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Contemporary Kitchen

This project involved re-working the existing interior layout to give the home a new, open concept floor plan, breaking up the feeling of four separate rooms on the first floor. We met our clients’ needs through the following:

We built a designated area for their three kids to enjoy snacks and do their homework after school.

There are three regular cooks in the home, so an open space was created that was suitable for 2-3 chefs to work comfortably.

Because the clients love to look up new recipe and meal ideas, a separate desk area for their computer, with internet access, was created.

We incorporated clients’ love of the bead board look within the cabinetry.

We incorporated an accessible and aesthetically pleasing three shelf built-in space within the island to store cookbooks and other belongings.

Improved previous interior lighting by adding three hanging lights over the island, updating ceiling lighting and building French doors in the dining room space.

Made the kitchen open to the living room so family and guests can continuously interact.

Spice storage was a concern, so we built a four row pull-out spice rack near the stove.

New kitchen appliances were creatively incorporated that were not originally there.

A total of four interior walls were removed to create the open concept floor plan. We faced a constraint when we had to install a structural LVL beam since we removed a load bearing wall. We also met design challenges, such as adding pantry storage, natural lighting, spice storage, trash pull-outs and enough space to comfortably fit at least three chefs in the kitchen at a time, within the existing footprint of the house.
The clients had waited 11 years for a new kitchen and they didn’t want to hold back on what they really wanted. The clients finally received a creative and practical kitchen, while still staying within their budget.

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