David Wilkes Builders
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David Wilkes Builders

Not in love with the functionality and finishes in their generic inner city home, this client recognized that remodeling their kitchen and living room spaces were the key to longer-term functionality. Wanting plenty of natural light, richness and coolness, the clients sought a kitchen whose function would be more convenient and interactive for their family. The architect removed the peninsula counter and bartop that blocked flow from kitchen to living room by creating an island that allows for free circulation. Placing the cooktop on an exterior wall, out of the way at the edge of the space where cooking could occur uninterruptedly allowed the hood vent to have a prominent place viewable from the living room. Because of the prominence of this wall, it was given added visual impact by being clad in rich oak shiplap. Its wall of cabinets contain a countertop and backsplash that run up the wall, floating out just enough to allow backlighting behind to illuminate the wood. The backsplash contains an opening to the wood surface for the family’s favorite decorative items. The Robin’s Egg blue cabinets occur throughout, cooling it visually and at the island they create an extra tall and deep toekick for the family to store shoes. With a refreshing space in which to cook, eat and interact, this family now has a renewed love for their modest home. Photo Credit: Paul Bardagjy
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131inverness wrote:
How is the quartz slab attached to the furniture with lights behind it
   Comment   February 18, 2014
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It has a frame behind it that creates a light cove. The backsplash is attached to the frame.
February 19, 2014 at 8:37AM   
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cubs2010 wrote:
Wall - What kind of wood is on the wall?
   Comment   April 18, 2013
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This wall is made from rift sawn oak.
September 5, 2013 at 5:22PM   
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Jenn Ranelle wrote:
Where are theses cabinets from?
   Comment   October 30, 2011
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Who is your cabinet maker, if you don't mind sharing?
November 5, 2011 at 5:44AM   
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what is the length of the drawer hardware?
July 13, 2013 at 6:44PM   
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cluksay wrote:
Range Hood Details - Hello. I would be most appreciative if you would share with me the brand and model of this range hood. Thank you very much.
   Comment   July 12, 2014
jimmyj90 wrote:
Can you tell me about your cabinet pulls? - I have been on the search for cabinet pulls and it's driving me nuts. ;) Thanks
   Comment   February 27, 2014
Jenn Ranelle wrote:
can you share the name of your cabinet maker?
   Comment   December 28, 2011

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