Designer Sepideh Meshkin of Vancouver General Contractors shares the secrets behind this stunning kitchen remodel.
CANADIAN HOME TRENDS CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THE KITCHEN’S DESIGN AND LAYOUT?
SEPIDEH MESHKIN The existing kitchen had a very dated 1970’s feel with closed in spaces, dark built-ins and a lack of storage. We opened up the entire layout and custom-designed new kitchen cabinetry, providing more storage and maximizing the existing space.
CHT WHAT INSPIRED THE OVERALL DESIGN?
SM The overall design was inspired by a modern classic style and was created to make the homeowners actually feel at home in a comfortable, family-oriented, updated setting.
CHT WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DESIGN ELEMENT IN THIS KITCHEN?
SM A favorite design element was being able to open-up the boxed space and bring in the natural light. By removing the walls and the old-fashioned kitchen pass-through, the homeowners can now enjoy the magnificent views of the Vancouver skyline while using their kitchen.
CHT WHAT IS A COMMON MISTAKE PEOPLE MAKE WHEN REMODELING A KITCHEN?
SM The most common mistake homeowners make when embarking on a renovation is not using a professional designer and a reputable contractor with quality workmanship and warrantied work.
CHT WHERE DID YOU SAVE AND WHERE DID YOU SPLURGE?
SM We were able to provide the homeowners substantial savings by using local suppliers for their custom kitchen cabinetry instead of importing expensive products. By supporting local businesses we saved the homeowner money and headaches.