We've worked with a bunch of homeowners this year helping them renovate their kitchens. But because each home and family has its own distinct lifestyle, it's always a blast differentiating their visual appearance through woods, finishes, and design details.
This newest renovation project for Sylvia Lizotte is no exception, and I'm excited to take you behind the scenes today and show you how we reflected her style and distinct personality through her new kitchen cabinetry.
1 | INITIAL CONCEPT
Sylvia Lizotte and her husband decided to relocate to Cranbrook. They found a cute, bungalow style home, circa 1970s. The home was in good condition but definitely in need of a modernizing.
They came to our office in search of a designer who could help them renovate their main kitchen space to be open, modern and much more functional. Our design team visited the home to get an better idea of the space available and see what the possibilities were.
After discussing Sylvia's vision and measuring the space, we went to work getting ideas sketched up. After reviewing the design with Sylvia and deciding on a direction to head, we provided a Project Concept Proposal.
2 | DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
Once we received the stamp of approval on the concept proposal, we met with Sylvia review and refine the details. During this meeting, we sat down with the CAD drawings and reviewed the layout, appliance placement and specifications, material options, hardware and handle options.
Sylvia had a vision of a crisp white, high gloss kitchen. She wanted the opening and closing operations to be touch controlled. Her vision was straight horizontal lines with no handles. By choosing white, glossy cabinet doors, the space reflects light and gives an open, bright and spacious vibe.
3 | MANUFACTURING
After the details were finalized we got the project into production. Our lead time on project manufacturing for a kitchen this size is typically about 2-3 weeks from final drawing approval to beginning of installation.
The door and drawer hardware is controlled by touch sensors in the cabinet doors. The electrical mechanisms then move the door open or closed. For the upper doors that fold up and out of the way, there is an easy reach trigger on the inside of the cabinet. Hooking up the mechanisms was a fun new challenge for our production team!
4 | INSTALLATION
Installation day is always exciting! The cabinetry is delivered to site and our installer begins placing and levelling each box. This particular kitchen had its challenges to hook up and ensure that each of the cabinet opening mechanisms were in place and functioning correctly.