Thetis Lake kitchen

When we look at these before and after pictures it really drives it home what a difference new cabinets can make to a small kitchen. This is a home near Thetis Lake on a beautiful, sunny street–but as you can see the kitchen was in need of more storage and a fresh look.

kitchenKitchen renoThe homeowner kept the galley layout, but got much more storage with the new cabinetry. She chose a classic shaker style in a medium brown birch veneer. This is the style (now called Grimslov, from IKEA).Kitchen Ikea 1Her new cabinets reach the ceiling, which makes the ceilings feel taller and the small room bigger, adds extra storage, and eliminates the need to dust. She complemented the warm brown cabinets with a timeless neutral tile backsplash and chrome handles.

DSC_0547We used a slim drawer on the right side of the stove to make sure that no food is forgotten in the back of cupboard, and everything is easy to access. That little space can hold a lot of goods! DSC_0544The glass-panel doors break up the solid wood and bring more light into the space. The under-cabinet lighting cast a warm glow on the room, especially in the evening. And check out that countertop–isn’t it perfect for this space?

And there is also a bright new laundry room right around the corner! Check out the laundry room before:

Laundry areaAnd after:DSC_0541DSC_0542

Now that’s a place anyone would be happy to fold laundry!

Thanks to this homeowner for welcoming us back to get pictures of this amazing transformation and sending us those great ‘before’ and ‘during’ shots.