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

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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:

Before:

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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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Shuffling the Kitchen to Create the Illusion of More Space

We have a quick before and after for you today, coming from the home of Claude and Nancy Brewer, of Fredericton, NB.

As with most kitchen renovations, the goal is to create light, and flow within the room, making all areas of the kitchen easily accessible and user friendly.

Originally, the kitchen housed a peninsula with coordinating upper cabinets, that created a distinct separation between the kitchen and dining spaces:

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The homeowners sat down with our professional kitchen designer, Jim, to discuss options to open up the space, and create more seating within the room.  The stove is moved to the corner to eliminate the need for a lazy susan, the fridge moved to the back wall, upper peninsula cabinets are removed, and a faux island installed to create an area for in-room seating.

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And now take a look at the after shot! The same space now feels much larger, and more welcoming.

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Here is another shot towards the original peninsula with designs and after shots.  Take note of the incorporation of the back wall for cabinetry space, as well as the corner stove.

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And final, the sequence standing from the back corner, looking in towards the dining room.  The tall unit next to the new peninsula adds extra storage space, and the peninsula itself is full of large drawers, for efficient use.

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And there you have it! Another beautiful kitchen renovation.  Thank you to Claude & Nancy for allowing Avondale Kitchens to be a part of your 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

Brightening up Your Kitchen

Today’s renovation makeover is located in Fredericton, at the residence of Peter & Holly McDougall.  The homeowners wanted to brighten and refresh the space, with modern painted cabinets and staggered height sizing.

Peter & Holly sat down with Jim, Avondale’s Professional Kitchen Designer, to go over layout changes, designs and quotes, in a meeting at the McDougall home.  In 2 hours, the whole package is complete.  Here is a look at the proposed on-site hand drawing designs:

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Take a look at the kitchen before.  While the cabinets were in great shape, the wood was weighing down the space, and the green laminate counters had had their day:

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The homeowners opted to add a wood island, keeping the warmth of the natural material, while brightening up the rest of the room with painted cabinets.  The design has swapped out most of the lower doors with easier to access soft close drawers:

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A before shot looking towards the patio doors, notice the panel at the left, which will be removed creating a better flow to the room:

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Panel removed, opening up the kitchen from this view.  Bulk heads have been removed, and the kitchen features open top crown upper cabinets, mixed with ceiling height cabinets:

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The kitchen felt a bit crowed originally with two half walls separating the dining room and kitchen area:

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Two stools at the island overhang give extra seating without taking up space:

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Cutlery inserts next to the dishwasher keep all small utensils organized:

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A high volume garbage can system allows you to keep your trash can off of the kitchen floor. Simply clip the bags into the drawer, and un-clip when ready to remove.

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Large drawers can hold everything from plates, to small appliances to pots and pans and Tupperware.  Heavy duty soft close slides keep the drawers running smoothly:

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Thank you Peter & Holly for choosing Avondale for your 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

 

Natural Cherry Refreshes the Home

Welcome to the home of Don & Elaine Brown, of Rothesay N.B!  We will take you from designs to installation of their natural cherry cabinets.

First the homeowners sat down with Jim, Avondale’s professional designer, for a two hour no-charge at home design session to discuss the renovations.  By the end of the meeting, all measurements were taken, budget and quotes were firmed up, and hand drawings were complete.  Here is a look at the designs for the new kitchen:

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Let’s take a look at the before shot of the kitchen:

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In the after shot, the bulk head is removed, and the window is taken down to the counter to provide more light.  All lowers on the right hand side are now drawers, and a large pantry is added to the right of the stove.

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Another before shot, the small window made the room appear darker and enclosed:

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A larger window is installed creating a bright and open atmosphere.  Usable cabinets to the left of the window tie in with the rest of the kitchen cabinets:

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Here’s a look at the cabinets to the left of the window, towards the stairs.  The perfect little broom closet:

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Back in the main kitchen area, the pull out pantry shelves hold all dried goods and accessories with ease:

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A corner appliance garage is the perfect home the a heavy Kitchen Aid mixer, eliminating the need to lift and carry:

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By swapping out doors for drawers, pots and pans are easily accessible and there is no more digging through cabinets on hands and knees:

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And finally, as with all new Avondale kitchens, a cutlery insert to keep your cutlery drawer organized!

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Thank you to Don and Elaine for choosing Avondale for your kitchen makeover! It was our pleasure to work with you!


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