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"It was a piece of cake to work with his expertise & design knowledge."

Charles Lantz Cabinetry - Where the finest is standard!
Feature Project December '09

urban kitchen halifax

"It's a little on the urban side" says Sue Landry of Halifax. "It's definitely where I wanted to go with this."

chic kitchen nova scotia

Sue and her husband, Vance, met Charles a couple of years ago. The Landrys were shopping for "edgy" bathroom fixtures in Blockhouse at Nova Scotia Building Supplies - NSBS recommended Charles Lantz Cabinetry. Although he was unable to take on the job at the time, Sue and Vance liked Charles from the get-go.

When it came time to re-invent the kitchen, they knew who to call. "I had a long list of non-negotiables," she says. Sue wanted:

  • Clean, smooth lines
  • The colour grey, but not wood
  • An accessible, but hidden pantry
  • A peninsula that invited guests to relax over a glass of wine while she prepared the meal
  • The pot rack to go, the pots to be hidden
  • The peninsula to work with her laptop
modern kitchen nova scotia

Sue was confident in her choice of colour - a few months before the re-build, Vance painted the old cabinets grey. The investment of $25 and time spent was small in comparison to the certainty she felt in her choices.

gorgeous grey kitchen

She appreciated Charles' many suggestions. He found a place to store-and-hide the microwave when not in use (see the last row of photos). He centered the kitchen sink below the window and made the fridge's eight-inch overhang disappear into the cabinets.

halifax cabinetry by charles lantz

He swapped the stove and the fridge which removed a barrier to the sitting area. Although the house was structurally sound, it was home to some "wonky" walls. The CLC crew took it in their stride without a hitch.

microwave can be hidden from view clutter free kitchen hidden microwave nova scotia

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Photo left, shows the microwave ready for use, the next photos show it hidden from view. "It was a piece of cake to work with his expertise and design knowledge," says Sue Landry.

Charles Lantz comment

"Sue and Vance were a delight to work with, they both are very busy people, with an eye for excellence. This is a kitchen you want to stay in and enjoy."

The Charles Lantz crew

  • Trevor Creaser, builder
  • Winston Wagner, assistant
  • Brent Strong, painter
  • Kyle Veinot assisted with installation

Others on the build-team

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