Improving Your Maritime Kitchen


3 Great Things Maritimers Can Do With Their Kitchen

If you're a Maritimer thinking of remodeling your kitchen, you're not alone. As home improvements go, the kitchen make-over tops the list of home renovation projects every year. There's something about having lived in a kitchen for a while that makes you really aware of what it's missing. Whether it's a lack of counter space or the cupboards are too far from the dishwasher, there are always good reasons to switch up the kitchen.

Maybe you're thinking about changing it up but you're not sure of the best way to go about it. Here are a 3 suggestions that account for saving space, making use of existing space, and help your Maritime kitchen function better.

1. Functioning islands- In the Maritimes, we love our kitchen parties. People just end up there. And having a kitchen island is where your friends will flock to.
So the decision you need to make is what are you using your island for? Is it for prep work, cooking, or do you want to do your eating or entertaining there? Either way, a kitchen island can provide a spot for all, and be built to meet your needs.

2. Wine refrigerators: Another thing Maritimers like is drinking! Easy to install wine refrigerators are starting to pop up more and more in kitchens. Wine refrigerators come with single or dual refrigeration. And let's be honest, you don't have to just keep wine in there, It's a great place to put beer and cider too.
One thing to keep in mind is placement. Having the wine fridge set into the kitchen wall is always an option with a skilled contractor, such as the team here at Level Ten.

3. Built in Microwaves: I can't think of a single person in the Maritimes that doesn't own a microwave! Some are built-in and some are counter top versions. But we all got them!
Built-ins are microwaves that are installed in a cabinet and have custom fitting and kits. These can be located and tucked into various parts of the kitchen. Some are over the stove or on top of a built-in oven. Others are built into the island with a microwave drawer installed instead of a typical microwave. This type of renovation is often quick and affordable, freeing up space where that microwave used to sit, taking up prime counter real-estate. After all, you need that counter space so you can place your box of wine out during the kitchen party!

These 3 elements of kitchen renovations are on the rise for 2017. You've probably already considered at least one of these, if not all three. What I suggest you do now is plan it out, figure how those renovations can best suit your needs. And when you're ready, contact me at Level Ten Landworks and we can get you started on your very own kitchen reno project!

You can reach Lisa Coates of Level Ten Landworks by calling 902-446-4193 or send an email to

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