Kitchen Blog

ORGA-LINE

With spring right around the corner (we hope), it’s time to start spring cleaning.  Blum has some great options for organizing your kitchen drawers.  The ORGA-LINE series has options for both deep and shallow drawers, and allows you to configure your drawers however...

Why Choose Custom?

Why choose custom?   It’s a question we hear all of the time at Hawthorne Kitchens.  Clients wonder if they are really getting more by choosing a custom kitchen; well here are some things to consider.                                                                   ...

Have a seat.

Two of the most popular kitchen additions during renovations are islands and peninsulas either with or without a raised bar top. People want more storage, a great look and more importantly a functional space to entertain and live. Part of the increased functionality...

Don’t forget the lights

Kitchen lighting is often an afterthought, but some pre- planning can help convert your kitchen space from drab and ordinary into an inviting living space.  Whether you’re remodelling your kitchen or simply updating, layers are essential. Layering light allows for...

A fashion statement in your kitchen….the Sink

Renovations are all about choices; one choice that often gets overlooked in the kitchen is the sink. When you think about it, the sink is the busiest part of your kitchen. Almost every task either begins or ends with the kitchen sink, so take your time and choose the...

Demo Done

It has been a month since our last house renovation update and a lot has changed. Over the last month we have had our ecoEnergy inspection. About 2 weeks after our inspection, we received a full report identifying changes that we can make in order to make our house...

Renovation Rebates

As our renovation date gets closer, we are getting our final quotes and doing some research on government grants that are available to the public.  Here are two websites that some of you might find helpful. As it turns out, if you are willing to do the work and make...

Renovation Time

The “R” word is something that many people are scared of; and it’s no wonder when you hear horror stories of reno’s gone wrong where budgets are blown and timelines don’t exist.    We at Hawthorne Kitchens always strive to help you sail through the process of...

Natural Kitchen

As someone who checks the 25-30 age category box, I often think that I don’t have a style yet- and I don't think I'm alone. Clothing, colours, decor...... I can’t say there’s a style that fits me the best. One day I am falling over a kitchen design like our blue and...

Summer Kitchen Spaces

Summer in Manitoba means three things: mosquitoes, bbq’s and the great outdoors.  Though many of us hardy Manitobans spend time outside during the frigid winter months, no one can deny that the mood in Manitoba changes once summer hits.  We were made for enjoying the...

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