A Naturally Modern Kitchen RemodelModern Kitchen, Chicago

With using the walnut cabinets, we tried to keep the sizes as uniform as possible but there were some aspects the client wanted. One of those was the corner appliance garage. Hiding these necessary evils in a beautiful cabinet with easy accessibility was the perfect marriage.

Large minimalist l-shaped medium tone wood floor and brown floor open concept kitchen photo in Chicago with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, medium tone wood cabinets, quartz countertops, white backsplash, subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, an island and white countertops —  Houzz
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ebevans30 wrote:Jul 24, 2019
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    KE Interior Solutions

    Beautiful Cabinetry! Custom or a manufactured line.. and which if so..Thanks!

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    Bobbi Alderfer/Lifestyle Design

    The cabinets were custom from an Amish company and exceptional quality!

quimby368 wrote:Jul 21, 2019
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    Bobbi Alderfer/Lifestyle Design

    Thank you! We love these kitchen cabinets. The cabinet line was Signature Custom Cabinets. For the door style and finish color, we would suggest reaching out to PB Kitchen Design in Geneva, IL who we partnered with on this project for specific cabinet details.

ursulaauger wrote:Aug 25, 2019
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Meghan wrote:Jul 26, 2019
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    Bobbi Alderfer/Lifestyle Design

    The distance between the perimeter cabinets to the island are 42" on the sink side and 43" on the cook top side. We do not recommend going less than 42" especially when there is a dishwasher in the one of the cabinet runs.

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Mitchell Parker added this to 12 Kitchens That Wow With Wood CabinetsJul 11, 2019

12. Walnut That WowsDesigner: Bobbi Alderfer of Lifestyle Design Location: Sugar Grove, IllinoisSize: 380 square feet (35 square meters); 19 by 20 feetHomeowner’s request. “The home was originally designed by the previous owner to be an homage to the Arts and Crafts style, with stained glass window transoms, lots of dentil wood crown and an abundance of pale birch cabinets that overwhelmed the space,” designer Bobbi Alderfer says. “Our client’s vision was to create a clean, natural look, something that felt fresh and organic and would play nicely with her lovely wooded lot. She wanted a modern look that would also feel warm and inviting. As designers, our goal was to also make the kitchen more functional and to repurpose areas that were awkward and clumsy.”Wood cabinets. Walnut. “Its finish color, construction and simplicity made it the natural choice for this kitchen overhaul,” Alderfer says. Other special features. Painted blue island (Van Deusen Blue by Benjamin Moore), refinished oak hardwood floors with a natural stain that has a touch of gray in it, marble-look quartz countertops. Designer tip. “Don’t be afraid of eliminating room features that are not working well with the design direction,” Alderfer says. “By eliminating a built-in china cabinet, we gained a gorgeous buffet area. By eliminating the awkward built-in banquette unit, we gained a highly functional bar space. And by eliminating wire shelving in the pantry, we were able to install a custom built-in unit that greatly increased the storage capability in the kitchen.”“Uh-oh” moment. “The last appliance to be installed in the kitchen was the exhaust hood,” Alderfer says. “This hood was ordered specifically to our specifications, but when the contractor went to install it, the outside venting did not match up to the hood. Our only alternative was to use the recirculating feature on the hood, which was not making any of us happy, particularly the client. However, our contractor was able to climb into the garage rafters over the adjacent laundry room and was able to move the vent pipe so that the hood could be properly vented. It created a bit of a drywall mess in the laundry, but the client was thrilled with the solution, as were we.”More on Houzz6 Kitchen Makeovers That Benefited From Refaced CabinetsSee How 1 Kitchen Style Works With 5 Types of WoodGet more kitchen design ideasFind a kitchen designer and other professionalsShop for kitchen products

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yaviruette added this to Kitchen Ideas4 hours ago

Like the cabinets and the blue island

evelynsebastian added this to Kitchen11 hours ago

Walnut cabinets, different color island

bigkittysmom added this to kitchen13 hours ago

combo of painted island and wood cabinets. nice countertop

Terry Reiter added this to Terry's ideas3 days ago

cabinet color with white subway

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