Ranch Kitchen Reno
Sharyn Kastelic received a CDECA award for this kitchen renovation of a 1959 ranch bungalow. The design of this bright, spacious kitchen is very contemporary, clean, and straight-forward. The most dramatic change involved the removal of a load bearing wall to allow light from the two large south facing windows to penetrate the adjacent dining room. And the large island provides an extra sink and workspace for a second cook - not to mention - a wonderful perch for guests when entertaining.
The hardwood floor was extended to unify the kitchen and dining area. Lighting above and below the upper cabinets provides dining room ambience. Note the custom details such as the stainless steel island posts which mimic the square rangehood design.
The side door was stained to match the dark maple cabinets. Frosted window film was then added as well as new stainless steel door hardware. The bar stools were also custom stained, and the backs cut down so as not to interrupt the clean line of the island countertop.
The refrigerator and dishwasher (to the left of the main sink) are disguised with cabinet panels. Discrete island pendants provide task lighting at the island.
An integrated desk space creates additional functionality without interrupting the flow of the countertop. All of the cabinet hardware was installed horizontally
A sleek glass cooktop barely interrupts the long countertop. Back-painted glass is an easy-clean surface that doesn't create extra pattern (like tile would) that would conflict with the horizontal blinds. The transparency of the curved glass and stainless steel rangehood provides a focal point that doesn't block light or views out the windows.