Robin Rigby Fisher CMKBD/CAPS
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Contemporary Kitchen contemporary-kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen

Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink. Although this kitchen had ample cabinets and countertops, none of it was functional. Tall appliances divided what would have been a functional run of counters. The cooktop was placed at the end of a narrow island. The walk-in pantry jutted into the kitchen reducing the walkspace of the only functional countertop to 36”. There was not enough room to work and still have a walking area behind. Dark corners and cabinets with poor storage rounded out the existing kitchen.

Removing the walk in pantry opened the kitchen and made the adjoining utility room more functional. The space created by removing the pantry became a functional wall of appliances featuring:
• 30” Viking Freezer
• 36” Viking Refrigerator
• 30” Wolf Microwave
• 30” Wolf warming drawer

To minimize a three foot ceiling height change, a custom Uberboten was built to create a horizontal band keeping the focus downward. The Uberboten houses recessed cans and three decorative light fixtures to illuminate the worksurface and seating area.

The Island is functional from all four sides:

• Elevation F: functions as an eating bar for two and as a buffet counter for large parties. Countertop: Ceasarstone Blue Ridge
• Elevation G: 30” deep coffee bar with beverage refrigerator. Custom storage for flavored syrups and coffee accoutrements. Access to the water with the pull out Elkay faucet makes filling the espresso machine a cinch! Countertop: Ceasarstone Canyon Red
• Elevation H: holds the Franke sink, and a cabinet with popup mixer hardware. Countertop: 4” thick endgrain butcherblock maple countertop
• Elevation I: 42” tall and 30” deep cabinets hold a second Wolf oven and a built-in Franke scale Countertop: Ceasarstone in Blue Ridge

The Range Elevation (Elevation B) has 27” deep countertops, the trash compactor, recycling, a 48” Wolf range. Opposing counter surfaces flank of the range:
• Left: Ceasarstone in Canyon Red
• Right: Stainless Steel.
• Backsplash: Copper

What originally was a dysfunctional desk that collected EVERYTHING, now is an attractive, functional 21” deep pantry that stores linen, food, serving pieces and more. The cabinet doors were made from a Zebra-wood-look-alike melamine, the gain runs both horizontally and vertically for a custom design. The end cabinet is a 12” deep message center with cork-board backing and a small work space. Storage below houses phone books and the Lumitron Graphic Eye that controls the light fixtures.

Design Details:
• An Icebox computer to the left of the main sink
• Undercabinet lighting: Xenon
• Plug strip eliminate unsightly outlets in the backsplash
• Cabinets: natural maple accented with espresso stained alder.


This photo has 2 questions

deborahlchen wrote:
How did you create the thick edge to the countertop where it curves? - I am wanting to create a similar look, with a flat thick edge on a curved island. How did you accomplish this with quartz?
   Comment   April 6, 2014
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Robin Rigby Fisher CMKBD/CAPS
Talk with your fabricator. For a quality fabricator this is doable.
April 6, 2014 at 4:36PM   
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Baysie Wightman wrote:
what are these gorgeous countertops?
     Comment   January 19, 2013
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Robin Rigby Fisher CMKBD/CAPS
Thank you! The countertops are Ceasarstone: Copper Canyon 9480 and Sierra 9255 with a 2" thick edge detail. to the right of the range is a Stainless Steel countertop and on the end of the island next to the auxilary sink is a 4" thick butcherblock endgrained maple top.
January 19, 2013 at 5:44PM   
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