Real-Life Renos Coastal Style

January 28, 2014 Updated: January 28, 2014

The Project

The design of this large family kitchen has been a vision for the homeowners since visiting their favourite vacation destination, Cape Cod. The couple wanted a fresh and inviting, yet elegant and classic design for their new kitchen with coastal style design elements.

With a beach-inspired colour scheme of sand, blue/grey ocean and sky, white sea shells, and ocean-weathered driftwood, the kitchen has a distinctive, relaxed, coastal appeal complete with modern amenities.

The First Challenge

The homeowners had a large tableware collection they wanted to display and store.

The Solution

A soft, grey-stained glass hutch built above the servery showcasing the homeowners’ best white china and crystal collection.

The Second Challenge

Although a large space, due to the shape of the breakfast area, multiple kitchen entrances, and numerous windows, there were few walls long enough to run cabinetry.

The Solution

An island designed to look like a large harvest table with four distinct legs was added to the centre of the room to create more counter space and storage. It includes a secondary sink for baking and food prep.

The Third Challenge

The homeowners wanted a modern but classic feel, which meant all technical, electrical, and mechanical elements had to be integrated or hidden.

The Solution

All electrical, backsplash plugs, lights and wall switches are hidden in custom-designed boxed valances installed under the upper cabinets.

Source Guide:
• Appliances: Tasco Appliances, www.tascoappliance.ca
• Lighting: Union Lighting & Furnishings, www.unionlf.com
• Cabinetry: Jane Lockhart Platinum Collection Custom Cabinets by Brice’s Furniture, www.janelockhart.com, www.bricesfurniture.com
• Backsplash tiles: Cercan Tile, www.cercantile.com
• Granite counter tops and backsplash (servery): Mondial Granite, www.mondialgranite.com
• Quartz counter tops: Caesarstone, www.caesarstone.ca
• Cabinetry hardware: Restoration Hardware,www.restorationhardware.com
• Sink and faucet: Ginger’s, www.gingers.com
• Designed by Jane Lockhart, www.janelockhart.com

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