• Modern compact kitchen is loaded with function and style
  • Open concept kitchen with matching mudroom cabinetry keeps space neat and tidy
  • Double sinks seperated by raised bank of drawers gives distintive his and hers areas
  • Sleek family room fireplace wall framed in wood with floating storage drawers below
  • Light inside of cabinet acts as a night-light in this stylish powder room
  • Lower level laundry room doubles as a mudroom for the ultimate in functionality

Functionally Beautiful Spaces

Our Business

Vestabul is in business to change people’s lives through functional and beautiful design solutions with a focus on Universal Design.

As an architectural design firm we specialize in design layouts for kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, mud rooms, dressing rooms, home offices and hobby rooms. We are also experts in custom built-in and interior finishings design. With our approach of focusing on the functional design of the space first and allowing the aesthetic look to evolve, the client is assured that the space will be as functional as it is beautiful. “Form Follows Function” is our mantra!

Through Vestabul’s in-depth knowledge of needs assessment, ergonomics, space planning, millwork design and architectural products our designs offer clients unique solutions for their projects and our proven process, with set deliverables, ensures piece-of-mind from start to finish of the contract.

Our Philosophy

A functional kitchen is one that allows you to store, prep, cook, serve and clean-up with ease no matter what the size of your space. Not every homeowner has the same functional needs, so we will individualize your space whether you produce daily from scratch meals or grab take-out most evenings. We can help out if you bake, prepare gourmet meals, have a food prep specialty or just want to have a place for everything and everything in its place. We won’t forget that the kitchen is the heart of the home and also needs to be beautiful. So, along with functional layouts and storage accessories we can provide design solutions to fit your style!

With the approach of focusing on the functional design of the space first and allowing the aesthetic look to evolve, the client is assured that the space will function and be beautiful.

Form-Follows-Function is the mantra of Vestabul Design!

Our Team

Lead Designer

Vestabul is lead by Jan Rutgers, an experienced design professional.

Jan Rutgers

  • vestabul.design@gmail.com
  • 250-545-2246

Both the art and the science of design have guided Jan’s creative career over the past 20 plus years. Combining these two disciplines has allowed her to completely understand residential design from mechanical systems through to the specification of each detail.
Beginning with a design degree and a drive to make things functional, Jan was drawn to the residential kitchen industry because a well-designed kitchen could change people’s lives.
Over the years she expanded her knowledge in design to all areas of the home becoming a space planning and product development expert. She has worked on projects across North America and is sought out for her unique approach to design and the design process.
As the owner of Vestabul her goal is to bring this wealth of knowledge to all of her clients and truly make a difference in their lives through functionally beautiful design solutions.

Design Support

Vestabul works on projects across Western Canada and collaborates with multiple design experts to produce our functionally beautiful spaces. Our experts understand all the products that go into a home and provide Vestabul with the best and most up to date advice on cabinetry, appliances, plumbing fixtures, countertops, backsplashes, flooring, interior finishings and lighting. Our professional relationships ensure that your final design is the perfect one for you.