This very large kitchen was part of a major renovation to the space. The powder room was relocated and walls were removed to create a large expansive space that allows exterior visual access from all areas.
Proper zoning was the key to making this kitchen very functional despite its foreboding size; the fridge, sink and cooktop sit in an optimally sized work triangle. The clean-up sink with its dual dishwashers is also convenient to the table and dish storage. The desk and entry cabinets each have careful design to accommodate needs specific to those functions. Best of all is the improved traffic flow through the kitchen to the family room, achieved by the relocation of that doorway. Both dish pantries feature glass doors and lighting.
Cream-coloured cabinets with the island in a dark stained cherry establish a neutral palette that is complemented by the tumbled travertine cobblestone floor. A beautiful and dramatic custom mosaic backsplash is the focal point behind the cooktop and reflects the client’s love of tropical reefs. Attention to detail is evident by the custom wrought-iron bar brackets that are finished to match cabinet knobs.
Contemporary Country Review
In 2006 we underwent extensive renovation of our kitchen and en-suite bathroom with the team at Design First helping us through this often challenging process. Friedemann guided the design process with his knowledge and creative ideas but respected our input and particular needs. He worked with us to design rooms that fit with the rest of our home. The outcomes were stylish and fresh. Friedemann is very exacting and a stickler for the details, which makes a huge difference to the final product. His oversight of the project ensured quality throughout. We have since had some “accidents” requiring repair and found Design First very helpful in getting this fixed properly. We are extremely pleased with all aspects of Design First – from the design concept to installation to aftercare. We are planning to do some more renovations and will definitely be calling on Friedemann and his team.