This transitional kitchen renovation posed some interesting challenges. First, remodeling in a compact room calls for meticulous and creative interior design work. Moreover, our clients love to cook for family and friends and wanted a chef-friendly commercial-grade cooktop. To properly serve your guests, you have to be able to see them. So, we needed to remove a wall to connect the kitchen and living areas and open up the flow.
Once we understood our client’s visions, we worked to maximize their kitchen. More importantly, we want the ambiance to provide a cozy, home-like vibe for engaging with family and friends to enjoy.
The kitchen cabinets spotlight beautiful Knotty Alder wood and shaker-style doors. However, the cabinets to the left of the sink showcase glass-fronted doors. The Schluter edging at the top of the cabinets offers a unique design feature. Also, check out the metal band to the bottom of the crown molding on the cabinets. The contrast of the metal against the natural wood creates an industrial feel, which is precisely this client wanted.
Two peninsulas sit on either side of the sink a forming a u-shape workspace and storage area. The built-in light canopy above the sink keeps the space below well-lit.
We built the cabinets around a sizeable stainless steel refrigerator with plenty of pantry storage above.
The white Ceasar Stone countertops and the grey tile backsplash behind the sink provide contrast against the natural Alder wood cabinetry. This look, once again, delivers the natural-meets-industrial theme our clients wanted. However, the raised bar spotlights a gorgeous Mesquite wood countertop that shows well with the rustic hardwood flooring.
The raised breakfast bar accommodates up to four people. Above it sits a large stainless steel range hood. But the real treasure is the user-friendly commercial range that lies below.
This small transitional kitchen provides fantastic lighting. The light tunnel offers a warm and natural source of light, but we supplemented with several can lights and mounted LED lights under the top cabinets. Of course, we added several power outlets throughout the kitchen space to maximize functionality.
This transitional kitchen renovation provided a few welcomed challenges for our design team. However, with careful design work and attention to detail, we transformed the kitchen and living room into a warm and harmonious gathering area. We created an ideal space for cooking and entertaining family and friends. Lastly, the kitchen presents the modern industrial look our client wanted.
Austin Texas Area, Kitchen, Kitchen Renovation, Legend Oaks