A Bright and Beautiful Kitchen

Kitchen Renovation Project

Location: Ottawa, ON

Designer: Catherine Pulcine


The home while large had a cramped workspace and little useable storage in the kitchen. The pantry was a typical messy area with inadequate storage and a “keep the door closed when guests arrive approach.” Lighting was insufficient. Window treatments were needed for light control while maintaining the view. Style and storage were key requirements.


A custom designed kitchen with an enlarged island, fully integrated appliances and the best use of space achieves exceptional storage and high style. The built-in buffet provides storage for serving dishes and linens. The pantry became a “party central” location with the door wide open for the bar, coffee service, wine cooler and glassware are presented in decorative cabinetry, along with usual pantry storage for daily use.

The large marble-look porcelain tiles with a fresh soft white blend beautifully with the contemporary greys of the kitchen chairs and artwork achieve a sophisticated look. Motorized solar shades provide for a view of the patio, pool and river while guarding against the glare of sunshine. A welcoming space for guests and family use.