Bachelor Pad Overhaul

As I thought about the post title, I felt like the cliche descriptor “Bachelor Pad” didn’t really cut it, but i’m currently on a job site waiting for them to finish a spray foam insulation job so my brain isn’t conjuring as witty a title as I would like. Anyway, I digress! The client, who describes the world as his oyster, is a prodigy and overachiever. While some people who have seen the before photos have mentioned “I would live there… it’s not that bad”, this client thought otherwise. “Nothing but your best work”- I was told (which is what I strive to always give anyway! :), but I knew that the design elements and finishes in this condo had to be nothing short of stunning. I took the invitation and opportunity to push the envelope a bit and here are the results!

(Before: A simple white kitchen which was literally falling apart at the seams even though it’s not apparent in the photo)
After: A custom designed kitchen featuring new stainless steel appliances with an extended cabinet for pantry space (far left), and a stunning quartz waterfall edge countertop. The Kitchen Aid Architect Series fridge, which was ordered for it’s flat profile, was not counter depth so we designed an extended cabinet with an extra 3″ gable on the left side of it to give it a more custom built look.

Before & After Photos of the kitchen. The floors were completely retiled and a wine rack was installed. What bachelor pad would be complete without a wine rack or some sort of bar area?

I’m a huge advocator of Bosch dishwashers. The general footprint of the layout has not changed, but the difference is all in the details like this undermount squared double sink.

I had an accent wall painted a dark blue in this kitchen (the client’s favourite colour is blue) to make an extra bold statement. We had a bit of tricky maneuvering to do when installing this slide in stove because of the concrete walls. I LOVE the amazing dual finish backsplash I had installed (one side is polished, the other honed) to give it that extra depth and texture.

Another cool feature in this kitchen is the pull out spice rack that the client may use for mugs and glasses.

Before: The bathroom was again, not unusable, but was definitely not to the client’s sleek taste.

After: The beautiful Italian tile flooring was continued into the bathroom and a large accent of multi-finished tiles were installed down the center. The mosaic sheet of light grey tile had 5 different finishes to them (which had been honed, polished, tumbled to various degrees).

Adjacent to the multifaceted tile is a GORGEOUS black matte 4″ x 24″ tile from Ciot. A brushed nickel Moen rainfall showerhead and slide-bar with handshower was also installed.

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