Refined Contrast

Design Service
Collab Process
Door Style
Coastal Slab - Lodge + Painted Smal Shaker - Pandora
Millwork Budget
$22K - $26K
Chemainus, BC

Originally a restrictive U-shaped footprint of retro pine cabinetry secluded from the rest of the home, this kitchen needed a serious intervention. This home sits close to the water's edge of the Stuart Channel in Chemainus BC and in its original state anyone in the kitchen never even got a peek. The homeowners knew the walls had to come down but not how to take advantage of the new open plan.

Enter EF Interiors. With a fresh, wide open space to work with, EF went to work maximizing the new footprint incorporating pantry storage, a beautiful long island with integrated seating and an expansive run along either side of the new range location to make dinner prep a breeze.

"Our goal with this project was to connect the kitchen with the rest of the space and take advantage of their floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of Stuart Channel. By removing a wall and the back entrance to the kitchen, we created a wall of floor-to-ceiling millwork to maximize storage, with a large island and plenty of countertop space along the range wall. This opened up the kitchen to the living and dining spaces, taking advantage of the sweeping views and allowing the family to connect. "

- Erin, EF Interiors

The beauty of the view now pairs with the kitchen's refined take on contrast. Keeping the palette deep and rich, EF plays the richness of Matte in Soot against Coastal's Lodge for a depth that is balanced by the crispness the stark white of the counters and tiled backsplash bring to the colour story.

The Team

EF Interiors | Swede Design Partner

Erin Flanagan

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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