This is on a twist server. Jan 2015.

Open Kitchen

White cabinets, and white marble counters expand the space in this open kitchen.  The darker wood floors contrast with the white to ground the space.  A wood paneled ceiling, mimicking the floor, provides some texture, but is painted white to reinforce the upward expanded feeling.  Extra deep 32″ counters allow for deeper base and wall cabinets, gaining just a touch more storage.  Arched door panels were repeated from adjacent spaces and used as accents on the island ends, above the refrigerator and the hood.

A smaller refrigerator was planned to achieve a more symmetrical layout, so undercounter refrigerator drawers in the island supplement the cold storage.  Since wall cabinets are few, peg systems for plate storage are included in the island base cabinets.  The coffee center was placed on an angle, creating a softer transition to the pantry cabinets, and eliminating the necessity of an awkward blind corner cabinet.

An oversize single-bowl apron front marble sink is flanked by two dishwashers, creating the ultimate clean-up station.  The commercial style rangetop is equipped with a convenient pot filler faucet.



Alise O'Brien Photography


Jim Howard