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. 

Kitchen 8w BEFORE

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: 


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

Kitchen 8w RENO

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.  

Kitchen 8w AFTER

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

Kitchen Living BEFORE .jpg

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


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

Kitchen Living AFTER

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


ACC Tupperware Drawer

Built in high volume units, make recycling simple: 

ACC Hi-Vol Gcan

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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.

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|


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


One thought on “Create a Welcoming Living & Dining Space

  1. Thanks so much for having the opportunity to work alongside you Jim and the crew at Avondale. We always are so thrilled to see the before and after pictures along with happy customers !!!

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