Open Concept Transforms Country Kitchen and Great Room

This family wanted to open up the narrow uninviting living space they had nicknamed “the Bowling Alley” to join their kitchen and create a space to cook and enjoy each others’ company. Once segregated, this single family home illustrates transitional space through connectivity of both kitchen and living area: an ideal social hub.

A transitional space joined by kitchen and living area.

Port Coquitlam, BC

Kitchen Greatroom Renovation



Transform three, narrow, segregated rooms into open social hub for family who love to cook, entertain, and “hang out” together. Homeowners’ requested a large open concept white kitchen with a traditional type of fireplace surrounded with built-ins centered in living room.


The walls between kitchen, under-utilized dining-room, and narrow uninviting living-room (nicknamed “the Bowling Alley”) were removed.
Kitchen and dining room combined into single culinary center with island/eating-bar.
Cooking area enjoys view and connectivity to adjacent casual living/dining area.
Engineered Maple hardwood flooring matched to existing hardwood and creates visual balance with new white cabinetry.


Island is designed to appear as a free-standing piece of furniture. Island’s beverage sink and built-in wine fridge are especially helpful when entertaining.
Crown moulding, baseboards, window casings, and white cabinetry with brushed-chrome pulls give updated look while preserving country-casual ambiance.
White-on-grey palette with blue accents feels soothing and sophisticated.
New crown moulding, baseboard, and window casings create visual continuity with adjacent great room

Project Recognition

GVHBA 2015 Ovation Awards Finalist – Best Kitchen Renovation: $50,000 – $99,999
GVHBA 2014 Georgie Awards Finalist – Best Kitchen Over $100,000

  • Free-standing furniture style island
  • Transitional sophisticated country casual styling
  • Island beverage sink and wine fridge for entertaining
  • Kitchen enjoys views of connected living area

The TQ team took care of us from start to finish of our project. They paid close attention to the specifications, budget and timing of our project. TQ takes pride in their work. The end result speaks for itself.

- Coquitlam Homeowner