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Example of a trendy kitchen design in Other with flat-panel cabinets, quartz countertops, an undermount sink and black cabinets

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This mid century modern home was beginning to resemble more of a “shabby chic” personality than the vibrant retro vision the homeowners desired. The budget was not large and we had to be creative in the approach to solving some of this kitchen’s style challenges. The client wanted a sleek modern look. Ok, that was half of the client! The other half, the wife, preferred more a kitschy colorful palette. To get the kitchen to harmonize as well as the two clients, ( after I informed them I charge extra for marital counseling!) we melded sleek lines with a colorful backdrop on the walls. The darker stained walnut cabinets were chosen to counterbalance the intensity of the eggplant wall paint. We chose blizzard ceasarstone to provide a stark contrast to the dark cabinets and coordinated the backsplash with an iridescent white porcelain cut into large squares. Instead of a stainless “table” for the electric cooktop, we opted for a less expensive laminated metal material to fabricate the legs of the cooking island. The opposite side houses the refrigerator, oven/microwave and two pantries. One a good sized pantry with pullouts and the other a shallower pantry that is home to food and overflow dishware. The glass in the doors mirrors the cubist glass in the front door and the handles are classically retro in design. All in all, this small kitchen has a powerful presence and the clients are happily cooking in harmony!

Example of a trendy kitchen design in Other with flat-panel cabinets, quartz countertops, an undermount sink and black cabinets —  Houzz

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Carol wrote:Jan 26, 2012
gsdesign30 wrote:Oct 27, 2012
GMONEY trying to find the perfect hood...

- The manufacture of the hood?

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    Yep is Futuro
  • litehearted
    I just want to say that a lot of us have "budgets that are not large". LOL
karjen04 wrote:Jan 4, 2013
Who makes this faucet

lynndevleming wrote:Feb 5, 2013
Love the hardware on the cabinets! Can you tell me where to find them?

- Also love the cabinet color, can you give me details? Thanks!

    jazzyhouse wrote:Feb 11, 2013
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      I am sorry but do not have the time to look up exact color. But can tell you that the walls in ktichen that are visible are all the same color of purple. You just cannot see them in photo. the left wall is all tile. Also hard to see.
    dinale17 wrote:Jun 9, 2013
    ryabtel wrote:Aug 3, 2013
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      Thank you. We used a porcelain tile. I do not recall the name of the mfr though. It is a white tile and rectified so very tight grout lines.
    bakersimon wrote:Jan 4, 2014
      enbunton wrote:Mar 31, 2017
      Cabinet pulls- what are the names of the two types of cabinet pulls?

      - cabinet pulls- names of the two types? Beautiful work!

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        Sorry do not recall the names. I believe they were from Atlas Hardware though...if not there then Top Knobs

      Karen DeBeer Dunn wrote:Apr 20, 2017
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        Why thank you! I think it looks beautiful too. It is a quartz product and fairly sure was Silestone but cannot recall for sure. It is an older project.

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