We were tasked with giving a 1980’s kitchen a refresh. Despite appearances, the house has beautiful volume with a pitched roof that needed to be utilized and expressed to its full potential.

A decision was made to bring full-height cabinetry up to the underside of the ceiling and echo the angle of the ceiling, providing much-needed additional storage for family heirlooms and serving dishes. Access to the high volume is provided by a rolling ladder, housed at the side of the new side-by-side freezer and fridge units when not in use.

A contemporary yet traditional look is achieved in the kitchen through a modern take on shaker doors, in a 1” profile, black hardware, and a waterfall walnut countertop for the island with accent tile back.

The function of the kitchen was the primary concern of the client, being the most used room in the house, alongside durability and overall cohesiveness of aesthetic. Design details and finishes are carried into the adjoining room for the bar sideboard to create continuity between the kitchen, living, and dining area.

Project Role: Lead Designer

300 sqft.

Completion: Summer 2022

Location: Kaleden, BC