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The kitchen is the heart of the house
The kitchen is the heart of the house. This room must be designed accordingly to your lifestyle, your family and your particular tastes. It is the most personalized room in your home. Whether you are looking for an open or closed kitchen, traditional or contemporary, practical or refined, Constructions Max Larocque can meet all your desires in terms of kitchen renovation.
Find inspiration for your kitchen by exploring some of the projects we have realized!
An enjoyable kitchen renovation
Kitchen renovation can be a very interesting experience, as long as we are well prepared. Hence the importances of choosing a company that have a good experience in kitchen renovations. The project must be done quickly and requires the coordination of several workers. For this type of project it is sometimes necessary to move walls, sometimes bearing walls, to move plumbing, to change the electrical system, to review the lighting and to redo the floor finishes. We are able to advise the consumer and to make the most out of the possibilities offered by the house.
Our kitchens projects
1- Hochelaga : an ultra modern kitchen, design with finesse
A multifunctional open space
The de-compartmentalization of the first floor has created a large multifunctional open room that opens onto the backyard through an oversized patio door that provides a nice view, ventilation and plenty of natural light. With all this free space, homeowners now feel comfortable inviting their families and friends home.
2- Rosemont : Modern and contemporary in harmony – Domus Finalist
Removing a bearing wall
A section of the bearing wall was replaced by a beam and laminated timber columns with steel hardware. Everything has been left apparent to harmonize with the new kitchen. Our team was able to accomplish all the kitchen renovation work between the acquisition of the duplex and the arrival of the new owners and their children into their residence.
3- Mercier-Hochelaga : A kitchen expanded from the inside
In this 1950’s duplex located in Mercier-Hochelaga, the owners did not like their kitchen, which was too small, not very functional and a little stuffy.
Given the presence of two teenagers, the couple wanted to expand their kitchen, add more brightness and open it up to the living rooms, but without making any exterior expansion.
Since the building had an opaque party wall, it was not possible to add a window on this side, so a load-bearing wall had to be remove to meet the owner’s needs. The couple therefore solicited our design service, which successfully met the challenge.
In collaboration with our designer, our technical service quickly understood the solutions for the load-bearing wall problem and the work was carried out as planned in less than 3 months.
White predominates in the kitchen for the countertop, the cabinets as well as the backsplash in order to reflect the light deeper into the apartment.
The new kitchen perfectly matches their needs. It is also more pleasant and more family friendly.
However, the best surprise for the owners was to notice the quality of the works, the absence of problems, the courtesy of the employees and the speed of calls backs. It also makes the pride of our team.
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4- Saint-Lambert : A welcoming and convivial kitchen
A linear kitchen with lunch counter
The laboratory-style kitchen including a large island with a quartz lunch counter is ideal for children and for receiving friends.
5- Laval-des-rapides : A kitchen to receive the family
With its three bedrooms, this 1960s bungalow located in Laval-des-Rapides was ideal for a young family, but for this couple who had become grandparents, the layout was no longer suitable. The presence of three bedrooms was unnecessary and the size of the kitchen made it difficult to accommodate both children and grandchildren.
The couple wanted to remove the dividing wall between the kitchen and the dining room, but it was a load-bearing wall of nearly twenty feet in length. The couple therefore asked us to offer them a solution.
After an evaluation by our designer and our technical team, we offered them a solution that met their needs: use one of the bedrooms to enlarge the kitchen and create a visually open and welcoming space to receive their family.
A well-assumed living room
The owners made the well-assumed choice to give up a bedroom in favor of living rooms. They can now cook while chatting with their children and watch the grandchildren evolve in the living room. They also appreciate their work island, their coffee corner and the extra counter space. In addition, by favoring white in the kitchen, it also became brighter.
Thanks to good planning and excellent communication, everything was done quickly and without unforeseen events.
Our team puts all its skills at your service to ensure the success of your project!
6- Anjou : A kitchen reinvented to receive
The kitchen of this single-family house, located in Anjou, was separated from the living room by a load-bearing wall that limited the interactions between the dining room and the living room. In addition, the kitchen had small counter surfaces and its design was several decades old.
The owners wanted to expand their kitchen to make it more functional and to open it up to the living room so that they could chat with their children and grandchildren while they cook. For that, it was necessary to remove the load-bearing wall.
A remarkable metamorphosis
The main difficulty consisted in removing the load-bearing wall without adding support to the basement. After discussion with our designer, our technical service team developed the optimal solution and the work were carried out without any troubles in just 3 months.
The kitchen, the dining room and the small living room now share a vast and bright space. The cold ceramic of the kitchen floor was replaced by hardwood and was extended to the dining room to unify the space.
With its large multifunctional island and warm and practical materials, the new kitchen is more enjoyable and more efficient.
That said, what the owners especially appreciate is being able to receive their families to share lively and convivial meals.
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7- Côte-des-Neiges : A contemporary kitchen in a living space
The kitchen of this 1920s building was both too small and too enclosed to meet the needs of the owners and their two children. It was difficult to be more than three people in there. This single-family row house in Côte-des-neiges had little light and it was impossible to add windows.
The couple therefore contacted our estimation and planning services to assess the possibility of transforming the compartmentalized main floor into an open and airy family living space.
Two challenges to overcome
As it is often the case in older houses, it was necessary to remove two load-bearing walls on the main floor. Taking into account that the basement was already finished, it was out of question to add columns to the basement. Our technical department worked with our designer to develop the optimal solution while always keeping the budget in mind.
It was also necessary to limit the inconveniences for the family related to the important works, which would affect the entire main floor for nearly four months. The courtesy of our employees was greatly appreciated as it allowed us to maintain a relaxed atmosphere during the work.
A more than satisfactory result
The owners now enjoy watching their children play in the living room while preparing meals. The island counter also improves the dynamic with friends when they receive them to share a good meal. Following our recommendations, they are very happy to have chosen sustainable materials and a streamlined contemporary design whose beauty and value will be maintained on the long term.
8- Saint-Léonard White kitchen: classic and always chic
Putting the noble materials in value
The white lacquered wood cabinets merge into the décor and highlight the white marble countertop by Bianca Carrera as well as the wood floor and other luxurious kitchen components. Our customers are thrilled with the result and appreciate the functionality of the layout, which has been greatly enhanced.
The work was done in design-build, allowing a good control of the budget.
9- Notre-Dame-de-Grâce : A traditional kitchen renewal
Removing the separation wall
We proposed to remove the wall between the kitchen and the dining room while keeping a beam to increase the light and visually widen the kitchen, while maintaining the ceiling molding that defines the dining room space. The choice of cabinets covered with white lacquer also contributes to the brightness. The choice of a granite countertop separating the kitchen from the dining room allows them to be harmonizing while respecting their own style.
Our combined team of designer and contractor has done the work according to the wishes of the owners and their budget.
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10- Ville Saint-Laurent : A dream kitchen with an island
Expending from insider
The owners did not see how they could fit an island in their renovation project, but our designer proposed them a new concept by removing the wall between the two rooms, to free up enough space to join a large island.
The owners had hesitated between moving in a new home that would allow them their dream kitchen or staying in the neighborhood they liked. We managed to bring them the best of both solutions.
The good collaboration between our designer, estimation and realization team, allowed us to realize this project according to the requirements of our customers.
11- Outremont : A luminous urban kitchen – Domus Finalist
In 2002, we realized this kitchen project in a 1995’s detached cottage in Outremont. Its clean and bright design, where the tall cabinets meet with the ceiling, visually enlarges the space while emphasizing the horizontality of the concept. Fifteen years later, this classic Scandinavian inspired design is still current while adapting well with traditional Quebec architecture by its form and function. The recessed lighting completes this arrangement of a beautiful elegance. The addition of a dinette corner and office space adds a functional touch.
A quality kitchen renovation made to last
The lower cabinets are made from varnished maple and the higher cabinets from lacquered cherry wood, two Quebec’s species of hardwood. The marble countertop has been surface-treated with a stain-resistant sealant to ensure long-term beauty. The landlords had owned the house for a long time and they chose to give a second life to their kitchen to enjoy for many other years.
12- Ville d’Anjou : An open and attractive kitchen
Clearing the space
We removed part of the existing walls in a safe and aesthetic way to maximize the view of the other rooms and visually enlarge the space. These renovations have allowed us to make the kitchen much more functional while modernizing its appearance.
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13- Verdun : Kitchen in 1950s cottage
The kitchen of this 1950s cottage was no longer functional enough for the owners and their children, but the interior space was insufficient to create the kitchen they wanted. We extended the house toward the backyard to offer them their dream kitchen.
A central island with lunch counter
The new kitchen now has a central island with a lunch counter very convenient for the family on a daily basis and to receive friends on occasion. The kitchen opens on a large back terrace that invites the owners to enjoy the backyard more. The interior is now clearer, brighter and more dynamic.
14- Montréal-Ouest : A kitchen for family cooking – Finaliste Domus
Drawers and a work island
Our designer has proposed the use of horizontal drawers in this kitchen renovation project to increase the storage capacity in the kitchen. The installation of the island with a large counter offers room for several people to participate in the meals preparation at the same time, in a pleasant environment. A good listening of the needs and the tastes of the owners allowed our team to design and realize their dream kitchen.