Kitchen 256

Even though this house was built in early 2000, the lay-out and size of the kitchen in relation with the rest of the house was nowhere close to a 21st century design. The old vinyl floor in the kitchen and the waxed and beveled wood floor in the breakfast area just few examples of that. The bulkheads were limiting storage, the peninsula was too close to the sink area, and dishwasher and sink both could be worked on simultaneously. The clients did like the rest of the home and their neighborhood and since we had performed a similar kitchen remodeling for one of the neighbors, she wanted us to do the same for her. By shortening the length of the peninsula and extending it further into the breakfast area, we made two goals possible, one to create a better work space, and create space between sink and dishwasher, second to implement an unused right wall and relocate the fridge into that wall and wrap around the cabinetry to right ends as well. By taking down the closet in the hallway between the kitchen and dining room, we made room for more pantry space and implemented a butler area cabinetry with glass fronts wrapping around from pantries leading the way from the dining room into the family room. Pendent light and recess lights added emphasis on the contemporariness of the design. Also the use of staggered marble and glass back splash not only connects with the light granite top but also tied with this contemporary style kitchen. Use 5” wide dark walnut wood planking in the kitchen breakfast room complimented espresso finish of cabinetry and created a seamless transition to rest of the house. Stove, now, is located in the middle of the work space, dishwasher on the left side of the sink with trash cabinet in between and much more counter space all around. Now this family gets to spend more time together in this kitchen that has more seating space, and working space to prepare foods. Lots more storage and taller cabinets made them even happier.

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