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Kitchen Nook Before & After in the #Greyhouseredo

Kitchen Nook Before & After in the #Greyhouseredo

You know when you’re pregnant and time seems to creep by (ugh nausea / discomfort / lack of sleep) and yet fly by at the same time (omg is it over already?! cue the tears)… well sometimes you magically accomplish great things - like a whole house makeover… and yet you tell no one about it.

So here I am finally sharing it!

Kitchen nook makeover Ottawa

The main floor of this home was opened up during the renovation, yet this part of the kitchen remains slightly hidden from the living and dining area - making it feel like a true spot to relax, look out to the trees in the backyard and sip a hot coffee.

Here is what the space looked like originally:


Please ignore the less than awesome photo. The first thing to go was the tile, the paneling and the adjoining bathroom (yuck)! This corner was just asking for a built-in banquet, with its perfect surrounding windows and view into the kitchen.

We installed what I like to call - an elevated Ikea kitchen into this home. The cabinets are Ikea but the finishings are not. We wanted a relaxed feeling in here since the homeowners wanted to use this space for most of their meals when they weren’t entertaining. It was also important that it be a beautiful space, complementing the rest of the design of the main floor.

kitchen nook makeover by ashley izsak in ottawa

Source list: lower cabinets Ikea / Custom Bench Cushion / Pillows (White and Black spots) Chapters / Pillows Ikea / Table Ikea / Chairs Vintage / Bowl Anthropologie / Wall Colour Farrow and Ball Pavilion Gray.

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