Make it modern

The owners had some color and cabinet ideas but were struggling to picture the transformation. The original kitchen was dated—dark cabinets, laminate everything, and fluorescent lights, far from a chef’s dream. Spaces worked its magic by moving the electrical panel, creating a spacious U-shaped kitchen. They ditched the drop ceiling, raised it to the max for that modern vibe, and tackled bulkheads by extending upper cabinets to the ceiling—sleek and distraction-free.

For a modern pop, they went with wood lower cabinets and crisp white uppers, adding a built-in oven and microwave tower for extra storage. They even nixed the doorway, extending the entry to the vaulted ceiling, letting skylight brighten up the space even more.

A built-in desk outside the kitchen doubles as a laptop station. And don’t forget the wine storage—genius! With a killer view of Burrard Inlet, they ditched the curtains for semi-transparent roller shades to show off that amazing view.