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WHAT: Renovation of a large kitchen for a couple of serious cooks

CHALLENGE: A large, inefficiently used room with not enough wall space,
awkward arrangements of openings and a mess of soffits and beams

STRATEGY: Establish a strong visual datum, clean up messy wall openings
by covering them with large sliding doors, add workspace and order circulation
with addition of center island

 

 

CONTRACTOR: Tech Construction LLC

PHOTOGRAPHY: Ben Rahn, A-Frame Studio

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Where an existing door opening didn’t allow for full-depth storage, a shallow counter with no upper cabinets visually makes the transition from dining room to kitchen but continues the material “lining” of the room.

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Because the clients are avid bakers and in order to emphasize the center, the island’s countertop is made of marble, while the others are a light Caesarstone.

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A cubby hole with a built-in outlet inside a cabinet allows the couple’s cell phones to charge without cluttering the countertop.

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A set of four large wooden sliding doors hides a mess of existing wall openings leading to…

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…a printing station and bookshelves.

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They also cover a pantry and a washer/dryer closet…

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…and shelves for all small appliances.