Dear Santa, can we forget about the chimney this year, I’m really after a renovateme! kitchen instead…? Make your “naughty” kitchen “nice” again with these tips & tricks!

Open-Plan Living & Sightlines
Consider integrating your home’s living space with your kitchen to create an open-plan layout.  Eliminate superfluous walls, partitions and bulkheads to reveal boundless space, limitless opportunities and to take advantage of your home’s visual focal points.

This new open-plan kitchen, with its postcard-like expanded sightline to the ocean just below, was converted from a small galley style to a contemporary fully-functional kitchen fit for any and all culinary exploits! Now that’s gourmet!

kitchen renovation west vancouver
kitchen renovation west vancouver
kitchen renovation west vancouver
kitchen renovation west vancouver
kitchen renovation west vancouver
kitchen renovation west vancouver
kitchen renovation west vancouver

 

Cabinetry

Why not take the opportunity to transform your kitchen by incorporating cabinetry that offers improved accessibility and storage options?

This kitchen renovation was treated to a fresh makeover of cabinetry with off-white raised panel door and drawer fronts – a timeless selection that will deliver for many years to come! 

The new island, including its 24” deep cabinets on the kitchen side and its 12” deep ones open to the living room, vastly increases the storage alternatives available to these homeowners. 

Combined with its 24” full height pantry, equipped with full extension drawers, and the additional cabinetry integrated into its dining room, this home renovation delivers on style and practicality.  

kitchen renovation west vancouver
kitchen renovation west vancouver

 

Countertops

Consider the plethora of countertops available to you when redesigning your kitchen. 

In this transformation, our selection juxtaposed white quartz, with veins of toasted caramel and buttons of toffee, in double edge 4cm slabs with one seam to wrap around a structural column. A perfect visual choice without any fuss or special maintenance.

kitchen renovation west vancouver
kitchen renovation west vancouver

 
Adequate & Efficient Storage

Attempt to maximize the quantity and efficiency of the storage alternatives that you incorporate into your kitchen renovation.  Why not try full extension drawers (rather than traditional hinged door cabinets) that are easy to stock, clean & maintain, and empty – you will never again lose another can, box, dish or small appliance, for that matter, in crammed, disorganized and inaccessible cabinetry.

Consider Lazy Susan cabinets and pull-outs to further assist in maximizing storage and functionality in otherwise inaccessible spaces, or incorporate value-added tall floor to ceiling pantries, deeper and extended height cabinets, or built-in appliance cabinets.

kitchen renovation west vancouver
kitchen renovation west vancouver

 

Durable & Quality Materials – flooring

For flooring, choose options that can stand up to the pace and wear of your “hard-working” kitchen.  Try commercial grade, scratch and fade resistant laminate that can be installed as a floating floor over any concrete or wood substructure. 

Our kitchen renovation included AC5 European made laminate in a white washed, “distressed” finish floated over SolidSound noise suppressing membrane.

kitchen renovation west vancouver

 
Layout & Flow

Carefully consider the layout and flow of your current kitchen setup and determine whether there are any deficiencies that can be better addressed with a renovation.

We maintained the galley style of this kitchen, but expanded its footprint, integrated it with the core living spaces of the home and treated it to an abundance of storage alternatives, ample work surfaces and well-appointed appliances.    

kitchen renovation west vancouver
kitchen renovation west vancouver

 

Finishes

Consider incorporating finishing elements that are classic, timeless and neutral to increase their appeal and longevity.  Bold insertions, fads or trends can certainly be included, but with measured enthusiasm. 

Our open-plan illustration included off-white cabinetry with brushed nickel handles, stainless steel appliances, and muted countertop, backsplash and accent tile selections to create a kitchen that will remain the centrepiece of this home renovation for years to come.

Before renovating, plan to personalize your makeover with finishes and selections that will increase your enjoyment and use of your new kitchen, but that still recognize the value-added, equity building purpose of kitchen renovations overall.
kitchen renovation west vancouver
kitchen renovation west vancouver

 
kitchen renovation west vancouver
kitchen renovation west vancouver

 
kitchen renovation west vancouver

 
 
 

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