Design Brief: Contemporary Horizon
The original kitchen had a rustic, traditional feel which was out-of-sync with our client’s contemporary preference. The lack of wall space limited storage and a sunken breakfast nook area posed layout challenges and broke up an otherwise dramatic view of the desert horizon.
Cabinet Solutions Designer Kate Fales opened the space up by focusing on horizontal lines, removing a soffit and lifting the breakfast nook onto a glass platform, bringing it into alignment with the horizon line through the now unobstructed window.
Special consideration had to be made for the original peninsula. Removing it would leave the client with less storage space, but leaving an L-shaped cabinetry layout would make the kitchen feel cramped. Kate adopted a staggered arrangement with extra deep cabinets and countertop to add extra space while keeping the look and feel streamlined. The design went through several revisions to find the right balance of aesthetics and functionality while considering the practical requirements for electrical and plumbing.
The blue acrylic cabinetry and raised glass platform are bold, but from day one our client knew that this contemporary direction was the right choice. Kate created a sleek, stylish color palette that doesn’t overwhelm the space.
We also helped the client with design for a gorgeous master bath using cabinetry and colors inspired by the kitchen.
Additional information about this kitchen and bath
|Base Cabinets||KitchenCraft, Lockhart, Maple, Charcoal|
|Upper Cabinets||KitchenCraft, Summit, Acrylic, Wired Cobalt|
|Bathroom Cabinets||KitchenCraft, Lockhart, Maple, Charcoal|
|Hardware||Jeffrey Alexander, Sutton, Brushed Nickel|
|Call-outs||Stainless steel farm sink, two tone color scheme, floating vanity in master bath.|