This 1960’s era kitchen, complete with period fur-downs, short cabinets, and a star-trek console island was ripe for a remodel. Traffic flow was a big issue, as the utility room and garage door accessed the kitchen in the middle of the work triangle. By redirecting traffic flow through the kitchen by moving the garage access, and re-arranging the work areas, this gourmet kitchen is now ready for battle. Gone is the stain-grade cabinets, and console island, confusing layout, and the busy wallpaper. The focal point of this new kitchen is most certainly the 9 foot, black walnut, Red island. This spacious Island has a myriad of cool features, including under-counter cubbies for toddler crafts, two distinct sitting areas for work or socializing, and an in-island microwave drawer accessible to everyone. Just behind the island is a beautiful Viking range sitting just under a custom patina copper vent hood. The kitchen was widened over 16” and all the new painted cabinetry, including the double refrigerator finishes off an open, light and airy new gourmet kitchen. Add the pull-out pantry cabinets, the redesigned “mother’s desk”, and the farmhouse sink, and you have a masterpiece.
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where did that copper hood come from, is it custom made, and what are the dimensions? - I think this is a beautiful hood and I am just now in process of designing how I want my kitchen to be and I'd really like to know more about that hood. »
We are remodeling a kitchen and would love a big wood top for the island, however some are trying to talk us out of it saying it is hard to keep looking beautiful. What are others experiences with a wood top for the island and is there a certain wood that is than others to use for an island? »
The garage door originally led straight through the kitchen's work triangle, so traffic flow was a big issue. The team rearranged the work areas in the kitchen towards the left side of the space, and put the garage access on the right side. Overall, the kitchen was widened over 16 inches. Pull-out pantry cabinets flank the refrigerator, paneled in the same style as the surrounding cabinetry. The unique hood is custom made out of copper and treated with a burnished patina. Refrigerator: KitchenAid 48” with custom panelsCabinetry: Custom cabinets from Woodcraft Unlimited