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Timeless Main Floor Renovation Suggestions

renovated living room and kitchen

Months – and sometimes years – go into planning a main floor renovation that will best suit you and your family’s needs. And it’s understandable! That’s why we’ve put together a list of main floor renovation suggestions that will give you the biggest bang for your buck.

Why You Can’t Take Main Floor Renovations Lightly

Renovations aren’t completed overnight. And while the project is being completed, things can get messy…fast. Depending on how extensive your renovation is, there can be a significant financial investment, too.

That’s why many people take plenty of time when planning the renovation itself. They want to ensure that the money they put out and the disruption that is caused is worth it. They want to avoid having to complete a similar renovation in the near future because their current main floor design is no longer trendy.

Remodelling your main floor using a timeless look is always a safe bet. Since timeless looks never go out of style, the need for a significant renovation in the near future is eliminated.

Here are some of our most popular suggestions when it comes to completing a timeless main floor renovation.


Hardwood floors have been around for centuries which proves how classic they are. There are even floor tiles that mimic the look of wood now!

Hardwood flooring is available in so many different shades of colour that it can be difficult to choose. The key, however, is to select a colour of stain that will stand the test of time. Think ebony, grey or brown tones.

Kitchen Cabinet Colour

If you want the look of wood cabinetry, it’s best to choose a finish somewhere between blonde and brunette. Light maple coloured cabinets are now a thing of the past. Although darker stained woods are trending right now, they may not in the future.

Are you having trouble deciding? Then go with the tried and true: white. For over 100 years, white painted cabinetry has been the kitchen cabinet colour of choice in many homes.

Kitchen Cabinet Style

Flat-paneled and shaker style cabinet doors have been used since the early 1800s. The stile-and-rail cabinet doors and dovetail drawers are a guaranteed classic when renovating your kitchen. They pair well with both traditional and modern designs and with regular care and maintenance, can last for decades.

Neutral Colours

It can be tempting to choose the most popular current paint colours when renovating your main floor.

Although staying with a neutral colour palette can seem boring, you’ll be thankful years down the road when you realize its staying power!

Finding it difficult to forfeit your desire for a trendy colour entirely? Purchase temporary furnishings such as area rugs, table cloths and flower arrangements that can easily be switched up when your colour interests change.

High-Quality Materials

High-quality materials are always a worthwhile investment.

Yes, the initial cost for quality materials and craftsmanship will likely be more. However, it’s less than what you’ll have to pay to redo your renovation in a few years if you went with cheaper options!

When it comes to completing a timeless main floor renovation, Artisan Contracting has plenty of ideas. Let us show you how we can work within your budget to complete a main floor renovation that you will love!