Tiny Kitchen in Large 2-Storey Home gets Kitchen Relocate with Fabulous Results!
Via our Renovate or Relocate process; we worked alongside this Client-Family and Coldwell Banker for a number of months to find the perfect location for this homeowner to purchase; renovate, and then ENJOY! After seeing several reasonable listings; none of them met the criterion quite like this home did; it had amazing potential; and after sharing a vision with the homeowners of what could be done along with budgets; they purchased. Pinnacle Group Renovations then designed and renovated; they have now landed on their perfect location and their perfect home!
- With early vision and discussion; have a much larger kitchen; requiring complete relocation.
- Modify the main floor of this two-storey home to a gorgeous open concept.
- Update all baths, with a focus on the Ensuite.
- Update all cosmetic items on both floors including flooring, millwork and colour palette.
How the Criteria Was Met
To achieve the open concept design; our team determined (pre-purchase) that the primary wall that needed removal for an amazing design outcome was not load-bearing; and would be just a marginal cost to remove. By removing this one wall; the outcome allowed for a spectacular re-design of the entire main floor living area; with the primary design change being relocating and shuffling kitchen, dining and living room. This home’s footprint was large enough to achieve an amazing open concept, yet still feel intimate around the dining room given its new location was not visible from front foyer, but now was in a position to thoroughly enjoy the back yard site lines by bringing the outside in; contributing to a wonderful dining experience!
Beginning by walking into the main Foyer; the sight lines draw you through a wonderful and cozy front room reading space (formerly the living room); but the site lines beyond carry you into the completely relocated kitchen placement; and we challenge you not to simply say … WOW! The reading room is now wonderfully connected to the gorgeous ‘furniture-quality’ custom cabinetry by Pinnacle Custom Cabinets; now much better positioned than its previous position which was centred in the rear of the home.
The expansive L-Shaped perimeter Kitchen cabinetry comes with custom paint colour, built-in Cappuccino maker, dual wall oven/pantry/fridge bundle, along with primary sink facing the back yard. The perimeter is further complimented with an induction cooktop beautifully placed in the former buffet hutch cantilever; all of which creates a stunning cooking and prepping space. Added to this is a custom hood canopy, sporting a mantel detail to match the island in walnut-stained oak. Completing the perimeter cabinetry are large drawers on all base cabinets for a wonderful cooking, prepping and cleaning experience using the perimeter cabinetry.
Marry-up that perimeter cabinetry with the spectacular island (which is also L-Shaped!) in custom walnut-stained oak; custom & massive 15” high dual drawer system across from the primary sink; with added island prep-sink, makes for a fabulously functional island space with massive counter space. The counter space all contributes wonderfully to multiple hands in the kitchen; prepping, cleaning, cooking, entertaining; and of course, enjoyed by those lucky enough to occupy the perimeter seating around the island!
As you round the corner past the island, (See Blueprint) what comes into view is the relocated dining room; positioned in an intimate space; directly in sight of the kitchen; and beyond the dining room is the only room in this area not relocated; the large family room with fireplace and gorgeous back yard beyond. All in all, this dining experience is amazing for the current family, but allows for those large family gatherings by simply extending the table into the family room beyond. Our client-family is so thrilled with how all this main floor space played out; and we couldn’t agree more!
Moving to the upper floor; the main bath, was completely renovated, but the master bedroom; former walk-in closet and corner jacuzzi tub have been now wonderfully transformed. Adding solid walnut vanity with tower and by modernizing the tub/shower combination to now transition with 10mm clear glass being the only thing separating shower from soaker tub, but now with a beautiful flow of wall tile and tub deck transitioning to shower bench, all in matching large-format tile. Across from the tub/shower combo is the former water-closet; now cleverly merged into the space with frosted 10mm privacy glass partition to keep a more open feel to the space; what’s not to love about how this Ensuite came together?!
This project truly was a labor of love; from months of searching multiple homes on MLS listings to finally finding the one that had the bones, the size and the location…and the potential once renovated. Suffice to say; that labor of love has turned into an amazing home including the changes made to the front curb appeal of the home with new board and batten detail, new overhead doors, farm-house lanterns above, and a completely repainted exterior including the brick; with the final touch being a fabulous new front entry door to welcome all those who enter. We are so delighted we were able to work alongside this client-family and be part of their journey to find and then renovate to create their perfect home!