How Good Design Can Increase Storage and Efficiency

While many large-scale kitchen design projects involve tearing down walls to increase storage and the available working space, this homeowner asked Monarch to transform their existing kitchen without removing any walls.

“The client requested that I work within the existing space but improve storage and incorporate built-in appliances,” explains Monarch designer Janet Dawson.

“This kitchen is a testament to how good design can increase storage space and the efficiency of kitchen without having to make it ‘bigger’.”

Janet Dawson, Designer, Monarch Kitchen Bath & Home
The wall that originally housed the fridge was particularly underutilized so this wall was extensively re-designed and now houses the fridge, wall oven, built-in microwave and
pantry.  Now, this area of the kitchen is much more effectively used. 
Pots and pans drawers were added under the cooktop to make access easy and efficient. Corners were modified to have full access so there is no longer wasted space in the corners.
The sink was centred under the pass-through to the family room to improve the overall symmetry of the kitchen. 

Kitchen Design Details

Cabinetry: Urban Effects. Chestermiere HDF
Countertop and Backsplash: Caesarstone Quartz (Bianco Drift)
Backsplash: Sarana Tile, White Handmade Subway Tile