As with many kitchen renovations, this one began with cabinets that were worn and no longer worked properly and an overall function that did not meet the needs of the family whose young children had become teenagers. Then there was the matter of the orange hued wood, which between the trim, doors AND cabinets was simply overwhelming. My client loved the clean look of gray and white so that's where we began.
In addressing the function, the existing peninsula restricted flow in the old kitchen, so bye-bye it went along with the other bottleneck feature, the closet style pantry. A narrow island with seating and a pair of cabinet style pantries cleaned up the look and improved the flow.
Shaker cabinets were built up to ceiling height and frosted glass was added in order to add interest while concealing storage of utilitarian items. A wood hood and appliance garage add to the useful, but good looking function. Classic style pendants over the island, and a more modern drum light over the table as well as a mix of cabinet hardware keep the look interesting.
Painted a deep shade of the same gray of the rest of the cabinets, a furniture style hutch fills a once unused wall and makes the ideal location for beverage or food service when entertaining. With the extra storage in the hutch, the once cluttered butler's pantry is now home to "command central."
After my help with the layout, design and most of the materials selection, my clients finished the final details on their own. I am thrilled with the end result, I love the pops of green and the fun Ikea fabric curtain over the sink, as well as the stools at the island and chairs and light fixture at the vintage table. Kudos to a job well done!
Does your room need a “prescription” for a change of decor, function or design? I would love to work with you to help your room "feel better."
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