This recent renovation is a dramatic before and after. The client wanted a bright, cheerful kitchen design that was modern and functional.
Here are some before photos showing how dark and traditional the kitchen was. Notice that there is a lot of trim and unnecessary angles and wall bump outs. The overall design plan was to smooth out many of the lines and simplify.
We moved the bar seating nook towards the french doors so when you look into this galley kitchen the space feels more open, plus it allows for better flow in the warmer months when the patio door is open. Currently the fridge blocks some of the natural light. The new fridge is integrated into the millwork for a seamless design.
We’ve replaced the microwave hood fan with an integrated design to allow for a clean line across the cabinets. The microwave was moved into the cabinetry next to the integrated refrigerator with a fully integrated trim kit that sits flush with the cabinets.
We selected white high gloss laminate custom cabinetry to reflect as much light as possible to help make this small galley kitchen feel expansive. We removed the dark hardwood and replaced it with a durable porcelain Terrazzo tile that visually enlarges the space because it blurs the lines on the floor and adds texture. The Terrazzo tile contrasts nicely with the white laminate cabinets and has flecks of terracotta that relate to the bold terracotta quartz countertop and backsplash.
The Silestone Arcilla Red quartz countertops are the main feature in this kitchen. It’s a bold choice, however this terracotta colour in a suede finish still leans neutral, but adds that fun pop of colour the client was looking for.
Overall this space functions better with a new layout, more efficient storage, cleaner lines and brighter material selections. We feel this new design style suits the personality and lifestyle of the client much more.