Ground floor renovation and kitchen installation.
design objectives: The renovation of this
kitchen, dining room and entrance of this charming early seventies
suburban back-split, thoroughly changed the way the spaces related
with one another. Separating walls were removed between each of
the spaces to create a single space with subtle delineations. Solid
oak flooring was installed to match existing while porcelain tile
was set flush near the front and rear entrances. The a unique Arts
and Crafts / Shaker style door was used to reflect the spirit of
the Ranch Style exterior of the house. The proportioning and white
finish of the upper cabinet doors channel the spirit of craftsmen
and the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Flush panel lowers
form their own rhythm and texture through the accentuation of horizontal
proportion and robust hardware. A triumvirate of materials where
used for the counters to suit the uniqueness of location and purpose.
materials: Lacquered NFA (no formaldehyde
added) MDF cabinet doors. Granite, maple and stainless steel counters,
oak floors, ceramic tile.