This home had been expanded over the years, but the elderly owners never bothered to update the kitchen. Under new ownership, the buyers wanted to finally bring it up to par with its size and prestigious location on the Ottawa River. Removing a wall was the first step to open the room to dining. Being a waterfront, nature was the influence for choosing the high-end elements including rugged slate tiles, ornate granite counters and rich birch cabinetry.
Small But Stylish
A small 1950s home had a side door entrance taking away valuable kitchen real estate. Closing off the side door and adding a back sliding door off the dining room instead, allowed for a small, but efficient u-shaped kitchen with much more cabinet space. The space was also opened up to the living room for an even airier, open floor plan.