Beautiful kitchens take smart planning

Have you ever wondered what it takes to build an award-winning kitchen? There is no secret recipe. It takes good planning and attention to the construction details, with a keen eye for design.

Winning the 2019 Ovation Awards Best New Kitchen: $50,000 – $99,999 for Dazzling Mix in Douglas Park (Vancouver), True Maple Construction Limited, with Beyond Beige Interior Design Inc., have a recipe for success.

Advanced planning guarantees the desired outcome

Maximizing the storage in homes that have a smaller footprint is critical. Custom built-in cabinetry from floor to ceiling with a full depth pantry offers one great solution. In addition, the interior cupboards have storage organizers including recycled pull outs, spice drawers, and magic corners for functionality.

The open concept to the dining room benefits from a taller countertop edge to separate the mess in the kitchen while entertaining guests. Custom millwork hides the larger appliances, seamlessly blending the kitchen, living and dining areas. A bar sink added to the island adds functionality for meal prep.

The backsplash is a porcelain tile white brick that provides texture to the walls. Applied panel moulds are used on the ceiling to create added visual detail not normally shown in kitchens. Durable low lustre matte finishes are used throughout on all cabinetry for a touch of understated elegance. Both sinks are in black Silgranit – naturally heat-, stain- and scratch-resistant for maximum durability.

The hardwood flooring also has a scratch-resistant finish to allow for high traffic, with minimal wear. The neutral colour palette with the wood tones creates a warm inviting space without being too minimal in colour, creating a seamless, expansive sense of space, connecting through to living and dining areas.

Natural lighting comes in from the large deck doors and a large window, reducing the need for multiple artificial light sources.

Successful kitchens require upfront planning and good design, with quality construction to withstand the wear and tear of everyday use. Whether you are looking to buy new, or renovate an existing space, connecting with award-winning local designers and builders is a recipe for success. To connect with trusted local professionals, visit

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