Before Style: Traditional
Before List of client’s dislikes:
- Too dark
- The cabinets were too narrow, leading to storage problems
- No symmetry between the upper and lower cabinets which made the kitchen look very busy.
- Layout–The aisles were too narrow
- Countertops – No one sat at the peninsula bar which closed up the kitchen
- Lacked countertop space
- 1 sink wasn’t enough
- The space was not laid-out properly with the result being that it felt much smaller than needed
- Lighting- too dark and had a lot of dark spots
- Stove in the island
- There was a hallway in the kitchen adjacent to the fridge.
Before List of likes by my clients:
- The kitchen sink in front of the window
Goal: Transform their maze-like and impractical Traditional/Tuscany Kitchen into a fully-functional gourmet
- Transitional/Modern Kitchen.
- Installed as many recessed lights as possible, plus 2 decorative chandeliers to add a little glam!
- Chose light colored cabinets with strong lines to define a Transitional look
- Chose cabinets with sufficient storage to make sure that everything in the kitchen could be easily stored
- Removed the peninsula and installed 1 giant island for cooking and eating
- Centered the stove inthe island and added a prep sink
- Closed off the hallway and put the fridge to the left of the stove to establish a working triangle.
- Chrome and stainless steel appliances with hood
- Reclaimed wood in the bar stools for contrast
- Overall Appearance: Bright, balanced, big, beautiful with a very functional gourmet kitchen.
This Kitchen was also featured on Colorado Homes and Lifestyle Magazine for their special kitchen issue for Sept/Oct 2013