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Inspiration for a transitional enclosed kitchen remodel in Vancouver with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, wood countertops, brown backsplash, matchstick tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances

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Transitional Kitchen, Vancouver

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. http://www.alairhomes.com/vancouver ©Ema Peter
Inspiration for a transitional enclosed kitchen remodel in Vancouver with a farmhouse sink, shaker cabinets, white cabinets, wood countertops, brown backsplash, matchstick tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances - Houzz

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jchhq33 wrote:September 22, 2013
  • Dave Hayley
    7 years ago
    7" Distressed Chalet Series - Whistler color, but again. I do not recommend the product.
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    Alair Homes Vancouver
    6 years ago

    Hi there, Sorry for the delayed response. We have been neglecting this site for far too long but we are picking it up again and will be answering all the questions posted here. Looks like Dave has given you the information requested for! Perfect! (thanks Dave!) Thank you for your inquiry and keep watching this space for more new projects! Sue Alair Homes Vancouver

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