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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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jchhq33 wrote:
Hardwood floor and wine cabinetry - What color and kind of hardwood did you use and the wine cabinetry are custom made .... if yes .... where did you get the wine racks ?
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Thank you very much... I love that color ... could you tell me the finish color and how wide was the hardwood floor ?
September 23, 2013 at 8:46am   
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7" Distressed Chalet Series - Whistler color, but again. I do not recommend the product.
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lindola wrote:
Under lighting - I am very much interested in what you used for the undercounted lighting? I am ready to purchase Ikea cabinets. When looking at their under lighting options, I was told I'd have to add a tricky edge to hide the light. Doesn't look too difficult but this also doesn't look like what I saw in their store. Is it supplied by another source and if so, where would I purchase? Thank you in advance.
   Comment   July 5, 2014
feiges wrote:
Lighting for high ceilings - I have 15 ft high ceilings in whole apartment. Where do I put light fixtures and what kind??
   Comment   December 2, 2013
leodell wrote:
I am painting my house, a country cottage and would like some color id - A country cottage with a front porch and swimming pool in back
   Comment   October 10, 2013

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Karen prefers wine, so Babakaiff reserved a slot at the end of the kitchen for a wine bar. Thirty bottles of white can fit in the wine refrigerator, while a 3-foot-deep pullout keeps reds at room temperature. A staircase on the other side of the far kitchen wall creates the triangular nook above the wine bar. Wine cooler: Marvel
Sheridan Interiors, Kitchens and Baths added this to Small Luxuries: Wine Refrigerators Offer Handy Storage
RacksPay attention to the type of rack that comes with your refrigerator. Not all racks are created equal; some can't fit particularly tall or large bottles.
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There are some great pullout options that display the contents of the cabinet. You’ll also find specialty options, like lifts for a KitchenAid mixer (and other work surface extensions), pull-down shelving for high cabinets, pullouts for trash and recycling, tilt-out panels for sponges, units for storing canned goods and even in-counter composting. Be sure to ask about all of the options.

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If we go w/ a half-width wine fridge (pinned a narrow wine fridge), this would be a good way to use the remaining space and store other overflow wine....
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I LIKE THE IDEA OF A DRINK FRIDGE… SO MANY TIMES ALL WE WANT IS A DRINK, AND DIGGING FOR COLD DRINKS IS A DRAG, probably wastes electricity too
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Alair HomesSaveEmail There are some great pullout options that display the contents of the cabinet. You’ll also find specialty options, like lifts for a KitchenAid mixer (and other work surface extensions), pull-down shelving for high cabinets, pullouts for trash and recycling, tilt-out panels for sponges, units for storing canned goods and even in-counter composting. Be sure to ask about all of the options.
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Storage and organization... Not for the alcohol
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