Strategic Home Upgrades – July 2024

Summer Themed Kitchen Mood Boards

Happy July! Welcome to this beautiful month filled with long weekend celebrations, pool parties, bbqs and road trips. With all of these fun filled days, it’s important to have a cozy and calm space to return to so you can recharge. This month, Hawthorne Kitchens Kingston wanted to bring a more focused take some of the topics we frequently cover on our digital platforms. If you’re looking for insights on planning your bathroom reno, using lighting to your advantage or choosing the right countertop details for your kitchen, you’ve come to the right place.

We hope you enjoy this summer-themed blog and feel inspired to begin the planning process in your new home improvement project. Stay with us until the end for some great summertime recipes!

Blissful Bathrooms

It’s clear that we specialize in custom kitchens for your new build or renovation, but our expertise truly just begins there. We have worked on several projects in all areas of the home, and pride ourselves on making any space comfortable, contemporary and extraordinary! Bathrooms are another example of where we can put our skills in the areas of design and craftsmanship to great use for a space that feels like heaven. Your bathroom should be a blend of beauty and functionality, creating a relaxing and inviting atmosphere. Here are just a handful of our completed bathrooms. We hope you find them inspiring!

Countertop Details – Which Material is Best?

At Hawthorne Kitchens Kingston, we also specialize in providing an impressive range of beautiful stone countertops. We’re quickly going to run you through the benefits of each type we supply, with a few visuals to help you understand what the best option may be for the countertop in your next project!

  • NATURAL STONE: Natural stone can be a great cost-effective option for your home and its natural unique beauty can truly be incredible. It has been used in countless applications through the years. It is a very hard, heat resistant and durable material. Note: Natural stone may not be ideal in a large area where multiple slabs are needed (veining is unpredictable and matching will not be expected.)
  • QUARTZ: Quartz provides several designs and is the lowest maintenance material we have available. You will never need to seal this product. Our quartz countertops are comprised of durable, natural quartz, as well as resin and glass or metallic flecks to create the beautiful designs. Quartz countertops are non-porous which means that it will not allow bacteria to grow and it is also very stain resistant. 

Remember: what you use on your kitchen countertop can really pull the space together. It’s important to pick the right option that works for you aesthetically and suits your lifestyle. Whether you prefer the elegance of marble, the durability of granite, or the versatility of quartz, the right countertop choice can elevate your kitchen’s functionality and style. We invite you to book an appointment to visit our showroom and explore the beautiful designs we have to offer!

Strategic Accent Lighting

Accent lighting is a sure-fire way to add some soft elegance and glamour to your home! Whether you want a space to feel more dreamy, more cozy, more visually engaging or there’s a specific area you want to highlight, strategic lighting is a great way to get there. There are lots of options available to you such as concealed lighting, track or pot lights, lamps, pendant lights and more. We would be happy to walk you through the right options to illuminate the best parts of your space. 

Energizing Colours for a Feeling of Summer

Brighten up your kitchen this summer with energizing pops of colour! Summer-inspired shades can promote year-round enjoyment of bright and sunny summertime feelings we cultivate during the warmer months. Think citrus shades, dark reds, and warm browns to create a lively and inviting space. For an additional splash of sunshine, use vibrant accessories or bold accent walls. Here are 4 great colour recommendations for your space from Benjamin Moore: Papaya, Sunlit Coral, Wild Flower and Farm Fresh.

Delightful Summer Recipes

You know we always save the best for last! Check out these 5 colourful and refreshing recipe selections to try for yourself this July.

We hope you have a great start to your summer! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our custom kitchen experts if you decide it’s time to start planning your new home improvement project. We are eager to help however we can. If you’re looking for more inspiration to prepare, please visit our Pinterest Board and our previous blogsDesigned for living, built for life.