At first sight, this kitchen was more than overdue for a complete remodel. It was time to bring this kitchen up-to-date with a fresh design. The old appliances, flooring, wall paper and cabinetry were all outdated original to the existing home. The homeowner also had very specific requests for the details that related to the functionality and looks.
The old range and microwave combination unit was replaced by a sleek thirty-inch induction cooktop with an integrated fan hidden within the upper cabinets. The banquette and fridge area were updated and combined together. To maximize storage, cabinet drawers were added below the seat of the banquette, a hidden cabinet behind the fridge and a pull-out pantry were also incorporated.
The colour scheme was inspired from the homeowner’s most cherished landscape photographic print hanging in an adjacent room. The light maple cabinetry paired with white countertops and soft blue coloured walls naturally warms up the space creating a tranquil environment.
The existing walk-in pantry was removed to expand the counter space into a U-shaped kitchen. The pantry window was now a part of the kitchen. The existing window above the sink was replaced with one large single window pane bathing this fresh new space with natural light.
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Our 1950’s kitchen had been in need of an update for years, but we had no idea how to proceed. After meeting with several designers we chose Design First Interiors. We thought that their commitment to design, proven track record, and integrated oversight of the entire project, including the contractor's work, would ensure a high quality new kitchen. This proved to be the case.
Both Friedemann Weinhardt and Nicole Hubert, his outstanding senior design and project manager, were extremely supportive throughout the months of planning and execution. They facilitated our selection of floor tiles, backsplash, countertop and paint colour. They also provided us with invaluable advice for quality suppliers of associated furnishings – light fixtures, windows, upholstery and appliances. Everything they had promised was completed on time and on budget. Although we originally intended only to replace and update the existing room, we have ended up with a redesigned and much improved functional space that respects our scope of work and looks stunning.