The homeowners desired a polished design that matched the aesthetics of the home and reputation of the neighborhood using classic colors and high end finishes that will endure, a purposeful layout that will work for weeknight cooking for 2 or event entertaining for many, solutions to the many doors and doorways that land in this kitchen and dining space – a way to tone down the feeling of a high traffic zone, a large island for entertaining, seating for their family of 3, and overall appeal; as well as a design to incorporate the 36” professional range with brass accents.
The original layout of this kitchen presented undeniable challenges. Before pictures reveal the L-shaped peninsula separating kitchen from dining area, a half bath wall that protrudes into natural kitchen space leaving a very cramped corner, and many high traffic areas of the home all joining up to this central “hub” space. It had the feeling that each new piece – the half bath, mudroom, family room – had been added individually without a master end result in mind. It was time for one cohesive design to bring continuity of style and functionality together.