Walls were removed to transform a cramped and dated kitchen into an open plan kitchen and dining area that is bright, modern and spacious. The space features affordable Ikea cabinets, quartz countertops, Led lighting throughout, a random linear mosaic glass backsplash, cork tile and wide-plank engineered oak flooring in a tactile and warm oil finish.
It's not often enough that a client has the sense of adventure (humour) to use vibrant colour in tile. It was a pleasure to install these beautiful tiles to create colourful zones in their otherwise monotone kitchen. Colour-matched grouts kept the blocks of colour bold and solid.
This kitchen badly needed an upgrade: I replaced the contractor-grade cabinetry from the 80's with quality solid cherry cabinets, new LED lighting,plumbing, countertop and tiled backsplash. Properly designed, the kitchen now boasts a tremendous amount of storage space, and is now efficient, bright and beautiful.
My three favourite materials come together in this kitchen renovation project. I made a virtually indestructible concrete counter-top with a selection of local aggregates, iron oxide pigments and high-tech admixtures. The surface is seeded with mother-of-pearl and features some inlaid fossils. Bamboo panels make up all the casework and cork tiles cover the walls. Best of all, the kitchen works wonderfully, and is a pleasure to use.
With the addition of a new cork tile floor and backsplash, custom tiled mosaic countertop, sink, appliances and door handles this 1980's kitchen was so convincingly renewed that visitors thought the entire kitchen had been redone.