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Suburan installed an 11-foot-long island for prep work, eating and doing homework. The beautiful barrel-topped ceiling was installed on part of the addition that raised the ceilings. The original kitchen had ceilings that were just 8 feet high, but the family wanted a more open space. So they were raised to over 10 feet, and beautiful paneled fir was added to warm it up. The higher ceilings allow the clients to enjoy the full view of the stunning woods outside of their home.
Countertop: New Cambria Black Granite, White Princess Quartzite
To keep the kitchen feeling open, Suburan kept the perimeter of the space as light as possible and refrained from installing too much upper cabinetry. The double-thick quartzite countertop on the island provide a dramatic contrast to the darker cherry island. Although the clients wanted light cabinetry, they opted for a darker wood on the island. The dark stain will wear well, which is particularly important on this eat-in island, where children are bound to kick the wood. Large drawer pulls also prevent sticky fingerprints from appearing on cabinets.
Oven: Wolf 30-inch E series
Two adjacent spaces on either side of the main kitchen area allowed Suburan to keep the kitchen open while still providing plenty of storage. A butler's pantry and food pantry store canned goods, beverages and serving pieces.
The rest of the kitchen was loaded up with base cabinets, all specifically designed and organized to hold pots, pans and other dishes. Suburan oversized the hood but left room for the tile backsplash to go all the way up to the ceiling — a technique that automatically draws the eye up and gives the illusion of a higher ceiling.
Backplash: glass subway tile, Best Tile
Range: Wolf 36-inch
A convenient breakfast nook with a stunning view of the outdoors was tucked into the far end of the kitchen. A custom bench seat was upholstered in a wipeable vinyl for easy cleaning after messy meals. Since the kitchen is located in the center back of the house near other main living areas, Suburan considered traffic flow. The kitchen island was pulled in to create a galleylike style and increase circulation, and to direct traffic between the island and the breakfast bench.
Table and chairs: Saloom Furniture Company
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