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WITH LIMITED SPACE, WEST OF MAIN DESIGN CREATED A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY KITCHEN IN OTTAWA
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One of my favourite things about transitional interior design is that a lot of the “rules” that we feel compelled to design by get thrown out of the window. This space is the definition of that.
This kitchen was renovated by Ottawa-based West of Main Design for a young family of 5. Because the home was quite small and all of the rooms enclosed, the family was considering searching for a new home that was more open concept and fitting to their families needs.
But they decided instead to work with West of Main to see what they could do with the existing space. And once the renovations were complete, there was no question about why they chose to stay!
The designers did a great job of utilizing every inch of the kitchen to create a space that is open concept, stylish and functional.
Take a look at this kitchen below. Don’t forget to scroll down for our inspired Design Board , curated with items pieces that are inspired by this kitchen.
Though the floor plan is still traditional, the finished that were chosen bring in a modern touch.
It is the mix of modern finishes ( the pendant lighting, bar stools, a gorgeous gold faucet and hardware) and traditional designs (cabinetry and overall design layout) that creates for a charming kitchen.
The use of two toned lower cabinetry is a stunning design choice that gives a fun feel for the young family.
When looking at the size of the space overall, it is easy to assume that open shelving will take away from much needed storage. But by adding a large island, equipped with an overlapped countertop (and breakfast bar) and many drawers and cabinets, that issue was resolved.
Above: The inner kitchen area. A long area rug leads to the built in stovetop, which sits below a gloss white subway tile backsplash.
The gold drum pendant lighting ties in with the cabinet hardware and the gold sink faucet.
Below: Love this space? A curated mood board with carefully selected pieces inspired by this space.
The powder room continues with the royal blue and gold of the kitchen, but takes the fun up a notch with the flooring. A great way to add some pattern without feeling overwhelmed is in the small spaces of the home, whether that be a powder room, laundry room, or even mud room.
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