This Kitchen’s Story
Our client was eager to renovate her 2001 home’s original kitchen and flooring. After purchasing the home from her parents, she asked us to create an open floorplan with a lighter, more modern color palette. KBF designed an entirely new floorplan, removing the wall that divided the kitchen from the family room and adding a large center island. The new plan also included relocating the existing appliances and creating a new focal point for the entire space – a gorgeous range hood that extends to the soaring ceiling. Our client wanted to remove a blank wall in the kitchen (next to the original location of the refrigerator), however, we learned that this was a load-bearing point for the home’s second story and removing it would not be feasible. Instead, we suggested converting that blank wall area into a coffee bar by capturing the space from the closet in the hallway behind it. Our client was thrilled with the idea and KBF created a coffee bar/beverage station with a barrel ceiling, a rich wood finish on the cabinetry and floating shelves, sconce lighting, and a patterned tile to add interest and a bit of whimsy to the new space. The stunning range hood was custom built on-site and a local artist designed and applied the plaster finish. The hood’s finishing touch is the wood trim that echoes the cabinetry of the adjacent coffee bar. A Zellige ceramic tile is the perfect choice for the backsplash as it offers a modern yet timeless look. The massive center island’s cabinetry boasts a fabulous shade of green that brings an earthy and inviting feel to the entire space, while oversized pendants make a bold statement and provide a soft glow to the kitchen and the family room beyond.