The homeowners were wishing for a open kitchen with the all the rooms integrated harmoniously with the rest of their house. To start with, the home had a cramped kitchen, a formal dining room which was being used as quasi office, and a sunroom completely cutoff from the remainder of their house. There was only one solution to creating more space and flow - we had to knock out walls.
The project features:
Once the space was opened up, the room began to feel better right away. The kitchen features mostly base cabinets under quartz countertops. Portions of the counter form breakfast bar, facing the backyard, a bar sink and seating, and the main cooking space. The center wall cabinets are hung in suspension away from the ceiling to maintain the open spacious feeling, by use of hidden brackets and rods. We used cherry for wood of the base cabinets and maple for the walls, which gives a sense of dimension and complements the stone fireplace wall in the adjoining living room.
The transformation of this kitchen from 1980's drab to timeless fab is amazing. The homeowner wanted a prairie-style kitchen that would be a reflection of his impeccable taste. We took the ideas and direction from various sources, and the craftsmenship from Amish people. Pictures do not do this kitchen justice.
Work of Art in Small Spaces - the homeowner wanted a contemporary take on an old concept, the bathroom, however small that bathroom might have been. By creating a juxtaposition between a curvy vanity top and edgy, "broken" tile, we were able to add modern flare to an otherwise traditional space.