With two cooks in the family, these clients constantly tripped over one another in their tiny kitchen. With the dream of a larger, brighter kitchen we expanded, taking room from a hall closet and the eat in nook and made the kitchen 20′ long with a 10′ island and vaulted the 8′ foot ceiling to enhance the size of the room. Two separate work triangles exist in this kitchen, one at the end of the island with the Wolf cooktop, prep sink and fridge. And, a secondary work triangle with the farmhouse sink, fridge and baking center located in the island.
Much attention was taken to ensure both chefs could work together while having their lab, Finnigan under foot. Loving to host large dinner parties, the homeowners requested a self-serve bar area which was strategically placed at the far end of the island to keep guests out of the kitchen. A deep drawer under the pantry mirrors the fridge’s freezer but conceals liquor bottles. Opposite the pantry are fridge and freezer drawers that hold plenty of ice and cold ones for guests.
A large window overlooking the beautiful backyard was moved opposite the front door so that guests have a direct line of vision to the kitchen and beyond. Clear glass globe light fixtures hanging from the white, wood paneled vaulted ceiling help frame the space without distracting from the view. Paneled appliances, open shelves, and quartz “marble” countertops complete the refined look and contribute to the light feel of the kitchen, giving the clients the beautiful and functional kitchen of their dreams.