A bland and boring 1980s kitchen with typical oak-trimmed white Melamine cabinets has been transformed with bold color, warmth and upscale details in this 21st century same-footprint remodel by Stanley Home Renovation & Design.
This retired couple with gourmet cooking skills and accessories were committed to two important details in the creative design process – the addition of a Wolf professional-grade range top and the color red. Art work and artifacts collected in the couple’s travels provided the inspiration for the sleek style and warm vivid hues.
The previous kitchen – including a dropped soffit ceiling with fluorescent light panel – was gutted. As the re-design evolved, particular attention was given to accessibility; minimizing reaching and adding a seated prep area, pull-out storage spaces and a concealed lift-up mixer shelf.
The warm earth-tone hues of the porcelain tile floor harmonize with the rich tones of the natural cherry wood cabinets. Clean lines, crown molding and contemporary stainless pulls complete the look. The kitchen island doubled in size and now includes a warming drawer directly opposite the double wall convection ovens and new Wolf cooktop with vented hood.
Countertops of quartz-based non-porous Caesarstone sparkle in rich ruby on the island, and black on the perimeter counters accentuated by a white subway tile backsplash with an inset design using golden glass and black accents.
Undercabinet lighting and recessed can lighting in the ceiling illuminate the work surfaces as well as reflect the stainless steel appliances and the gourmet collection of stainless steel cookware hanging from the pot rack over the colorful, practical island that takes center stage.
“Our client wanted a chef’s kitchen with color and emotion in it,” says designer Mitch Stanley. “The colors are bold and exactly what our clients wanted. They are elated and their love of cooking has returned thanks to the completion of this project.”
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