Planning guideRenovating your kitchen in 7 steps

Would you like a kitchen straight out of a magazine, made here, in Quebec ? We can make it happen!

Open the door to a world of possibilities. Where even your wildest dreams can come true! Whether you already have a precise idea in mind for your future kitchen or you’re still looking for inspiration, Cuisines Verdun can offer you a custom solution to make your kitchen project a reality. Our experts will take care of everything, from designing the plans to performing the final installation.

How to get started

First, think about your needs, the style that inspires you and the functionality you want. These preparatory steps are essential.

Think about your needs

Do you want to add or improve a breakfast nook, island or drawers? Do you want to make the room bigger? We’ll find a way to bring your ideas to life, while staying within your budget.

  • Number of people who cook
  • Family dinners
  • Lunches on the go
  • Whether you like to entertain
  • Whether you usually cook complex meals or simple ones
  • Space for doing homework
  • Office space for paying bills, etc.
  • Defining the space: a kitchen expansion?
  • A kitchen next to the dining room? To the living room?
  • Adding or enlarging windows in the kitchen

Set your budget

You need to create a budget according to the scope of the project. The choice of materials, the number of cupboards, drawers and other storage areas, as well as the expansion of your kitchen area, are all important aspects to take into consideration. Our specialists can give you a precise evaluation of the budget related to your project.

Here’s a convenient checklist to help you plan your kitchen renovation.

  • Cabinets and counters
  • Backsplash and flooring
  • Sinks and faucets
  • Lighting
  • Storage and accessories
  • Demolition work
  • Plumbing
  • Electricity
  • Installation and finishing work
  • Appliances
  • Furnishings (table and chairs), decorations and accessories

Defining your style

Before coming to see us or before our kitchen designer comes to see you, take some photos of your current kitchen, look for inspiration online or in magazines, or maybe even make a quick sketch of what you have in mind.

Our showrooms with their magnificent models and inspiring layouts can also help you define your style preferences.

  • Contemporary or classic style?
  • Flat or panel doors?
  • Neutral or vivid colors?
  • Minimalism or a mixture of textures?
  • Put together a collection of inspiring photos taken from magazines, the internet, Pinterest or our INSPIRATIONS section
  • Provide your inspirations
  • Provide the rough measurements of your kitchen during your initial meeting with your kitchen designer

Choice of appliances

In order to determine the scope of your new kitchen, it’s essential to know the number of appliances and their dimensions. They will make up a significant portion of the budget, so they need to be identified from the outset when making your plans.

  • Gas or electric stove
  • Steam or convection oven
  • Microwave
  • Induction or electric cooktop
  • Teppanyaki plate
  • Warming drawer
  • Wall hood or hood over the island
  • Built-in refrigerator, covered in cabinet panels
  • Built-in dishwasher, covered in cabinet panels
  • Pantry
  • Built-in coffee maker

Kitchen Designer

By determining your work areas according to your habits, the kitchen specialist can create a detailed activity-based list of your needs and create the corresponding plans.

Optimized ergonomics, establishment of the Golden Triangle (refrigerator, stove, and sink).

Food preparation area

Do you want a lot of counter space? A unit with a built-in cutting board? It’s important to remember that the various prep areas should be near the cleaning area to avoid unnecessary trips back and forth.

  • Work plan
  • Butcher block
  • Storage for knives
  • Storage for utensils
  • Storage for bowls and small appliances

Cleaning area

  • Sink(s)
  • Dishwasher
  • Storage for dishes and utensils
  • Storage for cleaning products
  • Trash, recycling and compost

Area for storage and provisions

The items you use every day should be within easy reach.

  • Large drawers, double drawers
  • Sliding door to hide the breakfast nook or small electrical appliances
  • Pantry cabinet, cabinet with pull-out shelves
  • Storage for large baking sheets and heavy pots
  • Lazy Susan
  • Sliding shelves
  • Electronic cabinet doors
  • Handleless cabinets
  • Utensil dividers
  • Plastic wrap holder
  • Spice rack
  • Dish rack, etc.

Cooking area

The size and placement of the major appliances are key elements to consider when starting on the plans for your kitchen.

  • Gas or electric stove
  • Steam or convection oven
  • Microwave
  • Induction or electric cooktop
  • Teppanyaki plate
  • Heat-resistant surface
  • Warming drawer
  • Wall hood or hood over the island
  • Built-in refrigerator, covered in cabinet panels
  • Built-in dishwasher, covered in cabinet panels
  • Pantry
  • Built-in coffee maker
  • Storage for pots, baking sheets and spices, etc.

Entertaining areas

  • Gathering place
  • Breakfast nook, coffee bar
  • Entertainment-friendly island with bar, sink, pantry, etc.

Office area

  • Lighting
  • Storage
  • Seating

Choice of materials

The best option is always to choose materials that need as little maintenance as possible, that have a durable design and that correspond to your tastes. Of course, regardless of the quality of the materials you choose, the secret is in the installation.


  • Quartz
  • Granite
  • Natural stone, such as marble
  • Porcelain
  • Wood
  • Dekton
  • Synthetic stone, such as Corian


  • Contemporary flat cabinets or classic panel cabinets
  • Wood veneer
  • Solid wood
  • Similaque
  • Lacquer
  • Laminate
  • Melamine
  • Polyester
  • Matte or glossy finish
  • Light, dark, vivid or neutral colors, or woodgrain finish


Original or classic tile

  • In natural stone like marble or in synthetic stone like quartz
  • Using the same material as the counter
  • Matte or glazed finish


Durable and easy to maintain

  • Ceramic tile
  • Stone
  • Wood
  • Laminate
  • Heated floors

Sinks and faucets

A single-bowl sink in the food prep area and a larger one built into the cleaning area are the current trends.

  • Single- or double-bowl sink
  • In stainless steel, sandstone, ceramic or synthetic material
  • Faucets with motion detectors, faucets with handles, with sprayers, etc.


For optimum luminosity, opt for oversized windows or add more openings. Light, reflective materials will brighten the room.

  • General lighting: recessed, suspended, track lights with dimmers
  • Lighting specifically for the work station: recessed, LED bands
  • Decorative mood lighting

The excitement mounts as your kitchen takes shape

Finally, the moment you’ve been waiting for! Our installers arrive with all the elements and get right to work. Little by little, your project is coming to life, right before your eyes. At this stage, what a joy it is to just watch! Our team takes care of everything so you don’t have to lift a finger.

Renovation work

Once you sign off on the final plans, Cuisines Verdun will begin the renovations on your kitchen. Everything will be taken care of: demolition; electrical connections; plumbing; installation of flooring, lighting, cabinets and countertops; cleanup of old materials; wall painting; etc.

Everything is coordinated and supervised by the project manager. And all of the work is performed by a trusted team with extensive experience in these types of projects.

Turnkey service

With a turnkey project, you can enjoy peace of mind all through the renovation process.


Your dream kitchen

A few weeks later, the kitchen of your dreams will be ready to welcome your friends and family for many years to come.