Remodelista Biggest Hits 2021: Kitchen of the Week: Sunshine and Storage Aplenty in a Tiny Vancouver Rework

When it got here time for Gillian Stevens to transform her dated Vancouver kitchen (“let’s simply say it wanted some assist,” she summarizes), she did what her coaching as a photographer had at all times taught her to do: search for mild. On this case, there wasn’t a lot. “The earlier house owners had put in a cabinet over the one window,” she explains of the darkish and small room.

moving the window placement to this spot “was one of the best decis 9
Above: Transferring the window placement to this spot “was among the finest choices we made, and I’m so glad that our designer considered it!” says Gillian. The unique window was on the left wall and seemed into their neighbor’s window. The ceiling lights are merely lightbulbs screwed into porcelain lampholders by Leviton (simply $8.22 every at House Depot).

As an alternative of flattening partitions or including extra home windows (which might have have meant much less space for storing), although, she and her husband, at their designer’s urging, opted to maneuver the only window. “We actually struggled making an attempt to suit all the pieces we wished into the room: unobstructed countertop house, open shelving, a 36-inch fridge, and a big window overlooking the backyard. We couldn’t appear to make all of it work with out compromising,” says Gillian.

custom floating shelves by lock & mortice are now where the original window 10
Above: Customized floating cabinets by Lock & Mortice at the moment are the place the unique window as soon as was. The range is from Ilve’s Nostalgie line. The cupboards by Kitchen Art Design are painted Benjamin Moore Classic Gray; the partitions painted in Bauwerk Lime Paint’s Chalk.

“When our kitchen designer advised we take away the present kitchen window, with my love of pure mild, I couldn’t fathom eradicating a window. However doing that meant we might have all of the issues on our record, and with it being a smaller room, having a big window on the adjoining wall would exchange the sunshine we misplaced.”

one of the perks of custom cabinetry is carving out storage space from the tini 11
Above: One of many perks of customized cabinetry is carving out space for storing from the tiniest corners. The brass cupboard door knobs and drawer pulls are all from House of Antique Hardware. The fridge handles, in unlacquered brass, are from Rejuvenation.

The couple labored with Vancouver-based Kitchen Art Design on the rework. “Our want record was fairly lengthy. I had been designing this kitchen in my head for a few years, so I had a reasonably particular thought of what I wished to do,” says Gillian. “The most important problem was becoming all the issues we wished into the house. There have been many forwards and backwards drawings with our cupboard designer.”

ferm living’s oak and brass sector shelf is a perfect fit next to t 12
Above: Ferm Dwelling’s oak and brass Sector Shelf is an ideal match subsequent to the pantry.

In the long run, they bought all the pieces they wished: “It’s a dream come true in each means.” Beneath, she particulars her finest kitchen rework choices.

Pictures by Gillian Stevens. (To go to her pictures web site, go here. To see her style model, go here. To observe her on Instagram, go here.)

Pocket Doorways

“i really love our pocket doors on the pantry. it’s a hidden coff 13
Above: “I actually love our pocket doorways on the pantry. It’s a hidden espresso station, and I like having the ability to open these up whereas we’re making espresso or getting the children’ lunches packed. It might have made the kitchen really feel actually closed off and awkward in the event that they didn’t slide in the way in which they do.”

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