Project Description

  • Renovations Carleton Heights
  • Renovations Carleton Heights
  • Renovations Carleton Heights
  • Renovations Carleton Heights
  • Renovations Carleton Heights
  • Renovations Carleton Heights
  • Renovations Carleton Heights
  • Renovations Carleton Heights

Ortona Transformation

Carleton Heights

CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence - Finalist 2020

A remarkable transformation from traditional to transitional with the deliberate use of a contrasting cabinetry color scheme – predominantly soft white uppers with iron grey white oak lowers – topped by a Cambria Britannicca island countertop with Arctic White perimeter countertops.

Cabinetry seated on beaming new 24”x24” Italian porcelain tile to replace the dated ceramic.

The fresh and bold millwork is complimented by oversized stainless steel appliances.

All brought together by ‘Nebulous White’ walls and smartly placed, unique lighting.

A few significant strategies were used in order attain the homeowner’s visions of free-flowing, functional and bright space.

Termination of the existing pantry created two entrances into kitchen from eating area – there was only one before.

This also allowed for the new island to be positioned in order to be exposed to different vistas – from the cooking area to the garden and from the desk area to family room.

Fresh lines of sight also meant a glorious exposure to the volumes of natural light beaming through the new, large energy-efficient kitchen windows and exterior door that provide volumes of natural light.

Challenges addressed:  Having to reconfigure within existing footprint.  Removed existing pantry in order to create a better overall kitchen flow.  Integrated storage space in new cabinetry so as to regain lost pantry space.