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Award Winning ARTium Design Build Ottawa
Eat, Drink, Nap

Breathing new life into this 30-year-old family home was of top property for this extensive main floor renovation. The homeowner’s desire to reclaim this space as the true heart of their home for years to come was the goal for this custom kitchen. With the design directive to create an expansive, functional, and comfortable space suitable for both casual everyday use and weekly family gatherings our team set out to deliver on a dream kitchen.


When you start with the renovation of a whole home, you often start with the key “pain” area and work back from there.  In this case, we started with the ensuite and created a beautiful white on white palette that inspired the rest of the design.

Rendering ARTium Design Build


A 20-year-old colonial style home has the ability to lean in a more contemporary direction – but the design needs to be thoughtful of the bones of the home.  More traditional elements and décor are important to incorporate or the space will feel lost from its origins. This was the consideration for the overall design of the home; from the kitchen to the dining room and into the family room.

ARTium Floor Plan

From Dreams to Reality 

The renderings are such a great tool to provide a realistic 3D view of what the space can look like. In this project we were able to walk though different options to guide our homeowners in the look and feel of these new spaces. 

Stairs & Dining


We love showing before pictures. The before was still very spacious, however didn't provide seating for family entertaining and the openness they had envisioned for the kitchen. 



The final selections and the design board helps tie it all together. It creates a feel and a visual of what will soon be built. 



The millwork detail of the island legs as well as the crown mouldings and the two-toned stained wood of the cabinetry create an elevated warmth which makes it feel more like fine furniture, than utilitarian kitchen cabinetry. 

Fireplace & Family Room


The transitional style of the kitchen allows for an overall mix of clean, contemporary lines with some more intricate details and embellishments. The marble mosaic backsplash tile is the subtle, yet impactful accent this sophisticated space needed to truly shine.

Coffee Nook

Ultimately, it was the homeowner’s desire for an inviting, expansive yet cozy kitchen that could serve equally as a comfortable gathering space for family events and provide the intimate backdrop to the homeowner’s day to day life. A perfect space for life to take place.

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