This large open concept kitchen had significant challenges. It is in a new home that had architectural elements that were pre-determined such as the windows locations. These limitations placed constraints on the room layout including the space needed for a large table, a generous kitchen and a large family room. All included the space was too small and could not accommodate all three requirements. The solution was to attach a very large table to the island. This left generous space all around. It also changed the scale of the island to be more appropriate to the space and the other design elements of the kitchen. The scale of the other room elements are also in balance; the hood with expansive backsplash and the harmonizing TV/fireplace design.
Symmetry and balance were deliberately achieved in the design; around the fridge and freezer, around the ovens, at the upper cabinets and at the dish pantry. Handle-free design was used as much as possible for a clean and uncluttered look.
The small framed cabinet doors start a design theme for the space and is repeated in the ceiling design and reveals for the continuous wall panels. The walk-in pantry is slightly removed from the kitchen but is exquisitely detailed with the wall panels to create an ‘invisible’ door.
The colour scheme is muted and harmonised. Light taupe cabinets are a nice partner with the warm texture of the oak flooring. The white arabescato marble island top (honed finish) is also used for the backsplash and the stunning fireplace wall. Subtle ceiling detail was used to complete the disciplined design.