My friend Nancy DeVries and her husband Brad have lived in their house for 9 years and two years ago they embarked on an extensive renovation. They added a garage, renovated the kitchen and laundry room as well as extended the kitchen further into their backyard where it backs onto a greenbelt.
Here’s her fabulous kitchen and laundry room:
AFTER (Kentwood brushed Acacia Wood Floor)
You can see that the previous kitchen was quite a bit smaller than the new one.
Faux marble quartz countertops
Nancy and Brad have a cute Echidna toothpick holder they received as a gift from Brad’s parents when they came back from Australia. I kept calling it a porcupine, haha.
Cabinets and wall colour BM Ice Mist
Modern dining table (cleverly plucked from the office department) and chairs IKEA
Because their view from the large windows is so beautiful, Nancy wanted the view to be the focal point, NOT the hood fan, which is why it’s hidden.
Nancy chose not to install a backsplash, she loves the look flat and clean. The cutting boards propped up behind the stove catch any splashes from cooking.
Here’s a better view of the entire kitchen including the walnut cabinets that create warmth (above).
Faucet | the binoculars are handy for bird watching
Walnut Cabinets | Chandelier: Bocci
Decorative Charger and vase from Martha Sturdy | Wire bowl from HomeSense
Wall Colour BM – AF 525 Fiji
Love the built in feeding dishes for Nancy’s dog Zoe!
Laundry room faucet | The hardwood floors are repeated in the laundry room.
Photography by Maria Killam
Nancy DeVries, Designer & True Colour Expert, Urban Aesthetics
Nancy lives in North Vancouver and specializes in colour consulting, decorating and window coverings. Currently, she is lending her expertise at Howards Paint and Wallpaper in West Vancouver on Tuesdays where you can book an in-home consultation with her or get quick help with your colour and design questions!
What is your favourite detail in Nancy’s kitchen or laundry room?
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