Jonathan Poppitt, owner of Thomas and Birch Kitchen and Bath Boutique, shares three ways to elevate a kitchen into a warm, elegant space.
Renovating older homes always has its challenges, and this Oak Bay project was no exception. Jonathan Poppitt, the owner of Thomas and Birch, shares the three ways to elevate a kitchen. From expanding workspace with an island, to using soft, soothing paint tones to transform a dated 1950s kitchen into an inviting, elegant space.
Customize the Depth of the Cabinets
“We customized the depths of the cabinets and made them shallower so they didn’t stick out into the doorway. The countertop does like a little jog around the range — and the pantry sticks out. Typically, this is a no-no in the design world. It was tricky from that perspective.”
Add Plenty of Workspace
The oversized island features standard-depth cabinets on the sink side, with a dishwasher and a microwave, while the back has a run of 12-inch-deep cabinets for extra storage. The expanse of Caesarstone Fresh Concrete complements the palette of the colour-matched Benjamin Moore Philipsburg Blue on the maple Shaker-style Cabico Custom Cabinetry.
Focus on the Details
“The top drawers are all slab, and we positioned the handles at the top instead of in the center to give it more transitional feel,” Poppitt says. “The crown moldings are straight flush scribes to the ceiling, for something between modern and traditional, and not overly fussy.”
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