Creating a space for someone who loves to cook is a real treat. This project had a few challenges. The layout of the kitchen is long and narrow, and the windows were originally placed to provide a fantastic view of their neighbors stucco wall. They needed change.
The window and sink were moved down the wall, replacing that stucco view with the beautiful brick colonial home across the street. A wall separating the kitchen and breakfast room was shortened to open up the space.
The cabinetry is a stained, glazed, beaded inset cherry cabinet by Huggy Bear featuring large drawers, glass windows for display, and panelling for the commercial refrigerator for that built-in look.
A commercial rangetop, pot-filler, and niche lie beneath a custom built hood enclosure, painted and tiled to match the room. Pot and pan storage directly beneath the range makes food preparation a snap!
Double ovens, dishwasher, and a large pantry complete the major additions to the space. The homeowners choose a natural stone quartzite countertop that looks amazingly similar to traditional white marble, but isn't as porous, providing extra durability and easy clean-up. The back splash tiles are heat treated during production, varying the color. Exceptionally high temperatures create the rich red tiles that are almost like glass. A textured tile molding separates small from large tiles, and provides a nice accent to the kitchen.
After completing this kitchen, the owners brought us back to work on their master bath, which was featured in Sunset Books Before & After Bathroom Makeovers.