A quick internet search will return endless options for renovations in Calgary. Many homeowners spend hours researching, planning, and thinking about what they need to upgrade their kitchen so it becomes a space they love. When it comes to impactful renovations for a fraction of the cost, kitchen cabinet refacing and new kitchen countertops are fantastic solutions. Here’s our helpful guide for kitchen renovations in Calgary.

Planning Your Kitchen Must-Haves

Focus On Functionality

We all want a beautiful kitchen, but it’s important to think about functionality in addition to style. Think about your specific needs and how to maximize storage efficiently. If your cabinets are too high to reach comfortably, a pull-down shelf feature can help avoid the need for chairs or stools.

Hidden roll-out drawers below the sink are practical for storing cleaning products and other items. Cabinets can also have roll-out drawers for storing spices, small appliances, and pantry items for ease and accessibility. Even adding these drawers to your pantry can help maximize space, making finding things you need in your kitchen much more manageable.

Design and Style

Choose a style that compliments your home and reflects your taste. Cabinets come in various styles, from modern to traditional, and can be customized with different finishes, colours, and hardware. Countertops also come in different materials and looks, including granite, quartz, and laminate. The right pairing of cabinets and countertops can create a cohesive and appealing aesthetic.

Quality and Durability

Invest in high-quality materials that will last as long as you need them to. Cabinets should be sturdy and well-constructed, with strong hinges and drawer slides. Countertops should be high quality and resistant to stains, scratches, and heat. While higher-quality materials may cost more upfront, they often save money in the long run by reducing the need for repairs or replacements.


Setting a realistic budget for your renovation helps you prioritize spending on the most important elements. Consider the cost of materials, labour, and any features you want to include. It’s essential to find a balance between quality and cost to ensure you get the best value for your investment.

Professional Guidance

Consult with professionals for expert advice on design, materials, and installation. Experienced designers and contractors can help you make informed decisions, avoid pitfalls, and ensure your renovation goes smoothly.

Kitchen Cabinet Options

Kitchen Cabinet Refacing

Kitchen cabinet refacing is a simple and cost-effective alternative to remodeling your entire kitchen. Instead of replacing your cabinets, you can give them a new look by replacing the old doors and drawer fronts. Adding moulding at the top and bottom can create the feel of a brand-new kitchen at a fraction of the cost. If you love the layout of your kitchen but want a fresh look, this solution saves so much time and money compared to brand-new cabinets.

Most kitchens take a few days to complete, so it’s the perfect reason to order pizza for a night or two. The process involves removing existing cabinet doors and drawer fronts and replacing them with new ones that fit perfectly in your space. We also replace old hardware with new ones of your choice and laminate or veneer the cabinet boxes to match your new doors.

You can also add storage with extra cabinets, and decorative trim and luxurious crown mouldings can be included to enhance the design. Refacing bulkheads maintains uniformity, and cabinets can be adapted for larger appliances. Additional options include converting a microwave shelf to a cabinet or wine rack.

Roll-Out Drawers

Custom Roll-Out Drawers offer an innovative solution to maximize kitchen storage and accessibility. These drawers are designed to help you easily access hard-to-reach areas at the back of your cabinets, eliminating the need to kneel or fumble for items. Roll-out drawers provide both convenience and efficiency, making your kitchen tasks more manageable and enjoyable.

The benefits of roll-out drawers extend beyond ease of access. They significantly increase the storage capacity of your kitchen by allowing you to use the entire depth of your cabinets. Whether you have lower cabinets or pantry spaces, roll-out drawers can transform how you organize and utilize your kitchen storage.

Kitchen Countertops

Many homeowners consider replacing their countertops to make the biggest impact on their kitchen. With several options to choose from, each style and material offers key features.

Granite Slab

Granite countertops are a timeless choice that adds luxury and durability to any kitchen. Each granite slab is unique, featuring one-of-a-kind patterns sourced from quarries worldwide. Available in 2 cm or 3 cm thickness, granite is known for its quality and the aesthetic appeal it brings to a space.

Key Features:

  • Unique patterns and colours
  • Available in various thicknesses
  • Durable and long-lasting

Quartz Slab

Quartz countertops are engineered from natural quartz mixed with resin. They offer a uniform appearance and a variety of colours, styles, and textures. Quartz is resistant to stains, scratches, and damage and doesn’t require sealing, making it a practical and low-maintenance option.

Key Features:

  • Consistent colours and styles
  • Resistant to stains and scratches
  • No sealing required


Laminate countertops are a versatile and affordable option. Modern laminate can mimic the appearance of high-end materials like granite, marble, and slate. This durable material is available in various colours and styles, making it an attractive and budget-friendly choice for any kitchen renovation.

Key Features:

  • Affordable and attractive
  • Wide variety of colours and styles
  • Can mimic high-end materials

Sinks and Faucets

Enhance your kitchen’s functionality and style with high-quality sinks and faucets from Pearl. From professional chef-inspired kitchen sinks to elegant faucets for your vanity, Pearl’s products are designed with the highest standards of quality and aesthetics. Their commitment to continuous improvement ensures you get the best products on the market.

Key Features:

  • High-quality materials
  • Elegant and functional designs
  • Exceptional value and unique product offerings

Working with Custom Roll-Out Drawers

Custom Roll-Out Drawers provide an amazing alternative to traditional renovation projects with our kitchen cabinet refacing and kitchen countertop services. Starting at just $8,000*, you can create a functional, beautiful kitchen completely as you envisioned.

How it Works

Free Consultation

Arrange a free virtual design consultation or an in-home visit with our kitchen restyling experts. We’ll discuss whether to change the doors and fronts only or opt for a complete restyle and whether to convert lower cabinet doors to drawers.

Design Approval

After choosing colours, styles, finishes, and accessories, our experts will price out your restyled kitchen using exclusive software. Once the plan is approved, we use a detailed contract to cover all specifics. A 50% deposit is required at this stage.

On-Site Detailed Measure

Accurate measurement is crucial. Our consultant will need access to all areas being updated to ensure all necessary products are ordered or manufactured on time. This stage allows for any last-minute changes or upgrades.


Our professional installers will arrive on time with all the tools and products needed to complete your kitchen makeover. They will need exclusive use of the kitchen until the project is complete. Installation time can vary depending on the scale of the project, typically taking 1-4 days.

Enjoy Your Restyled Kitchen

Our restyling warranty covers all parts and labour for one full year. Cabinet doors and drawer fronts come with an additional nine years of coverage for warping, peeling, chipping, or fading.

If you’re interested in learning more about kitchen cabinet refacing or kitchen countertops in Calgary, reach out to our team. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have.

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