This Kitchen’s Story
With a focus on their faith, their home, and the education of their five children, our clients for this project came to our firm with a dream to update their kitchen and to customize it to fit their specific lifestyle needs. Their main goals were to create an expansive space that would allow for homeschooling at the island and breakfast area, to increase their countertop space, and to design for specific appliances to support their faith-based dietary requirements.
We achieved these goals by removing a load-bearing wall and expanding the footprint towards their large walk-in pantry. We replaced their existing window behind the sink with an 8′ wide window, which provides extensive views of their backyard pool and patio area. A barrel ceiling was created to define the beautiful focal point that is the custom metal hood and range area, and we elongated the wall that would house some of their specialty appliances, such as their steam oven and built-in coffee maker.
The kitchen features frameless cabinetry in a rich alder stain on the perimeter, with contrasting tones of gray on the island and an acorn finish on the floating shelves flanking the hood. These tones are echoed in the playful, patterned backsplash behind the range. The cabinetry is richly appointed with organizational features like spice pull-outs, double wastebaskets, and large drawers that make this kitchen a chef’s dream. The selection of rectified, large-format ceramic tile on the kitchen floor is a durable choice that makes cleaning and upkeep a breeze. We also disguised their existing air handler closet by using cabinetry panels to allow for visual continuity along that wall.
The final result is a kitchen with greater flow and functionality, ample areas for food prep and homeschooling, and a light and welcoming space with contrasting tones and visual interest that will bring them joy for many years to come.