Ottawa Kitchen Renovations, Bathroom Renovations, Basement Renovations
Ottawa Kitchen Renovations, Bathroom Renovations, Basement Renovations
Accessibility with dignity is the focus of a LindenCraft designed accessible kitchens and accessible bathrooms. The goal is to create a beautiful and functional kitchen or bathroom that has the features needed by the client with mobility impairment. LindenCraft ensures that accessible kitchens and accessible bathrooms have the features needed to aid mobility carefully incorporated with stylish fixtures. A well designed accessible kitchen or accessible bathroom needs to have the function of an institutional kitchen or bathroom without the institutional look.
There are five key elements that need to be taken into account when designing an accessible kitchen or accessible bathroom;
Wrapping all these components together seamlessly can integrate a special needs bathroom into most residential homes.
LindenCraft works with you to design an accessible kitchen or accessible bathroom that is functional and stylish; a kitchen or bathroom you will love.]]>
An elegant kitchen with a butler’s pantry was the inspiration for this LindenCraft designed and built renovation and remodel project. As a repeat client living in Ottawa, Ontario, the homeowner trusted the designers and dedicated team of employees at LindenCraft to do what they do best, design and build beautiful custom spaces efficiently with high regard to the finishing details.
LindenCraft is known for creating custom kitchens and bathroom spaces within a budget that the homeowner can afford. In this case, the homeowner weighed the cost of moving to a new home against the cost of renovating their existing home. The client did their research and set a budget that they were comfortable with. They then created a wish list which included; a full kitchen renovation, a remodel of a main floor laundry room, a full bathroom and a front foyer.
Not only did LindenCraft remodel these areas with their high attention to detail, they did it with style, quality materials and within budget. Following the core company value that "good quality does not mean expensive, it just means good quality". LindenCraft undertook the detailed design challenge and succeeded in creating a new look for the client’s home.
As an Ottawa general contractor, LindenCraft has developed a unique way to bring custom style and ambiance to kitchens. By combining quality cabinetry from IKEA with custom features like quartz countertops, custom sized cabinets, stylish cabinet handles and handy kitchen accessories, LindenCraft creates spaces unique to each client. These features are rounded out with attractive solid wood moldings and durable and elegant porcelain flooring and backsplash to create a welcome feeling in the client’s home.
To make it easy for clients to get their renovation project done in an efficient amount of time, LindenCraft assigns staff to work on one project at a time until it is finished. The clients of LindenCraft like the ability to have their custom designed kitchen and bath remodel completed from initial design to final paint stroke in an average of 2 to 3 weeks. In this case, remodeling the kitchen, laundry area, front foyer and main bathroom took slightly less than five weeks to complete from the beginning of May to the first week in June 2013.
The focal point of the remodel was the kitchen and laundry area that was adjacent to the clients’ family room. Creating a space that eased the client's ability to entertain, was the number one task for the design team.The first thing was to open up the kitchen to create elegant site lines and to take advantage of the abundant amount of natural light that streamed into the room. The kitchen design also had to be practical and elegant. In addition to the beautiful cabinetry, features like pots and pans drawers and a dedicated cabinet to house their favourite mix-master mounted on a pull-up mechanism, were a must. To compliment the open concept kitchen, the laundry room was then repurposed as a butler’s pantry.
Taking a page out of the elegant homes of the past, a butler’s pantry fit very well into the design of this home. The old laundry and storage room off the kitchen was transformed into a beautiful and functional space. The area was divided into several zones, a pantry with pull out drawers, a wine fridge and wet bar, matching washer and dryer and ample counter space useful for buffets, as well as, a place to fold clothes when the laundry is in use.
The main floor bath was designed as a tranquil spa area that incorporated an efficient use of space. The bath area had a deep soaker tub and his and her wall niches. Attractive tiling brought the space together. The existing, well built, vanity and wall cabinets were reused and updated with attractive quartz counters and under mount sink. To round out the space, a very quiet exhaust fan with humidity sensor was a welcome addition over the loud exhaust fan that the client had previously.
A late add-on to the project was a re-design of the front foyer. Bi-fold doors on the foyer closet were removed and the closet space was thoughtfully reconfigured with two levels of storage of outside foot wear, shelves to hold wicker baskets for mitts and hats and attractive hooks to hang jackets.
To bring all three areas into harmony, floor tiles, baseboard trim and door and window casing were chosen with care to seamlessly transition from one area to another. Yet each room had its own distinctive feel and colour palette.
02Flooring and backsplash tiles from Centura including in the kitchen: Niro 12x24 Horizon floor tiles, Vitra 4x8 back splash tiles, Little Brick Rose Grey Mosiac backsplash accent tiles and the bathroom: Euro 12x24 BonE floor and wall tile, and Tasso Toulon Blend Mosaic accent tiles .
03Castell quartz counters in the kitchen and Devon quartz counters in the bathroom both from Cambria quartz counters complimented the tile and paint selections.
05 For durability and ease of cleaning, wall, ceiling and trim paint from Diamond by Dulux Paints.
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There are many different ways to remodel the design of a kitchen in any home. The two ways that are most popular are to venture into modern or ultra-modern, or stick with a style in which the home was built. A third, pleasing alternative is to combine the features of the older home with a modern twist. That is what LindenCraft, an Ottawa, Ontario kitchen and bath design and remodel company, did with a Cape Cod style home built in the 1950’s.
The true beauty of a Cape Cod style home is its angular roof with dormers. The style gives the feeling of height and openness. However, in the 1950’s the trend on the interior of these homes was geared towards separate and distinct rooms and especially formal dining rooms. Separate rooms are apt to limit the amount of natural light that enters the rooms and restrict traffic flow throughout the home, not giving a feeling of openness.
This house, in particular, had morning sun in the dining room and afternoon sun in the kitchen. What this meant was the kitchen was dark in the morning and the dining room was dark in the evening. The kitchen itself was not large enough for a separate eating area for the family to take advantage of the morning sun. The family also wanted to keep elements of the dining room for larger family gatherings.
The designers at LindenCraft created a kitchen that would allow more light and create seating for quick meals, as well as leave a formal area for special meals. Removing a partition wall between the two rooms and a small broom closet in the kitchen allowed the creation of a peninsula with barstools on one side and ample room for a sink and dishwasher on the other side.
To remain true to the 1950’s feel of the home, the cabinets chosen were a white, shaker style from IKEA accented with oil rubbed bronze cup handles and pulls from Lee Valley Tools. As an added bonus, a block of pantries with pullout storage drawers were nestled on either side of a large refrigerator on the back wall of the kitchen.
One feature that brought the entire kitchen together was the installation of hard wearing, oak, butcher-block counters that were hand finished like furniture. These oak counters reflected the same qualities as the home’s oak hardwood floors.
To ensure that the butcher block counters were water resistant for as long as possible, the bottom, top and sides of the counter were sealed and varnished. This process mitigates any seepage of liquids into the wood grain. As a decorative feature, it provides an easy transition to the family’s antique farm house dining room table, used for special occasions.
To keep the area warm and cozy, there is in-floor radiant heat under porcelain slate coloured tiles. The result of this renovation was a new, opened up, warm, family orientated kitchen with an atmosphere that is warm and inviting with its light filled space and lots of counters and storage. A dream realized for the new home owners.
The benefit of a LindenCraft designed kitchen are that there are always combinations of good quality materials from very reputable supplies and unique ideas from our talented designers. For this kitchen, the following suppliers were used:
Kitchen cabinetry and counters :
01 IKEA Adel white and Numerar oak butcher block counters
02 Cabinet Pulls and Handles : Lee Valley Tools- oil rubbed bronze pulls
04 Wall and ceiling paint : Dulux- Dulux Diamond paints
06 Under cabinet lighting- Marchand Electric
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