Kitchen 109 Gallery
An artistic homeowner wanted to have a colorful kitchen with a touch of retro. She likes bright colors, and chose the red for the walls. She wanted a clean bright look to compliment the wall color, and she chose the white glazed maple cabinetry and stainless steel appliances to go with it. She wanted the pot rack and the professional range and hood since she does a lot of cooking. She also wanted to have a place to store her cookbooks. The kitchen had soffits wasting space and an island that was too small to be useful. We gutted the kitchen and removed the upper part of the wall between the kitchen and family room to create an eating bar, and an open space for the range. This way she can cook and still interact with the rest of the family. This also gives them a breakfast bar or area for socializing when they entertain. The new cabinets increased the storage capacity of this kitchen immensely, in spite of removing the upper wall and losing that space for cabinets. The island is larger and has more storage as well. They still have room for the kitchen table where they sit and look out the window. We installed the usual recessed lighting, but also modern pendants over the island and some modern curved fixtures over the retro breakfast table.