Project Description

Isn’t there a saying about  doors shutting and windows opening?  Well this story began with pipe bursting, ceiling falling and voila! A new and improved kitchen.

The original kitchen cabinetry was a medium stain, oak cabinet with light laminated counter tops.  There was a peninsula that was replaced with an island. In the eating area there was a large desk area that we used to relocate the refrigerator to, along with a counter space for setting down groceries, schoolwork or a multitude of other uses.

Another interesting addition we made to the kitchen is the floor to ceiling, shallow depth, pantry in the eating area.  This was a blank wall.  But while studying the space, we could see by adding this pantry, we would also be elongating the counter top, as well as upper and lower cabinetry, for an overall lengthening of the main kitchen space by 8″.  It may seem a small amount…but consider how much storage that really does add.  The upper and lower cabinets could now be larger and the entire floor to ceiling pantry is space gained for storing any number of items.

The cabinetry is our Amish custom line.  The room’s perimeter, maple wood cabinetry was finished with a grey wash and glaze.  The island is a contrasting cherry wood in espresso.  The counters were finished in a lighter quartz and paired with high gloss, white glass subway tile backsplash and contrasting vertical glass accent tile behind the cooktop.

Stunning don’t you agree?