February 16, 2017

Reclaimed Barn Board Makes a Statement in This Contemporary Kitchen Design

reclaimed barn board contemporary kitchen by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre
White kitchen design with reclaimed barn board by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre
Homeowners Janis and Steve Wilkes got the inspiration for their recent kitchen renovation from seeing barn board being reused in many kitchen designs.

They searched online and found someone selling off genuine barn board from a barn torn down in Clarington.

"They felt this was an excellent opportunity to breathe new life into material that had a lot of history," says Monarch designer Janet Dawson. "They also appreciated that the demolition crew was working to re-purpose the barn board instead of simply burning it."
 
reclaimed barn board contemporary kitchen by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre
White kitchen design with reclaimed barn board by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre

The Challenge
Incorporate the reclaimed barn board into the new kitchen design without it overwhelming the relatively small space.
 
reclaimed barn board contemporary kitchen by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre
White kitchen design with reclaimed barn board island by Monarch Kitchen & Bath Centre

The Solution
"We decided to open up the wall between the kitchen and living room and add an island," explains Janet. The repurposed barn board was added to the island's base, making a significant design statement without inundating the space. "Using a fresh, crisp white on most of the cabinetry kept the look light, airy and contemporary."

A sliding "barn door" on the closet provided an additional nod to the barn-inspired design theme.