Traditional Blue & White

Traditional Blue & White

Cornwall, Ontario • Kitchen & Dining Room Full-Gut Remodel


About the Project

This renovation was a large one as we shifted the main floor spaces one room over. In all fairness, I didn’t know we’d end up doing that but as the plan progressed and we explored all of the options this is what eventually happened.

The family room stayed put, but the kitchen shifted over to where the original dining room was and the dining room shifted to where the original formal living room was.

In doing so we opened up the kitchen and dinette area, both getting larger windows to take in the lovely backyard views, and then created a dining room space large enough to seat 10 or more.


What They Wanted

  • A new kitchen, which turned into a full floor remodel
  • Larger windows in the kitchen to open up the views of the beautiful backyard
  • An island with some seating
  • A spot for quick meals with family
  • A larger dining room

What We Did

  • Redesigned 90% of the main floor, switching kitchen with dining and dining with living room
  • Designed a new ceiling for the new kitchen area to include more traditional architectural styling
  • Designed a new kitchen and dinette layout with new appliances and lots of storage
  • Opened up the space from the old kitchen to the new kitchen, enlarged the windows to take in the beautiful views of the backyard.
  • Designed a dinette space complete with a ‘new’ table. In fact, we repurposed the family room coffee table, which the client really loved, into the new dinette table
  • Added built-in cabinetry on opposing walls in the dinette for added storage and to integrate the dinette into the new
  • Kitchen design
  • Added in new hardwood flooring, woven into the old hardwood, for continuity throughout the main floor
  • Designed a new lighting plan, selected and coordinated fixtures
  • Selected and coordinated cabinetry, countertops, hardware and new furnishings

What They Got

  • An exceptionally well-designed main floor with a fabulous new traditional kitchen and dinette in the client’s favourite colours
  • An open floor plan with great flow for entertaining
  • A great lighting plan
  • Beautiful materials and furniture
  • …and the WOW factor they were looking for!


Get an inside look at the behind-the-scenes work to make this fabulous remodel what it is today and the before and after here.

“I absolutely love my new kitchen and the recent snowfall has given us a completely different landscape to look at out back!”

—Mary Ann & Rick J.