Working with these clients was an absolute pleasure. They had a lot of memories in this long owned family home. It was time for a facelift. The eighties warm palate was old and tired, the blue laminate countertop had to go – and what a change. The layout was great – excellent bones to work with. Semi-open kitchen and living room supported that “great room” feel.
In the kitchen, new quartz countertops, new backsplash and cabinet handles created a whole refreshed look. However, what pushed it over the edge was the addition of a raised crown on the existing cabinets – giving this kitchen a shift from okay to wow. The only real change was adding much needed wine storage in the island and removing the old and tired hood fan to be replaced by a sleek modern version. Lighting, of course was the final touch that brought everything some new sparkle!
Keeping a blend of old and new, the traditional kitchen was given an modern edge with touches of chrome in the lighting, and a feature wall in a beautiful dark grey. With so much natural light pouring in, the space could carry the heaviness of the wall, if anything it made everything else appear light and airy.
Along with a kitchen redo, I happily complied with the owner to replace the tired and dated existing furniture. Her and hubby wanted sleek and durable. A cream leather sectional, accented with gray and cream conversation chairs provided piles of seating for their family get togethers. The quality of the pieces were especially apparent in the media and console – both custom made pieces from a craftsman in Vancouver. The neutral palette allowed the homeowner to switch out accents throughout the year – a great value and use of space!