Making the Most of What You Have

The first thing I learned when meeting this newly married couple was that serious cooking happened in this 1950’s ranch. Set on a pretty, suburban lot the homeowners' wish for this kitchen was that it be an extension of the rest of their home; that the kitchen open up to the dining room and allow guests and family to enjoy the light-filled backyard no matter where they are seated for dinner. A short supply of counter space, unimaginative lighting, and cramped eating area are remedied in this design that takes into account a family with a growing boy, two dogs, and frequent business travel by both adults. A bulletin and chalk board tucked out of site keeps everyone on track; expanded prep areas, coffee station, and cookbook display keep the cook content; and cell phone and laptops are charged atop a storage area for dog kibble and pencils/paper for 5th grade homework lessons at the banquette. Inspiration for this earthly color palette came from a box of seashells the homeowners collected on vacation. Beige, brown, orange, yellow, green and blue are echoed in the cream and mink cabinets, carrera tile backsplash, satin nickel hardware, repurposed industrial base table, and - the real scene stealer – Yellow Moon granite countertops.

Making the Most of What You Have
Ideabooks57
Questions1
Kitchen Design by Deb Bayless, CKD, CBD, Design For Keeps Photo by Dawn Jackman
“cabinets; mix of paint and wood; corner bench” — ksjarvis
Making the Most of What You Have
Ideabooks8
Questions0
Kitchen Design by Deb Bayless, CKD, CBD, Design For Keeps, Photo by Dawn Jackman
“Dog spot in drop zone” — jjohnson0409
Making the Most of What You Have
Ideabooks3,234
Questions4
Kitchen Design by Deb Bayless, CKD, CBD, Design For Keeps, Photo by Dawn Jackman
“corner booth” — lisa_whitley
Making the Most of What You Have
Ideabooks109
Questions0
Kitchen Design by Deb Bayless, CKD, CBD, Design For Keep, Photo by Dawn Jackman
“cabinet style and color” — northcountry21
Making the Most of What You Have
Ideabooks30
Questions0
Kitchen Design by Deb Bayless, CKD, CBD, Design For Keeps, Photo by Dawn Jackman
“The contrast between the cabinet wood color, countertop material and backsplash” — peggibriehl
© 2014 Houzz Inc.
Houzz® The new way to design your home™