Climbing Higher, Storing More!

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Two cooks truly can share the cooking while chatting! Before the island was cramped without side controls. Cabinets now extend to the 10'-tall ceilings. A 32'-long track provides the library ladder plenty of "roam" and access to the display cabinets and upper levels of the pantry and wall cabinets. The bar-height table at the end of the island serves as a homework station and s...More
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Two cooks truly can share the cooking while chatting! Before the island was cramped without side controls. Cabinets now extend to the 10'-tall ceilings. A 32'-long track provides the library ladder plenty of "roam" and access to the display cabinets and upper levels of the pantry and wall cabinets. The bar-height table at the end of the island serves as a homework station and s...More
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The island floats on a pool of light. The tile floors (Canyon Slate by Suface Art) are heated. With 3 dogs scurrying about, they hold up well! Photo: William Feemster
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A divided, north-facing window was changed out. The header above the window was raised, bringing in more light. The window was reconfigured to have a large, full-width window above two sliders, connecting the viewer to the site even more. This arch was echoed in the hood and the end of the island. William Feemster
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Shifting the path from the back door from the right corner through a new set of French doors created more sitting room. A generous window seat attracts the many friends who come to visit! Photo: William Feemster
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This family cooked together and, as a result, wanted a cooktop arrangement that they could share. The Bertazzoni was perfect for this because it had side-mounted controls. Each side has its own pots and pans drawer mounted on 24"-long Blum Tandem drawer guides. (Standard drawers are 21".) The extra depth enables two rows of pots and pans! The stainless steel counter has an orbi...More
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In the Before state of the Climbing Higher, Storing More kitchen, cabinets stopped well short of the ceiling. Standard-depth counters always felt crowded. The most prominent feature was the boxy refrigerator! The kitchen had little personality beyond "bland."
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In the Before state of the Climbing Higher, Storing More kitchen's family room, seating was limited. By shifting the door in the right corner into the bookcase (changing it to a set of French doors) set up the room to have a built-in window seat and generous seating.
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