Over the last few months, the Gulf Islands home in which our “Island Retreat” bathroom project was situated has been undergoing another major facelift: a new Kitchen and re-finished Living Room.
With the exception of a few small details, this project has now come to completion. Below is a brief overview of the Kitchen project:
We started this project with a high-end existing kitchen. It was well-used and well-loved but dark. A pantry storage area separated the kitchen from a stairwell flooded with natural light and views to the garden, while the copper-clad cabinets obscured most of the light from the transom windows.
Our new design began to take shape. The walls dividing the pantry and the old kitchen were removed and a new opening was cut through to the stairwell. We ran the new cabinets across the opening, gaining storage space while leaving plenty of light and glimpses of the gardens.
The stone choice for the features of this kitchen is ”Blue Louis” (or Luis Blue). Often marketed as a granite, but more correctly classified as a quartzite, this stone is quarried in Brazil and has some really intense and colourful patterns, reminiscent of the patterns in the cloud formations of Jupiter.
And a few images of the end result…
The backsplash is illuminated by LED tape light, recessed in a groove at the back of the Cambrian Black stone countertop. The material is Varia Ecoresin by 3-Form, one our favourite suppliers.
The cooktop hood fans are the Jupiter line by FuturoFuturo.
The chandelier (“Lacrime Del Pescatore” by Ingo Maurer) was assembled by Rich Poulin (me!) and Martine Kiliwnik, with artful input and inappropriate comments provided by Jeff Smith.
Back-painted glass and aluminum doors for the upper cabinets and the doors to the concealed book-shelves (under the bartop) were supplied through KSC Sales.
The project’s contractor was Gord Speed of GSpeed Construction. Electrical services provided byMcIntyre Electric Ltd.
Stay tuned for the Living Room!
Sometimes you just feel the need to share!
I will be posting short slideshows of our various projects, both the finished results and the “before and after” shots when they’re available.
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