This is one of the larger kitchens that Square Footage has designed in recent memory, but it wasn’t always that way. What was once a hallway leading to a music room, was eliminated and integrated into the kitchen. This gave the space more windows, more natural light and plenty of extra room. White was the colour of choice for the cabinetry and island countertops, so we decided to go with darker tones for the accent pieces to balance things out. A walnut bar, barn door, trim and floor, help to bridge the gap between the two extremes.
These particular clients love to entertain (as you can likely tell from the bar/drink station) which is why the space contains two oversized islands — one for food/drink prep and clean up, the other for socializing, eating and drinking. The overhead lights (made with hand stitched leather) and custom, oversized range hood offset the large islands and bar, helping to anchor the space and contextualize the other large elements found in the kitchen.