design objectives: The renovation of the main floor of this suburban side-split was undertaken primarily to make a much needed update to an existing pint-sized kitchen cut off from the rest of the home. The client presented a brief that spoke of an active connection with the outdoors, front and back, but emphasized outdoor living, cooking and circulation to and from the pool. A space that was conducive to casual gatherings was high on the list of priorities for this active family, so, three small rooms where made into one allowing for the flow and sharing of space and light.

The palate was kept simple, bold, clean and crisp. Large square porcelain tiles were used as defence against an active dog and to allow for the free flow of traffic from the pool without worry. The cabinet veneer is a reconstituted material chosen to mimic the straight grain character of Wenge.