Modern Farmhouse Kitchen in Wakefield, NB

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen in Wakefield, NB

We have a real treat for you today! You are guaranteed to fall in love with the home of Jeremy & Katelynn Smith, Wakefield, NB.

Jeremy & Katelynn have just moved into this beautiful new build, and not a detail was missed.  Let’s take a tour through this stunning kitchen and en-suite.

The main cabinets are Benjamin Moore OC117 Simply White, with the island cabinets contrast in Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron.

The custom stained range hood adds a bit of warmth to the room.

See the concrete coutnertop? Jeremy the homeowner made this himself!

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Look what’s hiding under the countertop!  Baby Ruby’s foot prints.

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The beautiful apron front sink is the perfect touch for a modern farmhouse vibe:

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Floating shelves, built by RWBurpee Construction, co-ordinate with the custom range hood, pulling the look together.

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It is so important to make sure your custom island is as functional as possible. On one side of this island, bonus doors in front of the bar stools give access to extra storage that often goes unused.

The front of the island is home to the microwave, large pots and pans drawers, and a high volume garbage can at the far right side.

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As with all Avondale Kitchens, the pull out spice drawer comes included in your package:

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A cookie sheet pull out is the perfect storage for sheet pans and cutting boards.  Generally we will add a cookie sheet pull out to your design, as a perfect solution to any space otherwise lost in a non-custom kitchen:

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Moving to the master bath, look at this beautiful oasis!  Cabinets are Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron, to co-ordinate with the kitchen island colour.   Countertops are seamless laminate counters with undermounted sinks.

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A huge thank you to Jeremy & Katelynn for choosing Avondale to be part of your dream kitchen production!

One more photo, this handsome lad seems quite pleased to pose for a shot in his new home:

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Photos by Ashley Marie Photography, Woodstock, NB

Floating Shelves, Wine Rack & Pantry by RWBurpee Construction

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Are you ready for your dreams to come true?  Give us a call today or book a time to stop in for a factory and showroom tour. We have designers in your area every week, from Grand Falls to Saint John!

317 Lockhart Mill Road, Jacksonville (Woodstock), NB, Canada

1-506-328-4111/www.AvondaleKitchens.com/jim@avondalekitchens.com

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Check Out an Avondale Seminar This Weekend!

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With Trade Show season gearing up, here at Avondale we are busily preparing for the exciting season.  In addition to a brand new luxurious kitchen display, debuting at the Saint John Home Show, we are putting the final touches on our “Kitchens With The Wow Factor” seminar presentation.

The Saint John Home show is this weekend, and you will have several opportunities to catch the live kitchen seminar.

In this 45 minute presentation, Jim, our designer will take you through all of the steps of kitchen renovations, as well as highlighting current kitchen trends, and many before and after photos of kitchens in your local area.

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You can find the seminar room upstairs on the main loop.  Stop in, take a seat and relax as you interact and learn about the newest kitchen ideas for your project.  At the end of the presentation you will have lots of time to ask questions about your renovations.

The Saint John Home Show features the leaders of the home building and renovation industries from all over southern New Brunswick and beyond, and will have everything you’re looking for for your new home builds and renovations.

Stop in and say hi to our family, we will be there all weekend!

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Here is a timetable of Avondale Seminars throughout the weekend:

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Doubling the Size of Your Kitchen

Doubling the Size of Your Kitchen

Welcome to the home of Jeremy & Christina Turner, Woodstock, NB! The homeowners came to Avondale Kitchens with plans to open up the kitchen a bit and make the most of their space.  You will see below how expanding into the hallway can make a world of difference.

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Take a look at the before photo.  The half wall is creating a divide between the kitchen and hall area, which is an ideal space to expand into:

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We sat down with the Turners to come up with a plan to increase storage and accessibility, with the goal to make the living area feel larger.

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By removing the wall, and shifting the refrigerator to the back wall, the space is instantly doubled and plenty of room emerges for an island.  Any cabinetry “lost” against the wall is replaced with more accessible island storage, a pull out pantry next to the fridge and a spacious corner pantry.

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Here is a look from inside the kitchen, towards the living room, before:

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Next up, the Avondale designs from that angle, showing wall removal and island placement:

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And finally, the beautiful finished product. Wow! How bright an spacious:

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Now lets take a closer look at the features of the kitchen.

Large drawers in the island and main cabinets are easy to use and organize, with no more bending and digging in to the backs of standard cabinets. Heavy duty soft close slides add a luxurious touch.

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The custom corner pantry provides convenient storage for all dried goods and accessories:

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A high volume garbage can, standard with all Avondale kitchens, keeps trash and recycling off the floor, with convenient clips for the trash bag and a plastic insert for recyclables.

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The space under the sink is well used with a swing out garbage can, a roll out for cleaning supplies, a tea towel rack, and a flip down tray to store scrub pads and dishwasher tabs:

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Even the pup approves of this makeover!

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A big thank you to Jeremy & Christina for choosing Avondale Kitchens to be part of your dream kitchen makeover!

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Are you ready for your dreams to come true?  Give us a call today or stop in for a factory and showroom tour. We have designers in your area every week, from Grand Falls to Saint John!

317 Lockhart Mill Road, Jacksonville (Woodstock), NB, Canada

1-506-328-4111/www.AvondaleKitchens.com/jim@avondalekitchens.com

Family Living at Its Best

Welcome to the home of Mark & Chantal Demerchant, Saint John NB.

With two young children at home, Mark & Chantal were ready to re-design their home to better accommodate their family needs.

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Originally the toy room was at one end of the home, accessible from the kitchen by walking down a long hallway.  By opening the shared wall between the kitchen and the toy room, family living is instantly achieved! Mom and Dad can be working in the kitchen, while the children are within arms reach of their toy room.

Let’s take a look at the progression of opening up between the two rooms:

Before.  The toy room is just behind the fridge, on the other side of the wall, but not yet accessible: 

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Designs to open up between rooms but cutting an opening in the wall:

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Demolition, hole has been cut, and cabinets removed!: 

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Almost Ready for the finishing touches:

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After.  Check out the beautiful transition between rooms:

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And of course, two happy little faces:

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Now that we’ve seen the progression of the opening, let’s take a look at the other before and after shots of the renovation project.

This is another angle looking towards the refrigerator.  Remember, the toy room is directly behind the fridge:

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Below you can see looking from the toy room area towards the kitchen.  By removing the peninsula shelving, the space really opens up:

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One more view towards the sink area.  The light from the toy room is now shared with the kitchen, creating a beautifully bright space:

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A huge thank you to Chantal and Mark for choosing Avondale to help with your dream kitchen makeover!

Are you ready for your dreams to come true?  Give us a call today or stop in for a factory and showroom tour. We have designers in your area every week, from Grand Falls to Saint John!

317 Lockhart Mill Road, Jacksonville (Woodstock), NB, Canada

1-506-328-4111/www.AvondaleKitchens.com/jim@avondalekitchens.com

Create a Welcoming Living & Dining Space

Welcome to the home of Chris & Brittainy Clark of Saint John, NB.  The Clark family undertook a main floor renovation with the help of Brent Stanley of Stanley Enterprises and Avondale Kitchens, and transformed their house into a beautiful, inviting home. 

The original kitchen was a bit confined, and was mainly comprised of doors and shelves, limiting storage accessibility.  The home owners wanted to open up the space to create an open living area and maximize usable space within the cabinets. 

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Jim from Avondale sat down with the homeowners for a two hour design session.  In that meeting all layouts and renovation details are complete and a preliminary hand drawing of the proposed designs is created: 

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Next step, Stanley Builders arrive to begin the renovation.  Cabinets are removed and the area is prepared for the new cabinets:

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Once the space is completely prepped, it’s time for a new kitchen!  With a wall removed, there is now plenty of space for a large island with extra seating and storage.  An extended window brings in lots of natural light, while raising the cabinets to the ceiling draws the eye upward creating the feel of a larger space.  

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Here is a view before, showing the original wall between the kitchen and living room:

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The proposed design shows the opening up between the two spaces:

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See how spacious and inviting the home looks! Removing the wall creates a large and welcoming space, creating a beautifully inclusive living area:

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Back in the kitchen, large drawers replace all of the previous door/shelf storage, creating easily accessible storage for every item: 

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Built in high volume units, make recycling simple: 

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A big thank you to Chris & Brittainy for choosing Avondale as part of your dream kitchen project, and a thank you to Stanley Enterprises for the fantastic renovation work.

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This is a cute cartoon of Brent Stanley, but we can assure you all of Brent and Trevor’s projects go well. Fun fact: Brent does personally know Mike Holmes,  as Mike was the guest speaker at the Saint John Home show in 2005.

Brent Stanley|Stanley Enterprises|Construction and renovations|Cell # (506) 650-5799

Trevor Waddell|Stanley Builders Inc|Cell (506) 647-6018|trevor.stanleyent@gmail.com

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Are you ready for your dreams to come true?  Give us a call today or stop in for a factory and showroom tour. We have designers in your area every week, from Grand Falls to Saint John!

317 Lockhart Mill Road, Jacksonville (Woodstock), NB, Canada

1-506-328-4111/www.AvondaleKitchens.com/jim@avondalekitchens.com

Bright Lime & Cherry Kitchen

Today we have a refreshing kitchen renovation for you! We can bet you’ve never seen anything quite like this.

Patrick & Kathy Conway of Saint John, NB., had a clear vision of what they wanted in their kitchen renovation.  Patrick, an artist, presented our designer with his wish list, and Avondale brought the dream to life.

When the homeowners purchased the home, the original kitchen was a workable pastel galley style.  While the layout worked for the most part, the finishes didn’t quite fit.

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The contractors got to work for the complete renovation.

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Designs are prepared with highlighted areas to indicate sections which will be sprayed a custom green:

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With the space prepared, the new cabinets are delivered and installed! Beautiful natural cherry paired with Benjamin Moore 2025-10 Bright Lime.

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Here is a second view towards the sink, pre-renovation

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Demolition and preparation:

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Chris from Sticks & Stones measures up for quartz installation:

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And the finished product from this angle:

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In addition to the kitchen, the bathroom also received a complete makeover:

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Thank you Patrick & Kathy for choosing Avondale Kitchens as part of your renovation!

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Are you ready for your dreams to come true?  Give us a call today or stop in for a factory and showroom tour. We have designers in your area every week, from Grand Falls to Saint John!

317 Lockhart Mill Road, Jacksonville (Woodstock), NB, Canada

1-506-328-4111/www.AvondaleKitchens.com/jim@avondalekitchens.com

Lakeville Flip House

Two of our Avondale Employees, Karen & Chris, have recently done a complete renovation to a farmhouse in Lakeville and are happy to share the transformation with you! Bonus, it has a beautiful Avondale Kitchen! It will be hitting the market soon, so as they say, get it while it’s hot!

The location, 2170 Route 560 is nestled within Lakeville, Carleton County,  just seconds from Williamstown Lake.  Imagine being able to take your evening stroll and enjoy this view?  Not to mention the Lake is perfect for fishing and kayaking.  A hidden gem.

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Let’s dive right into the the renovation!

We hired Mark Morehouse and his team to re-side the home, adding beautiful grey vinyl siding, and custom dentil work (decorative Boston header) around the windows to keep a bit of historical interest:

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The exterior before & after:

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The compromised upstairs porch was removed, and the damaged exterior wall of the kitchen was repaired, insulated, and fitted with a large window to bring in an immense amount of light.

 

The front step  was also removed and completely rebuilt:

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And now all cleaned up!

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To keep the home warm in the winter, and cool in the summer, E.T. Mechanical installed a new heat pump & electric furnace backup. It sure feels good walking into the cool house on a hot and humid summer day.  Insulation is added to the attic to keep the power bills down in the summer and winter.

 

Now to the interior!

Of course, working at Avondale Kitchens, we can’t resist an amazing kitchen makeover.  It is the heart of the home after all.

When the house was purchased, the kitchen was a large, fairly empty space:

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The floors were very crooked, so the first step was to do a bit of leveling before flooring went down.

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The patio door was moved to the right, to create a super window effect, with the new large window:

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A walk in pantry was framed in, to create tons of storage, and to also enclose the secondary basement access.  Even the smallest helper pitched in:

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Once the floor was laid, it was FINALLY time to add the new cabinets!  Custom cabinetry with a corner pantry, and sit up island take the empty space to the next level!

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Now moving onto the large living room!

Originally, the bathroom, and laundry area protruded into the living room, covering the beautiful stair rail, and creating a difficult L shaped living room.  We pulled the wall back, re-located laundry to upstairs, and exposed the railing.

Here’s a look before and during:

 

To add interest, a sliding barn door is added, and the rest of the room is painted and cleaned up!

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The rest of the living room is bright, fresh and inviting!

 

Upstairs was a challenge in and of it self.  All walls were completely repaired, which took several coats of crack fill and patience.

Upstairs was home to three bedrooms, and a large landing.  The landing has since been converted to a full second bathroom.

The master bedroom had lots of potential! The large space before:

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And after! (Wait until you see inside of those closets… completely custom, you have to see it in person!)

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The closets… oh the closets!

 

Bedroom one and two also received makeovers!

 

 

The landing was unused, and the perfect spot to add a second washroom!

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Now revamped with a bathroom and laundry area!

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The new upstairs bath is everything you need.  A shower to get ready in the morning, and an adorable new Avondale Vanity and custom storage:

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From the other angle looking back towards the stairs:

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This home is about to hit the market!  If you’d like to stop in and see it you can call Chris at 506-324-4732 or email kslawrence@gmail.com.

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