The obvious standout aspect of this kitchen is the Spanish/Portuguese style tiles used in the large backsplash. It is also what gives the space its Mediterranean flair. Here, coupled with the ample natural light, one can feel like they are preparing dinner somewhere in Almería, not in the Greater Toronto Area.
Things feel casual in this kitchen. And not just because it feels Mediterranean, but also because of laid back island chairs, the window side bench, the open shelves, the chalkboard and more. One feels as though a lot of time could be spent in this kitchen, eating boquerones, tomato bread, and olives. Enjoying the sunlight, perhaps a glass of wine, and the company of others.
After saving many many photos from Houzz, we were happy to find that many of our favourite projects were actually completed by a company right here in Durham region. I’m delighted to post these comments, in hopes that it helps other people find a similar experience. We really appreciate the full service business model from Square Footage. Laura was exceptionally patient and very creative in designing the new kitchen space in a configuration we could never have imagined on our own. We removed one wall, opened up another and generally reconfigured most of the main floor. Beyond the actual layout, the “jewellery” of the kitchen (backsplash, hardware, lights) continues to make me smile every time I walk in. Laura was working with our existing floors and some pendant lights that we’ve gotten ourselves attached to — she offered up a colour scheme, materials, and sourced various bits and pieces in a way that beautifully complemented what we already had while also introducing us to new ideas. We love love LOVE the aesthetics of the kitchen.