Kitchens

by H.James Company
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Open concept oak kitchen The ground floor (kitchen, dining & living rooms) of this classic, north-end split-level was completely opened up by installing a central, support beam. In the...
1   The ground floor (kitchen, dining & living rooms) of this classic, north-end split-level was completely opened up by installing a central, support beam. In the kitchen corner 3/8" oak flooring, on the diagonal, was blended in to the existing hardwood floors, which were then all sanded and refinished together. The cabinet doors came from Maplecraft Doors, the wood finishing was by Scholtens Balthus, and the counters were done by Empire Countertops. Everything else, including the melamine cabinets I did myself.
Ikea Kitchen Over the last fifteen years I have installed a number of Ikea and Home Depot kitchens.
2   Over the last fifteen years I have installed a number of Ikea and Home Depot kitchens.
Kitchen corner The kitchen in my home was a labour of love over a period of years, but the design was already settled before we moved in. These cabinets on the diagonal,...
3   The kitchen in my home was a labour of love over a period of years, but the design was already settled before we moved in. These cabinets on the diagonal, around the stove, always get the most comments.
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Kitchen circa 1950 This kitchen, as I found it, had been there a long time already. Except for the central metal cabinet with the glazed top, it was gone in a matter of days after...
5   This kitchen, as I found it, had been there a long time already. Except for the central metal cabinet with the glazed top, it was gone in a matter of days after taking posession.
Kitchen now The same view now, expanded because there is no wall in the way anymore. The original forties kitchen cabinet (no doubt from Eatons, judging by evidence found...
6   The same view now, expanded because there is no wall in the way anymore. The original forties kitchen cabinet (no doubt from Eatons, judging by evidence found in the rest of the house) stayed and is still lovingly maintained. The cabinet doors are in their third home. They are all painted by roller and brush using Para melamine paint. I built the cabinets to accomodate the doors. Only on the fridge cabinet did I have to order new.
Kitchen circa 1950 1941-1999 kitchen view just before dismantling
7   1941-1999 kitchen view just before dismantling
Kitchen no Knocking the wall out between the kitchen and dining room necessitated stripping the trim of the two kitchen windows and door to match the dining room windows.
8   Knocking the wall out between the kitchen and dining room necessitated stripping the trim of the two kitchen windows and door to match the dining room windows.
Reconfigured kitchen The older, modular cabinets from this kitchen were reconfigured, filled in and finished offf with new counters
9   The older, modular cabinets from this kitchen were reconfigured, filled in and finished offf with new counters
Kitchen This kitchen is dominated now by beautiful cabinets and counter tops, none of which I had a hand in. But getting the kitchen ready for these features required...
10   This kitchen is dominated now by beautiful cabinets and counter tops, none of which I had a hand in. But getting the kitchen ready for these features required an extraordinary amount of work. The window at the end had to be expanded and moved sideways. The window wall was completely reframed. The ceilings were levelled, the floors stripped, the beam replaced, etc.