Type: Private Residence, St. Clair Ave E. – Toronto Moore Park
The complete renovation of this kitchen was driven by a need to improve the configuration, functionality and layout of the space. The homeowners wanted a clean and modern aesthetic while maintaining the same footprint as their previous kitchen. The space was reconfigured with properly defined preparation, storage and cooking areas. The kitchen was visually expanded by replacing a partition wall to the side staircase with a clear fixed glass panel. This brings more natural light into the space and improves connection to the lower level and side entrance. A number of mechanical columns and bulkheads were integrated into the cabinetry, paneling and details to hide and minimize their impact.
The main kitchen wall is punctured by an expansive white framed box in a field of walnut cabinetry. This graphic gesture was enhanced by the careful selection and integration of appliances. Separating the oven and cooktop keeps the graphic box unbroken and by using a pull out vent hood the line of upper storage cabinets remains continuous. The fully integrated dishwasher is concealed and does not disrupt the strong graphic line created by the finger pull.
The clean and contemporary lines of the appliances perfectly complement the simple and uncluttered cabinetry design.
This renovation project was geared towards the needs and personal enjoyment of my clients. Their desire to cook and the needs of their young family was met with improved storage and functionality. The use and specification of high quality materials and fixtures was integral to the success and execution of this kitchen design.
The project also included the addition of a powder room at the main entrance, the removal of a fireplace in the family room and new the application of new architectural finishes throughout the main floor.