A Two Tone Dream Kitchen

Kitchen Renovation Project

Location: Pembroke, ON

Designer: Natalie Cox


When tackling a whole home design, starting with the flooring and cabinetry selections is recommended. These are big ticket items that are more difficult to change later, so you want to get them right.

For this project, we selected a beautiful wood-look vinyl plank flooring in a mid-toned brown finish that provided a warm, neutral foundation for the rest of the design. These clients wanted the same flooring to be used throughout the entire house, bathrooms included, so vinyl was the perfect low-maintenance choice.


This dream kitchen features a ton of storage – which equals a lot of cabinets. Deep grey-blue base cabinets on the back wall were combined with crisp white uppers and incorporated rustic wood trim on the islands and range hood. Using two different colours on the cabinetry helped define the zones in this large kitchen and created a focal point around the stove.

A large island is at the top of the wish list for many of our clients, and here we had the space for two! One holds the sink and provides lots of space for food preparation and washing dishes. The other serves as a casual family gathering spot with four comfortable stools chosen from our exclusive LIVV Home Collection.

The finishing touch in the kitchen is the stunning grey and white backsplash. This eye-catching patterned tile was selected to make a statement in the design.