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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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February 12, 2014
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What make are the double ovens?
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The shelves are roughly 16" x 5". I had them custom cut at a local welder.
The gate is 81" x 22" i got it from a local salvage/antique market.
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What type floor is this? Tx - Floor type
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They found the old wrought iron gate at a nearby salvage yard to fit an empty slice of wall next to the kitchen. Babakaiff built slightly curved shelves to accommodate the gate's shape and up to 30 bottles.Microwave, warming lamp: LG
Kathryn Peltier Design added this to Going Up: Vertical Storage Holds More Kitchen Stuff
While there was probably ample cabinet space in this kitchen for a bar, a small sliver of space was found on the end wall to showcase the owner’s whiskey collection. The antique decorative grille provides visual interest and highlights the collection. A similar approach could be used to house bright glassware or smaller serving pieces.

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azornosa added this to Dining room
December 17, 2014
Liquor cabinet idea
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December 10, 2014
Love this iron
kegg710 added this to kegg710's ideas
December 8, 2014
Storage for wine. Built in shelf with pin and lock
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December 8, 2014
Unique use of an old rod iron gate
Dana Veach added this to The Well Ordered Life: Kitchen Storage
December 6, 2014
Seriously attractive liquor storage...
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November 30, 2014
Possible for skinny closet door
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November 30, 2014
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November 23, 2014
liquor cabinet
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November 22, 2014
like the idea for storage of alcohol
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November 19, 2014
Cool Liquor cabinet
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November 17, 2014
love the booze locker
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November 15, 2014
Metal liquor door
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November 14, 2014
wine/liquor storage/ door
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Bottles and gate
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Pantry Door
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October 31, 2014
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October 30, 2014
Metal gate
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October 26, 2014
unique secure method of storing but showcasing alcohol choices
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October 26, 2014
Similar idea for liquor cabinet but w simple black bars
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October 24, 2014
Drunk cabinet
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October 21, 2014
handy for limited space
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October 18, 2014
the cabinets for the bamboo counters
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October 16, 2014
Wood countertop
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October 12, 2014
Dark floors and white ikea cabinets
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I love the liquor cabinet.
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Lansa handles
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Pretty grate on liquor cabinet.
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September 24, 2014
Love the gate
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September 22, 2014
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September 22, 2014
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bars over liquor
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September 19, 2014
Nice u shaped kitchen
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Wrought iron liquor cabinet
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September 15, 2014
Booze gate
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The mixer storage
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Liquor cab and metal door
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inset shelf with old iron gate
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Bench top/jarrah floor
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winery with raught iron door
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antique grill as "door" to storage
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bamboo counter
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September 1, 2014
Love the rack on the right with liquors
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Liquor cabinet
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August 31, 2014
shelf bar
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Just cool
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August 28, 2014
Like this color and style!
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August 27, 2014
Cabinet Door; would be perfect for our pantry.
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August 25, 2014
Cool way to store liquor s...
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Wine storage
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cool door for closet
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wrought iron
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Liquor storage
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liquor storage
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Alcohol cabinet for basement near wet bar.
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bamboo laminate
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They found the old wrought iron gate at a nearby salvage yard to fit an empty slice of wall next to the kitchen. Babakaiff built slightly curved shelves to accommodate the gate's shape and up to 30 bottles.
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July 28, 2014
So many details are AWESOME. The wrought iron gate on the liquor cabinet, the wine fridge on the end of the galley, the kinda brick-looking backsplash...
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Condiment cage
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Built in bar
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Liqueur wall
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Drinks cupboard
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Awesome liquor cabinet
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Perfect size and simple
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gate shelving
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bar gate
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parquet + cabinet blanc + puxadores longos + comptoir en bois
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Decorative iron gate used in a unique way
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What the LG range would look like
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July 8, 2014
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Wrought iron door
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interesting wine rack
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Wrought iron decorative door
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Whisky cabinet
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gate door for cabinets
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Waterfall edge. This is a great design for a small kitchen!
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upper glass ikea cab
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Leuke drankopslag
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Caged booze
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White black and waterfall cabinet
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June 9, 2014
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Liquor behind gate
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Liquor cabinet
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NOLA style wrought iron - beautiful idea
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Liquor cabinet
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love love the liquor shelves
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Wine rack
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May 31, 2014
love the wine rack
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Russian tea set?
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The drinks cabinet
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Nice added touch.
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Metal cage door on hinges, covering shelves
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May 20, 2014
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May 20, 2014
gated door
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May 18, 2014
scotch gate
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May 18, 2014
Liquor cabinet
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May 15, 2014
Shallow shelves and iron gate for liquor
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May 12, 2014
cool liquor shelving...put where clock is?
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May 12, 2014
display alcohol
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May 11, 2014
Liquor Display
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May 11, 2014
Fun bar gate idea
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May 11, 2014
Good drinks idea
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May 11, 2014
Cabinet over microwave
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May 6, 2014
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Work top
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Wine cellar
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liquor display
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April 29, 2014
The liquor cabinet :)
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mixer on slide out shelf
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Liquor cabinet
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April 25, 2014
for kitchen wall
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April 25, 2014
Like the liquor cabinet door. Haha
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Liqueur cabinet
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butcherblock wrapped cabinet
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Alcohol security
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counter top flows to floor
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April 20, 2014
While there was probably ample cabinet space in this kitchen for a bar, a small sliver of space was found on the end wall to showcase the owner’s whiskey collection. The antique decorative grille provides visual interest and highlights the collection. A similar approach could be used to house bright glassware or smaller serving pieces.
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April 17, 2014
Small kitchen
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Island to have quartzite sides
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April 16, 2014
Iron gate for a door some place? or maybe just hung on the wall.
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April 15, 2014
cool pantry for oils and vinegars
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Cupboard + storage of booze with an old iron gate
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fantastic idea for liquor set up
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Recessed booze storage.
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alkohol storage (right)
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