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It is always great when you can work with an amazing space and make it better!
This kitchen features a wall of greenhouse windows bringing in the outdoor light and foliage. Being able to watch the native birds and wildlife during cooking, preparation and clean up makes working in this space enjoyable.
The 10′ ceiling provides a natural openness and great light reflection allowing us to select the rich mocha cherry wood cabinets. Keeping the details simple and lines clean was important for the home owner. The overall functionality of this space was a major concern and by working closely with the home owner to ensure we met the cooking, preparation, storage and entertaining needs for a very active kitchen we created a design for this space that meets all of the above. Each appliance has its own zone allowing multiple cooks to work together with ease. We added a seating area on the back of the island to keep guests close but out of the work triangle. During social gatherings the island doubles as the serving area and on a daily basis is the perfect work space when the cook needs to spread out. Additional storage on the ‘working side’ of the island hides larger counter top appliances with easy access. Large pullout drawers and special corner storage allow for more accessible access to every corner.
The unique glass backsplash is the perfect accent and light reflection for this space. Complete with energy efficient LED under cabinet lighting this kitchen truly is the heart of the home.