen environment. Here are wood flooring alternatives to complete your kitchen… Read More

The Pros and Cons of Installing Ceramic Tile in Your Kitchen

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The vast range of colors, sizes, and styles available make it easy to find one that will elevate the design of any kitchen and stay relevant for many years to come. As with all types of flooring, ceramic offers a variety of pros and cons that need to be considered prior to installation… Read More

The Pros and Cons of Installing Laminate in Your Kitchen

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Before deciding whether laminate is the right choice for you, delve into this complete list of the pros and cons of installing laminate in your kitchen… Read More

How to Install Vinyl Flooring in Your Kitchen

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Vinyl llooring adds a charming touch to a kitchen, but it can be confusing to install if you don’t know how. You don’t need to hire a professional to help you, as the vinyl installation process if you have the correct materials and understand the proper steps… Read More

What is the Best Tile for Your Kitchen?

Use this guide to decide which is the best tile for your kitchen, so you can pick the right material for this important home renovation… Read More

Walls, Countertops & More

How to Create a Kitchen Backsplash Using Ceramic or Porcelain Tile

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To add depth and elegance to your kitchen, consider installing a ceramic or porcelain tile backsplash… Read More

What Type of Tile Backer Board Is Right for My Project?

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A successful tile installation depends largely on the type substrate the tile is adhered to. Whether it’s a wall, floor, or countertop tile installation, using the right substrate is crucial for preventing cracks and breaks in the tile and grout… Read More

Wall Tile Installation Tips for DIYers

While the process of installing wall tile is basically the same as installing floor tile, there are a few considerations to take into account when putting tile on a wall… Read More

Pros and Cons of Butcher Block Countertops

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If you’ve been thinking about installing butcher block countertops in your home but you’re not sure if they’re the right choice for your kitchen, read on to learn more about their pros and cons… Read More

How to Install a Butcher Block Countertop

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While you can certainly hire a professional to do the job, this DIY project is easy to tackle in just a couple of days. Learn how to install a butcher block countertop in eight straightforward steps… Read More

The Benefits of Quartz Slab Countertops

The hottest new trend in kitchen design is quartz countertops. Learn more about the reasons to consider choosing quartz slab countertops for your home… Read More

How to Install a Quartz Countertop

Learn how you can install a quartz countertop in a kitchen renovation, even if you don’t have extensive DIY experience… Read More

Granite vs. Quartz Countertops: What’s the Difference?

It’s so important to carefully consider countertop material before making a final decision. Take a look at this guide to learn more about the differences between quartz and granite countertops… Read More

How to Install a Granite Countertop

With the right tools and a tried-and-true checklist, you can tackle this DIY project yourself. Learn how to install a granite countertop in eight straightforward steps… Read More

How to Replace a Range Hood

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Whether you’re renovating your kitchen or you’re simply upgrading your range, installing a new range hood is a smart way to upgrade one of the most important appliances in the room… Read More

How to Install a Farmhouse Sink

Farmhouse sinks can be quite heavy, and yours may not fit into the pre-existing gap in your countertops, so be sure to use this guide for a successful DIY installation… Read More

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