This large kitchen resulted from the clients requirements to improve the light quality and have an open concept floor plan. The wall dividing the kitchen and family room was completely removed and the former dining room ‘passage way’ was added to the kitchen space.
A large screen television was the focal point of the new family room and created the axis for the design; shallow cabinets surrounded by a drywall bridge divided the two rooms and gave a place for the family room seats; the island with its flared ends and matching ceiling design; and the cook top on the wall are all aligned on this axis.
The rich walnut cabinets are highlighted by using matched horizontal grain in a high gloss for the island. Due to the exquisite nature of the curved end panels, the required island electrical outlets are hidden behind a tile front drawer face of the secondary sink. Stainless ovens and refrigerator were complemented by using stainless cabinet fronts and matching handles.
As always the work triangle takes the highest priority in the room and the placement of all the equipment contributes to a highly functional space with everything at arm’s reach. A secondary sink on the island back is helpful for keeping guest and family who want to help out of the ‘chefs’ way.