The finished kitchen, this is the new view as you enter the room from the front of the house, quite an improvement! We had one of the cabinet shops make custom cabinets for the project, fully utilizing the space and all for a cost less than Ikea cabinets. Our clients picked a bold green colored marmoleum for the flooring, and a solid-surface corian counter top. We find it remarkable how similar the Corian looks to carrera marble, for much less money.
This shot, as you enter from the patio, shows the new pantry, relocated stove and vent hood, and a much more open bright space.
It’s funny to think that this corner was where the refrigerator was located before we started, it’s no wonder the space feels more open at completion.
For the main bank of upper cabinets, we chose a frosted glass cabinet door. The frosted glass allows a glimpse into the contents, but hides enough so our clients packaged foods are not on full display. We also varied the height of this set of upper cabinets to create a small display area, and add visual interest.
The opposite wall of upper cabinets we decided to use a clear glass door to give our clients the space to display some of their favorite china and glassware.
We pride ourselves on making sure the pieces come together just right, like the perfect intersection between the stove and counter.
While a true built-in refrigerator was outside of the budget of this project, by creating a cabinet for the free-standing fridge to slide inside of we were able to achieve a similar look for a much more reasonable amount.