Kitchen of the Week: Ultra-White Cabinetry in Calgary

While each of the components of this kitchen stand out — rich walnut floors, contemporary design, and sleek stainless steel cappliances — the real show-stopper is the high-gloss white cabinetry. This cabinetry may be the brightest, whitest, shiniest custom cabinetry out there — thanks to a professional piano finisher. To make the space seem as clean and modern as you can, the designers at Fifth Element Homes at Calgary, Alberta sent this cabinetry into a piano finisher to provide it the same high-gloss white as the keys on a grand piano.

For this project, the client wanted a sleek, white kitchen which may still be functional for entertaining large groups of people. Having an open floor plan was crucial, as had been having sufficient space and storage to cook economically — without sacrificing style.

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Full-height pull-out cabinets on the back wall and storage under either side of the island offer sufficient storage whilst keeping up the kitchen’s minimal and clean look.

The walnut island blends beautifully with the rich flooring, and a white quartz countertop on the island offers a durable surface.

Refrigerator: 42-inch Sub-Zero

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The kitchen was built for a client who loves to entertain. Since the kitchen is indeed often the heart of those events, the client wanted to make certain this principal level had an open floor plan which would not divide up the space . The kitchen is situated with a dining room and a sitting area directly to the side — a perfect way to control overflow whilst dinner is cooking, and permit guests to roam around without feeling separated from the activity.

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A more compact living room sits just past the kitchen bar. There’s no TV in this room — it is meant as an addition to the kitchen. A small sleeper sofa provides a feeling of coziness in the rather large space.

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The backsplash was handmade at a seamless custom cement, which removes any grout lines. It had been extended a distinctive wave-like pattern and feel for visual interest. The feel is very subtle, which also makes it effortless to wash.

Hood: Zephyr 36-inch Roma (Essentials Europa)
Range: Miele 36-inch Gas 5-burner (Vintage series)

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The walnut floors finished onsite using a low-sheen, high-traffic commercial clear coat. The rich, warm wood provides a perfect contrast to the white cabinetry and stainless appliances.

Oven: Miele 30-inch Traditional series oven and microwave combo

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