White Transitional Kitchen
This kitchen in a 1958 Manlius, NY home was completely remodeled to accommodate today’s appliances and lifestyle. The original kitchen was designed for one cook, most likely “the lady of the house”, and not for a couple and their children who like to cook. The work area was constrained and the design was pre-dishwasher, pre-microwave oven and pre-flat screen TVs. During the 50’s and 60’s meals were served in the dining room. Flash forward to 2012, the wall separating the kitchen and dining room was replaced with a peninsula, an island includes seating for informal meals and new appliances make cooking a pleasure.
Open Kitchen and Dining Area
The kitchen and dining room are adjoined by a peninsula that provides china storage in the dining room and space for three stools and for food prep on the kitchen side. The homeowners chose Jim Bishop “Quakerstown” maple cabinets in a rich wood stain, “Zinfandel” for the peninsula and island and painted “Nordic White” finish for the kitchen perimeter cabinets. Cambria “Torquay”...More
Kitchen for the Home Cook
The kitchen was designed with the home cook in mind. The GE Monogram gas range includes a grill and reversible burner grates for Wok cooking. The island provides plenty of surface food prep area as well as seating for two or three. A deep Blanco granite double sink makes cleanup of large bowls, dishes and cooking sheets a breeze.
Wall Ovens and Beverage Bar
Wall ovens and storage for baking tins and pans are located near the island. The beverage bar has a bar sink and under cabinet refrigerator for drinks. Additional electrical outlets were added to the beverage for coffeemakers, and electric kettle and blenders.
Sink Area with Pull-down Flat Screen TV
The sink selected is a Blanco “Silgranit” sink in Bisque with a gooseneck Moen fixture. The undercabinet 15-inch Coby flat screen TV includes a radio and DVD player. The countertop is Cambria “Praa Sands” that looks so much like granite only an expert could tell the difference. There is also a pullout receptacle for kitchen waste and recyclables.
Pullout Food Pantry
The pullout food pantry helps organize supplies and keeps them at the cooks’ fingertips.
Holiday dishes, small appliances, paper supplies and large pots and pans are stored in floor to ceiling cabinets in the pantry area in the back of the kitchen. Pet supplies are also located in this space.
Commercial Range and Hood with Nearby Spice Storage
A GE Monogram dual fuel range with a hood that includes a warming shelf was a splurge for the cooks. Spices are located conveniently near the range. The backsplash is beveled white subway tile accented by glass and statuary marble mosaic tile.
Food Prep Surface and Handy Island Storage
The multi-purpose island in the kitchen serves many functions. Oils, vinegars and spices are stored in a narrow end cabinet. There is also a narrow cabinet for storing cutting boards and sheet pans. The 3’ by 6.5’ Cambria quartz surface provides ample space for food prep. Six large drawers hold utensils, baking tools, pots and pans, bowls and baking dishes.