Who lives here
Obstacles and Opportunities
Designed for Cooking and Entertaining
The triangular central island puts guests in the middle of the action, letting them keep culinary enthusiast Keith company as he creates a meal to share. Perhaps the biggest perk of this new design is the views. Both the main sink and secondary sink overlook Cate’s Lake and the beautiful wooded back yard.
Offset from the rest of the kitchen by its dark wood cabinetry and granite top, this hospitality zone feels like a piece of furniture and creates a transition between the kitchen and dinette. Whether they use it as a secondary prep space, bar for entertaining, or personal Starbucks, there is no doubt this family will get plenty of use from this thoughtfully designed built-in.
Beautifully-crafted, traditional details
White cabinets and a rustic tile backsplash were used to frame the professional Wolf® range. The look blends casually classic styling with earthy colors and textures.
Details like the island legs and cabinet panels were used to give the space traditional style. Decorative corbels adorn twin pull-out spice racks that flank the gas range. Seasonings are easy to see and find, but won’t get sticky from steam and splatter.
Super-organized walk-in pantry
Hidden away by a paneled barn door this walk-in pantry has maximum space for dry goods, extra dishes, and recycling.
Keith, Lisa, their teenaged twins, and pet cat.
The homeowners wanted more of everything – an open floor plan, space for cooking, serving, storage, family and friends. But they wanted to avoid the cost of an addition.
Keith and Lisa live in a beautiful two-story home which they built in 2000. They love their home and neighborhood, but were ready to update the kitchen. They came to New Spaces looking for a more open, user-friendly space for their family.
Before and After
Before: Not enough of anything
The homeowners wanted more of everything – space for cooking, serving, storage, family and friends. But they wanted to avoid the cost of an addition.
After: More of everything, except square footage
Removing the wall and relocating the kitchen and dining room created a huge open space that flows from the kitchen, to a casual dining area, to the family room. With more cabinets, ample counter space, additional seating, and an extra sink – the space is ideal for entertaining.
An archway marks the transition between the new kitchen and the formal dining room.
Traditional Style with an Open Floor Plan
New Spaces designers made the most of the long outside wall, lining it with appliances and cabinets. Keeping the center of the space open eliminates traffic jams when entertaining, (something this family loves to do). It also draws the eye through the space to create a feeling of spaciousness.
Traditional white cabinets keep the space looking bright and feeling fresh. And strategically placed lighting in the ceiling and underneath the cabinets keeps this kitchen luminous when the sun goes down.