Throwback Thursday – Kitchen Reno

This week’s blog features one of Captivating Spaces’ previous jobs.  In January of 2013, we designed a new kitchen, living room, and dining area in an older home.

The original kitchen had dark, outdated cabinets with laminate counters that were showing their age.  The kitchen had a wall separating it from the living room creating a dark, west-facing kitchen in the morning and a darks east-facing living area in the afternoon.

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The first thing we checked into was removing the wall separating the kitchen and living room.  This created an open concept and now allows light to flood through all the rooms during the day.

With removing the wall, we lost a bit of upper cabinet space, but we made up for it taking the pantry right up to the ceiling and over the fridge.

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We also go rid of the bulkheads to allow for more cabinetry.  This is a fantastic place to store those items you only use a few times a year. (Christmas items, special serving ware, etc.)

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Our clients loved the idea of two colours of cabinetry so we did a white cabinet for most of the kitchen with pops of dark espresso on the island and glass doors.


This new, open kitchen now has an updated look.  The space is much brighter, and the kitchen is more convenient and easier to use than ever.

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