Energized Classic

Design Service
Collab Process
Door Style
Heritage Shaker - Pleasant White
Millwork Budget
$18K - $22K
Burlington, Ontario

While the kitchen is considered the heart of the home, in this case, it was also the cherry on top of a series of previous home updates. When the homeowners purchased this home the previous owners had done the majority of the heavy lifting, updating most of the home before selling. However, they never made it to the kitchen, and it was in need of some serious love. While the original kitchen had neutral white cabinetry, the finishes and storage were lacking for this busy young family. A refresh was in order to optimize the footprint and elevate the finishes to match the current owner's lifestyle.

"This young family had purchased an already updated home but the kitchen hadn't been touched in years. After living here for a few years they really got to know the pain points of the space. Inaccessible cabinetry, poor sink placement, and lack of functional storage was the main motivator for the renovation. The end result was a highly efficient and beautiful kitchen for this active household."

- Chloe, Hardisty Homes

Keeping the style roots of the rest of the home in mind, designer Chloe Hardisty, of Hardisty Homes, revived the space while keeping it classic and paired Heritage Shaker in Pleasant White with striking matte black hardware and fixtures. The clean and tight colour palette gets a stroke of warmth with strategic additions of Coastal Lodge sprinkled throughout. The new stand-alone pantry answers the family's storage needs and allows for balance with open shelving for daily-use items to stay on display.

After Hardisty Homes' careful planning, this busy family has the kitchen they dreamed of to be the backdrop for their young children's memories of home.

The Team

Hardisty Homes | Swede Design Partner

Chloe Hardisty

Swede Millwork Specialist

Joyclyn Hardy

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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