Who lives here
Jim and Linda.
Obstacles and Opportunities
The couple was especially interested in learning the pro’s and con’s of different materials and design options. Jim and Linda are very practical, so they partnered with a designer to create a timeless kitchen which fits their needs and will also appeal to another family if and when they decide to sell their home.
Seeking a reprieve from an uncommon kitchen layout that was no longer meeting their needs, Jim and Linda challenged the New Spaces team to transform the main level of their 1996 two-story home into a functional and fashionable entertainer’s dream! This new space features an open floor plan, cherry cabinetry, and Cambria quartz countertops. We were even able to reuse their original kitchen cabinetry to make a walk-in “super pantry” that you have to see to believe!
Working with a designer you can be more involved in the creation of your dream space, even without watching hours of DIY or HGTV.
This L-shaped open kitchen with easy access to a dining area and the back yard has a classic look of natural wood, quartz countertops, and sleek appliances. Darkly-stained cherry wood Starmark cabinets anchor this understated design. Carefully selected elements like glass pendant lights and the stainless steel appliances contrast the natural wood tones to create the timeless sense these homeowners were looking for. The central island has a gently curving edge, softening the hard surface of the counter top.
Not only does this island have seating for four, three layers of deep drawers provide storage for everything but the kitchen sink: silverware, dishes, service ware, and more. Round pegs can be rearranged according to a system of gridded, pre-drilled holes. This flexible organization solution keeps drawers neat while accommodating large and irregular shapes.
Sleek glass brick tiles reference classic subway tiles, but in an elongated contemporary format. Floating shelves and the stainless steel range and hood contribute to the timeless appeal by merging modern and traditional ideas.
Fridge, cabinets, super pantry!
Keep foods fresh and orderly. Constructed to fit together perfectly, wooden cabinets snugly surround the refrigerator with storage for cookbooks, food items, or small appliances. A pocket door leads to a spacious pantry…
…where the old cabinets were repurposed to create ample storage for dry goods, infrequently used pots and pans, and a handy second fridge.