Harbour in the Skies is about changing the perception of what’s possible. It’s about bridging the gap between the limitations of a smaller space and a luxurious lifestyle through creative and harmonious design selections.
The kitchen was a space that lacked inspiration and functionality. A lack of counter space combined with a shortage of upper cabinets made storing kitchen items a challenge.
On top of being dysfunctional, the kitchen was severely outdated. However, any changes that were to be made were restricted due to the plumbing and electrical restrictions of the high-rise condo building.
The stove location wasn’t ideal as it was located right beside the fridge. As a result, when cooking, everything would splash onto the fridge.
We wanted the kitchen to not feel like a kitchen but rather a continuation of the living room experience. Therefore, we wanted to hide the appliances as much as we could but also give Kevin all the features a chef would have. This meant an integrated fridge, integrated dishwasher, a steam oven, wine fridge, and convection microwave. More importantly, all cabinets and countertops were updated to match Kevin’s european flavour and style. Also, adding in little details such as, soft closing doors, automated pull-out systems, and LED task lighting gave Kevin the dream kitchen he always wanted.
In the bedroom we added three pax system closets with floor-to-ceiling cabinetry to give Kevin ample storage for his clothes.
Extra marble from the bathroom countertop was used to give Kevin a headboard. A design feature that not only saved the client money but also became a grand statement when entering the bedroom.
The hallway was long and awkward but it had potential. By changing all the doors, the wall colour, and the lighting, we changed the mood and feel of the space. A dark grey paint colour, LED touch control lighting under the new hallway doors, and a 30 ft long handmade carpet from Brazil created a sense of luxury and anticipation when entering the space. In addition, by changing the location of the bathroom door, Kevin would no longer see the toilet when entering the space.
In the bathroom we added in heated floors, heated towel racks, and a new tub. This new tub allowed for less clutter and more bathing space. The addition of the niche above the tub created a space for Kevin to put his body wash and shampoo bottles. Under-cabinet lighting, programmable thermostats, a rain shower head, and marble countertops made Kevin feel like he was staying at the Fairmont Hotel.