The designers at Bidgood had only 900 square feet to work with in this Portage Inlet home near Victoria, so the kitchen had to be small and smart. “We integrated the appliances and created spaces that are multifunctional,” says Christi Rivard, principal interior designer on the project.

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White oak conceals the fridge and freezer, and an extended countertop peninsula makes for extra prep space and a built-in dining area. A small architectural recess in the kitchen wall (about 14 inches deep) wasn’t quite enough room for a full-depth cabinet, but the addition of mullioned glass doors formed a stunning display cabinet for the young homeowner’s art collection.

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“We mixed traditional and contemporary lines to create something that is more interesting, and not rooted in a singular era,” says Rivard. The minimalist millwork and matte black hardware contrast with the classic French-style stove and brass pot rail; Rivard says the space “feels like it’s been there forever, but still feels fresh.”

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