WHAT THEY WANTED

  • A traditional style kitchen
  • An open plan kitchen that related to the dining room and family room
  • New lighting
  • A different colour island
  • An island with seating
  • Keep the breakfast table and chairs
  • A funky kitchen faucet

DESIGN CHALLENGES

  • Opening up wall between kitchen and dining room.  We discovered that this wall had ALL of the homes heating and cooling duct work
  • Not moving any windows
  • Creating a functional furniture layout for the family room

WHAT WE DID

  • Designed new kitchen incorporating all of clients’ wish list
  • Included different cabinet door styles for added character
  • Designed new main floor layout to open up dining room and family room to kitchen
  • Designed new lighting plan
  • Incorporated architectural detailing; columns, crown moulding, wainscotting, coffered ceiling, new fireplace mantle and cabinets with traditional details
  • Selected and coordinated all interior finishes
  • Extended the hard wood flooring into the kitchen for a seamless transition
  • Cabinetry installation

WHAT THEY GOT

  • A new interior more fitting to this stately home
  • A beautiful functional, old-world style traditional kitchen
  • A great space for entertaining family and friends
  • Better work flow in the kitchen, with guests staying out of the work zone
  • Beautiful architectural details throughout the main floor
STRAWBERRIES ‘n’ CREAM

Project Type:  Renovation
Timeline: 7 months

What started out as ‘just a kitchen’ renovation morphed into a whole main floor reno.  The client’s wish to have an open concept kitchen decided the rest.  The original kitchen had oak cabinetry that eventually got painted a soft cottage yellow, by the previous owner.  Unfortunately the paint job was looking a little tired as the previous owner had tried ‘distressing’ the finish.  Suffice to say that this client lived with it while the kids were still young and they most definitely got their mileage out of it.  The client also felt left out of their gatherings while in the kitchen preparing food stuff for family and guests.  Because the space was closed off from the rest of the house it was also a bit cramped, as everyone gathered in the kitchen.