Functionally, the goal of this recent kitchen renovation was to create more practically defined preparation, cooking and dining zones with improved flow, additional storage options & countertop/work surface alternatives and new, integrated appliances. Aesthetically, the dimly lit kitchen, located at the rear of the home, lacked natural light and was consequently not well served by its original dark cabinetry – hence its makeover with off-white raised panel cabinets equipped with Blum soft-closing hardware.
Electrolux appliances including a 36″ refrigerator/freezer, a 30″ counter-mounted gas cooktop with overhead extractor hood, a double 30″ wall oven and a 24″ wine cooler were introduced to the newly renovated kitchen. To eliminate the bending required to access a conventional microwave, a Sharp 24″ microwave drawer was installed in the island. Full extension drawers were selected over conventional hinged doors for easy access and to maximize storage and functionality. Two 24″ wide x 24″ deep full height pantry cabinets were installed flanking the refrigerator, one of which featured a dedicated drawer with a 110V power source and USB ports to store and charge electronics and also a drawer to house a coffee machine and toaster complete with 110V power receptacle. Under cabinet LED lighting was flush mounted along the full length of the upper cabinetry.
Quartz counters were incorporated due to their stain resistant and low maintenance properties. A porcelain herringbone backsplash was chosen in lieu of marble because of porcelain’s durability and ease of maintenance. Brushed brass finishes were included throughout including the cabinet hardware, sink faucet and pot filler, and the kitchen’s newly appointed 42 lamp Jonathan Adler ceiling mounted fixture. This kitchen makeover proves to be a grand transformation boasting function and fancy filled charm!
renovateme! design and construction is a family-owned and operated provider of design/build services proudly based on the North Shore. We specialize in complete home renovations including kitchens and bathrooms and everything in between to offer a fully integrated service from design to completion. For additional information on this project and more, please visit us at www.renovateme.ca