Name: Christine & PierreType of Project:
The kitchen in all its glory. It's quite spacious and bright, but counter space is limited. The lower cabinets had curtains.
Montreal, QuebecType of building:
Ground floor apartment of a triplex, 1,100 square feet
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For our next Renovation Diary, we're taking you north to Montreal, where Christine and Pierre have a charming apartment with a kitchen that leaves a little to be desired. Right now, the kitchen and a neighboring sunroom are awkwardly split into two rooms by a huge pantry that divides the space. Christine and Pierre will be combining the two rooms (while making the kitchen a little more comfortable for those Canadian winters).
In our ongoing improvements to our 100-year-old apartment, the kitchen is the biggest challenge. Despite being large and bright, the space is incredibly inefficient and freezing in winter. The space has been retrofitted in various ways over the years – a dishwasher and range hood were added, the windows and the cabinet doors were replaced, and what was once an uninsulated storage area had a foundation poured and insulation added. But it's never been truly gutted and reorganized to create an efficient space.
The current plan of the kitchen.
Our main goal for this renovation is efficiency. We love to cook and entertain, and we live just a few blocks from the largest open-air farmers market in North America! So our primary goals are to have more counter space and smarter storage, plus ideally a place to sit while people are cooking.