Domus 2007, Complete renovation - home, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Vendôme street, Montreal

Finalist in the 25th Domus edition. Interior and/or exterior residential renovation in the $35,000-$125,000 category

The kitchen in this Notre-Dame-de-Grace condo was given a new lease on life. The owner wanted it to have personality but at the same time blend in with the rest of the unit’s classical style. To maintain harmony, the architectural details on the walls and ceilings were kept when the magnificent lacquered, bright-red kitchen was installed.

The result was a central place for the whole family to congregate. In addition, a supporting wall was replaced with an H-beam to open the kitchen on to the dining room, making the space more convivial.