I love meeting my clients through referrals of other clients, this is really the only way to do business. At least then you have a trustworthy source and someone who can vouch for your work and your talent. When I met the homeowners of this new stunning kitchen, they had never met me before but already had a very clear understanding of what I could deliver which was great.
My client had recently taken over their parents old home and it was about time to transform it into something that would suit their young family and their lifestyle. The original kitchen was quite dated and the layout was terrible for what they needed. In order to save some $ we decided to keep the existing appliances which were all really nice to begin with. I mean, who doesn’t want a double 30″ Miele oven or a 36″ Wolf range top?
In the original layout, the range top was situated on a small island with only 24″ workspace on either side. The fridge and pantry were right behind and the sink, dishwasher and cleanup station was located behind a half wall blocking the kitchen from the adjacent family room. My client wanted to open it all up, allowing the family to move from one space to the other. Having the children run around, doing homework on a larger island and also incorporate more storage.
The solution was to remove the half wall and incorporate a structural column for support instead. We moved the entrance of the kitchen over slightly to allow for a nice large range top presentation framed with the 30″ Miele double oven and a 30″ pantry on the other side. We enlarged the island and incorporated storage on both sides with additional seating of 3 stools for their children to do homework or entertaining guests to enjoy a glass of wine while the homeowner complete the dinner. The island now has a large 33″ under mount sink, waste bins, dishwasher and added storage with a lovely Caesarstone countertop to finish it off.
On the other side of the kitchen, we incorporated almost a whole additional kitchen with lots of storage and a large countertop area which is great for prepping and baking. In order to do this, we had to close off one of the existing windows, this is always hard to do because who wants to loose natural light? However, this window had no view and was looking right out to the garbage bins and we gained so much valuable kitchen space instead. We added a prep sink below the windows looking out at the backyard and pool and we also incorporated my clients existing wine fridge.
Overall this kitchen turned out exactly how my client and myself had envisioned and I am so excited to share it here with you.