Any kitchen project that changes layout and/or cabinetry in the interest of improving traffic flow and/or changing appearance of the overall kitchen.
KITCHEN | CATEGORY A
Our clients wanted a clean and classic design for their kitchen remodel in this 1950’s bungalow. New structural work with the addition of a beam allowed us to open up the space to make it more functional and inviting. Beautiful maple hardwood floors were installed throughout the space with a custom stain color match on the stair railing. Quartz countertops and glass front cabinets with accent lighting were the perfect finishing touch to this crisp, bright kitchen.
The cabinets are central to this stunning kitchen design and provide a striking contrast of bright white and inky blue finishes on durable maple wood. Unconventional but gorgeous walnut counter tops with a clear finish and rich hardwood flooring add natural colours that brings this kitchen design together. Now, add a perfect work triangle, convenient wine storage, a recycling centre and other helpful cabinet features, PLUS dazzling sunlight streaming through new windows and you have the perfect combination of function and beauty. What more could you want in a kitchen!
This custom kitchen remodel was all about maintaining and highlighting the unique character and layout of this beautiful 100 year old home. The kitchen features custom cabinetry, a new gas range and hood vent and a bold retro-inspired tile backsplash which the client’s loved. The original oak wood flooring was able to be maintained throughout the space while custom benches were built to create a bright, cozy sitting area adding function and making the entire space feel welcoming.
The customer’s 60s era home was in need of a full reconfiguration to accommodate a modern flow for closer family and entertainment experiences. A modern white and grey colour scheme was requested by the owner. Opening up the kitchen and dining/livingroom areas by removing a wall completely captured the look the owner wanted.
KITCHEN | CATEGORY B
We had sold this client a kitchen renovation, and shortly after signing up, the customer had a an unfortunate plumbing leak from the second floor that totally destroyed their old kitchen! The restoration team came in and completely gutted the old kitchen and cleaned up the water damage. What you see in the photos are after the damage was cleaned up, and the wonderful results of a brand new kitchen! White shaker style cabinets, new quartz countertops, stacked stone tile backsplash, vinyl tile flooring, LED pot-lights throughout, fresh paint, and a stainless steel appliance package finished off this gorgeous kitchen!
This kitchen project involved removal of two load bearing walls to open up the front area of the home. Plumbing, electrical, venting, drywall, and insulation were all upgraded, and we added new LED pot-lights in the ceiling to brighten things up. The client chose two tone cabinets – white shaker style for the majority of the kitchen, and a sharp looking grey coloured island. Vinyl tile flooring was installed in the kitchen and extended to the front door entrance. Quartz countertops and a stunning glass backsplash tile finished off this gorgeous, open concept kitchen!
This client requested an update to their 1980s kitchen while maintaining the character of the home. Our team preserved the original wood floors and added all new cabinetry, tile, countertops, lighting, and paint, effectively updating the space to match the rest of the house’s newer aesthetic. This space was adjacent to the family room where we refaced the fireplace, painted the space to match the new kitchen, and removed the stipple ceiling throughout.
The kitchen in this 1930’s character home went from dated and compartmentalized to sleek and sophisticated with some strategic design decisions. The removal of a wall increased the footprint allowing for the addition of a 7-foot island and a full wall of cabinets increasing both counter and storage space six-fold. Colours and materials were carefully selected for a modern makeover while at the same time maintaining the heritage feel. Soft close cabinets painted Foggy Gray were flanked with a trendy off-white geometric tile backsplash and topped with White Attica Caesarstone counters for the perfect finish.
KITCHEN | CATEGORY C
This home – custom built by the current owners back in 1985, was in immaculate, but dated condition. The kitchen was gutted, all plumbing and electrical were upgraded. The new kitchen had custom cabinets, quartz countertops, LED pot-lighting, and a stunning new backsplash. The renovation continued throughout the remainder of the home as well – all interior doors were changed to new, with all new hardware, all baseboards, casings, and trims were also replaced with new, modern materials. The main bathroom and ensuite were upgraded with new custom vanities and quartz countertops, and the front entrance received new millwork as well!
Our client wanted an open concept living, dining and kitchen with an island. A wall needed to be removed between the living room and the kitchen and dining area to create the open concept. The challenge was working around the staircase in the center of the space which did not allow for a free standing island. However, our design team was able to create the illusion of an island using the staircase as the island with seating at one end. The built in bar/desk/storage in the dining area made a functional entertainment space leading to the adjoining screen room.
This entire kitchen design was coordinated by the clients – right down the very last fine detail! The clients knew exactly what they wanted – and did we ever deliver! A full gut of the existing kitchen with all new plumbing and electrical upgrades was where we started. Custom cabinets in a cappuccino colour along with new vinyl tile flooring accented the awesome quartz countertop. The tile backsplash was laid out piece by piece as per the client’s design and vision. A new stainless steel appliance package, along with new LED pot-lights and fresh paint really brightened up this amazing kitchen project!
Our client goals was to modernize the kitchen. The client found the dated cabinets to be dark and oppressive. They wanted to be mindful of their budget as the rest of the house also needed updates. We chose to remove the non-load bearing wall to open up the space to the dining area. This in turn created much more light from the south facing windows. We updated the layout to include a slide-in stove, counter depth fridge and decorative range hood. We incorporated pull-outs for easy storage and added tall storage adjacent to the dining area for pantry items.
KITCHEN | CATEGORY D
The focus of this renovation was the original eat-in kitchen of a 1970’s home which had mix of styles from many different eras. To stay within the client’s budget the project was divided into phases. Starting with the kitchen, found at the heart of the main floor, meant that the design would require a clear direction for future updates while not looking totally out of place until then. The end result is a functional kitchen done in the transitional style with nods to the mid-century.
This kitchen makeover, described by the homeowner as, ‘their dream come true,’ was designed to be the ultimate gathering space. The huge T-shaped peninsular island is the focal point and was strategically constructed for big family functions where guests are free to mingle or sit in the kitchen, with over flow spilling into the open living and dining areas. As the party rages on guests congregate around the east side of the island making it easy for cooking and food prep to continue smoothly on the west side where the refrigerator, sink and range create an efficient work triangle.
After having had a very bad experience with another contractor we felt very lucky that these wonderful clients put their trust in us. We took our roll and their trust very seriously, listening to their needs and making sure they felt comfortable and informed throughout the process. Their vision was transitional meets industrial. This was accomplished by using custom shaker cabinets along with more industrial touches such as large enameled pendants, pipe shelf brackets and industrial handles on the main and prep faucets.
Our goal was to take full advantage of open concept design! By removing all kitchen walls and re-configuring the layout, we could make room for an oversized island, and create a great open space to cook and entertain in! Removing the old fireplace allowed us to install new oversized patio doors, maximizing the site lines of the incredible back yard! Contrasting 2 tone cabinets, quartz counters, and new stainless appliances, all help create a space that is not only functional, but stunningly beautiful as well! The unique marble backsplash is the crowning jewel, and really helps tie it all together!
KITCHEN | CATEGORY E
Our client goals was to update the kitchen layout to something more functional. The client found the dated upper cabinets to be oppressive and cut off the space in adjacent areas. During our first meeting we discussed installing a larger window to incorporate the wonderful views and wildlife in the back yard. We discussed changing the layout to include an island, a coffee station, and a serving counter for beverages. We also talked about the collection of small appliances and how they needed dedicated storage. We collaborated over several review meetings and produced a plan that ticked all the boxes!
KITCHEN | CATEGORY F
The former kitchen was very dark and closed off by walls. We removed the walls to maximize the natural light. We eliminated one window, enlarged the other to maximize the layout, cabinetry, and wall space to create a large open concept kitchen with adjoining dining room. The cabinetry was all custom made for this space and included white cabinets on the perimeter and a dark stained island with elevated live-edge waterfall piece. We tiled to the ceiling and hung pendants over the sink. The adjoining dining room bench was built into the back of the kitchen cabinetry.
KITCHEN | CATEGORY G
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This 2003 walk out basement show home was showing its age and needed a refresh. Tweaking the layout and removing the walls to create a better use of space and flow between the new kitchen, dining, and living room. New pot lights and cove moulding to the ceilings gave it some well needed light and detail. New engineered hardwood floors, cabinets, quartz countertops, patio door, and fireplace for a complete makeover. Special attention was given to the hand crafted steel range hood and matching barn doors.