We are deep in the throes of a fast paced, high style kitchen remodel of a modern multi-level, home to a stylish young family. There are vaulted ceilings with sky lights and walls of windows bringing in loads of light to the living spaces and kitchen. We were tasked with making a small dark kitchen feel open, light and bright. And here's the kicker, without moving any walls. Although construction has yet to begin, we can share with you some of our design plans to achieve this challenging task.
We started by removing the dark cherry wood cabinetry with intricate detailing and selected a soft warm gray with a simple beveled inset. This not only fits the era of the home more appropriately, but it is softer to the eye with an uncluttered feeling. We used simple chrome knobs and pulls which will reflect light beautifully and remain timeless.
What was once a bulky protruding microwave over the stove is now a sleek stainless steel hood that is less visually distracting but also will not physically intrude into the kitchen space like before. The palette of the space is warm but bright. There is bright white subway tile as the back splash with an inset herringbone mosaic that serves as the focal point of this wall.
Instead of putting heavy overhead shelving on the sink wall we opted for open shelving where our clients can display their favorite dishes or some colorful vases. Below are a few of our favorite ways to style open shelving.
And if you were wondering where we put the microwave, we opted to place it in the island where it would be more accessible to their growing family. Stay tuned for project completion coming soon, after all, we are on a new baby deadline!!