This project is one of my favorite jobs this year. As soon as it was designed I couldn’t wait to start building it. The remodel included most of the main floor living space and evolved as the job went on to include false beams in the kitchen and living room and painted brick walls on the stove wall in the kitchen and the build out for the fireplace. Our part included the kitchen cabinets, finishing the false beams in our exclusive hand rubbed cappuccino stain, painting the front door, floating shelves on either side of the fireplace and even some reworking of the square posts for the railing and applying the finish. The kitchen was a small area so maximizing usable space with function and design was crucial.
The transitional design features a pantry wall with the Sub Zero all glass door refrigerator and oven cabinet centered and equal size pantry cabinets to either side with 3 large storage drawers below and rollout shelves and work surfaces behind the door cabinets above in each with a hidden walk-in pantry door next to the Sub Zero. The cabinets on the range wall all have large storage drawers with wood organizers in the top drawer for spices and utensils. The client also wanted floating shelves to either side of the steel hood which were made from re-sawn maple to look like cut pieces from an old beam, each shelf is lit from the underside with LED flush mounted puck lights.
The island was our biggest challenge. It needed to house several appliances of different size, a farmhouse sink and be able to have function from all 4 sides and still have room for seating space on the backside. The sink side has the farmhouse sink centered with storage drawers to the right that feature wood organizers and a double middle drawer to help hold all the small utensils and still maintain the 3 drawer look from the front view that matches the integrated dishwasher to the left. The right side contains both the integrated soft close trash unit and an icemaker with a third false panel door to maintain the size balance for all three. The left side houses the Sub Zero undercounter freezer. I wanted the face to look like six equal sized drawers, which left the integrated drawer fronts for the freezer overlapping the side panel for the dishwasher. The back of the island has storage tucked up under the seating space. All in all the end result of this kitchen is a beautiful space with wonderful function.