House Tour: Port Moody Kitchen Renovation

June 6, 2023

Renovated kitchen in a Port Moody, BC townhouse
The newly renovated kitchen with a bright, neutral design scheme.

Come with us on a virtual tour of our Port Moody kitchen renovation which was completed earlier this year.


In May 2022 I was introduced to a lovely family in Port Moody who needed a quick kitchen design. Their previous designer had backed out of the job at the last minute due to personal issues, and they needed a designer who could fill in and turn the project around quickly as they had all the other key professionals lined up and ready to go.

We went through our standard design process in record time and managed to deliver a complete design package of drawings and specifications in 2 months. This quick turnaround was due largely to our motivated and discerning clients who knew exactly what they wanted and made decisions quickly!

The Brief

A young family of three (soon-to-be four!) wants to renovate the kitchen and dining nook in their townhouse to create a larger, more functional kitchen area. They have already consulted with an engineer to confirm that they could remove the wall backing onto the living room in order to create an open concept space, allow more light to flow into the kitchen, and accommodate a large island.

A light and bright, streamlined aesthetic appeals to the clients, and they’re hoping for a mostly white kitchen with some wood for warmth and black accents for contrast. Their wish list includes a desk area, seating at the island, a pot filler or prep sink, and plenty of storage.

The Plan

We worked with the engineer to determine how to remove the supporting wall between the kitchen and the living room. This required adding a beam with two support posts. We were also able to steal a few square feet from the adjacent play room; this eliminated a pinch point on the right side of the island.

Once we had the layout nailed down, we were able to focus in on the finishes and fixtures. We explored a variety of millwork finishes but landed on a mix of matte white and a bleached wood for a clean but warm feel. We selected matte black metal finishes for pops of contrast throughout the space, and kept the profiles minimal and clean-lined for a sleek, contemporary look.

Port Moody Kitchen Renovation Photos

Take a look at the amazing renovation below, along with some truly unbelievable before photos!

After Photos

The newly renovated kitchen with a bright, neutral design scheme.
Warm, bright, and modern with plenty of space for the whole family.
Renovated kitchen looking toward the front window
The kitchen looking toward the front window.
Detail of the pendant light fixtures over the kitchen island.
Detail of the pendants over the island.
Detail of the curved shelves beside the desk area.
Close-up of the curved shelves beside the desk area.
Detail of the induction cooktop and pot filler at the Port Moody kitchen renovation.
Detail of the induction cooktop and pot filler.

Before Photos

The before photos of this space show how dark and closed off it was. It also featured a number of dated design features that didn’t resonate with the clean, contemporary aesthetic of the homeowners.

Before photos of the Port Moody kitchen
The former kitchen was small and had minimal counter space.
Before photo of the Port Moody kitchen
Nearly half of the space was used up by a dining nook.
Before photo of the Port Moody kitchen
Bulky appliances, dated cabinetry, and grey finishes created a dated appearance in the old kitchen.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below!


Construction and millwork: Stocco Construction

Countertops: Caesarstone

Lighting: Visual Comfort

Plumbing: Pearl, Delta

Hardware: Viefe

Appliances: Miele

Flooring: Pravada Floors

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