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Photo Credit: Kyla Bailey
After fifteen years, the kitchen of this West side family home finally gets the full scale renovation its owners had always envisioned.

An improved layout and maximized storage were key parts of the brief for the full-gut renovation of this kitchen in a 1920s era house on the West Side of Vancouver, BC.
A narrow custom island/kitchen cart was also an important element in keeping the kitchen operating as the true heart of this busy home.
Burgundy accents in the tile inset and back door (shown later) reference the original burgundy tile as well as favorite dishes and special textile pieces.

A couple of Craig’s List finds in pine add to the collected, unfitted feel that are the hallmarks of the farmhouse style. A custom skinny island in clear fir continues this theme as do the open shelves in the corner.

Wood Be Art also did a beautiful job of tying in the unfitted furniture pieces by mixing in a few cabinets in clear fir which will mellow over time and sit comfortably with all the other wood elements.

The back entrance to this hardworking eat-in kitchen gets a lot of use so luxury vinyl plank flooring was a practical flooring choice.

Another furniture-quality piece from Wood Be Art turns an skinny notch in the floor plan into useful storage space to replace the open shelving that originally sat on the wall where the jelly molds now hang, easing a constricted entry point to this well-used thoroughfare.

The ultimate luxury is a place for everything and everything in its place. Paul, the fabulous cabinet maker from Wood Be Art made custom organizers for the interiors of key drawers.

The custom island became a very special piece when Brandy and Paul from Abris Construction/Wood Be Art Cabinets came up with a piece of soapstone left over from their own kitchen renovation to cap off this lovely work of art.

Project Year: 2015
Project Cost: $75,001 – $100,000
Country: Canada