Before & After, Residential extension

Kitchen extension


Durocher Street in Outremont

Project description

For our clients, for whom sustainable development and the principle of a healthy home are important values, the small kitchen in their apartment had become an issue. Habitation Plani-Conseil designed and built an extension to this kitchen, which blends perfectly with the existing design of the building. The modern style of the construction required rigorous planning and meticulous calculations where nothing was left to chance.

Design specifics

The harmonization of the extension with the existing structure was the driving force behind the project in terms of the structural work as well as the aesthetics:

  • Outdoors, the extension blends in with the 2nd floor’s balcony structure which has been kept intact, in order to maintain the architectural continuity with the neighbor’s adjoining balcony.
  • The C joists (also known as “C irons”) and the balustrade that surrounds the green – both in galvanized steel – blend in with the garden gate and are made in the same material.
  • The pattern on the balustrade’s railings the same as the gate’s.
  • With the passing of time, the patina on the cedar coating will exude a greyish aspect which will lend itself to the color of the gate, of the beam, of the wall in masonry and of the fence in grey wood.
  • The choice of using oversized windows increases the visual span and allows daylight in.
  • Outdoor, tongue and groove cedar slats, custom cut to meet the owner’s requirements by a carpenter from the island of Orléans, are joined together at 45 degrees so as to preserve the horizontality.