Located in Southern Ontario, this 2,100 sq ft new-build bungalow boasts a spacious open concept layout that will serve its owners as their forever home. Do it once and do it well was our motto throughout the process, and we didn’t want to get caught up in anything trendy. All excess details were stripped away to give a clean, cohesive, and outright relaxing feel to this home!
A large, glossy and beautifully veined quartzite slab from Brazil rests on a custom solid white oak island base. In front of the stools is 50 cubic feet (wow!) of storage hidden behind 6 doors.
Extending around the perimeter of the room are maple cabinet boxes faced with White Dove (Benjamin Moore) face frames that wrap around each bank of drawers. This is a hybrid style; where many traditional European kitchens have the frame around each drawer, Western cabinets tend to have none...sigh.. We kept the frame around the edges and lost the rail in between the drawers to provide more interior storage height!
On each side of the range hood are white oak shelves that tie the upper cabinets into the hood. The custom range hood finished with Portola Paints colour ‘Shining’ with a Wax Coat to allow for easy cleaning with a warm cloth. Carrying from the far left side of the kitchen all the way across to the hutches and up to the underside of the hood and shelves is Weathered White Cle Tile. We love this timeless tile that is unique and here to stay!
The hutches provide ample storage space for pantry and breakfast items. The left one has a full walnut interior for a dramatic and moody surprise when you open the doors to make your coffee in the morning!
We’re at the pantry now. This one is a Maison Blonde classic; arched entrance, open shelves for storage and display, and full cabinets on the left providing even more storage. Have we mentioned how much storage this kitchen has yet!? We hung our Riad Clear Glass Globe pendant light to add some sparkle and light up the shelves inside. The lower cabinets along the back wall are only 12” deep, which makes them perfect for canned goods. We have these in our Maison Blonde Kitchen as well, and it just makes sense. Shuffling cans around to see what’s at the back is just inconvenient! Pantry’s like this are also great for quickly hiding things around the corner when guests drop by unexpectedly. We’re guilty of it - “Quick! They’re here. Throw those things in the pantry!”.
The star of the show is the side-by-side built-in (but not panelled!) Frigidaire Professional Series Fridge and Freezer. Down the road, the homeowners don't want to have to run down to the basement chest freezer to grab frozen foods, so this give space to keep things on the main floor. Wrapping around this system is more White Dove Cabinetry with storage for cutting boards along the top, and then down the right side is decorative open white oak shelves and quartzite-topped base cabinets. This area was intended for a catch-all for keys, phones, and reading glasses.
Given that this is a forever home, we knew that we needed to use premium fixtures that could stand the test of time. A brass kitchen faucet from Perrin and Rowe was the perfect fit! We also added their pot filler slightly off-centred above the range to fill large pots. Some people like to centre their pot filler above the range and that isn’t wrong per se, but we’re definitely team off-centre! We’ve been wanting to use these fixtures for a while now, and this project was the perfect fit in every way.
For lighting, we spaced 3 across our large five-seater island.
A staple in our sample library is Rejuvenation. We use their hardware quite often given its mid-range price point and a great aesthetic. All of the hardware in this kitchen is unlacquered, which means it will age with use and take on its own character by how the client uses it.
We’re so happy with how this kitchen turned out. By incorporating neutral, earthy textures that are each one of a kind (hand-glazed tile, ceramic pendant shades, plaster paint, white oak wood, unlacquered brass hardware), we’ve given our clients a home that is uniquely theirs. It will age beautifully with them, serve them through everything from breakfasts to dinner parties, and give them all the space and functionality they need for years to come.
Great Room, En Suite, Mudroom, Laundry, and Powder Room coming soon!
The geometry of the cabinetry is just perfect for the space. Are the dimensions of the white doors and the oak island doors the same? What is the width of the rail/stile?
What color did you paint the trim and walls if the cabinets were white dove?
Hi – would it be possible to share the dimensions of the island for the wood hill bungalow?
Quinn – The island is quarter-sawn oak!
Sarah – Yes, of course, BND Woodworking built the island!
Is the island rift sawn or quarter sawn oak?
Are you able to share who your cabinet maker is?
Hi. Would you mind telling me where you got the pendant lights from? And also, can you tell me the dimensions of the kitchen island? This is for the woodhill bungalow project. Thank you!
Beautiful design! I have been searching for counter chairs exactly like what you have with the black wood and woven seat. Most are cheap looking but yours are perfect! Would you be able to share the manufacturer? Thanks so much!
Hello Giselle & Kristen, thank you both very much for your comments we really appreciate it! I attached a link to the hardwood flooring for you below!
Tamara – The grout colour we used is Frost by Mapei!
My favorite kitchen!! Using this as inspiration for our kitchen remodel. Could you share which grout color you went with for the backsplash? Using the same tiles and I love this look!
Your work is beautiful and I love this kitchen. I would love to know what floors these are? Thank you for your time!
LOVE this kitchen! It’s gorgeous and that open pantry with the curved opening is great! Where are your floors from? Colour and brand please.
Would you be able to share the dimensions of the kitchen and/or the dimensions of the island? We are building and I want to compare the size of this kitchen to ours to help get a visual :)
Absolutely love your work. You are so talented! Thank you for taking the time to share all these details. That is so nice of you! I am dying to find out the source information of the 3 pendant lights. Would you mind sharing. I see a lot of people asked this so maybe you just aren’t sharing this info. Thank you for your help if you are able to share!
Love this kitchen! Would you mind telling me the dimensions on your island? And what colour/brand of sink? Thank you!
Hello Emily, we would be happy to help you we just ask that you send an email to [email protected]! We will get back to you through there, Thanks!
Hi! Absolutely love your work! This may be an oddly specific question but is there any chance you’d be able to share any contact information on your builder/where they sourced the quartzite? We have been on a wild goose chase trying to find Mont Blanc quartzite to match our island now that we have finally gotten around to finishing the rest of the kitchen. We are in South Eastern Ontario (near the GTA) so it’s a long shot but we are desperately hoping they might be somewhat close to us!
Hi Rebeka, your blog has been such an inspiration to us. We are in the midst of a corporate remodel in Sonoma County, Calif,, and I will be using your recommended tile for the backsplash. I believe it is the same tile you used in your bungalow, but it appears to me that the grout is a bit lighter than what was sourced in the bungalow project. Thank you for your amazing design skills, obsessed!
I Love this Kitchen !! I have been searching for pendant lights for months and these are the first ones I’ve really loved. Do you mind sharing where they’re from??
Love this kitchen!! It’s stunning.
Just wondering if you have the dimensions of the walk in pantry? Thanks 😊
Hello Farzana! The shaker cabinet doors are 2"!
Hi, could you share the size of the shaker on the kitchen cabinets please? Is it 2 or 2 1/4”?
Rebekah – Hello, thank you very much! We used 1/16" spacers for the backsplash!
Love everything about this kitchen! Would you mind sharing if spacers were used for the tile backsplash, and if so what size? Thanks:)