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Independence Kitchen in Haliburton Village


Independence Kitchen



This beautiful, bright kitchen has more to it than first meets the eye. It is both a dream kitchen and an aging-in-place design. Our clients are a fabulous couple married for over 50 years who wanted to update their dark kitchen with a modern, accessible space that will last them for years to come.

To minimize renovation disruption, we stuck with their existing floorplan. We brightened the palette overall with Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace (cabinet uppers) and Benjamin Moore Eternity (cabinet lowers). Brushed nickel hardware and a matching touch-activated faucet give a contemporary feel. For easier access to storage, we designed multiple pullouts and sourced elongated handles. The countertops are Cambria’s stunning Swanbridge quartz, which is the ideal material for food preparation and withstanding daily usage.

We moved our clients from a standard range to a split cooking system, which includes an induction range cooktop and combination wall oven/convection oven. The dual oven is not only a space saver, but we were able to position it higher than a range oven to reduce the strain of moving heavy casserole dishes and pans in and out of the appliance. Another benefit of this system is that the cooktop has the wonderful qualities of induction cooking and gives comfort knowing that, if a burner is accidentally left on, it will only engage if the proper pot is placed on it. Finally, we softened the look with a Kravet roman blind made with Sarah Richardson’s pretty Saroukrug fabric in pumice.

Photos by NightinGail Photography

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