It's hard to believe I received the first call for this project on Dec 1, 2020. Here we are about 1 1/2 years later and the end result was worth the wait! Today I'm going to focus on the kitchen design and share all of the materials used. I designed the semi-custom cabinets and the center island while the homeowner who has amazing taste selected her own materials. Sidenote: I took these photos but a professional photographer will be lending a hand next month!
If you remember the design blog I shared about a year ago, there were two challenges facing this project. One was to create the illusion of a built in refrigerator that is full depth or 30" and the other was to work with a second floor stairwell landing / soffit that could not be moved. I'll link that blogpost here if you want to read more about it. The soffit ended up being larger than anticipated so things got a little tweaked from my plans.
Let‘s start with the cabinets. We ran them all the way to the crown molding to maximize space and with 10’ ceilings there’s lots of storage. The top cabinets are hinged so they open up to help with the height issue. One of the best things about using semi-custom is getting to choose the exact cabinet color you want! The perimeter cabinets are Sherwin Williams Alabaster and the island is Ben Moore Water's Edge 1635. Note the accent ceiling color in the dining room which coordinates with the island in Ben Moore Glass Slipper 1632, just a few shades lighter.
The countertops... ya'll the countertops are just beautiful! They are a special type of marble which the homeowner selected because she says this particular type of marble is less porous than standard marble. It is mined from deep under ground and is apparently denser. They still need to be sealed for maximum protection though. The name of the marble is Olympian White Classico honed Danby marble from Vermont Quarries. I learn something new with every project!
A great shot of the marble is shown below along with a 36" white apron front kitchen sink by Bocchi, a Bosch dishwasher and double pull out trash drawer. The glass pendant lights are by Visual Comfort and feature seedy glass.
This kitchen has plenty of well planned out storage features. The island includes quick access drawers for silverware and table linens located just off the dining room for convenience while an under counter wine cooler is neatly tucked away on the other end across from the wine bar. And of course every bar needs coffee! A hinged cabinet door slides up with a roll out shelf designed for brewing coffee. A full height pantry with lower drawers is next to the refrigerator and offers extra deep storage.
Last but not least, let's talk about the custom hood, appliances and basksplash. The hood was designed to be simple and clean with an accent of natural wood to tie into the open shelving and hard wood floors which are white oak with a Bona Nordiseal finish. The cooktop is a Bosch 36" induction style (a rapidly growing trend) and the double ovens & refrigerator are GE Cafe. This is a great example of successfully mixing and matching appliance brands.
The tile backsplash gives this kitchen a modern edge with it's super thin grout and rough uneven texture. The cabinet hardware is by Emtek. I hope you enjoyed today's post with all the design details.
Next week I'll feature the pantry and the mudroom peaking through right behind this kitchen!