This kitchen island is the king of all kitchen islands. Complete with a sink, four pendants floating above, four bar stools, storage and the prettiest blue hue? It is with no question, the show-stopper of this home renovation by Danielle Campbell Design Inc. And basically a dream for any entertaining-lover. View the full tour captured by Tami McInnis in The Vault!
From Danielle Campbell Design Inc.…What initially started out as a kitchen consultation morphed into a whole home renovation. My clients called me in to discuss their need for a larger entertaining space. They have a family of 5 and often many guests. Their house sits horizontally on the property leaving the interior long and narrow. Great outdoor entertaining space in the summer but nothing inside during the winter.
They wanted to take out the wall between the kitchen and dining room but it still left them with a narrow floor plan. Through the design process we deemed “Version 2.0” a winning floor plan. This plan rotated the kitchen to take the full width of the house (+/-25′) and have a very large island (14′ x 4′) to accommodate extra guests and prep/ cooking surface. This eliminated the walls between original kitchen/ dining and then dining/family (family room located at the front of the house upon entry). We removed a set of doors at the entrance so that your first view in the house was a breathtaking kitchen and open entertainment area.
The client wanted a more traditional interior, but we added some personality with use of colour on the kitchen island, introducing wood tones, soft print and other earthy colours throughout the space.
Highlights of the main level renovation:
– (2) dishwashers
– Thermador appliance package
– Desk area that doubles for TV watching. TV on remote controlled lift that hides TV in upper cabinet when not in use.
– Sub-Zero wine fridge with (2) beverage drawers located in wet bar
– Stain on site solid hardwood throughout (main level and upstairs)
Once my clients were committed to this extensive main level renovation, they decided to take on renovating the upstairs as well. We reconfigured the master bedroom to include a larger bathroom, walk-in closet, sitting area with fireplace and a separate space for sleeping. Then we reworked the existing 4 bedrooms to improve closet space and functionality.
My clients were such lovely people to work with through this whole process. As a professional, it has been one of my favourite projects to date. They trusted the process of working with a Licensed Interior Designer; Information Gathering, Concept Development, Working Drawings/ Permit, Tendering, Construction. Danielle Campbell Design specializes in taking a project from concept to completion. We have a Rolodex of trusted contractors and only work with the best to ensure our client’s project is completed with quality. When clients understand and trust our process, their job is done with minor complications and has a beautiful end result.
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Photography: Tami McInnis | Appliances: Coast Wholesale Appliances | Contractor: Jack Kuklinski | Countertops: Surface Spectrum | Custom Millwork: Ritcey Custom Cabinetry | Furniture: Dala Decor | Interior Design: Danielle Campbell Design Inc. | Tile Throughout: Mettro Source