Funky, Hip and Accessible Kitchen
This beautiful modern kitchen in Ottawa, uses off white IKEA Grimslov cabinets and simple chrome handles and knobs to create a bright, airy feel in a smaller space. The clever design, made practical use of all available space, maximizing the homeowner’s storage and functionality. The modern, funky backsplash keeps the fun, happy tone and the dazzling black quartz countertops lend a touch of sparkling, elegant contrast to the room. Strategically placed glass upper cabinet doors not only add points of interest to the room, it gives the homeowner a place to display their exquisite collectibles.
The sleek undermount sink and chic yet practical faucet maintain the uncluttered look. The built-in breakfast nook continues the sleek modern theme. A warm pine counter was used for the eating surface which coordinates with the warm, natural cork flooring.
A combination of bright, practical under cabinet task lighting and retro Swedish globe ceiling fixtures keep the kitchen bright and hip.
But this fashionable kitchen hides a secret; it was custom designed to meet the personal accessibility needs of the homeowner. Due to mobility issues this homeowner has limited upward and downward reach. To ensure ease of use and the homeowner’s safety, the range was raised to a comfortable height avoiding the need to bend and the upper cabinets were installed at a level convenient to her specific needs. Providing accessible spaces can be beautiful as well as practical.
- Cabinetry: IKEA Grimslov http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/S59032594/
- Counter: Cambria Quartz Blackwood - https://www.cambriausa.com/designs/design-palette/blackwood/
Supplied and installed by Urban Quarry - http://urbanquarry.ca/en
- Back Splash: Hexagon/Octagon mosaic - http://www.centura.ca/residential/hexagonoctagon/
- Flooring: Jelinek Cork traditional pebble design - http://www.jelinek.com/
- Sink: Blanco Essential U2 - http://www.blanco-germany.com/en_ca/en_ca/sinks_en_ca/product_catalogue_en_ca/product_detail.html?sid=1330514064057
- Faucet: Delta Essa - http://www.deltafaucet.ca/kitchen/collection/essa.html?&kitchenfunctions=kitchen-faucets