Reposted from Astro Design Centre

Designer: Marina Medina

Photography: JVL Photo

Client’s original U-shaped kitchen was short on storage, counter space and in need of a facelift. The client was really hoping for an island but saw no way of fitting it into the space without doing a major costly expansion. 


Designer’s solution was to get the millwork off of the window wall, going with an L-shape kitchen design instead. This allowed for a generous island with enough seating to accommodate the growing family. Working with and elaborating on the client’s vision, designer decided on an aesthetic that is as timeless as it is current; elegant yet edgy; transitional yet in tune with the current trends.

Classic white perimeter kitchen is in balance with a slate grey island which is accented with beautiful satin brass hardware. Quartz countertops with subtle Statuario veining and stunning herringbone marble backsplash add an air of elegance and refinement; while the wall of concrete planks and floating walnut shelves around the corner create balance by injecting a subtle industrial vibe. Two Kelly Wearstler pendants in starburst shape and gilded finish are a definite statement, adding sparkle and drama to this carefully balanced multidimensional space.


From a functionality perspective, the client’s wish list was fulfilled by going above and beyond a standard offering – such as equipping the space with a Galley workstation instead of a traditional sink, adding pullout drawers inside tall pantry cabinets, and custom tilt-out cabinets for client’s baking sheets. Every step of the family’s daily life was carefully considered and taken into account during planning and design stages of the process.


As a testimony to the success of the renovation, the client claims that the new space has become her favourite space in the home, greatly improving the way that the family cooks, eats, interacts and entertains.

Before: Client's existing kitchen was dark, dated and poorly laid out.

Before: Client's existing kitchen was dark, dated and poorly laid out.