Project: Guelph Two Tone

Date: Spring 2016

Work: Kitchen Cabinetry

Notes: This house was located in a beautiful neighbourhood, among other classic homes. The existing kitchen, although large, was old and falling apart. It was due for a change, and an upgrade in style and function. There is an impressive amount of storage and space in this kitchen, including a long eat-in island, and a GIANT recessed pantry that could hold a year's worth of food. 

The clients knew that they liked the two tone look, and together with KMSalter Design, we decided on a white upper cabinet, with a deep blue lower. The white uppers gave a clean simple perspective, while the moody blue lowers gave the right base weight. The overall look leans toward nautical with the  long wall of windows that exaggerated the open breezy feeling. But rather then play on the nautical with brass accents, we went with black to bring the kitchen back down to earth. The result is a kitchen that seems to float. Simple and clean, but grounded and dignified. The excellent styling choices made by KMSalter Design round out the look with interesting artisanal lighting, mixed with old pine antiques. 

This amazing wall of windows give an outside-in feeling that makes cooking a pleasure. 

This amazing wall of windows give an outside-in feeling that makes cooking a pleasure. 

This huge island gives plenty of place for the kids to eat while food is cooking. 

This huge island gives plenty of place for the kids to eat while food is cooking. 

Stainless steel, white, blue, and natural wood work together nicely

Stainless steel, white, blue, and natural wood work together nicely

This is a GIANT pantry: 24" deep, 30" wide and 96" tall.

This is a GIANT pantry: 24" deep, 30" wide and 96" tall.

When the upper cabinets are done in this way (my preferred approach) they take on a face frame look that speaks to their quality. Here we also see an appliance garage where the cabinets run down to the countertop. Excellent for storage of the coffeemaker or toaster, keeping the countertop clean. 

When the upper cabinets are done in this way (my preferred approach) they take on a face frame look that speaks to their quality. Here we also see an appliance garage where the cabinets run down to the countertop. Excellent for storage of the coffeemaker or toaster, keeping the countertop clean. 

Looking into the kitchen space, you can see the pairing of old antiques, with a brand new kitchen. They look great together!

Looking into the kitchen space, you can see the pairing of old antiques, with a brand new kitchen. They look great together!

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