Brock RenovationContemporary Kitchen, Toronto
The black tile is a bold graphic gesture that defines the kitchen space within an open-concept floor plan, and relates to the fireplace in the living room - visually, and conceptually, these are two ‘heaths’ that anchor the home and attract the family to gather around.
Photo by Scott Norsworthy
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Removing a rear addition opened the space and brought in more light. The backsplash helps delineate the kitchen within an open-concept floor plan. Providing a sense of partial enclosure with the black tile makes the kitchen feel larger than it is, as the tile contrasts the bright white walls elsewhere in the home. Three walnut boxes hung on the tile provide easily accessible space for storing frequently used items in the kitchen, while keeping the countertops clutter-free for food preparation. Finding ways to use an Ikea kitchen with carefully considered custom portions allowed the use the basic components and transformed them into a kitchen that appears bold, unique and tailored. In particular, the angled wine storage unit at the end of the island makes a statement in the home and relates to angles elsewhere in the project, including the bold black basalt tile.