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Vancouver - Shaughnessy Condo Kitchen

IKEA kitchen marvel:

Professional consultants, Dave & Karen like to entertain and truly maximized the practical with the aesthetically fun in this kitchen remodel of their Fairview condo in Vancouver B.C. With a budget of about $55,000 and 120 square feet, working with their contractor, Alair Homes, they took their time to thoughtfully design and focus their money where it would pay off in the reno. Karen wanted ample wine storage and Dave wanted a considerable liquor case. The result? A 3 foot deep custom pullout red wine rack that holds 40 bottles of red, nicely tucked in beside a white wine fridge that also holds another 40 bottles of white. They sourced a 140-year-old wrought iron gate that fit the wall space, and re-purposed it as a functional art piece to frame a custom 30 bottle whiskey shelf.

Durability and value were themes throughout the project. Bamboo laminated counter tops that wrap the entire kitchen and finish in a waterfall end are beautiful and sustainable. Contrasting with the dark reclaimed, hand hewn, wide plank wood floor and homestead enamel sink, its a wonderful blend of old and new. Nice appliance features include the European style Liebherr integrated fridge and instant hot water tap.

The original kitchen had Ikea cabinets and the owners wanted to keep the sleek styling and re-use the existing cabinets. They spent some time on Houzz and made their own idea book. Confident with good ideas, they set out to purchase additional Ikea cabinet pieces to create the new vision. Walls were moved and structural posts created to accommodate the new configuration. One area that was a challenge was at the end of the U shaped kitchen. There are stairs going to the loft and roof top deck (amazing views of downtown Vancouver!), and the stairs cut an angle through the cupboard area and created a void underneath them. Ideas like a cabinet man size door to a hidden room were contemplated, but in the end a unifying idea and space creator was decided on. Put in a custom appliance garage on rollers that is 3 feet deep and rolls into the void under the stairs, and is large enough to hide everything! And under the counter is room for the famous wine rack and cooler.

The result is a chic space that is comfy and inviting and keeps the urban flair the couple loves.

Photography ©Ema Peter
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jtmecklenborg wrote:
What size Ikea cabinet is used for the sink? - We just purchased and assembled the standard sink cabinet from ikea and realized our apron front sink will cut off access to the doors. The doors are 24"h and we need them to be no more than 21". Thank you for any assistance.
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Robert Hategan
How is this 55k? I'm doing the same thing for 7k, with fridge insert, Mile appliances.
February 22, 2014 at 6:13AM   
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Dave Hayley
Good for you.

The primary cost driver was the fact that we moved our kitchen. We're adding a bathroom, and needed to make room for it. Our reno included moving plumbing, replacing flooring, removing walls, and dealing with some structural issues.

That said, just our new appliances (fridge, stove, microwave, wine fridge) cost almost as much as your full budget. Our sInk, faucets, and instant hot water about another $2500. Bamboo Counter tops about $1800. including cabinets, customizations, lights, backsplash, etc. We wouldn't have come close to your $7,000 even without the structural changes and layout.

Also, to be clear, we didn't set out to pay $55,000. Probably closer to $40,000. Once a project starts surprises show-up.

I'd like to see pictures of your project when you're done. Good luck with your reno.
February 22, 2014 at 11:14AM   
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slhilgen wrote:
Backsplash - What brand is the backsplash?
   Comment   July 1, 2014
San Elijo Interiors wrote:
What brand and model is your farmhouse sink? Thanks! - What brand and model is your farmhouse sink? Thanks!
   Comment   June 1, 2014
betzo wrote:
Where is the frig? - Nice kitchen. Covered important things like wine storage. But where is the frig for mid might snacks!
   Comment   May 6, 2014

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A laminated bamboo countertop extends to the floor like a waterfall at the end of the kitchen. This particular vertical-grain bamboo has a stripe of dark chestnut running through the core; the dark line runs all the way around the sink and refrigerators. Reclaimed fir flooring, refinished and hand carved for texture, contrasts with the sleek bamboo. Countertops: Teragren; backsplash: Julian Tile

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