The Pemberton

Design Service
Collab Process
Door Style
Heritage Painted Shaker - Custom + Shinnoki - Frozen Walnut
Millwork Budget
$28K - $32K
North Vancouver, BC

Brighter, better workflow, and optimized functionality? Check, check, and check! This kitchen, while not lacking in storage, lacked a layout that suited the family's lifestyle. The original U-shape of the perimeter created a boxed-in footprint that made it impossible for more than one person to work in the kitchen at a time without conflict and forced everyone through a single route through the kitchen when passing through from the dining to the living room.

Revising the layout by removing the peninsula and adding in an island allows the homeowners to have the kids at the counter for breakfast while Mom and Dad prep school lunches and make morning coffees all without any traffic jams. The new layout takes full advantage of the back wall allowing for wall-to-wall pantry storage and fridge placement. With the storage needs met the area around the sink's bay window can remain open with only a pair of floating shelves allowing the abundance of natural light to flow into the space freely.

Blending the Heritage Shaker and slab Shinnoki profiles gives this North Vancouver home a twist that keeps it fresh while the layered neutral palette lightens the space, adds texture and interest while remaining classic.

The Team

Swede Verified Contractor

Brandon | The West Coast Home

Laura Drake Interiors | Swede Design Partner

Laura Drake

Swede Millwork Specialist

Sarah Seinen

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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