This modern house presented a typical divided layout while the homeowners really dreamed about one big open area where the main living spaces would be simplified as one. The constrictive walls were removed, allowing the dining, living and kitchen areas to become one interactive and tremendously bright space.
While the new cabinetry extends full width on the West wall, the dining and kitchen spaces remain visually separated by the change in finishes. A dark maple veneer buffet was created at the dining area surrounded by a shallower bridge of the same material, creating a focal point centered with the dining furniture arrangement. The pure white gloss cabinetry beside creates a nice contrast but yet smooth transition into the working space, which is then interjected by an elongated window immersing the new kitchen with natural light. An elegant custom hood box made out of cabinet material with a clear glass skirt was installed over a sleek back painted glass backsplash, creating a noticeable discreet appliance theme throughout. The symmetrical vertical plane of cabinetry on the adjacent wall also hosts a built-in fridge/freezer combination and a small appliance storage unit behind.
The multi-functional island provides plenty of counter space with its continuous white surface and really acts as the core element of this entertaining room by allowing guests to enjoy a front row seat during the meal preparations. While this contemporary kitchen shows clean lines with its handle-free design and absence of wall cabinets, there is still plenty of storage available, like the additional cabinets accessible below the bar top for items that are not needed on a daily basis. The glass door cabinet at the end of this central element becomes the perfect display for the client’s beautiful vases, adding a decorative touch to the dining side.