Chatsworth Kitchen

Photos by Niamh Barry Photography

When our client approached us, she found herself deep into the demo of a large renovation and feeling very overwhelmed. She was experiencing decision paralysis and found herself stuck on layout, colours and general design direction. Demo was in full swing, she knew what she liked and knew where she wanted to end up but needed our help making some really big decisions and bringing everything together.

First up we designed a layout that made sense for their growing family. With two young kids and a busy lifestyle, it had to be a balance of form and function. The 4ft x 6ft island is equipped with tons of storage, houses the microwave and a huge pull out cabinet for garbage and recycling. We also incorporated two floor to ceiling pantry cabinets with pull out drawers that flank the refrigerator.

A beautiful custom range hood centres the space, accompanied by two ceiling to counter glass front cabinets on each end. These cabinets are probably my favourite part of the kitchen. They look like a piece of furniture and they bring so much light to the space.

Our client really wanted open shelving, and we knew this would be a beautiful way for her to display treasures, heirlooms, and cookbooks. There was some piping in the corner on the window wall that needed to be covered, so we used it to our advantage by creating the perfect nook for the floating shelves, while still allowing the window wall to remain unobstructed! We coordinated the stain to match the flooring.

We went with the beautiful creamy colour Balboa Mist by Benjamin Moore for the cabinetry and a classic white subway tile for the backsplash in a brick lay pattern. For maximum durability and longevity, the clients knew they wanted quartz and this countertop has the perfect subtle marbling throughout.

Kitchen remodels are no simple feat but are, in our opinion, very worthwhile. It is the space you spend the most amount of time in and it should be beautiful and functional!

Are you embarking on a remodel or a new build? We’d love to be a key part of the process. Inquire here!