Ottawa Business Journal - Ottawa at Home - - HOME RENO BEFORE + AFTER -

The ap­peal of this award-win­ning medium-sized kitchen by Panoramik Home Im­prove­ment’s se­nior de­signer Shan­non Cal­laghan is in its sim­plic­ity and at­ten­tion to de­tail. The hor­i­zon­tal wal­nut cab­i­netry, which has been painstak­ingly book­marked and se­quenced so it flows seam­lessly through­out, sets off the con­tem­po­rary white quartz is­land and counter top. A feel­ing of light­ness is con­veyed through the float­ing cab­i­nets and is­land, with thin wa­ter­fall-style sup­port legs.

“A medium-sized kitchen can ab­so­lutely in­cor­po­rate ev­ery­thing you need,” Sharon ex­plains, “which means that your foot­print is smaller and your price point is lower.” New trends like in­te­grated ap­pli­ances, where the fridge is re­duced to cabi­net depth, and di­vid­ing the kitchen area into dif­fer­ent cen­ters-such as a bev­er­age cen­ter that houses an espresso ma­chine, wine stor­age unit and small fridge for cold drinks--cre­ates ad­di­tional space. The L-shaped is­land is a great con­ver­sa­tion starter and al­lows the chef to so­cial­ize while pre­par­ing a meal.

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