These clients’ lives focus on the family. From building tree houses to cooking dinner, they do things together. The details of their design, and especially its features, were critical. Both well-respected professionals in the tech field, they desired a contemporary custom kitchen design to accommodate their family of four.
We transitioned their traditional kitchen creating a contemporary design accessorized with a wine bar and a pullout espresso station. They have a place for doing homework and an optimized zone for preparing meals. They have room for it all, with everything in its place.
The kitchen spotlights white quartz countertops and the cream-colored kitchen island. In contrast, we used espresso-stained shaker-style cabinets and colorful walls. Pendant lights over the kitchen island along with the red bar stools also add a modern accent. The custom cabinetry with built-in bookshelves balances it out with a home-like vibe.
This contemporary custom kitchen features two-tone walls, and we separated each color by a chair rail. Also, notice the small square crown molding on the cabinets contrasted by the lack of crown molding elsewhere in the kitchen, a favored modern design element.
The frosted glass inserts in upper cabinets on either side of the sink achieve a beautiful aesthetic, and the Key West cabinet hardware adds a stylish touch. The large stainless steel rectangular undermount sink paired with subway-patterned grey glass-tiled backsplash, blue walls, and off-white floor tiles look amazing.
We took advantage of the high ceiling above the island bar installing pendant lighting. However, we opted to use can lights over the peninsula since the roof above was lower in height.
Storage options abound with a long run of cabinets that extend up to the ceiling. The kitchen cabinets, accessorized with pull-out drawers for the trash can and cooking accessories, provide elements of functionality as well as beauty. The dark espresso stained wood contrasts the stainless steel appliances creating a stunning aesthetic.
The cabinetry conceals the microwave and coffee station inside of a convenient appliance garage. We finished the inside of the appliance garage providing an impressive look even while it is open. A flat pull-out stand extends the coffee station providing easy access.
The initial design intended the living room side of the peninsula to be a built-in desk. However, during construction, the clients decided to install shelves in the original seating area. We applied the cabinet finish underneath the shelves to achieve a stunning finished-furniture look.
The bar area just outside of the kitchen has flat-panel doors, also offering a modern look. In contrast, we used traditional shaker-style doors. The glass inserts in the upper cabinets add a beautiful aesthetic. Highlights include vertical shelves for wine bottles, expansive countertop space, as well as a built-in wine refrigerator.
The finished product is a beautiful contemporary custom kitchen, but we also made sure to optimize it for convenience and functionality. Most importantly, our clients now have their dream home that will make them proud for years to come.
The Park at Spicewood Springs | Austin, TX
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