Crisp ArchitectsTraditional Kitchen, New York
Photography by Rob Karosis
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Photos by Rob KarosisAFTER: A custom island replaced the existing one; it includes a trash center with storage drawers on one side and storage cabinets, tray storage and a built-in recessed wine rack on the other. “We purposely planned it with seating on the outside of the island so the kids or anyone sitting there stays out of the way of the work triangle,” Crisp says.Posts on the island are both decorative and functional (they allow legroom for those seated). Meanwhile, an extra-thick honed Mother of Pearl quartzite top has a 1-inch overhang that protects the cabinets below.Custom cabinetry: JEM Woodworking; cabinet hardware: RK International
Big and beautiful, this kitchen has it all, from original wide-plank oak floors to expanses of beautifully designed and fitted cabinetry. Note the netted-glass Sorenson Lanterns and the French café stools around the island, with its columned legs and Carrara marble top. The textural backsplash is done in a skinny pencil tile fashioned from Bianco Carrara marble.
9. Spacious and bright in Massachusetts. Another example with big over-island lighting, this spacious kitchen combines several design styles. Wide-plank floors, cane bar stools and Calacatta countertops blend contemporary, traditional and modern elements together seamlessly.