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Kitchen Remodel: Function and Efficiency

A kitchen that is as efficient as it is beautiful

Written by Amy Elbert
  • Andreas Trautmansdorff
  • Andreas Trautmansdorff

    Cabinetry: Falcon Kitchens, 416/534-2242, falconkitchens.com.
    Finishing: Joe Taratufolo Painting & Decorating, 416/726-0470.
    Cabinetry hardware: Summerhill Decorative Hardware, 416/787-1787.
    Backsplash ("Random Brick" #SMG-001): Saltillo Tile Imports, 416/441-2224, saltillo-tiles.com.
    Plaster moldings: Empire Interiors, 416/618-5463, empireinteriors.com.
    Antique mirror in desk nook: Vast Interiors Ltd., 905/738-1170, vastinteriors.com. Indoor charbroiler: BlueStar, bluestarcooking.com. Available through Tasco, 416/642-5600, tascoappliance.ca.
    Steam oven; coffeemaker (built-in): Miele, 800/843-7231, mieleusa.com. Refrigerator (48 inch); undercounter refrigerator (24 inch): Sub-Zero Inc., 800/222-7820, subzero.com.
    Freestanding range (30 inch); freestanding range (36 inch); warming drawer (30 inch); stainless hood: Viking, 888/845-4641, vikingrange.com.
    Microwave drawer: Sharp, 800/237-4277, sharpusa.com.
    Stainless trash compactor: KitchenAid, 800/541-6390, kitchenaid.com.
    Main sink (Mekal professional series, bottom grid, stainless steel); prep sink (Mekal professional series, deep colander, stainless steel): distributed by Kadow & Moura, 905/602-6675, mekal.com.br. Available through Gingers Bath Centre, 416/787-1787, gingersbath.com.
    Main faucet ("Tara Professional" single-lever mixer with soap dispenser); prep sink faucet ("Tara"); pot filler ("Tara Tap" with pivotable and extendable spout): Dornbracht USA, 800/774-1181, dornbracht.com.
    White canisters: Williams-Sonoma, 800/541-2233, williams-sonoma.com.
    Chairs and stools (designed by Taylor Hannah Architect Inc.): fabricated by Louis Interiors, 416/785-9909, louis interiors.com.
    Chair and stool fabric ("Amazon"/Rattlesnake #3931-06): Brentano Fabrics, 847/657-8481, brentanofabrics.com.
    Chair-and-stool fabric ("Slither"/Dijon #9904/04): Pollack, 212/627-7766, pollackassociates.com.
    Pendants over island ("Bracelet Lantern" #PH201, by Thomas Pheasant): Baker, 800/592-2537, bakerfurniture.com.

  • Andreas Trautmansdorff

    Cabinetry: Falcon Kitchens, 416/534-2242, falconkitchens.com.
    Finishing: Joe Taratufolo Painting & Decorating, 416/726-0470.
    Cabinetry hardware: Summerhill Decorative Hardware, 416/787-1787.
    Refrigerator (48 inch); undercounter refrigerator (24 inch): Sub-Zero Inc., 800/222-7820, subzero.com.

  • Andreas Trautmansdorff

    Steam oven; coffeemaker (built-in): Miele, 800/843-7231, mieleusa.com.

  • Andreas Trautmansdorff

    Television in desk nook (#LN40A450, by Samsung); audio-video system: Big Picture Home Entertainment, bigpicturehomeentertainment.com.

  • Andreas Trautmansdorff

    Kitchen table ("Round Dining Table" #3437, by Barbara Barry); pendant over table ("Bracelet Chandelier" #PH200, by Thomas Pheasant): Baker, 800/592-2537, bakerfurniture.com.
    Drapery ("Brussels Linen"/Celadon): Threadcount Textile & Design, 416/916-9012, threadcountinc.com.
    Leading edge of drapery ("Le Grand Corail," by Barquenie): Pierre Frey, 866/707-1524, pierrefrey.com.
    Drapery fabrication: Studio La Beaute, 416/485-1422, studiolabeaute.com.

  • Andreas Trautmansdorff
  • Andreas Trautmansdorff
  • Andreas Trautmansdorff
  • Andreas Trautmansdorff
  • Andreas Trautmansdorff
  • The Sidecar, price available upon request from Moore & Giles [1-800-737-0169]

    This beautifully crafted bar cart, The Sidecar by Moore and Giles, is a great way to store liquor, glassware, bar tools, and anything else needed to complete your own miniature bar. The cart, made of Virginia black walnut, birch, leather, aluminum, and brass, is wheeled to make sure the party can travel with you. Perfect for drink-lovers without the space for a full bar.