Design Upgrades Maximize Mom’s Busy Kitchen Hub

Design Upgrades Maximize Mom’s Busy Kitchen Hub

Time to transform the kitchen – the established hub of this home

Homeowner wanted to eliminate an underutilized breakfast nook into a more functional space for the busy young family.

Burnaby Heights, Burnaby

Main Floor Renovation to Include Kitchen Update, Mudroom, Office Addition


Shaker, European, Puritan, Arts and Crafts


To eliminate un-used space by creating an open concept social greatroom that the family would find much more functional as the central hub in their busy home.


Kitchen’s dining partition was removed, creating space for integrated centre island flooded with natural light from 2 new skylights, a much more functional space for this busy family. Four, floor-to-ceiling cabinets create a lineal ‘mud room’ featuring a children’s winter wear warming drawer and ‘crash-landing’ home office space for mom.


The kitchen island’s dramatic angles allow for a wider than average section; appropriate space for the family’s casual dining and location for homework interaction. Storage and counter space are more than doubled in this new kitchen, and new double French doors allow access to a south facing entertainment patio.

The eight-foot addition means greater size for entertaining and unimpeded traffic circulation. The addition holds 2 new skylights in a vaulted ceiling. The sink is re-positioned into this new area under a window that exposes a previously hidden garden view, a second new window opposite this garden view, captures panoramic harbour views.

  • eight foot addition with vaulted ceiling
  • 2 new skylights and view capturing windows
  • dramatic angled quartzite topped island
  • south facing entertainment patio
  • built-in office space
  • linear 'mud room' cabinetry
  • space for coats and school bags
  • radiant heat ventilated shoe drawer

Doug, Nelson, Nick and the rest of the gang have been awesome! I really appreciate the great job they are doing.

- Vancouver Homeowner