Vaughan Kitchen Renovation

This kitchen project involved removing a load-bearing wall, upgrading the electrical, the plumbing, and dealing with a very crooked, 110-year-old home! We were also able to open up a drop ceiling to expose a gorgeous cathedral ceiling. The ceiling was insulated with spray foam, we installed new LED pot-lights, re-finished a brick chimney, and installed beautiful custom cabinetry! The remainder of the main floor had us custom mill baseboards, casings and trims to match the existing ones from over 100 years ago. We installed vinyl plank flooring, and painted the entire area to complete this stunning kitchen!

This old home had a lot of previous DIY work done – and most of it needed to be corrected! (See photos) – electrical wires connected without a box, and buried in the wall, a plumbing vent with screws drilled into it, and not tied into the plumbing stack!

Through proper engineering, (permits pulled), we removed a load-bearing wall. In doing so, we exposed the brick chimney. The client wanted to keep the chimney for its aesthetics, so we had our crew refinish the exterior to a beautiful, rustic look. The drop ceiling in the kitchen was removed, and the cathedral ceiling was insulated with spray foam (bringing the R-Value up to code, and keeping the kitchen warm in the winter, and cooler in the summer). We added LED pot-lights to the cathedral ceiling and this opened up the entire kitchen and brightened up what was once a very dark space.

The entire layout of the kitchen was changed. The original kitchen did not have the proper flow and was not functional at all. The fridge, sink, and stove were all re-located, and the cabinet layout was changed as well. In order to provide more counter space for the client, we suggested purchasing an OTR (Over The Range) microwave. The client agreed, and we installed the unit above the stove. The OTR unit also doubles as an exhaust fan, which we properly vented to the exterior of the home. The plumbing and electrical were upgraded, and relocated as required (permits pulled). With installed new laminate countertops, a new drop-in sink and faucet, and a stunning glass tile backsplash.

With our re-design (much more open space to work with) – this kitchen now flows and functions the way a kitchen should!

We installed new vinyl plank flooring in the kitchen, dining room and hallway. We also custom-milled new baseboards, casings, plinth blocks, corner blocks, and all trim where needed. (The customer wanted us to match all of the existing wood, most of which were original to the house!) A fresh paint job of the entire main floor completed this project, and our client was thrilled with the results!