Close up of wood cabinetry showing details and arched doorway



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Category: Interior Reno

Project Year: 2019

Status: In Progress

Program: Residential

Location: Toronto, Canada

 

The kitchen and bathroom renovation for this upper-floor apartment in Koreatown was an exercise in maximizing space and storage to reduce clutter, while adding warmth and texture to the space.

Both long walls of the kitchen were lined with red oak cabinetry, more than doubling what the owners had previously, while upper cabinets were added on one side only and finished in white to blend in with the walls and make the space feel more open.  For it to function as an eat-in kitchen, the granite countertop surface wraps around the short wall by the window to provide a dining nook with plenty of daylight and views out to the garden.

In the bathroom we again sought to open the space as much as possible, and give a sense of warmth and softness.  By demolishing the walls which previously enclosed the shower in the middle of the room, we were able to provide a larger (and better-lit) shower, while making the space as a whole feel less compressed.  To move the shower, the existing radiator was removed and replaced by a more compact wall-mounted unit which doubles as a towel holder, where the residents can warm their towels as they shower.

 
 
 
View of entire kitchen renovation, showing breakfast nook and wood cabinetry which lines the walls
 
 
 
Bathroom renovation showing glazed shower and sculpted tile walls
 
 
 
Bathroom renovation with tiled walls and arched door
 
 
 
Close up of bathroom renovation showing countertop, modern white faucet, arched white door, and tiled walls
 
 
 
View from hallway showing arched entries to kitchen and bathroom, and custom shelf