Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Peterborough Project, Kitchen Addition!

As I mentioned a few days ago, I had the pleasure of working on a project with my sister.  Now if you've ever worked with family, you know that this can be a daunting task.  Family can be demanding, they can lay down unrealistic deadlines, and they have no issue calling outside reasonable business hours.  

Luckily, I was working with my sister.  She has a strong understanding and respect of that separation.  And really,  thank God for that!  As far as clients go, my sister was a breeze.  She was open to any and all ideas, and though she had strong opinions (as any client will), they were thought out, and usually spot on.

A little background on the project.  This is an addition. Really well sized for the space around the house and the the out buildings near it on the farm.  The original building is a classic Ontario red brick. The addition is taking the place of a really dilapidated kitchen and storage that was almost falling off!  

In a couple of the shots you can spot the new (still unfurnished minus the kid sized picnic table) dining room as well.

The colour is Benjamin Moore, Timid White OC-39. Its a soft white that works really well with the slight touch of yellow on the walls, and a richer gray/taupe on the trim.

We kept it very homey and country throughout.  Now please, don't look at country as a curse word.  Country doesn't have to mean matching cow salt and pepper shakers and rooster figurines.  What it can mean is a very casual, comfortable cooking and eating experience. What it can mean is classic lines and classic details without the formality of a traditional design.    

 We went with framed inset cabinetry and it suits this style of house so well. I really love the dark hinges.  They're more pewter than black, and we carried that over into the hardware as well. It leaves the look a little softer than black would have and it blends better with the exposed appliances.

The AEG Electrolux range adds a professional look without the heaviness of a Wolf or Viking.  5 burner with a wok ring, and quick boiler. Great 
range with a little bit of clean Euro flair and all of the cooking power you could need.

The furniture base on here is one of those little details that sets custom cabinetry apart from semi-custom and dealer options.  Its flush with the frame and doors, not a cabinet box.  This way you see the full profile on the base and it stands equal from the cabinet on all sides.

You can catch a glimpse of this pillow in the top picture.   It sits on a bench in a little lounge area, with a great view of the farm out the window. The fabric hasn't been selected  for it yet, but right now the tangerine looks great on it.

No better spot to enjoy a glass of wine  and relax in your brand new space!


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