The layout of the kitchen didn't work for the clients, particularly the cooktop in the too big island and the placement of the large refrigerator. The style was bland. (There is no before photo - alas!) The husband and wife didn't agree about the finish for the new cabinets – stain or paint?
Appliances were relocated for maximum function and to reduce the appearance of bulk. The refrigerator, microwave and tall pantry blend in a long wall of tall cabinetry. The powerful exhaust hood is hidden behind cabinetry. The granite countertop on the smaller island is now completely available for food prep, snacking or guest mingling. Combining cherry cabinets and a red painted free- standing hutch satisfied both husband and wife. Decorative touches include pressed tin ceiling, custom lampshades on chandelier & pendant, hand painted tile, and glazed wall finish.
General contractor: European Craftsman, LLC