In a centuries-old building in Montreal, Belgian architect and designer Gaeten Havart undertook a DIY kitchen renovation that makes the most of inexpensive materials. These simple cabinets and modern cabinet pulls are from Ikea and painted with a matte black finish.
The countertop is Portuguese marble. A Purist faucet from Kohler also features a black matte finish. The pendant lights are vintage glass models, painted in black.
The dishwasher is Bosch and the oven is Samsung.
The open shelving lets light stream into the kitchen. The table is the same height as the counter, so it can be used as extra space for food prep.
A chalkboard made of anodized aluminum is a place for keeping to-do lists.
The slide-out pantry fits into the wall, reducing clutter.
The dining room features Eames shell chairs from Herman Miller, a chandelier by Lindsey Adelman, and a vintage Italian bar cart.
In the bathroom, there is a Catalano sink with Kohler fixtures, Artemide's Tolomeo lamp, and an Ikea mirror. To cut costs, the tiles are "the cheapest wall tiles from Home Depot," capped with a Quadec Schluter finish, Havart says.