Ground floor renovation and kitchen installation.
design objectives: The renovation of the
ground floor of this house was spurred on by the need, as so often
is the case, to do a kitchen renovation. The layout was a typical
suburban center hall plan that did not relate to the way in which
the clients lived their lives as a family. The "room"
in the centre bay at the rear of the house once housed the kitchen
but is now occupied by a spacious dining room. One of the very interesting
aspects of this project is that the ground floor plan was an exact
mirror of another house renovated by objects + spaces two years
earlier. In the first case, although the ground floor was considerably
reworked, the kitchen remained in the centre rear of the house.
Two distinctly different solutions were a result of two distinctly
materials: Walnut cabinetry with low voc
waterborne finish, soapstone counters, seamless stainless steel
sink and counter, repaired and refinished oak floors, ceramic tile.