Modern Kitchen Renovation


The client purchased a house that required a kitchen renovation. The existing layout didn’t work, as the space was cut in half by a peninsula. The client’s wish list included a modern look with an island and seating for three.


A window was removed to allow for the entire back wall to be used for cabinetry. Jennifer centered the stove and hood fan to create “symmetry”, and a clear focal point. Symmetry is a feature of traditional design, and adds warmth to the modern elements in this kitchen. Glass doors were placed on either side of the hood fan to allow for display of the client’s china, and her favourite Jonathan Adler Vase.

Jennifer incorporated open shelving for everyday glassware, which breaks up the cabinetry nicely, and allows for easy access for little hands.

The sink was relocated to the island, with special attention to the positioning of the commercial style faucet. Jennifer wanted to ensure it was also centered on the stove due to its height and visibility from the adjacent family room.

A clear glass 24 bulb pendant light was the finishing touch, as it perfectly symbolizes modern elegance.


  • Open shelving for glassware
  • Shaker style cabinetry
  • White quartz countertops
  • Carrera marble backsplash
  • Statement lighting
  • Modern chrome stools


“The light fixture really makes a statement in the kitchen.  It is stunning.  I think it is my favourite part of the room, and all of my guests comment on it”