South Surrey Kitchen & Bath

Cabinets   •  Countertops & Backsplash  •  Flooring  •  Bathroom



*plus 2 weeks for new flooring
and new bathroom

Cost: $26,000*

*Costs are a rough guide only. Your own specific project may cost more or less depending on many variables.

Gord and his family had just purchased a beautiful home in South Surrey but two big issues were bugging them: a dated kitchen and a poorly-designed powder room. Could they move in on time and come in under budget?

Gord and his family loved their new South Surrey home… but it did have a couple problems. The kitchen was massive with a lot of beautiful and well-made cabinetry, but it was very dark and outdated. The family also wanted some new flooring.

The second item that needed desperate attention was the family’s powder room, which was a very interesting mix of a natural stone tile used as a feature wall and bamboo accents for the baseboards, mirror, etc. The vanity cabinet was tiny and didn’t work with the modern aesthetic they wanted to bring to the home.

The issue Gord and his family faced was that they wanted to move in ASAP and didn’t have a massive budget to tackle the kitchen, so they reached out to us to see if we could help. They were quick to decide and give a deposit so we secured their spot in the schedule and ensured they could move in just two weeks after they took possession, which saved them from having to try and rent a place or prolong their closing dates.

Before… and after!

It’s all in the details!

Photographs by Jon Milstein

CABINETS | In the kitchen we refinished their cabinets with our lacquer system. With the most stain and scratch resistant lacquers available, we made sure that their white cabinets will stay white for as long as they own the home. They wanted to really brighten up the kitchen so they chose the brightest of the bright whites, Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace. This contrasted beautifully with the contemporary and simple black pulls they chose to modernize their classic door style.

They were quick to decide and give a deposit. So we secured their spot in the schedule and ensured they could move in just two weeks after they took possession, which saved them from having to try and rent a place or prolong their closing dates.

COUNTERTOPS & BACKSPLASH | The countertops and backsplash were done in KASA Quartz K8811 which has a subtle mottled pattern throughout the slab. This worked well to give some interest to the backsplash and also saved them a fair bit in cost vs a new tile backsplash. They also saved some money by deleting the sink that was previously in the island, which they didn’t think would work for their lifestyle, and gave them a huge and expansive piece of quartz for their island.

SINK | Clients can’t get enough of the NuGranite sinks from our supplier Pearl. They not only come in beautiful colours, but they are so much more scratch and dent resistant than stainless steel so they’re really zero maintenance. The matte black Damien II faucet from Pearl paired nicely with the sink and cabinet pulls to bring it all together.

FLOORING | For the flooring, we partnered with A&B Concepts to tackle the new hardwood floor install. If there are larger flooring scopes, we will often work with one of our trusted partner companies as they know our strict timelines, and we know they will do great work for our clients. The added bonus is we communicate amongst ourselves for the scheduling so the client doesn’t even have to get involved.

BATHROOM | The bathroom remodel proved to be a fun little challenge. We couldn’t get in to access the home to measure for the vanity and find out what size of sink we could fit. When we did finally get access close to the possession date, we found out that the vanity had to be very small to be clear of the door and so a hunt was on for a very specific sink that would fit the custom vanity we were making. We finally found a surface mount vessel sink and the whole plan came together.

Once we got new drywall on the wall, a new toilet installed, new flat stock baseboards and trim, and some fresh paint, it finally matched the vision that the client had given us at the start. The bathroom cabinetry, in Benjamin Moore’s Coventry Gray, added a nice little contrast to the countertops and worked well with the existing stone floor.

The clients moved in just as we were finishing clean up and everything worked seamlessly. The one hiccup was that their beautiful built-in Miele espresso maker kicked the bucket almost immediately. After getting a massive quote to fix it they asked if we could remove it and instead install a matching cabinet, which we did.

Before and after!

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