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Our clients are a fussy bunch!  They know what they want and won’t settle for less.

They are specific about the details and are unwilling to compromise on what is important to them.

They are risk takers, but only up to a point.

They are ready to take the risks involved in creating and planning for a new kitchen, in fact it is often experienced more as an adventure than a risk.

They are not willing to risk their adventure to disappointment or catastrophe by working with inexperienced designers or cabinetmakers.

Consistently, they place high expectations on us.

We are humbled by the many clients who have entrusted us with their projects over the past ten years.  It truly has been our privilege.

Custom Kitchen Cabinets – Aaron & Jennie’s Traditional White Kitchen

We love this kitchen!  The clients focused on getting all the traditional detailing right in their new home, with great end results.

Look for traditional shaker style cabinets with beaded inset details, exposed barrel hinges and traditional cup pulls and knobs.  There is a generous apron-front sink, old school light fixtures and even painted v-joint ceiling details.

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Custom Kitchen Cabinets – Collin & Selena’s White Cottage Kitchen

We love this Bowen Island cottage!!  The clients worked patiently and diligently to get everything just right and they did a fabulous job!

We also need to mention their carpenters extraordinaire, Francis Jacquet and his son Jason, who did an amazing job building on this steep site.  From the foundation to the finishing, their work is outstanding!

All of the walls and the low vaulted ceilings are painted ‘v-joint’ boards as are the cabinet ends and peninsula backs.

The custom inset cabinets with the chosen cup pulls and knobs have traditional look that fits right in.

The Buttercup Yellow Northstar fridge looks like it’s been there for 50 years.

And of course there is a wonderful view out onto Howe Sound; perfect in a storm or a sunny day.

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Custom Kitchen Cabinets – Anna & Tristan’s Custom Grey Kitchen

“Wesley Ellen helped us create our DREAM HOME!!

Our whole experience working with Ron and Marilyn, from the initial contact, through the design stage and right until the final installation, was exceptional.

They were very professional, understood what we were looking for and offered great expertise and beautiful workmanship.

They were amazing to work with and we absolutely LOVE our cabinets!!”

Anna & Tristan Paniak

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Custom Kitchen Cabinets – Ken & Carol’s Country Estate Kitchen

“We would highly recommend Wesley Ellen to anyone looking for cabinetry with sophistication and elegance.  The decision of which supplier to hire for kitchen cabinets and millwork is one of the most important in the building of a custom home. 

The requirements are style, practicality, durability, and exceptional finish. All these were met with a very high standard and knowledge by Wesley Ellen.

Ron Isaak is an exceptional planner & designer. He is meticulous with details and makes every effort to exceed your standard.

Ron was very dedicated to our project and time-lines were always met. Any issue was dealt with in a calm and professional manner.”

K & C

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Custom Kitchen Cabinets – Gerry & Debra’s French Country Style Kitchen

If you love white kitchens, you will love this one!

Its a modern take on a traditional kitchen with a French country twist.  A graceful 6 foot wide French curved hood fan is the focal point, with white inset cabinets around the perimeter.

The island is painted a two-tone milk paint; red below/blue on top.  A reclaimed wood island counter by Scott Landon Antiques gives the whole kitchen a casual feel.

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Karen’s White Shaker Kitchen

“I am convinced that my happiness with the outcomes is due to great design and great work.

Clueless homeowners only get 1 crack at it and there are so many ways to do it wrong….

….thank you for gently handling all my questions and changes and for the amazing advice!”

Karen R

Karen’s white shaker kitchen is a hybrid design; the upper cabinets are square inset face frame cabinets and the base cabinets are frame-less cabinets with built-up end panels.

One of the things she likes most about her kitchen is the new coffee/wine service center tucked in-between walls between the kitchen and the living room.

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Custom Kitchen Cabinets – Lana’s Beaded Inset Kitchen

This great room style West Vancouver kitchen has plenty of room to work and play for this family with four young boys and a big dog!

Look for the concealed integrated appliances, and you’ll have to look twice!

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cottage kitchen

Custom Kitchen Cabinets – Maggie & Rory’s Cottage Kitchen

We love the simplicity of Maggie and Rory’s cottage kitchen!

Look for the freestanding furniture-like cabinets that function as the sink cabinet, the range side cabinets and the island.

Can’t see the dishwasher? It’s in the next cabinet to the left of the sink cabinet.

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art deco kitchen

Custom Kitchen Cabinets – Dolores’ Fabulous Art Deco Inspired Kitchen

Dolores’ art deco kitchen was so fun to create together with her.

It was inspired in part by a vintage art deco hutch which Dolores still uses today.

When Dolores first contacted us, she was having trouble finding a cabinetmaker whom she trusted to build the concave and convex cabinets she was going to need for this horseshoe shaped kitchen.  Thank you AutoCAD for helping us get all the radius correct at our first kick at the can.

This remarkable kitchen is not only beautiful, but it is also very functional for this family of 6 children!

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Point Grey Custom Kitchen

Point Grey has some of the finest homes in Vancouver, British Columbia. It stands to reason that kitchens in this area would also be among the finest.

Jas and Seema’s kitchen certainly is one of those.

When they renovated, they wanted the entire space to feel lighter than their previous kitchen.  They wanted an elegant look and they wanted quality cabinets.

They chose beaded inset face frame cabinets with custom molding on the doors and drawer-fronts and beaded polished nickel knobs and cup pulls.

Paint color is Benjamin Moore ‘Simply White‘.

A classic white kitchen with beaded inset cabinets painted soft white.

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Custom Kitchen Cabinets – Ron & Marilyn’s Beaded Inset Kitchen

This timber frame home was previously the home of Wesley Ellen founders and used as our showroom.

The perimeter cabinets are all white beaded inset cabinets with exposed barrel hinges.  The island has a brush black milk-paint finish to give it an aged appearance.  The island counter-top is steamed beach.

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Custom Kitchen Cabinets – Tom & So Lin’s Log Home Kitchen

“When we first started investigating the possibilities of overhauling a log home that was badly in need of renovating and updating my wife and I, mainly through her interest in the culinary arts, decided that the center point of the renovation would be to expand and renovate completely the kitchen.

We initially looked via the Internet at various companies that were in the kitchen renovation business most of whom were your run of the mill design companies that were more than satisfactory but did not stand out.  After a brief conversation with the log home designer he handed us a business card for Wesley Ellen and our fate was sealed.

We found Ron Isaak business like, professional and approachable with a keen eye for what was required and what appeared to be a superior product.

Initially we thought the product, although worth the value, was a bit more than we wanted to spend as like everyone we did have a ball park budget. Fortunately our confidence in the value of the product was correct.

There was no question that Ron Isaak’s product was superb. The detail and the workmanship could be as close to a work of art as one could apply to describing cabinetry. He was a stickler for detail and expertly resolved any issues that always crop up when dealing with home renovation of any sort. I cannot recommend Wesley Ellen and Ron Isaak highly enough and would defy anyone to find a better product on the market.”

Tom and So Lin Randall, Mission BC

Tom and So Lin’s log home kitchen features beaded inset cabinets in vertical grain Douglas fir.

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Elegant Kitchen in Vancouver’s Shaughnessy District

An elegant kitchen with classic detailing; beaded inset cabinets, polished nickel knobs & pulls, matching exposed polished nickel hinges, a large crown to the ceiling and integrated appliances.

Look for the built-in SubZero fridge on the far left and the built-in SubZero freezer on the adjacent wall on the right.  Each has integrated cabinet door panels.  There are two sets of Fischer Paykel dishwasher drawers in the island

A matching butler’s pantry leads to the dining room.

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Custom Kitchen Cabinets – Alisoun’s Beaded Inset Kitchen Cabinets in Douglas Fir

We loved working with Alisoun and her husband on this project!

This was a wonderful collaborative project involving the homeowners, the architect, the builder and ourselves.  Proof that designing from a distance of coast to coast really is possible and with great finished results.  Cabinets were built in British Columbia, Canada and shipped to Maryland, were they were installed by local cabinet installers.

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Custom Kitchen Cabinets – Rasha’s Vintage Kitchen

“When I bought my 100 years old house in Kits, I knew that the misfit 70’s kitchen must eventually go as it had nothing to do with the style of this beautiful craftsman home.  As an interior stylist with an eye for details, there was nothing out there that will fit either the style nor my expectations.

I came across Wesley Ellen’s  work and after a short conversation with Ron, I knew that I found my cabinet builder.

At the first visit, Ron immediately understood the style of kitchen that I was after as well as one that matches the craftsman style house. I had an initial design that he worked with me to fine tune.

Moreover, Ron was very knowledgeable about kitchen storage solutions which helped a great deal to optimize the usage of space inside the kitchen cabinets, so the kitchen is not only aesthetically pleasing but also highly functional.

The communication about cost, plans and changes were clear at every stage & throughout the project.  

In addition, Ron was extremely attentive to details and was flexible to make changes at a later phase in the project, which sometimes comes up when working with a house that age. He has also collaborated with my contractor easily with very little intervention from my side. Overall, it was very smooth throughout and the kitchen is nothing but a piece of art, inside out!”

Rasha G.

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shaker style kitchen

Custom Kitchen Cabinets – Jason & Liz’s Shaker Style Kitchen

An authentic looking shaker style kitchen was at the top of the list for Jason and Liz’s ‘nearly 100 year old’ heritage home renovation in North Vancouver, BC.

The face frame cabinets are square inset, have extra wide 2-1/2″ stiles and rails with legs extending to the floor with the toe-kicks open to the floor right to the wall.

The appliances are modern; a four foot wide commercial Subzero fridge, a built in Meile coffee maker, a stainless steel apron front sink in the island and a Wolf gas range.

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modern shaker kitchen

Custom Kitchen Cabinets – Gloria’s Modern Shaker Kitchen

Gloria’s modern shaker kitchen is a mix of cabinet construction styles and finishes.  The perimeter cabinets are contemporary frame-less cabinets with white painted shaker style doors.  One exception is the face frame counter-top cabinet above the dishwasher.

The island is a modern version a face frame cabinet with stained white oak frames, flat slab drawer fronts and a tall bar behind.

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