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Modern Kitchen in Portland
Robin Rigby Fisher CMKBD/CAPS
Kitchen Remodel with a nod to Mid-Century Design
The view from the family room. Custom table and chairs by the Joinery. Art niches to showcase the client's collections from their travels. The glass cabinets at the pass through allow the light and conversation to flow from the formal dining room into the kitchen.
Coming in from the Garage, the view is still beautiful! Art niche is lit with LED lighting and spaces for the mail are out of sight! Top of divider is Wenge, cabinets are cherry by Neil Kelly Signature Line
The island houses the Sharp Microwave drawer and an induction cooktop. The divider between the banquet and the island keeps the conversation flowing but hides the clutter and mess of the meal prep! The pantry varies in depth (13", 14", 15") and height for interest and more storage capabilities.
Clients will tell me at the beginning of the design phase that in their new kitchen, NOTHING will be on the counters - but we all know that's not what happens. Here, we created a niche that is out of the way, but the perfect space for the spices you use daily. The addition of Task Lighting's Angled Plug moulding keeps the backsplash free from clutter.
In just 3" of space, spices can be organized. This item is from Rev-a-Shelf and stores about 40 spices. If you alphabetize them, you save time and money!
Why waste space? The depth of the divider between the cooktop island and the banquet is 12", consider convenient niches to store anything from a place to charge your phones and keep the daily puzzle to cookbook storage.