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Contemporary Budget Kitchen

This mid century modern home was beginning to resemble more of a “shabby chic” personality than the vibrant retro vision the homeowners desired. The budget was not large and we had to be creative in the approach to solving some of this kitchen’s style challenges. The client wanted a sleek modern look. Ok, that was half of the client! The other half, the wife, preferred more a kitschy colorful palette. To get the kitchen to harmonize as well as the two clients, ( after I informed them I charge extra for marital counseling!) we melded sleek lines with a colorful backdrop on the walls. The darker stained walnut cabinets were chosen to counterbalance the intensity of the eggplant wall paint. We chose blizzard ceasarstone to provide a stark contrast to the dark cabinets and coordinated the backsplash with an iridescent white porcelain cut into large squares. Instead of a stainless “table” for the electric cooktop, we opted for a less expensive laminated metal material to fabricate the legs of the cooking island. The opposite side houses the refrigerator, oven/microwave and two pantries. One a good sized pantry with pullouts and the other a shallower pantry that is home to food and overflow dishware. The glass in the doors mirrors the cubist glass in the front door and the handles are classically retro in design. All in all, this small kitchen has a powerful presence and the clients are happily cooking in harmony!

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August 3, 2013
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Thank you. We used a porcelain tile. I do not recall the name of the mfr though. It is a white tile and rectified so very tight grout lines.
    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 7:51PM
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It is a porcelain floor.
    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 8:16PM
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February 11, 2013
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I am sorry but do not have the time to look up exact color. But can tell you that the walls in ktichen that are visible are all the same color of purple. You just cannot see them in photo. the left wall is all tile. Also hard to see.
    Bookmark   May 13, 2013 at 9:47PM
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January 4, 2013
karjen04 wrote:
Who makes this faucet
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Bill Fry Construction - Wm. H. Fry Const. Co.
The faucet could be a Vigo VG02012 Kitchen Faucet Single Handle with Pull-Out Spray 16.5" Height
:) Rhoda
    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 9:33AM
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October 27, 2012
gsdesign30 wrote:
GMONEY trying to find the perfect hood... - The manufacture of the hood?
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Yep is Futuro
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I just want to say that a lot of us have "budgets that are not large". LOL
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January 26, 2012
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Sorry I do not recall
    Bookmark   July 26, 2012 at 9:53PM
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Brilliant! Lighting & Design
I believe the flat pendant in the upper right of the In Detail kitchen picture is De majo's Quadra S pendant. I've seen it at before.
Hope that helps...
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lynndevleming wrote:
Love the hardware on the cabinets! Can you tell me where to find them? - Also love the cabinet color, can you give me details?

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Paul Anater added this to The Wonder of Walnut: A Love Story
This walnut cabinetry's had a dark stain applied to it. These darker stains even out the natural dark tones in the wood. Walnut's usually seen in pretty formal surroundings, but the purple accent wall plays well with the dark walnut here and lightens the mood considerably.
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Again, purple is used modestly but makes a big statement. There's a ongoing debate regarding accent walls, but when wall space is at a premium, I think a single painted wall is always a good idea.
For a dramatic and elegant vibe, pair Radiant Orchid with black. This is an unusual color palette for a kitchen, but I like it. The punch of lively orchid adds such personality.

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Color and BW combo. I think this is a fun kitchen. It's a good thing it has LOTS if natural light! "Marital counseling" bahhaahha!
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