Naperville Elegance










Everyday elegance truly describes this kitchen. The homeowners desired a larger kitchen to accommodate their extended family and avid entertaining. We expanded the kitchen to an adjoining space that was considered the original dining room. These clever homeowners had already re-purposed their large living room/front room into a roomy dining room for entertaining. With a large dining area in the kitchen, and a terrific gathering space in a large adjoining family room, changing the purpose of each room was an easy decision.

Design choices include stained cherry wood cabinetry, contrasting painted island, granite countertops, stone tile backsplash, under and in-cabinet LED lighting, stainless steel appliances and hardwood floors throughout first level.

Our clients began a wish list. Their existing kitchen was U-shaped and had a peninsula. They were interested in making a change to an island, and initially were hoping for two islands. The room depth would not allow for two islands but we managed one lengthy, slender island. At one end there is seating, with the remainder of the island being used for storage and food prep. Because of the depth restraint, a slenderized service area with wine storage was placed parallel to the island.

Naperville Wish List

Some other great features:

  • A 48″ stainless range perfectly accommodated by plenty of counter space to spread out.
  • A double-door large pantry filled with pull out shelves.
  • 120 square feet of acquired kitchen space from the adjacent room, affording a second sink, second dishwasher, beverage refrigerator and drawer-style microwave.
  • New space adjacent to the dining room to act as a serving area or bar.