The layout of this kitchen is a basic U shape with an island. However, the varying cabinet styles and materials give the kitchen more visual interest. Glass front and back cabinets give a visual connection to a bar area on the other side of the kitchen. The open shelving not only gives quick access to dishes, but also provides a display area. An appliance garage tucked into the corner of the kitchen makes good use of the typically dead space and hides counter top appliances.
This kitchen space was created out of what was previously a bedroom. The kitchen is open on one side to a large glass filled dining area. To help with the budget the amount of cabinets was kept to a minimum. A large walk in pantry and adjacent mud room provide more than ample storage. The design was kept classic and minimal, while design pops such as the pendant lamps or natural wood door openings add interest to the space.
This kitchen remodel combined what was originally three different rooms. The overflow dining space acts as a play area, but with extended tables can convert to dining for twenty two adults during holidays and special events. The large open space and floating wrap around shelves help connect the kitchen to the adjacent living room, yet leave them defined as separate spaces. A small mud room is tucked away behind the refrigerator and the continuous cabinets contain both pantry space and coat storage. The large bi-fold door creates an indoor / outdoor living space with the exterior porch.
There was no room to expand this compact kitchen into. The wall between the kitchen and living room was removed to make the kitchen feel larger. A small portion of the wall was kept in place to hide the refrigerator and pantry cabinets. Extra storage was created with 12″ deep cabinets on the living room side of the island.
It is often the details that bring a kitchen to its full potential. These custom, yet simple to construct, built in dog bowls keep the bowls orderly and out of the way. The drawer above holds treats and leashes for when running out the adjacent door. An extra large appliance garage was created out of the back corner. The counter tops continue into the appliance garage and there are several outlets located in the garage. The toaster and other appliances tuck easily in and out of view, but can still be used without pulling them out.
This great room contains the family living space, breakfast area and kitchen. The owners wanted to have an open kitchen, but still wanted a place to hide the mess. A large butler’s pantry was created, tucked out of sight of the great room. Counter top appliances, such as the coffee maker, are kept in the pantry room, so that the kitchen does not seem cluttered. Large pantry cabinets are located in the butler’s pantry to provide ample storage.
This compact kitchen feels larger than it really is. Cabinet and counter space was sacrificed along the side wall to install full glass sliding doors. The doors expand the feel of the kitchen from interior to exterior. The dark cabinet color was selected to help the kitchen recede, so that the focus would be on the view.