We were welcomed by two energic city folks that decided to move to a country living style. Not just a little bit but living the real homesteading life, including raising chickens and gardening like no others!

Baking, cooking, gardening and hosting was part of their wish list, influencing this stunning kitchen remodel. They have a refined eclectic collection of articles throughout their home and I wanted to bring a little bit of uniqueness into their custom kitchen. The central focal point is featuring an 11-footer long kitchen island with an industrial stainless steel countertop for a dream cooking area. We added some shelving and fine details in solid hickory, matching the structural beam and venting that could not be moved. 

What a pleasure to work with such great homeowners. Thank you for trusting us in some bolder choices and unique custom cabinets; making this kitchen remodel so fun to accomplish.

Photograph by Jon Adrian

ClientThe Skinricksons
SkillsKitchen remodeling, good before/after vision
ChallengeBringing an eclectic feeling to a timeless kitchen


From the moment we met Annie and Martin, we felt fairly confident that we would hire them to help design and carry out our kitchen renovation. It was going to be extensive: removal of a load bearing wall, a complete reconfiguration of the elements, and we had some pretty specific visions for the remodel.

We became completely confident that we would hire them when they provided references, and in each call we made, and even the visit we made to see Martin’s cabinetry in action, we heard the same thing: “Annie and Martin are fantastic, high attention to detail and craftsmanship. They will not be the cheapest choice, but you will be able trust them completely.”

Through our extensive project, we did come to trust them completely. They were honest, true to their word, and empathizing when things out of their control (like the supply chain) happened. They were loyal, showing up for every inspection, delivery and inspecting each subtrade they employed. They were generous with their time, and with their ideas, and the creative solutions we came up with have been some of my favourite elements in our kitchen. and they do remarkable work!

We would hire them again in a heartbeat!

The Skinricksons
Penticton, B.C.

The floor plan - BEFORE

The floor plan - AFTER


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