The Joy of Cooking has Returned

November 27, 2012 by  
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When we sat down to talk about the project there were three things the client had to say about her current, out dated kitchen;

“I love to cook but I have no good prep space, no storage” and “could that sink be any smaller?”

This little bit of information guided the design. Being a small galley apartment kitchen, there were not a lot of options to reconfigure the kitchen within the client’s budget, but we definitely could make it more functional for her. Solid wood full extension soft close drawers and extra deep wall cabinets over the sink were two ways that gave her just that little bit of extra storage she had desired. The 15” deep wall cabinets ensured her serving platters fit perfectly and the deep drawer storage made her over sized cooking pots easily accessible when she wanted them.

Then by creating drop zones on both sides of the stove, she had more space to work while cooking. A new Kindred sink that was wider and deeper than the original square 7” deep bowl she had struggled with for years, now makes cleaning up after making a fantastic meal that much easier.

Esthetically, the client had very clear ideas for her new kitchen. She wanted white cabinets and she wanted to keep it simple with very clean lines. We decided on the frosty white painted MDF shaker door from Montalco; beautifully painted with a satin sheen.

Being someone who loves a little sparkle, the next thing we needed to find was the “jewel” of the kitchen and we found it in the floor tiles. They were a metal blue grey 12×24 floor tile. The long tiles kept the clean lines, and then we added a Formica laminate countertop that brought out even more of the metallic in both surfaces. Removing the standard 3” backsplash and bringing the tiles right down to the countertop gave it the contemporary look that suited the client’s style.

There are many different ways you can install subway tiles. When you want a very modern look you might stack them evenly on top of each other or maybe an 80/20 offset. In this kitchen we chose to place these beautiful, 2.5”x9.5”, solid glass tiles (from Julian Tile) in a 50/50 brick pattern. The brick pattern was punctuated with a bright white grout, instead of using a matching grout which would have muted the pattern.

The finishing touches included installing handles horizontally, bringing a Euro-look to the cabinets, and incorporating energy efficient LED under cabinet lights for some ambient lighting.

Since completing the client’s kitchen a few months ago, she has since said to us that she loves how easy it is to work in her new kitchen. The joy of cooking has returned.

Trailer Trials and Tribulations

August 7, 2012 by  
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When the client approached us to help her with the kitchen in her trailer, the number one concern was accessibility. Due to some mobility issues the client has, the original layout meant that most of the base cabinets were unusable. So to address this issue we designed the kitchen with all drawer cabinets that offered full extension soft close hardware so the client could see inside and access the entire cabinet easily. The soft close feature was just that little extra design touch, so the drawers would not slam shut when she closed them. We also included roll-out trays in the pantry and a full extension spice pull-out next to the stove.

The client chose a beautiful solid cherry raised panel door, in a cider stain. A medium tone, that perfectly highlighted the cherry wood grain yet was not so dark it made the kitchen feel too small. Glass wall cabinets added a touch of elegance, while the “dove white” countertop and walls, kept the space light and bright.

With the addition of over sized brushed nickel handles, directional lighting, an extra deep sink and an arched Moen faucet, we were able to mix a little bit of modern with the traditional.

The final finished kitchen turned a drab non-functional space into a rich looking, bright open concept feel that offers more usable space than the client ever thought possible.

FREE Sink & Faucet with purchase of Zodiaq Quartz Countertop

July 16, 2012 by  
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FREE Sink & Faucet with purchase of installed Zodiaq Quartz countertop

GVC Renovations is pleased to announce we are extending our FREE Sink & Faucet promotion until August 15, 2012. 

Purchase an installed Zodiaq Quartz Countertop and receive a free 18gauge sink and a free faucet OR upgrade a 16gauge Artisan sink at a discounted price.  With 48 colours to choose from, there is a colour to compliment any design.

Learn more about Zodiaq Quartz countertop made by Dupont at:

Learn more about Artisan Brand Sinks & Faucets at:

Beautiful Deep Cove Kitchen

June 29, 2012 by  
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GVC Renovations recently finished a beautiful semi-custom kitchen overlooking the water in Deep Cove.   Using Kraftmaid Cabinetry, we were able to transform the once small, cramped kitchen into a beautiful functional space that complimented the new open concept floorplan.  The Sedona Shaker door added an element of modern flare, while the two tone stains brought a sense of nature into the kitchen.  The main wall cabinets were maple, stained canvas, while the island was designed in cherry wood which was stained in a  rich kaffe tone.

In keeping with the natural flow of the kitchen, the buttermilk Caesarstone countertop added that extra element that brought both light and dark together seamlessly.

When choosing the backsplash, solid glass was the natural choice.  The client really wanted to keep the focus on the cabinets and the minimalist nature of the kitchen.  The solid glass allows the eye to focus on the overall design instead of being distracted by the illusion of movement that grout lines can cause with doing a tile backsplash.  Add in the soft green tone of the glass, we were able to capture a subtle water element into the design, keeping with the view that the client would be looking out at each morning while eating breakfast.

Glass door cabinets and integrated appliances were the perfect finishing details that give the kitchen that last elegant touch.

Check Out Our Specials

August 17, 2011 by  
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We’re having a huge sale with lots of special prices right now!

Give us a call at 604.988.2031 for more details and check back soon for more details about our specially priced items!