With multiple refrigerators and ovens, this space easily accommodates a couple of cooks and their guests.
Kitchen at a Glance
Who lives here: Stormy and Jeff Sopp and son Smith, 2
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Size: 194 square feet (18 square meters)
The backstory: Birkholz Homes designed and built this home; the homeowners worked with cabinetmaker Andrew Hibbs of Wood to customize their kitchen cabinetry.
The layout: Stormy Sopp of Duo Design Studios and her husband, Jeff, use their kitchen for entertaining and baking, and find that double islands make the perfect setup. One person can prep a meal at the island near the stove, while the other entertains guests at the second island, which doubles as an eating spot and beverage bar.
To the right side, the sliding barn door, also in walnut, leads to a powder room, a mudroom and the door to the garage. The clients preferred to keep the area around the range hood free of upper cabinetry, and chose to accent that area with a backsplash that has a glimmering finish.
The upper oven on this wall is a convection steam oven, the lower one is a standard oven, and a second standard oven is located beneath the cooktop on the range wall. “At Christmastime, it’s great,” Stormy says. “You can put a ham or a roast or prime rib in one oven, and side dishes in the other.” Multiple ovens also come in handy for her large-batch baking sessions.
The chandelier over the dining table is not a single piece, but rather “a series of pendants you cluster in whatever way you want,” says Nadine Halliday, who does sales and project management at Birkholz Homes.