Kitchen, Powder Room
To modernize a cramped and dated kitchen and dining room; this client wanted an open concept area for dinner parties and entertaining guests. Challenges were in establishing adequate storage and distinguishing work and play areas, while retaining clients’ classy wine bar inspiration for the room.
The space is designed for multi-purpose use and entertaining. Open concept was the priority; this meant optimizing natural light and creating organized storage solutions in order to attain the clean sophisticated feel. A closet, dead-end hall, and some den space were reclaimed for the new powder room, that replaces an existing bathroom, enabling kitchen enlargement. A see-through fireplace links the rooms, ‘cozying’ both spaces.
The kitchen features classy finishing in dark ‘chocolate’ wood, matchstick mosaic back-splash tiles, and cherry flooring. The large, welcoming, curved-front Stone Island features a hands-free faucet, ‘bowl-shaped’ bar sink and wine cooler.
Off to the side and out of sight of the dinner table, the wash-up area holds a coffee station with slide-away doors over double dishwashers. Built-in shelving at hall closet provides a solution for cookbook storage.
The dining area millwork ‘hutch’, gives a traditional touch and deflects sound in the open space. Wood trim themes are retained, to balance the home’s traditional context with its new modernized fittings.