Blue + White Kitchen Cabinetry Makeover

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Custom Kitchen Renovation, Waterloo

Step inside a beautiful, refreshing kitchen that combines texture and colour to create a stunning custom kitchen in Waterloo.

This middle-aged couple wanted to transform their kitchen into a functional space and update the look. Using the combination of high gloss cabinets, rift white oak accents and interiors, and blue cabinetry, we created a kitchen that fit our client's lifestyle.

City: Waterloo

Kitchen Size: 219 sq. ft.

Layout: Galley Kitchen

Service Provided: Custom Kitchen Cabinetry (Design, build, install) + Countertops

The Challenges

With any kitchen renovation, especially working through a pandemic, we encountered some challenges throughout the process. It's common to find some surprises throughout a project, but we are always here to support our clients through each step of the process.


When the client approached us, they had already started their renovation process, which meant that they were without a kitchen for a long time. In addition to this, due to Covid-19 and supply issues, they were without appliances even longer. Reach out to us early in the process so expectations and timelines can be met.

Functional Layout

In some kitchens, we can get the layout perfect the first time. In other projects, it takes a lot of revisions to ensure the space will perform for the client's lifestyle (as well as their budget). In collaboration with the client's designer (after several rounds of revisions), we achieved a design that incorporated a beautiful mixture of materials, storage, and functionality. 

The Design Approach

Our clients wanted to transform their space to create a beautiful, functional living space. Taking the classic white kitchen to the next level, we added visual interest by incorporating the combination of high-gloss along with the pantry and appliance wall, and a standard paint finish for the upper cabinets. The contrasting blue cabinetry brings the wow factor combined with natural wood textures to bring warmth to the space. Combining each of these textures allows the face to feel transitional and modern, but not too modern.

The Concept

The space allowed us to create multiple focal points throughout the kitchen. The appliance wall along the end of the kitchen features pocket doors that open to reveal a stunning coffee bar featuring natural white rift oak.

The 11-foot island features a beautiful Staturaio Maximus quartz countertops from Caesarstone with a sleek waterfall end, which ties together with the full-height backsplash on the opposite wall, keeping the space feeling fresh. On the opposite end of the island is a beautiful white rift oak cabinet with open storage for cookbooks.

We handcrafted the custom blue range hood, which is accented with a white valance and features a stainless steel metal inlay, which coordinates with the hardware chosen throughout the kitchen.

The Purpose

On the end wall, we have a full-height pantry, a panelled freezer and fridge, a microwave and oven wall, and a beautiful coffee bar hidden behind pocket doors. A coffee bar area can look messy in a kitchen if not maintained. The pocket doors allow you to close the doors if needed, but when opened it's a beautiful focal point.

The kitchen has 4 built-in pantries that feature pullout drawers. Although they are more expensive, the drawers provide better functionality in a pantry than adjustable shelves, where you lose things at the back of the cabinet.

The back of the island features touch and release drawers with storage. This is a nice option to maximize your island while keeping it beautiful without hardware.

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The Details

The island end cabinet is a beautiful focal point, but our designer had to be very specific with his instructions. This cabinet is a face frame cabinet, which is usually made of solid wood. It was important that this cabinet used a veneer throughout the entire unit so that we could control the grain and colour. We required the doors to be at our manufacturing facility before the panels were cut, so we could find the best match to create a seamless look across this cabinet.

In addition, the sleek waterfall countertop on the island is unique. Typically, when incorporating a waterfall end, you have cabinetry below to support it. Our client wanted an island with seating, which meant we had to find a solution to support the quartz waterfall countertop. We incorporated a metal bracket to support the countertop and allow our client to achieve their dreams.

The Final Results

Once complete, this kitchen is stunning. The client (along with our designer) was thrilled with how the kitchen turned out and how it seamlessly flows with the living room.

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