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Let the Sun Shine In contemporary-kitchen
 

Let the Sun Shine In

This extensive renovation began at the front door and went throughout the entire ground floor to the back of the house, where there is an impressive backyard with a park-like setting.

The clients wanted to maximize the view of nature from the inside and asked for a redesigned exterior wall with more windows. The 10’ high windows were achieved by raising the roof of the existing ‘addition’ and having the ceiling of the spaces beyond remain at 8 feet. Complicated and impressive ceiling designs with cove lighting add to the drama of the new space.

The drama and space of the open back wall gave rise to the principal interior elements and the family room. The television, the dividing wall, the kitchen island and cooking wall, all share the same centerline with each element having a cohesive design. Ceiling designs over the island and dining table are similar.

As much as possible, walls were removed for an open concept design. The front entry and mudrooms opened up by using built-ins for the closets, including ‘boot trays’ that fit into the cabinet kick space. The floating shelf of the family room wall units accommodates the client’s favourite travel photos, adding a unique personal touch to the design.

The existing oak floor of the living and dining rooms was stained dark to match the new cabinets. The new hardwood for the kitchen and family room was kept light for contrast with the cabinets, and the new tile is a neutral grey.
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What Houzzers are commenting on:

goldie75 added this to Kitchen Ideas
June 17, 2014
I like the idea of using the longer tile for the backsplash for a long space (similar to the space that we will have). I also like the color/texture of the tile.
mmehringer added this to Kitchen Ideas
February 8, 2014
tile
Chacie Sunshine added this to Kitchen Ideas
September 10, 2013
Favorite so far
specky added this to kitchens
July 28, 2013
lovely cabinets
lindamulock added this to Kitchen
July 13, 2013
Cabinets
noiliew added this to Kitchen
February 13, 2013
cabinet close up.
farola added this to Techo
January 28, 2013
Techo
wendytwing added this to kitchen favorites
December 31, 2012
darker cabinet example
lgr1p added this to lgr1p's Ideas
December 1, 2012
Color brighter back
joeyclavette added this to kitchen
November 17, 2012
Nice big handles and drawers
Personal Touch Interiors added this to kitchens
July 26, 2012
cabinet handles, all wood tones
lynnerduncan added this to lynnerduncan's ideas
July 26, 2012
Counter top
robirek added this to robirek's ideas
June 20, 2012
Like the floor
julcarr added this to Cabinets
June 2, 2012
Love color of cabinets & wood species
lalyona added this to lalyona's kitchen ideas
May 25, 2012
cabinets
johnskr2 added this to johnskr2's ideas
May 5, 2012
love the clean lines of the cabinetry
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