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Before & After: Transitional Kitchen Design

Posted by Marina Medina, Astro Designer on Aug 29, 2017 9:34:27 AM

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Interior Designer, Marina Medina met her clients as they came in to the Astro showroom looking to change and update their kitchen. The client’s original U-shaped kitchen was short on storage, counter space and in need of a facelift. They were really hoping for an island but saw no way of fitting it into the space without doing a major costly expansion. Enter, Astro...

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BEFORE: Existing L-shaped kitchen with a very small island was inefficiently laid out and dated in appearance. 

Designer’s solution was to get the millwork off of the window wall, going with an L-shape kitchen design instead. This allowed for a generous island with enough seating to accommodate the growing family. Working with and elaborating on the client’s vision, designer decided on an aesthetic that is as timeless as it is current; elegant yet edgy; transitional yet in tune with the current trends. Classic white perimeter kitchen is balanced with a slate grey island which is accented with beautiful satin brass hardware. Quartz countertops with subtle Statuario veining and stunning herringbone marble backsplash add an air of elegance and refinement; while the wall of concrete planks and floating walnut shelves around the corner create balance by injecting a subtle industrial vibe. Two Kelly Wearstler pendants in starburst shape and gilded finish are a definite statement, adding sparkle and drama to this carefully balanced multidimensional space. From a functionality perspective, the client’s wish list was fulfilled by going above and beyond a standard offering – such as equipping the space with a Galley workstation instead of a traditional sink, adding pullout drawers inside tall pantry cabinets, and custom tilt-out cabinets for client’s baking sheets. Every step of the family’s daily life was carefully considered and taken into account during planning and design stages of the process. As a testimony to the success of the renovation, the client claims that the new space has become her favourite space in the home, greatly improving the way that the family cooks, eats, interacts and entertains. 

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AFTER: Compact and streamlined galley layout provides the clients with a thoughtful and organized solution.

THE DETAILS: Kitchen cabinetry supplied by Astro's house brand. | Sink Faucet: Hansgrohe Axor| Sink: The Galley | Island Pendants: Visual Comfort Strada Pendants | Hardware, Tile, Backsplash & Counter supplied via Astro.

*All products mentioned are available to order at Astro.* 




 Marina Medina, Interior Designer NCIDQ | Astro Design Centre 

"My passion for design and my natural curiosity have led me to attend numerous design shows and to travel constantly, always seeking novel sources of inspiration and staying current in the industry."

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