23 March, 2011

The heart of the home

By Lisa Peck, ASID
Our design for this young family had to center on the kitchen and family room. The heart of the home. Previously the kitchen was cut off from the family room by a pennisula and both rooms were dated.
The dated cabinets and poor layout created a kitchen that wanted to spread it's wings.
Over the years some fixes had been attempted resulting in a add on wet bar and desk.
And a hodge podge of cabinets.

Kitchen floor plan

Several floor plans were drawn and our clients selected this as the final plan. Creating an easy work triangle and flow to the family room.

Myhro.Wanner kitchen lighting plan
Lighting plans were a key part of creating a kitchen and family room that would always be a comfortable place to be.
kit tile
A wide plank carbonized white oak floor was selected. Custom cabinetry was stained to reflect the subtle grey hues of the floor. Beautiful Iron Gate Walker Zanger tile was accented at the cook top.
The finished product is a pulled together, open kitchen with a European flair.
The dated built-in in the family room made it difficult to place furniture.
The soffit was covered in bullnose in a typical 70's style.
Family room elevation
Sketches showed the possibilities for updating this area.
The new classic built-in has a sense of timeless details.

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