Glebe Kitchen Renovation and Window Replacement

Open-Concept Mexican-Themed Kitchen Redesign and Renovation in Ottawa

This was one of the final steps in bringing the homeowner’s vision for their home to life. The Mexican-inspired theme informed the design choices and helped define the space. We relocated the range from its original position along the exterior wall to the interior wall, reusing the original ceiling and existing pot lights. We closed off one door to the hallway, making room for the pull-out pantry and fridge. Additionally, we used angled base cabinets to improve access with the kitchen’s back entrance, and maintained storage with continuous opening shelving.

A consistent, geometric theme was kept throughout, interrupted only by the beautiful, re-finished winding staircase. The new, stained oak handrail complements the floor while the wrought iron spindles contrast nicely with the white risers and stringers.

Key changes to the kitchen include re-locating the sink to be in the entertainment area and adding a splash of warmth with the wood grain-theme pantry. Smart use of space adds yet more pantry to the left of the fridge. Eco-friendly granite adds sharp contrast to the cabinetry and backsplash.

The custom box mantle creates a break in the fireplace surround tile and ties the family room warmth to that of the kitchen pantry and floor maintaining cohesive design.

Satin white glass doors take advantage of the many windows throughout this home. The entrance closet pot lights shine through the glass in the otherwise only room with little natural light. Energy-efficient, modern LED ceiling lights and pot lights are this home’s final touch to a stunning, modern revival.

  • Mosaic tile accent behind the stove
  • Installed floating shelves
  • Shelf extending above the doorway in the kitchen corner
  • Dining area and kitchen sink windows replaced
  • Wood floor patches singed and custom stained to blend in with the existing distressed floor
  • Distressed wood countertops on island to match wood floors
  • Re-located stove and fridge and converted stove to gas
  • Below-counter microwave
  • Angled cabinets to allow passage to rear stairwell
  • Symmetrical outlet placement on either side of the range
  • Spray-foamed exterior walls for high-efficiency insulation in an old home
  • Closed off the third doorway to allow for fridge and pantry cabinetry
  • Three-component window casing matches 19th-century details in the home
  • Re-used existing pot lights and original ceiling above the stove for cost efficiency