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Show-stopping kitchens are the top amenity asked for by homeowners.

Kitchens are not only one of our favourite area’s of the home to renovate, they are also the most useful to the modern family of 2021.

Designing a dream kitchen is more than just replacing the old counter-top, updating the appliances and rolling on a fresh coat of paint. To truly create a show-stopping kitchen you need to consider all the details that will help bring everything together to make an aesthetic space both you and your loved ones can enjoy together.

That might lead you to a whole laundry list of questions, exactly which details should you focus in on, what should you consider when visualizing your dream kitchen. What will take it from a dream to a real life, show-stopping kitchen?  To answer this question, here is a list of some of the top details you can consider adding to your kitchen design.

  • Custom made cabinets that tailor to your needs
  • Quartz Kitchen Countertops with Veins
  • Handmade Kitchen Tiles
  • The 5th Wall (The Kitchen Ceiling)
  • Mix-and-Match Kitchen Metals
  • Hidden Kitchen Appliances
  • Standout Sinks, including Farmhouse/Apron Sinks
  • Natural Wood Tones in the Kitchen
  • Tons of Texture
  • Unique lighting, texture and storage
  • Two-tone Cabinets
  • Colored Stoves/Ovens and appliances

Below are some photos of projects we’ve done to help illustrate what kitchens look like with some of these details incorporated.


The details incorporated in this award-winning kitchen are: mixed metals, a stand out sink, custom cabinets and knobs in mixed colors, marble countertop and island top with veins, stunning chandelier, and a ceilings that is anything but the standard.

This kitchen features: two tone cabinets (Elephant Ear on the island and cabinets and Manor House on the back wall cabinets) plus a third grey (Agreeable Grey) on the walls,  a bright green planter sits in a Kohler ice sink,  Statuario colored Pompeii Quartz on the back-splash and counter-top, and mixed metals.

This kitchen features veined quartz countertops, mixed metals, apron sink, Shaker cabinets, subway tile backsplash and orb pendant lighting.

This kitchen incorporated the following design features: marble countertops, natural wood on the bar stool seats, wood plank porcelain tile floors, custom oven hood, custom cabinets, white cabinets and contrasting dark island cabinets and orb pendant lights.

2017 © Nickolas Sargent Photography

This kitchen is designed around this eye-popping Italian blue gas oven, stove, and matching hood.

We hope you find these photos inspiring.  Should you find you’d like some help designing your dream worthy, show-stopping kitchen and building it we’d be happy to help.

We are here to help.

Give us a call, drop us an email or simply fill out the form below and we’ll get started turning your dreams into a reality.

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