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Kitchen Trends 2024

Kitchen Trends 2024

Presenting Gateway's Kitchen Trends! Interior design and renovation is an industry that changes constantly. We’ve been in the biz since glass blocks were the bees knees and we’ve seen so many trends come and go over the years. Every year we like to collect some of our...

Home Renovation FAQ

Home Renovation FAQ

We get a lot of questions about home renovation, and we’re always happy to answer. It’s important to us at Gateway Kitchen + Bath to be honest and transparent, and share our knowledge and decades experience so you have everything you need to confidently make informed decisions before you start a renovation project.

Cabinet Care and Maintenance

Cabinet Care and Maintenance

Cabinet Care – Keep your cabinets looking their best! A kitchen renovation is a major expense. When you make an investment in your home, every minute you spend on basic cabinet care and upkeep increases its longevity, ensuring you get the best value for the dollars...

Kitchen Trends 2023

Kitchen Trends 2023

It’s that time of year again! Time to look into the Gateway crystal ball and tell you what kitchen renovation trends we’re seeing either gaining steam or holding strong for 2023! We polled our design teams (very scientifically of course) and narrowed down their...

Kitchen Trends of the Future

Kitchen Trends of the Future

At Gateway Kitchen + Bath, we love to watch the upcoming kitchen trends. From the latest colours and textures, to new storage solutions that make your experience in the kitchen more efficient, we’ve got our eyes on whatever is coming next. Sometimes, however, it’s...

PAINT: How to choose the right one for your renovation.

PAINT: How to choose the right one for your renovation.

With so many options available, choosing paint to finish off your renovation is sometimes a bit overwhelming. It seems like an easy task until you start rolling the paint on and start to panic. If that sounds familiar, this article is for you. We’ll run through the...

GATEWAY KITCHEN + BATH: The Next Generation

GATEWAY KITCHEN + BATH: The Next Generation

When you’ve got big shoes to fill, it’s best when you have some help—and what better better help than your brothers? Gateway Kitchen + Bath has been a fixture in the Winnipeg home renovation market for almost 40 years. From humble beginnings in a 1600 square foot...

Illuminating Your Kitchen Renovation

Illuminating Your Kitchen Renovation

Maybe you’re entertaining. Maybe you’re working at the kitchen island. Maybe it’s a chill movie night at home. Your kitchen is a multi-functional space, and your lighting should be too! Usually when we think about kitchen lighting, we think about task lighting—good...

8 Things to Think About Before Starting a Bathroom Renovation

8 Things to Think About Before Starting a Bathroom Renovation

Is your bathroom dated and ready for a reboot? Before you get out the sledge hammer and pry bar, it’s smart to think a few things through. Bathrooms are tiny spaces with big functions and getting the most out of them can be a tricky business. If you’re investing some...

9 Costly Kitchen Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

9 Costly Kitchen Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

A kitchen is one of the most costly rooms in your house. Kitchen cabinets can be pricey and whether you are building a new kitchen one or renovating one, not taking the time to plan can result in expensive mistakes. The last thing you want after finishing a major...

Veloso Revamp – Home Renovation: Part 3

Veloso Revamp – Home Renovation: Part 3

And it’s done! Thanks for following along through the journey of our home renovation! If you missed Part 1 and Part 2, feel free to check those out to see how we got to where we are now! It’s been a ride! As I look around my completed home, it feels like it took...

Storage Solutions to include in your Kitchen Remodel

Storage Solutions to include in your Kitchen Remodel

Let's talk kitchen storage solutions! While we all want our kitchens to be spotless and organized like those Instagram pictures, the reality is that kitchens have a lot of stuff, especially when you’ve got a house full of people and everyone needs something a little...

Top Renovation Trends For 2022!

Top Renovation Trends For 2022!

At Gateway Kitchen + Bath we work with so many amazing partners and brands to do what we do. From the first glimmer of an idea, through the whole renovation and right up to the moment we celebrate a the completion of a project with you, we have worked with and been...

HOME RENOVATION SHOWS – Everything You Need to Know

HOME RENOVATION SHOWS – Everything You Need to Know

You’ve got big dreams for your house, and whether you are looking at a small DIY project or a full scale renovation, it’s always a good idea to see what products and services are easily available nearby. Home and Renovation shows (if there are any in your area) are...

Gateway Family Recipes: Spicy Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo

Gateway Family Recipes: Spicy Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo

Gateway Family Recipes: The windchill is biting and the January temperature has hit bottom. I don’t know about you, but when the temperature starts to drop my mind turns to comfort food. Soups, stews, chili and pasta top the list of warm, soothing recipes that I need...

Veloso Revamp – Home Renovation: Part 2

Veloso Revamp – Home Renovation: Part 2

This is the second part of a 3-part series detailing an entire Gateway Kitchen + Bath renovation from start to finish. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to live through a renovation, the Veloso family was kind enough to take us along on their journey so you could see the good, the bad and the dusty!

Kitchen Design Trends 2022

Kitchen Design Trends 2022

It’s always nice to be ahead of the curve, and while it’s not usually practical to jump on every single kitchen design trend when you’re considering something as extensive as a kitchen renovation, knowing what’s popular can be a great source of ideas. So what are the...

Gateway Family Recipes: Portuguese Ressois

Gateway Family Recipes: Portuguese Ressois

Have you met Bela? If not, you really should, either to design a beautiful kitchen (like the one featured in this post), or because she has the best Ressois around! If you aren’t sure how to say that, you’re not alone... but I got a lesson. It’s pronounced (with...

LEVEL UP! Choosing the best type of cabinetry for you

LEVEL UP! Choosing the best type of cabinetry for you

Choosing custom cabinets for a kitchen renovation is an exciting thing to do. Dreaming of the possibilities and imagining your new space is fun, but it can quickly become overwhelming when you start trying to nail down the specifics. Maybe you know what style of...

Veloso Revamp – Renovation: Part 1

Veloso Revamp – Renovation: Part 1

Looking at before and after pictures of home renovations, it’s easy to get caught up in the dream, but what happens when walls start coming down, your house is full of dust and contractors, and you haven’t been able to find your favourite coffee mug in a week? Renos...

Designer Spotlight: Camelle

Designer Spotlight: Camelle

Camelle loves her work so much, she regularly brings it home with her. “I’ve renovated three of my own homes,” she said, “I was hands-on with everything, from coming up with the design to demo and construction. Getting involved in every area taught me so much about...

Kitchen Renovation SURVIVAL GUIDE

Kitchen Renovation SURVIVAL GUIDE

The day is finally coming! It’s on the calendar and you’re counting down to the day your renovation will start. How do you prepare? What do you have to do? How will you survive the weeks of disruption in your home? Fear not! While you may not have done this before,...

Designer Spotlight: Theresa

Designer Spotlight: Theresa

Interior design is a lot like music. That’s what Theresa told me, and she would know. As a talented designer at Gateway, she also holds a Music Degree. “They’re both about working together,” she said, “Clients have their parts to provide, and the same goes for...

Picking your Profile: Finding the Cabinet Style that Fits You!

Picking your Profile: Finding the Cabinet Style that Fits You!

Whether you’re just dipping your toe in to test the waters, or diving head-first into a new build or renovation project, the vast number of options available when you're looking for a cabinet style can suck you in like a riptide. That online Pinterest scroll...

Designer Spotlight: Andrea

Designer Spotlight: Andrea

I asked Andrea what her top “must-haves” were for a kitchen, thinking she would tell me about a bunch of hot new design items or storage solutions. She laughed and aptly replied “Sunshine”. I had to agree completely. It’s also the perfect word to describe Andrea...

Home Improvement Projects With the Best ROI

Home Improvement Projects With the Best ROI

It is sad but true, that not every home renovation offers a great return on its investment. Some of the home renovations that you make around your house wind up costing hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, more than they are actually worth. If you are not planning...

Kitchen Remodeling Ideas – Custom Kitchens Winnipeg

Kitchen Remodeling Ideas – Custom Kitchens Winnipeg

Remodeling your kitchen is fun, there is no doubt about it. Whether you are looking for a small or grand kitchen remodel idea to renovate one of the most popular spaces in your home, there are about a hundred directions for you to go in! The countless ideas that exist...

Renovation Ideas to Upgrade Your Home

Renovation Ideas to Upgrade Your Home

Maybe there is an area of your house that you don’t like, or some appliances that have always been finicky that you have been needing an excuse to upgrade. Perhaps the wall paint is wearing off or you simply don’t like how it accentuates your interior design anymore....