Canada Out­door Kitchen

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En­ergy ef­fi­ciency was also a key con­sid­er­a­tion, af­ford­ing high-ef­fi­ciency ap­pli­ances with a high ve­loc­ity fur­nace and ar­gon-filled, low-e, so­lar tinted win­dows. “We used Roxul in­su­la­tion which is made from min­er­als, is eco-friendly, and it’s also bet­ter for sound damp­en­ing with a higher R-value,” ex­plains Mike. With the base­ment and all tiled sur­faces heated and LED light­ing used through­out, it pro­vides com­fort and fuel ef­fi­ciency all year round.

Also com­bin­ing the cut­ting-edge in home au­to­ma­tion, 28 zones of se­cu­rity, 6 HD cam­eras, light­ing, HVAC, and au­dio/video is fully in­te­grated through an Elan g! Sys­tem. In ad­di­tion to en­ergy ef­fi­cient light sen­sors that de­tect move­ment and 16 zones of au­dio, the sys­tem can be op­er­ated re­motely or by any of the three touch­screens in the home.

“The clients were thrilled with the fea­tures and func­tion that they were look­ing for a fam­ily with teens. The lay­out is ideal with a big, open base­ment and large be­d­rooms for their girls that pro­vide their own sep­a­rate walk-ins and en­suites,” says Mike. “Per­son­ally, I love how open the home is with un­ob­structed views through­out. The kitchen is phe­nom­e­nal with its mas­sive but­ler’s pantry and the millwork is top drawer. Plus there are three large sky­lights on the sec­ond floor and from there the views of down­town are in­cred­i­ble.”

A spec­tac­u­lar area for fam­ily and gath­er­ings, the kitchen’s dé­cor is a vis­ual de­light that dis­plays dual is­land charms with break­fast bar func­tion clad in mar­ble with a wa­ter­fall edge. The work is­land fea­tures its own boarded edge de­sign that hosts the si

A wall of pull­out cab­i­nets pro­vides am­ple stor­age in the but­ler’s pantry where chrome han­dles add mod­ern ac­cents. A built-in cof­fer maker, speed oven, sec­ond dish­washer and fridge add fur­ther func­tion to this spa­cious prep area of con­sis­tent style.

The down­stairs full wet bar pro­vides sleek func­tion with a mir­rored back­splash be­neath clerestory win­dows and con­sis­tent cab­i­netry with quartz coun­ter­tops.

A bright and invit­ing lower level at walk­out pro­vides a com­fort­able lounge area for ca­sual en­ter­tain­ment. The built-in flat screen is sur­rounded by a solid wall of high gloss lac­quered cab­i­netry for stor­age of elec­tron­ics and more.

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