The main goal of this renovation project was to update the look but more importantly maximize the storage capacity and the overall use of space in the kitchen.
The most impactful improvement was the repositioning of the existing stairs which led to a much more functional layout. The original steps were blocking useful cabinet space in the family room. By centering the stairs with the kitchen and increasing the width, a more practical space for the family room was created. This new design also defined a great location for the wine fridge with functional countertop space above.
Another essential modification to increase the flow in the kitchen was recessing the fridge and tall cabinetry into the partition wall with a decorative niche featured above for a unique built-in look. This design idea created more clearance around the island and the new breakfast area now centered and aligned with the new stairs.
With the apron sink as a pre-requisite, a shaker profile cabinet door style and a custom hood box were used to compliment this traditional design. A lighter colour scheme was created by using light grey cabinetry, white countertops and a simple subway tile backsplash. These finishes, in addition to the new window above the sink, brightened up the room and made the kitchen feel much more spacious. The new dark herringbone wood floor created a beautiful contrast with the lighter finishes. The tall cabinets on either side of the breakfast table and the many drawers incorporated into the design drastically increased the storage capabilities in this new space.
The backsplash terminates under the floating shelf that runs all around the room over the base cabinets. This continuous decorative element ties the kitchen space together and becomes the perfect display area for their vase collection.