Modern Home Enriched With Natural Wood Elements

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flat-cut walnut modern kitchen cabinets and island

flat-cut walnut modern kitchen cabinets and island

Custom New Build, Collingwood

Step into the inviting embrace of a stunning transitional home nestled in the picturesque surroundings of Collingwood.

The clients had a clear vision: they wanted their new home to be a place where they could truly relax and enjoy time with their family, filled with cozy cottage charm and modern elegance. They longed for a sanctuary, a refuge from the hustle and bustle—a place where laughter echoed against the walls and cherished moments were etched into the very fabric of the home.  From cozy evenings by the fireplace to lazy Sunday brunches in the sun-drenched kitchen, they envisioned a sanctuary where every moment felt like a cherished embrace.

City: Collingwood
Residence Type: House
Services Provided:

Custom Cabinetry and Millwork (Design, build, install)

The Challenge

Challenges arose during the project, presenting hurdles that demanded creativity and expertise. One such obstacle was the endeavour to achieve a flawless, one-piece island top—a feat requiring meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail. Additionally, ensuring precise grain matching for the kitchen cabinets posed another formidable challenge, demanding a keen eye for symmetry and a commitment to perfection. 

The Purpose

The clients had a clear vision for their dream getaway—a snug cottage seamlessly merging modern and transitional styles with nods to nature. To transform this vision into reality, the skilled artisans at Chervin embarked on a journey of meticulous design. At the core of their endeavour was creating a kitchen island destined to be the soul of the dwelling—a captivating focal point inviting memories and connection. As their craftsmanship unfolded, every corner of the home blossomed with bespoke touches, from the master ensuite boasting a storage haven vanity to a wine bar showcasing the client's cherished vintage collection. Not to mention, a thoughtfully designed pantry now simplifies life for the entire household, ensuring seamless organization.

Creating The Perfect Match

In contrast to typical projects featuring frameless kitchen cabinets, the team faced a unique challenge: achieving a seamless grain match for the walnut face frame cabinets. This endeavour demanded more than technical proficiency—it required an intimate understanding of woodgrain and an unwavering dedication to precision. Aligning the drawer fronts with the cabinet frame to ensure the perfect harmony of grain cathedrals was no small task; it demanded meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to excellence.

Yet, fueled by passion and driven by a refusal to compromise on the client's vision, the team embraced the challenge as a labour of love. Every carefully aligned detail speaks volumes, a testament to the team's dedication to tailoring the space to the client's exact preferences.

Seamless Finishes

Mastering the art of crafting an island top from a singular piece of wood was no small task—it demanded precision and skill. Each cut and carve was a testament to the team's unwavering commitment to translating the client's vision into reality. After trial and error, the team achieved a triumph—the flawless creation of a walnut countertop seamlessly integrated with an added contemporary marble section.

This harmonious union wasn't just a merger of materials but a breathtaking contrast that encapsulated the essence of the client's desires. The marriage of warm walnut and sleek marble echoed the blend of cozy cottage charm and modern elegance envisioned by the clients, resulting in a centrepiece that exuded both sophistication and comfort.

Walnut custom-made kitchen island

walk in pantry with closed walnut doors and cabinets

overview of countertops and walnut cabinets in modern kitchen

In The Details

Beyond surface aesthetics, meticulous craftsmanship becomes apparent. For example, the kitchen island—an embodiment of visual allure and structural integrity. Each curve, meticulously joined and encased in flat-cut walnut, transforms the island into a functional masterpiece. This intricate process ensures a visually stunning centrepiece and one that boasts unrivalled durability and structural stability. The exterior of the island, adorned with individual pieces of flat-cut walnut seamlessly wrapping its curves, stands as a testament to the team's extraordinary attention to detail—a true marvel of woodworking prowess.

But the dedication to detail continues beyond there. Venture into the master ensuite, and you'll discover another manifestation of the team's ingenuity—the concealed medicine cabinet seamlessly integrated into the wall. This subtle yet ingenious addition maximizes space and enhances the overall design cohesion, demonstrating the team's unwavering commitment to elevating every aspect of the project to unparalleled levels of excellence.

Grain Match Precision

Close up of walnut custom made kitchen island with individual cut pieces to form a curved island

This project has many unique aspects that make it stunning. One of those includes the grain match throughout the kitchen, which comes from the flat-cut walnut. This project stands out for its meticulous grain match throughout the kitchen, courtesy of flat-cut walnut. The team's adept use of this material delivered visual allure and tactile warmth, inviting interaction and appreciation of the wood's natural beauty.

Sophisticated Hood Range

A grey metallic hood range pictured in a modern kitchen with accents of walnut cabinetry

The real showstopper? A range hood crafted from wood and meticulously coated with a thin layer of Make It metal, creating a metallic brushed appearance. This ingenious technique represents a bold departure from convention, allowing the team to achieve a design masterpiece that seamlessly blends the allure of wood with the contemporary sophistication of metal. The result? A one-of-a-kind statement piece that captivates the eye and elevates the entire space to new heights.

Maximizing Storage

If there was one thing this project involved, it was maximizing every space, from the pantry to the bathrooms. Where there was an opportunity to add storage, the team did just that. Each space was meticulously assessed and ingeniously outfitted with storage solutions tailored to the client's needs, ensuring that every inch of the home served a practical purpose without compromising on style or functionality.

Open doors of a pantry from walnut wood showcasing pocket doors

One standout design feature that garnered attention was found in the pantry adjacent to the kitchen. The team devised a clever solution by installing pocket doors, effortlessly gliding to the side to reveal the pantry's contents. This innovative approach not only maximized space but also added a touch of modern convenience, enhancing the area's overall functionality and aesthetic appeal.

A custom built bathroom vanity in white oak with ample storage compartments

Yet another storage gem awaits discovery in the master ensuite. Here, a custom vanity crafted from flat-cut white oak steals the spotlight, boasting a thoughtfully designed storage compartment specifically for hair tool accessories. Picture it: a dedicated space for the hair dryer, curler, and all the essentials, neatly tucked away yet easily accessible whenever needed.

A wine room with a wine rack, storage and a built in fridge in the walnut cabinetry

The team crafted a stunning wine room to elevate the design to a luxurious standard. With ample storage, floating wine racks, and integrated cabinetry housing a built-in fridge, this space is a connoisseur's dream. A delicate touch of sophistication comes from a glass pane, offering a tantalizing glimpse into a collection of fine wines.

The Final Results

The Grey project is a stunning example of what can be achieved with careful planning, meticulous attention to detail, and a deep commitment to the client's vision. From the warm wood tones to the sleek metal accents, every element comes together to create an inviting and inspiring space.

  • Project Grey: Rich Walnut Kitchen and Pantry
  • Project Grey: Rich Walnut Kitchen and Pantry
  • Project Grey: Rich Walnut Kitchen and Pantry
  • Project Grey: Rich Walnut Kitchen and Pantry
  • Project Grey: Rich Walnut Kitchen and Pantry
  • Project Grey: Rich Walnut Kitchen and Pantry
  • Project Grey: Rich Walnut Kitchen and Pantry

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