Kitchen 181 Gallery

1990’s Colonial Sizeable kitchen with adjacent sunroom; largely dysfunctional layout with cumbersome midroom closets yet lack of necessary storage. The sink was situated against a blank wall and all appliances were too close to each other. SOLUTIONS: Remove a bearing wall to create kitchen great room; delete closets Open plan allows for more natural light as well as better traffic flow. Relocate appliance to better rationalize floor plan; improve traffic, efficiencies Add 5’ x 10’ Island that seats 6 at a sushi style table height, relocated sink, dishwasher and wine cooler to incorporate into the island. Create in-kitchen desk/ work station with book cases and glass-facing cabinets in sunroom Rerouted ducting and electrical to remove ceiling bulkhead and create space for cabinetry flush with ceiling, which created a 40% improvement in storage capacity. Glass-facing upper display cabinets Recessed overhead lights was a better use of space and also added design aspect to entirety of the kitchen Lighting scheme also includes pendant lights, puck lights, under cabinet lights Extended exotic flooring has created a smooth transition leading to foyer and back sunroom. Use of upscale appliances, relocating gas cooktop and built in mantel hood as a catty corner, draws visual attention to angles. These are a few tricks used by designers in this project. Customer overall achieved total satisfaction with the outcome of the final project. A larger kitchen, bigger appliances, the better use of space, creating a better flow of traffic made the ability to serve and dine a large family and friends possible.

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