With so many kitchen and bathroom designs completed over the past 20 years, it’s likely a Merit kitchen or bathroom is in your neighbourhood. Click here to see some of our recently completed projects.
Turning drab into fab was the goal for the LeBlanc's Kitchen Renovation project. We opened up the kitchen to the living space and added a large scale island for entertaining, floor to ceiling cabinetry with opposites attract countertops and a tile feature wall. Timeless, beautiful and functional!
McTaggart Cowan Residence
Small spaces don't have to be limiting in storage and functionality. We turned this once small-feeling and dark kitchen into a bright and inviting space by choosing full height cabinetry and optimizing the angled wall for a pantry area.
White Kitchen Transformation
With their love of white cabinetry in mind, we brought the homeowner's 1980's kitchen into the new millennium. Increasing cabinet height with lit, stacked upper display cabinets and creating a slightly larger kitchen island really brought this kitchen to life. We also changed the finish up on the island, with a grey-stained Maple, to add contrast and interest. We checked another box on the homeowner's wish list, by incorporating a Smart TV into the design.
When traditional is key but modern amenities are must haves we make it happen. Our designers married the homeowner's desire for rich cabinetry with space optimizing features and lighter colored counters and backsplash choices; here we see traditional, raised panel doors paired with modern finishes and details in both the kitchen and bathroom to create elegance and drama.
Many Calgarians are challenged with the same size and shape of space, and have similar requests for their new kitchen as the Steads did: create a bright kitchen with lots of storage and a large island for food prep, eating, and entertaining. The homeowners chose fresh, painted Shaker cabinetry accented by stacked crown moulding and fulfilled their need for ample storage with a pantry wall. They also located all of their kitchen seating on the island to create an open, uncluttered floorplan.
Today's kitchen design sways toward using paler wood tones, and this chef's kitchen is right on trend with its Metropolitan eco-veneer White Oak doors. Aluminum framed glass doors, minimalistic cabinetry handles, and smooth surfaces make cleaning a breeze, too.
When a customer favours dark stained cabinetry, but has limited space or light, it can be a challenge creating a bright kitchen that still compliments their personal taste and lifestyle. But our kitchen designers came through again. Here, the rich, Oak Shaker Cabinets are balanced with lighter-toned granite countertops, illuminated by island pendants and under cabinet lighting, and accented by stainless appliances.
With reconfiguring this space, we were able to give the customers their wish for a separate kitchen and dining area. The client loved dark kitchen cabinetry. By adding built-ins through to the dining room and using the same lighter stone counters and beautiful full-wall backsplash tile, our designers created a cohesive look that didn't make the space feel dark or small.
Make the space big, bright, open, and easy to clean was the request for this project. We worked the design around having the renovator remove walls and relocate appliances to change the layout of the space. Transitional, white and grey-stained Shaker cabinets, subway tile to the ceiling, and aged, white metal accents were selected to create a fresh look with an industrial twist.
Two-tone cabinetry blending makes a statement in this contemporary galley-style kitchen. Our designer helped the homeowner select white, high gloss slab doors to brighten and simplify the space, and Walnut cabinetry with its warm tones and characteristic grain pattern to offer personality and drama. The pantry cabinets were reduced in depth to align with the adjacent wall cabinets to add more floor space to the narrow kitchen, and to create a logical break for the 2nd cabinetry finish to be introduced.
Rhonda and Kelly Residence
A friend of a kitchen designer is a friend in deed. Elaine Atkin's redesigned her friend, Rhonda’s, space to optimize the ceiling height of 8 feet by selecting 39 inch high top kitchen cabinets and taking a simple soffit detail to the ceiling. They modified the depth of the pantries to replace a baker’s rack and increased her storage by a “bazillion”. The look was captured by using Prairie School Flat cabinets in Maple wood species stained in the color of Spice, and paired with Emtek Handles. The under counter lighting added some great late night eating ambiance for Rhonda's husband, Kelly.
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- Cabinets: Prairie School Flat
- Door Styles: Shaker
- Species: Maple
- Colour: Spice