Project Description

Vintage Kitchen Make-over

A vintage kitchen make-over was just the right thing for this Vancouver heritage home.  Appropriately located just off of Vancouver’s ‘Antique Row’ on Main Street, this humble home had good bones but needed a face-lift in the kitchen.

Designed and built in a traditional vintage style, these cabinets are square inset face frame cabinets with exposed barrel hinges.

The appliances are custom made retro vintage style Northstar brand refrigerator and range.  The range has a gas cook-top and an electric self-cleaning oven.

What the homeowner wrote:

My husband’s family gave us those vintage 1950’s table and recently refurbished chairs that we cherish, and we wanted to match them with a new designed kitchen that would go with the space.

We looked around for a while and chose Wesley Ellen Design & Millwork because what we saw on their website at the time and what we experienced during our first interview with them convinced us that they had the skills and the tools to make what we dreamt of within the limits of our budget.

Our kitchen, as our house, is simple but it fulfills our needs. Both Ron and Marilyn were very helpful in advising us, supporting our ideas, perfecting our plans as well as answering our questions and solving little issues afterwards. They could also supply the stove and fridge that I never thought even existed. These appliances reminded me of the ones we had where I grew up in Montreal. Nothing is totally perfect in our world we live in but our kitchen is for us a little haven of peace where we can cook, eat and spend time socializing with family and friends in an authentic handmade décor with the smell of fresh wood when we open the doors and drawers of the cupboards. We are very grateful to Ron and Marilyn for that!

Hélène Roy

Vancouver, BC


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