A Kitchen With A Happy Ending!
Today we wrapped up some final details in this new kitchen. The client was going for a Mediterranean vibe, elegant but at the same time warm and inviting. She loves to entertain so the kitchen had to be a focal point for her guests and it had to tell the story of her vision. All these bells and whistles can really run up the price of your cabinets but we were able strike a good deal with Kith Cabinets.
We knew we could improve the function, incorporating her appliance wish list in the style she was dreaming of. An added challenge was that we had to incorporate the existing floor because it had to stay. She selected white painted cabinets with a warm brown glaze which really worked well.
We were able to include a range by Viking, a Dacor microwave drawer, a beautiful Silgranit sink by Blanco, and some really nifty accessories including a mixer lift which she uses to store her juicer. We devoted one roll out in the pantry to be used as a charging station and a place to throw the mail so the lovely counter can remain clutter free. Notice that we also incorporated some gentle curvy shapes with the counter top and the wood hood.
That FAB box on the counter is a nifty gift for our client, gourmet salts that magnetically attach to pull out next to range. They are something like this.
This client had a clear direction from day one which really helped keep the project on track. This very traditional design comes with a maximum of detail and I’m happy to say we have left a very happy couple to enjoy years of romantic dinners in their new kitchen.
Design was a collaboration between the client and myself. Cabinets by Kith Kitchens, counter tops by Stone Palace, appliances by House of Appliances and installation by Brendan Donovan Furniture & Cabinet Co. See local resources for more info and contact details.
Gloria is a kitchen and bath cabinetry designer with AKBD certification from the National Kitchen & Bath Association. She has also served on the Florida Treasure Coast Chapter's Board of Directors as the VP of Communications. Her work has appeared on This Old House as well as in Florida Design Magazine, K+BB Magazine and the Palm Beach Post. She is co-author of The Complete Idiots Guide to Remodeling Your Kitchen, Illustrated, as well as a freelanced writer contributing occasionally to the Sun Sentinel in the area of kitchen design. She is a proud member of the Blanco Design Council and the illustrious Brizo Blogger 19.