New Westminster is the oldest city in Western Canada and many old homes still stand today. The My House Design/Build team was asked to do a New Westminster kitchen renovation on one of these older homes to help modernize it and create a more open space for these homeowners.
Brightening the Space: Kitchen Renovations New Westminster
To create a brighter, more open space, the wall between the existing dining area and kitchen was taken down, as was the wall between the kitchen and family room. This made space for a large kitchen island, with seating for four, perfect for spending time with family during meal prep, or when entertaining.
To further light the space in this New Westminster kitchen renovation, recessed pot lights were installed throughout the newly combined kitchen-dining space. Small pot lights were also installed under the cabinets to light the newly created counter space. Over the kitchen island, we installed unique, round white pendant lighting and the dining table is accentuated with a contemporary chandelier.
Improving Kitchen Functionality
To link the newly opened living/dining/kitchen space, we refinished the original hardwood floor and matched it to add flooring new areas. The existing blue and yellow wall colors were painted over with a light grey to brighten up and link the opened space.
The backyard can be accessed through a door in the kitchen, so we created a small, coat nook next to the back door with drawers for the family’s scarves and mittens.
In the kitchen, our design team installed new white upper and blue lower cabinets. The back-kitchen wall was beautifully tiled with a charcoal grey tile backsplash to complement the blue cabinets. To complete the modernized look, a brand-new oven/range, dishwasher, double-wide refrigerator, and built-in microwave were installed.
If your current kitchen no longer meets your needs, or if you want to give it a facelift, call the My House Design/Build team today to discuss your needs!