Legacy Kitchens

Bright white transitional kitchen with floor-to-ceiling cabinetry.

Modern Baker's Transitional Kitchen Design and RenovationLupi Luxury Homes

Legacy designer Kimberley Schellenberg worked with Lupi Luxury Homes to update an outdated kitchen in Northwest Calgary. The couple's design style had changed over the years, and they were looking to upgrade their kitchen into a more modern and sophisticated space. One of the client's goals for this renovation was to have space to gather and entertain loved ones. Additionally, one of the homeowners is an avid baker, and it was vital for her to have ample countertop space and storage for specialty equipment.


A balance of both beauty and functionality is critical when embarking on a renovation project and there are several benefits to having an expert guide you through the process. At the advice of both Kim and Lupi, the configuration of the kitchen was modified by relocating a pantry, eliminating a desk and removing a window that overlooked a neighbor's deck. The entrance to the kitchen was also shifted to the dining room to improve flow and maximize the available space.
Kim's design also took into account the vertical space by designing with 54" cabinetry that extends up to the 10-foot ceilings. Newly designed pantries are extra deep due to being recessed into the walls and outfitted with slide-out drawers for ease of access to specialty baking equipment. Two paneled dishwashers on either side of the sink blend seamlessly with the new cabinetry. A custom hood fan, hidden waste disposal and a bar fridge integrated into the island all work together to contribute to this sleek design.

Additional details that Kim focused on in this baker's dream kitchen included a pull-out spice drawer beside the 36" range, a built-in knife block, a drawer with heavy-duty slides for cookbook storage underneath the second oven and tray dividers. A window was added on top of the new sink to bring additional natural light into this already bright kitchen.

Bright white transitional kitchen with floor-to-ceiling cabinetry.
A thin rail door style brings a simple elegance to this transitional kitchen.
Two paneled dishwashers located beside the sink to improve cleanup.
A grey rectangular replaced the previous kitchen island with improved seating and prep space.
A white hoodfan matches the perimeter cabinetry in the kitchen.


All of these details came together to create a gorgeous transitional style kitchen with space to create wonderful memories with friends and family and to pass on culinary traditions.


Additional information about this design

Designer Kimberley Schellenberg
Builder Lupi Luxury Homes
Perimeter Cabinets Allura Fiberboard MDF875 in Chantilly Lace
Island Cabinets Allura Fiberboard MDF875 in Dovetail
Hardware Newham Transitional Pull in Graphite
Countertops Supplied by Lupi