Golf Club Rd. Kitchen

This Golf Club Rd area remodel was a dream! Today’s post is starting in the kitchen.
Originally, this kitchen was dated, dark and dysfunctional. The walls were red and clashed with the  warm wood tones of the cabinets.  These clients originally painted everything and lived with this space for a few years before realizing it just wasn’t working for them. After completing a major renovation in their living and dining room, they focused their attention here. 
The layout was a struggle. The fridge made that corner dysfunctional and cramped, and didn’t provide a clear pathway to the pantry. I also really wanted to bring in light and add symmetry here. When I proposed the idea of windows on both sides of the range, the client’s eyes lit up, “I’d love to do that” she said. 


Before Pictures

So, once that was decided then it was just a matter of building around the focal point, and finalizing the cabinet details.


We went back and forth between some different cabinet colours but ultimately landed on a timeless white oak with a creamy white.



For the lighting, I knew we needed to reflect the large scale of the range hood, and I wanted to tie all the black and polished nickel together, so these Modern Komfort pendants for over the island were perfect.
A lot of the time, a pot light, wall light or pendant would be used over the sink, but I loved the charm a simple globe flush mount brought to the space.


Doing glass door fronts on the window wall cabinets left the kitchen feeling open, and provided an opportunity to display plates, stemware, pottery and this helped to break up the cabinets and soften the space.

Taking the quartz counters up to the windows and behind the range added a clean contemporary touch, and meant easy maintenance with no grout lines to clean.
The final piece was a custom oak panelled sliding door that tucked the mudroom and powder room away when closed, and when open it acts as a work of art on that bare wall.
The contractors for this job were Max Greer and Brian McKendy of Brimax Builders and their collaboration and attention to detail was (as always) easy to work with and the job site was always fun to visit!

Up next, we’ll share all the details about the main floor living, dining and foyer renovation.
The wall and cabinet colour is Snowfall White by Benjamin Moore.
Lighting: Modern Komfort
Faucet: House of Rohl
Sink: Franke
Cabinets: Kitchen Creations
Flooring: Laurentian Palo Alto
Appliances: Kitchen Aid
Door: Custom by Queenstown Cabinetry