Olympic Street

Olympic Street

Project: Olympic Street

This single-family home’s architecture lends itself to a more traditional design, however the kitchen and dining areas needed to be brought into the modern day, with more functionality and acontemporary aesthetic. Every item, material and finish were carefully selected to ensure that the renovated space felt belonging in the home. For the materials, our goal was to work with the elements that were to remain like the existing hardwood floors, cove ceilings and crown moulding and incorporate elements that both compliment and enhance these features.So,let’s get into it!

First and foremost, this kitchen is packed full of unique storage solutions customized to the clients needs.Starting with a sleek waterfall edge countertop charging station on the right side to the hidden dog waterbowl & food station tucked in on the left side of the island. All integrated appliances for a seamless &custom look.Yes, you read that right, a charging station. We integrated wireless chargers under the countertop so when you put your phone down on the kitchen island, it charges. Theback of the island includes one of our go-to hidden storage solutions. On the kitchen perimeter / back there’s a virtually seamless white Dekton countertop & backsplash without any outlets or switches that can sometimes take away from the backsplash in all it’s glory. Instead of putting the outlets on the backsplash, we built the minto the millwork with a black finish to completely blend into the millwork design. Another great feature is the separate cooktop & wall ovens with tray dividers above for easy (and quiet) pan, cookie sheet & tray access. We love an integrated cooktop & wall oven just for the easy cleanup, alone. Not to mention, it’s very sleek. Gone are the days of crumbs and gunk falling behind your range or getting stuck between the stove and countertop.

 

Onto the dining area. Since the Dining roomis in such close proximity to the kitchen, we allocated some of the buffet/hutch for kitchen storage to house small appliances, pantry items and a coffee bar! Also included in this space is a wine rack, mini fridge, hidden storage for the top shelf items and sliding bypass glass doors to showcase wine, collected items, glassware & more! Adjacent to this hutch is acustom built-in bench seat with additional storage and open shelves. Beside the dining bench area, we designed a custom desk with an integrated monitor, filing cabinets and drawers with a hidden slot desktop computer console behind. Because of the desk’s compact size & location, we ended up integrating a hidden printerin the dining bench area. Behind what looks like drawers, is actually a cabinet with a printer on a pull-out tray for easy paper loading & scanner access.

 

And last but not least, why we chose the colours, materials & finishes that we did. Starting with the kitchen, the black millwork was used to create a symmetrical frame around the white backsplash and upper cabinets. These lighter elements framed with such contrast gives the space a brighter feel. The island countertop had to stand out and tie all the surrounding pieces together. We chose a beautiful matte black Laminam porcelain countertop with the perfect amount of warmth in the veining to compliment the existing floors on a dark canvas to tie in the darker millwork. Our favourite way to add in some warmth is to incorporate wood into our designs. We picked a beautiful walnut for the hood fan and island seating side that did not compete with the floors but enhanced the intended focal point of everyspace. Because all the millwork was flat panel, it lends itself to a more modern design style, so we chose traditional brass hardware that would pop against the black millwork.

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