Bright, White and Open Kitchen for a Michigan Family

Bright, White and Open Kitchen for a Michigan Family

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Bright, White and Open Kitchen for a Michigan Family

Like many families, Michael and Danielle Gutelli and their young sons spend most of their time in their kitchen, dining and living areas. So after five years of living with a floor plan that significantly divided those spaces, the couple, who run design-build firm Clark + Aldine in Plymouth, Michigan, were ready to make big changes to create more connection.

They knocked down a load-bearing wall and installed a 22-foot beam to open up the former galley kitchen to the dining and living areas, with a new large island anchoring the room. The couple then focused on creating comfort and cohesiveness between the open areas through coordinating colors, materials and finishes.

In the kitchen, white cabinets, appliances and an island countertop promote a bright and airy style, while black quartz perimeter countertops, a black island base and a mix of brass and matte black metals add punch and contrast. Colorful, wavy wallpaper in the dining nook offers visual texture, and a large brown leather sofa and a fireplace encourage coziness and conversation in the living room.

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Ivan I

I’m fascinated by what is on either side of the window above the banquette. What is that?

Beautiful kitchen.

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Claibourn Hamilton

Beautiful work! The bay window treatment is so unique and gives the illusion of continuous depth! Bravo!

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JHD Design Studio LLC

Fabulous! I lived in Plymouth for 10 yrs before relocating to Charleston SC. Great job, well done.

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tamitalky

I absolutely love the lighting fixtures, especially the one over the table!

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crazyhearts

Great everything! Love all the creative details, the flow of the slated wood throughout. All the architectural details. Perfect lines, design throughout. No TV!!! You probably will have more projects than you can manage.

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iburnfood2

If you did not watch the video I recommend watching it. So interesting. It explains so much and they have mad skills. Looks like they hired prof's for everything and I love the choices of furniture.

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Eagle Harbor Cottages, LLC

Beautifully executed project. Well thought out, color combos that will ALWAYS LOOK FRESH. Great use of space. Inspirational.

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w b

I love what they've done. I will bookmark this so I may do business with them down the road.

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Amy Lynn

That is really a beautiful remodel. There is nothing I don't like about it. I absolutely love the appliance choice. Really well done.

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phyllis42850

WOW! Great job! Stunning!

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Joan Clay

Love, love, love everything about this!!! The details, the use of the space, the lightness. Converting the closet to a microwave/wine fridge area inspired me.

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Sarah O

Stunning!

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Citiscape Builders Group Inc.

Lovely! What brand is that awesome range??

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yogbittar

I absolutely love everything about this design! It’s so artistic and every choice comes together with such cohesion; the result is a house which I’d want to live in any day! Congrats to both of you!

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Lori Cole Interior Design

What a great story, beautiful work! Totally maximized the space. Love ❤️

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Barbara Wirtz

What flooring did you use?

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lattebugg

No tv?? Love the remodel, very clean and fresh but I wonder where you’d put a tv if you decided to put one in later?

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rosemarie healy

Love this. I don't see a TV? Is it in another room?


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maryfreed

Beautiful home. What is the flooring?

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phoebe3

Really well put together! Enough variety to be interesting, but enough repetition of color and shape to be cohesive. Well done!

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Prescott Window and Door

Genius young couple! Loved their enthusiasm and design sense. As a former Michigander, I can appreciate someone updating those classic, iconic homes. They were built well, but don't function for today's living. Especially liked the metal mix, the counter top mix, the lighting mix. Great layout. I look forward to Rick's videos each Sunday morning. This one was a delight! Will share with all my Michigan friends.

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Gram 1954

Love all the creative elements - flow - lights - all of it!!! Wishing you and your kids many fun moments in your home!! Thanks for sharing!

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sharonleemac

Where are you hiding all the outlets? According to code you have to have so many!!

   
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pfrain

Love everything you did, but can you tell us who made your lighting over your table?

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holly54evv

Can you tell me where you sourced your flooring and the island light. They are lovely.

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lisagconn

Can you tell me about the flooring? Love the whole space!

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Christine Rhinehart

Curious to know the dimensions of the island and how wide the work aisle is? 42", 48" or something else?

Also, I noticed there is a staircase directly across from the front door of the home? I'm curious what is the distance from the front door to the bottom of the staircase?

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beautifulmaryland

Exquisite work! I want to have a picture of your kitchen/living room hanging above my sofa.

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Melanie Cook

Very nice space...we are using the Cafe White Matte Appliances in our remodel underway as well. Like the coffee area, the nook and the details everywhere are impressive!

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Julie McGuirk

I second all the positive comments! Beautiful space to raise your family. I hope you get lots of exposure for your business.

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Clark + Aldine

Thank you for all the beautiful comments! We truly love what we do. Here's is a direct link to our reveal post for anyone looking for sources or inspiration as to how we built out areas of the space. We've linked all the tutorials in there as well!

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Camilla Blair

Really really fabulous. Well thought out and great design.

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Miles

Great work, great energy, great team! Adding to list ;-)

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Charity Wright

Beautifully done!

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