A cramped kitchen offered little prep and storage space, but a bathroom and pantry between that area and a cluttered dining room limited opportunities for expansion. Opening up the kitchen and dining room to create a combined space would allow for the gathering and entertaining of family and friends. A reconfiguration also integrated an office area and promotes more natural light.
Relocating the obtrusive half-bath and pantry merged the kitchen and dining room into a modern space for entertaining. A live edge island, made of walnut, provides ample prep area and becomes a topic of conversation during parties. Natural maple cabinets, white Caesarstone counters and a backsplash of matte white tile produces a monochromatic color scheme for contemporary appeal.
Lighting: Hubbardton Forge Cabinetry: Greenfield Countertop: Caesarstone Island countertop: Erik O.F. Schultz Dishwasher: Bosch
The homeowner was unhappy with the layout of the existing kitchen and wanted to find a way to incorporate more appliances, especially individual Sub-Zero columns. During the construction an air-conditioning access room was converted to a walk-in pantry. Using a traditional coastal style, the company designed a large island with bar sink and cabinets with functional inserts, including dividers, pull-outs and a mixer pull-out.
Cabinets: Omega Provinical Door Pearl Finish Countertop: Calcata Boghini Quartz Appliances: Sub-Zero; Wolf; Asko; Best Flooring: Mullican St. Andrews Solid Oak in Dark Chocolate Lighting: Schobeck Arlinton
A sleek condo overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Hollywood, Florida, was in need of a sleek new kitchen. As with any large, multifamily building, there are inherent limitations to what can be done with interior spaces.
Stan Schachne, AIA, employed an abundance of creativity to remove existing soffits and later hiding electrical and HVAC ducts. Those functions were moved to adjoining areas, while opening up the old kitchen for a new larger one to take its place.
By re-orienting an existing laundry room and closet space, a large “hidden” pantry was created between the refrigerator and freezer doors. In addition, a dramatic LED lighting scheme was designed and added. Owners of similar units visited the finished product and marveled at how much space was gained by moving soffits.
In this case, small but clever efforts to move and re-conceal mechanical chases helped achieve a total transformation of an existing space.
Doors: Masonite Flooring: 24 x 24 Corsica Cream Classic Lighting: Juno LED down lights; Nora Lighting LED down lights Countertop: Think Glass Sink: Blanco Faucet: Hansgrohe Range: Thermador Exhaust hood: Faber Oven: Thermador Refrigerator: Thermador Freezer: Thermador Dishwasher: Thermador Washer/dryer: Speed Queen Home control system: Control 4