The Bold & The Blue

Design Service
Collab Process
Door Style
Painted Slab - Custom
Millwork Budget
$29K - $32K
North Vancouver, BC

We never get tired of kitchen transformations and this kitchen is fuel for the fire. Completely unrecognizable from its original state, EVK Love Design founder Geneviève Love went bold on the redesign and it couldn't be better. If you've been on the fence about going for a bold colour in your design, this is your sign to jump in with both feet!

The original kitchen was sad and dated. Old oak cabinets and worn laminate countertops had served the home well but were in need of replacement. The kitchen, classically, was walled off from the rest of the living space and removing it was top of the list to really maximize the available footprint and gain the functionality the existing kitchen lacked.

"This project was an incredible example of what opening up a space can really do. These clients bought their first home to share with their two young boys and wanted to create a space for entertaining and keeping their family and friends together.

This space is the definition of a diamond in the rough. With some huge creativity and some fun colour, this space is now completely unrecognizable. Removing the walls between the kitchen and living spaces, we were able to showcase the architecture that this house lent in its natural state."

- Geneviève, founder EVK Love Design

For this young family, having the opportunity to renovate meant making their mark, and they made sure to put their personalized touch into every detail. With EVK's guidance, they trusted their gut and went dark with their cabinetry using rich navy as their foundation and then turning the contrast up to 10 using crisp whites for their countertops and tile backsplash. The high contrast look brings a wave of energy that can't be missed and showcases the joy-filled home these young homeowners have created.

The Team

EVK Love Design | Swede Design Partner

Geneviève Love

Swede Millwork Specialist

Tara Fenez

The Process

Having a team of specialists using our proven process ensures a streamlined experience and successful outcome.


Connect with a Swede Advisor to discuss scope, timeline, and high level goals for your project.

Consult + Design

Collaborate 1-on-1 with your designer to create the design concept for your kitchen. Swede’s immersive design experience allows you to visualize your space before it's built.

Investment Review

Custom design in hand, your designer will walk you through an itemized budget estimate. Swede’s a la carte style budgeting ensures your estimate is clear and organized.

Check Measure

Once you approve your estimate, your Swede Millwork Specialist will coordinate an in-person site check to gather existing measurements and details necessary for an accurate millwork plan.

Design Refinement

In the final pre-build stage, your Swede Millwork Specialist will use all collected information to refine your millwork package and ensure each detail is reviewed by respective parties before final sign off.

Order Submission + Delivery

Congratulations - your design is now confirmed and your comprehensive materials package will be ordered and delivered to your project? Need build support? We do that too!

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