PARADISE INTERIOR DESIGN
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Rio Del Mar, CA modern-kitchen
 

Rio Del Mar, CA

The over-sized island served many purposes. We split the counter height at one end to serve the baker of the house. The lowered surface at the island makes rolling and mixing more comfortable and the mixer lift is just one of many handy tools added to this kitchen. The double ovens are located directly across from the Baking Station. You can see the relationship in my other photos.

In response to some of your comments to the feature posting I'd like to say that the lift is a handy tool, but it doesn't mean that you have to use it on the stand. It was designed to help you 'lift' the heavy mixer so you can then just transport to the counter top and spare your back. Many people leave their mixer on the counter simply because it's too heavy to take in and out of a cabinet. The lift makes it easy to put away. You don't have to use it on the stand and I think it's easier to clean up a mess on the counter than it is on the floor. If your counter space is small then using it on the stand may be helpful, but it's definitely more stable on the counter. I do believe there are screws provided in the kit so you can secure your mixer to the stand. It's what ever works best for you but no lifting please!

Thanks to all, Ione

-Photography by Ione Victoria
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May 25, 2014
paynerobin wrote:
Is the pop up mixer in an "angled end cabinet"?
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The cabinet box was not angled. You can't see it in this photo but there is another cabinet door on the left where the angle is greatest. We just had to do a little math to make it work.
Thanks for your interest. Ione
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May 14, 2014
gancbridges wrote:
What is the size of the island
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I believe we took about 10 feet of floor space overall. The main island box was about 6 feet and the angled lower box took about 4 feet. I hope this helps. Thanks, Ione
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August 22, 2013
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Any accessories would just be stored in a near by drawer. The lift just houses the mixer and bowl and pretty much fills the cabinet space. Thanks for viewing my work.
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I feared as much. i would like to find a novel way of storing the attachments that would make them easy to find and take as little space as possible. Perhaps a rack of some kind? Some of them are quite heavy -- like the grain mill -- while others are just awkward to keep together -- like the pieces of the juicer. I keep my mixer on the counter because I use it so often, several times a week. Thanks!
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Yes, this is a pre-finished engineered hardwood floor. It's kinda of a drift gray color. I don't have the product info any longer but I'm sure you can find something similar. Good luck on your project!
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December 10, 2012
mmetlin wrote:
who makes the cabinets and what is the style, color and finish?
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My cabinets are custom designed and built by my cabinet maker. This is considered a Euro design and we used a beautiful rift sawn maple with a clear satin finish. Thank you for your interest.
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Bill Fry Construction - Wm. H. Fry Const. Co.
With the distinctive grill, the fridge looks like a Sub-Zero.
I didn't figure out the chimney-style wall-mounted hood.
The backsplash is awesome!
:) Rhoda
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The hood is stainless steel and is just reflecting color from the lights. The cook top is Thermador, the hood is by Vent-a-hood, the frig is Sub Zero. Sorry for the delay in answering. Thanks, Ione
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August 14, 2012
cynthia1a wrote:
Back-splash for stove..Is the back-splash a continuation of the counter tops? - How was the shape of the back splash determined?
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Thank you for your kind comment. Ione
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I love the originality and creativity in the backsplash! Good art work.
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Thank you for the information! I too have been looking for just such a set up for my mixer and did not know what to call it.
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Also check out the Hafele mixer stand.
We install many of their products and the quality is top notch. http://www.build.com/hafele-504-24-710-stand-mixer-lift-mechanism-for-26-lb-storage/p1587848
:) Rhoda
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August 12, 2012
bpbp2 wrote:
What is the name of the granite you used? It is beautiful.
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Thanks Lindsay! It was Amadeus. This project is a few years old and I drew a blank. Too bad the photos don't show the subtle purple veining in it. My clients wanted purple as an accent color so this stone was a great choice.
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1. Plan for function. Ideally, your baking station should be a little lower than your standard countertop, which makes it easier to roll out dough or knead bread. A setup like this one separates the baking area from the rest of the island. This little baking corner also has an amazing mixer lift, which keeps the owner's KitchenAid out of the way, yet ready to use at a moment's notice.
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Ione Victoria of Paradise Interior Design designed this Aptos, California, house for two retired professionals. He likes to cook and she's more of a baker, so Victoria decided to separate the cooking and baking areas by putting the main refrigeration and cleaning equipment in the middle for shared use. The kitchen has two dishwashers and three sinks, which makes crossing paths almost impossible. Space planning was complicated by the fact that the wife is less than 5 feet tall, while the husband is about 6 feet tall. Victoria had the island lowered toward the baking end so the wife could use it more comfortably.

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