Kanata Kitchen Renovation


This project came together so elegantly that it felt as though we simply put the pieces into place. This transitional kitchen was designed with functionality in mind. We removed the kitchen’s original island, giving a greater space in which to operate. By closing off a doorway to the eat-in area and installing an interior window, we created a comfortable space for a custom-made banquette beneath. The maple floor, with colonial baseboard and casing, maintains the traditional look of the rest of the home and the transitional kitchen. We added functionality and aesthetic appeal to reflect the owner’s tastes and vision.

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.

  • Solid, continuous quartz countertops and backsplash
  • Large pantry with double mirror doors
  • High-CFM fan to remove cooking fumes
  • Interior window opening with custom-made banquette beneath
  • New plumbing line extending to the outdoor kitchen area
  • Raised dual ovens for easy accessibility
  • New awning kitchen window to increase visibility
  • Cabinetry designed by Astro to upgrade storage space
  • In-ceiling speakers and pot lights for music and lighting