Modern Family Bungalow

I love sharing our cabinetry projects with all of you! I am so grateful that our clients love their completed  kitchens as much as we enjoy designing and working with on them (and with them!) Anyone that has ever renovated knows how overwhelming it can get; there are a lot of decisions to be made!

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Marc and Natasha Buergstaller came to us last fall looking to design their dream kitchen. They owned a beautiful, quaint one story home in Kimberley, up near the ski hill. Problem? It wasn't their dream home. Not interested in building new, Marc and Natasha embarked on a renovation that included adding a second story to their one story hillside home. 

Not all white kitchens are created equal. This one stands out because we have soft chrome hardware, polished copper pendants, and the obvious star of the show: the horizontal fir island! It’s not just any accent island, it’s bold, it's warm and it adds texture and color to the space. Fir has a tight, consistent grain that creates a bold statement and our clients fell in love with it!

When we first started working on the design plans our client was thinking that maybe they wanted white shelves, to create an all-white look modern vibe. But as we got through the process, we realized that we really wanted them bring contrast and continuity to the perimeter of the kitchen by using the fir to bring everything together. I'm so glad we went for it, because it’s enough to warm up the space while also bringing out those amazing stools.


Our clients chose to make a statement with the simple, classic white subway tile by bringing it up behind the hood fan. This 

Marc and Natasha chose a matte gray island top that resembles concrete. These stunning tops are easy to keep clean and do not absorb spills the way concrete does. The solid matte finish perfectly balance the warmth and texture from the fir island.


We’re loving these copper hanging pendants above the island. It's definitely industrial, but we love how they compliment the warm orange tones of the natural fir! We've been big fans of these wishbone padded gray stools since the day we saw them because they create this warm, personal feeling that just makes you feel right at home.





In January 2018, this project was nominated as one of the Best Residential Projects in British Columbia by the Architectural Woodworking Manufacturers Association of Canada (AWMAC). This prestigious honor will be recognized in September at the Annual Awards of Excellence.