The owners of this Winnipeg condo visualized a better separation of their kitchen and family room, without walls obstructing movement and sightlines. They also envisioned an updated, Brutalist bathroom style that accommodates their personal design preferences and traits. Premier’s design and construction teams worked in collaboration through each stage of the project to bring together attractive renovation plans for both areas of the home, encompassing all the characteristics these clients desired.
Lead Designer Charles Kimball worked to develop a clean kitchen design with bold, dramatic features. As the homeowners wished for high functionality, the new 14-foot-long island improves utility within the kitchen area with ample storage spaces and a brand new KitchenAid bar fridge built in. The island, with thermofoil cabinets in riveting Moonlight Grey, provides a clear distinction between kitchen and family room, and doubles as a dining area with an eat-in section bordering the family room. Overhead, daring black Hektar pendant lights by Ikea provide practical surface lighting, another element of the island’s versatility within the home.
Velvety white thermofoil cabinets line the kitchen wall opposite the island, paired against glossy, striking silver Samsung appliances including matching oven, refrigerator, microwave, and dishwasher. An Aquabrass single hole pulldown faucet contrasts the brighter surrounding colours in vivid matte black. Within the family room, a contemporary floating entertainment center sets off the perpendicular brick accent wall, a prominent reminder of the home’s historical roots in the Exchange District. Underfoot, classic luxury vinyl plank bedecks both the kitchen and bathroom floors.
The bathroom’s custom vanity with undermount sink and extra storage space matches the kitchen’s island with thermofoil cabinetry in sharp grey. The bathroom renovation design uses arresting, pronounced colours, including integrated use of the colour black to highlight the space and make it stand out within the context of the home. A custom built, walk-in glass door shower is clad in custom Centura wall tiling in Metro White Matte. The cheeky custom Apavisa shower floor tile, also by Centura, is patterned elaborately in Hydraulic Black Natural, matching the black trim around the identical shower niches. A matte Aquabrass hand shower head at a customised height adds another lively black accent to the space.
As a result of Premier’s Integrated Project Delivery, these homeowners obtained the condo renovations they hoped for. With all team members maintaining communication and working as one unit from start to finish, there were no last minute revisions or timeline extensions, and the project easily stayed within the homeowners’ planned budget. Using 3D Computer Aided modeling, Premier visualized the design from the very first step, and was able to make guided, conscientious decisions in selecting the right building materials from the Premier Design Centre to bring this kitchen and bathroom to life.