Oh Crepe, now this is a renovation!

Ambleside, West Vancouver

The reconfiguration and expansion of a small kitchen lacking adequate storage and work surfaces to reveal a fully equipped and redesigned galley kitchen transformation.

kitchen renovation west vancouver renovateme design and construction

Project Highlights

This kitchen renovation involved the transformation of a compact and inefficient kitchen lacking sufficient storage and work surfaces to create a functional and aesthetically pleasing kitchen backdrop.  Ideal for entertaining guests or a quiet culinary night in for two this kitchen now offers limitless opportunity and boundless space. 

By expanding the kitchen’s footprint 18” into the condo’s combined living/dining area, full-size appliances could now be accommodated.  A full-size refrigerator, dishwasher and range with overhead hood and microwave are all perfectly housed in the new kitchen design.  A dedicated washing and prep area and breakfast bar/serving buffet further enhance this kitchen makeover.

To maximize the useable storage available in this kitchen remodel, a variety of cabinet configurations are incorporated.  From 24” deep full extension drawers in a 5”/10”/15” combination to the 15” alternatives in the peninsula to allow for bar seating into the dining room, this kitchen boasts an array of storage options.  Full extension drawers allow for increased access to items and ease of use since they make it practically impossible to lose anything in the backs of traditional hinged door cabinets anymore.  A 24” wide x 24” deep full height pantry offers further storage.  In addition, this kitchen makeover allows for 20 linear feet of continuous work surface from the refrigerator to the peninsula edge. 

Floor to ceiling off-white cabinets, equipped with soft-closing door and drawer hardware, flush fitting under-cabinet LED lighting, glistening 3cm white quartz countertops, linear glass and marble backsplash, and full size appliances marry effortlessly to create a space worthy of any culinary exploit.



Before renovateme!

Client Feedback

We recently downsized into a small older condominium. We can’t really say we had a kitchen. It lacked everything i.e. full-size appliances, cupboards, storage, style etc. We knew basically what we wanted but where do we begin and would it be possible in this tiny area. The hall and bathroom floors needed re-doing as well. Fortunately we were referred to renovateme!

After meeting with Mike and George and then Despina and Athena they quickly came up with plans and suggestions as well as brought along all the samples for us to choose from so we didn’t even have to leave home. They managed to re-construct that small area into a full size kitchen with all the bells and whistles. It totally exceeded all our expectations. We are still in awe. It was a tough job in so many ways but they had the professionalism and expertise to bring it all together. We are so pleased to have had them do the renovations for us and have absolutely no hesitation whatsoever to recommend Mike and his team.

Thank You!


Client followup 3 years later -

The renovateme! team outdid themselves with our kitchen make-over.  There isn't a day goes by when we don't marvel at how they literally created, out of a very tiny space, a beautiful and functional kitchen.  

Our kitchen is now a little over three years old and it still looks brand new.  The tiles and the countertops shine as bright as they did when we had the big "reveal".  The drawers glide in an out smoothly, the Lazy Susan still turns effortlessly and the cupboard doors all open and close as they should.  Plus the surprise indirect lighting still beams brightly. All a testament to the excellent workmanship that you can expect from renovateme!

Thanks Mike, George, Athena & Despina for your guidance and expertise in making our kitchen such a jewel and we wouldn't change a thing.


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