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Tuscan Flavor

Before After Tuscan Flavor After 1

Designer Gail Drury, CKD, CBD, shifted the kitchen's focal point from the corner window and sink to the limestone mantel hood and Wolf rangetop on the back wall. Cabinets now hang where the window once did. An arch supported by lighted glass cabinets sits atop the peninsula, separating the kitchen from the dining area while letting let in and creating display space for glassware and china. Hidden behind the island's raised bar, a microwave and warming drawers help make the family's busy schedule manageable.

 

Drury Design
Glen Ellyn, IL
www.drurydesigns.com

Rustic Remodel

Rustic Remodel Before 1

A rectangular island with a breakfast bar and counter, flanked by two large pillars meeting in an arch overhead, created an unwanted barrier between the kitchen and dining areas. The homeowners hoped to eliminate the entire arch, but discovered that one column was load-bearing.

 

Drury Design
Glen Ellyn, IL
www.drurydesigns.com

Colonial Customs

Colonial Customs After1

The island's warm cherry wood and peacock green granite countertop complements the kitchen's bold cranberry and white color scheme. Stainless steel knobs and inset cabinet doors complete the look.

 

Designer: JoLynn Johnson

Photographer: JH Peterson

Crystal Kitchen Center

www.crystalkitchen.com

City Chic

City Chic Introduction

Just because city living is cramped and chaotic doesn't mean an urban kitchen has to be the same way. Stuck with a galley kitchen in a Boston brownstone, the homeowners wanted a kitchen with more work and storage space and professional culinary details. The new kitchen blends city chic and modern functionality.

 

Arclinea Boston
Boston, MA
www.arclineaboston.com

City Chic

City Chic Before 1

This galley kitchen locked the homeowners in a narrow passageway with a small work triangle. Boxy white appliances lacked aesthetic appeal and professional features.

 

 

Arclinea Boston
Boston, MA
www.arclineaboston.com

Colonial Customs

Colonial Customs Introduction

This 1939 Colonial-style home suffered from a small styleless kitchen and cramped work triangle. To add space, the designer removed the wall between it and the breakfast room, doubling the kitchen's footprint and adding room for new features like a built-in desk and multipurpose island. Furniture-like painted cabinetry and cherry wood details bring a redefined colonial design to this kitchen.

 

Designer: JoLynn Johnson

Photographer: JH Peterson

Crystal Kitchen Center

www.crystalkitchen.com

 

From Mediocre to Medieval

From Mediocre To Medieval Before 1

Rick Caccavello, president of Central Kitchen and Bath, wanted to make more efficient use of his 19-foot by 17-foot kitchen by improving the work triangle and the traffic flow. The old kitchen's tight passageways and two islands blocked movement, only allowing 10 to 15 people to gather comfortably in the room.

 

DESIGNER: Rick Caccavello
Central Kitchen & Bath
Winter Park, FL
www.centralkitchen.com

By the Designer, For the Designer

By The Designer For The Designer After1

By taking advantage of an unused enclosed porch, Woolf added 250 square feet to his kitchen's footprint. With all that extra space, Woolf created a larger work triangle for two cooks and more counter space, with a large island for prep and seating. A 36-inch range and Dacor undercounter microwave oven made up for the lack of cooking power that had once plagued the Woolf family.

 

Quaker Road Associates

Chappaqua, NY
www.quakerroad.com

The Re-Remodel

The Re-Remodel Before 2

The homeowners also wanted to increase their surface spaces. As their family had grown, the homeowners found their needs changed. Their countertops needed to find space to sprawl in the new remodel. Professional-grade appliances and a more decorative backsplash were also on the family's list of changes.

 

DESIGNER: Susan K. Palmquist, CKD
Sawhill Custom Kitchens
Minneapolis, MN
www.sawhillkitchens.com

Fresh & Functional

Before After Fresh And Functional Before 2

A living and dining area sprawled across from the kitchen, taking up valuable space in the room's floor plan. Designer Amy Sandack, AKBD, removed a wall and moved the kitchen to this larger area, allowing for extra storage and surface space while still incorporating living and dining areas.

 

Drury Design
Glen Ellyn, IL
www.drurydesigns.com