A Small Space – Needs Small Details

The client loved their 60's era home, but the existing country kitchen never fit in. The functional design challenge was to create better traffic flow and more storage.

To achieve a big impact in the small space close attention to details were required.

We had budgeted to move the door opening 30” toward the sink so that traffic flow would be central. This would also allow full wall of cabinets with central range. The perfect solution to storage and traffic flow, unfortunately the walls were full of asbestos.  The money intended to remove wall and move door went to a specialized asbestos removal company.

By creating floor to ceiling cabinets in two areas, we did not impede on the traffic path, and we used maximum vertical storage. We were able to rearrange some studs to move storage into the walls.


Design Features

  • Waterfall Ceaserstone edge on ends of cabinets. Waterfall creates sink backsplash and pass into the counter.
  • Horizontal book matched grain on lower cabinets, to move eye across. Vertical grain on floor to ceiling cabinets to move eye up.
  • Minimal material use to not crowd eye.
  • Shallow depth of cabinets by stove to not impede traffic flow. Also, increased the visual size of the room. 


Additional Green Design

“A Small Carbon Footprint”



  • Eco board teak – recycled veneer.
  • Marmoleum flooring
  • Ceaserstone quartz
  • Energy star rated performance
  • low VOC cabinet construction with 100% wood recycled wood fiber
  • LED task and decorative lighting



  • Old appliances were recylced
  • Asbestos was environmentally disposed
  • local supply for cabinets

555 60 Ave SE, Calgary, AB

Phone: 403.252.5552                              

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Showroom hours: Mon - Fri 9am-5pm & Sat 10am-3pm (Closed on long weekends and holidays)

Holiday hours: Closed Dec 23-26. Open Dec 27,28,29 from 9am-5pm, Closed Dec 30-Jan 1st.

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