Remodeling of the Railway St. Kitchen & Bathroom, Vancouver

The clients wanted a completely redesigned kitchen and bathroom for their home. The kitchen features high quality Merit cabinets, porcelain tile, and Cambria quartz countertops. We worked with the clients to ensure that the floor tile, countertops, cabinets and tile backsplash all matched and complemented each other. As part of this renovation the kitchen was gutted right down to the studs and new electrical wiring, plumbing and venting was run. In order for the kitchen to have enough light to use both during the day and at night, sixteen dimmable pot lights were added. This ensures that our clients that customize the amount of light in their kitchen for different times of the day. Lighting over the sink and the stove was also added.

Kitchen (Before & After)

When looking at both photos side by side you can clearly see what a difference removing the drops in a kitchen can make. The taller cabinets make the kitchen seem so much taller. The awkward 45 degree corner cabinet was also removed and in order to make more coutnertop space the microwave was moved off the counter and into its own dedicated space in the upper cabinets. The dishwasher and refrigerator were also relocated to make the kitchen more functional. The plain-Jane, white kitchen exhaust fan was replaced with an eye-catching, stainless steel chimney fan to provide some additional wow to the kitchen.

Before kitchen renovation.
After kitchen renovation.

Kitchen (After Renovations)

The photo below on the left shows the large amount of maple shaker-style cabinetry that was installed in this stunning kitchen. Prior to the renovation, the clients had a refrigerator and an upright freezer at opposite ends of the kitchen. As part of the design process of this renovation, a new, full size french-door style refrigerator was designed into the kitchen to centralize the refrigerated and frozen food to one place.

Side view of kitchen, showing built in washer and dryer.
Double wide french door style fridge


The second part of the renovation involved a complete gut and remodel of the upstairs bathroom. In order to have a common feel throughout the house, the same tile and countertops were used in the bathroom as the kitchen. Like the kitchen, the bathroom has an electric radiant heated floor that was installed by one of our Nu Heat certified staff. This bathroom has a custom feel to it because it has more tile work than a typical bathroom. The area behind the toilet is tiled and it has two borders in the tub/shower area.

Before renovation.
After renovation.
View from door.
View from tub.

Laundry Nook

This kitchen also features a built-in washer and dryer nook. It was decided to install built-in cabinetry around the washer and dryer in order to get the maximum amount of kitchen storage space. The clients also chose to include optional drawers below the washer and dryer to elevate them for easier use.

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