Sophisticated Nostalgia Kitchen in Deer ParkFarmhouse Kitchen, Chicago
When this suburban family decided to renovate their kitchen, they knew that they wanted a little more space. Advance Design worked together with the homeowner to design a kitchen that would work for a large family who loved to gather regularly and always ended up in the kitchen! So the project began with extending out an exterior wall to accommodate a larger island and more moving-around space between the island and the perimeter cabinetry.
Style was important to the cook, who began collecting accessories and photos of the look she loved for months prior to the project design. She was drawn to the brightness of whites and grays, and the design accentuated this color palette brilliantly with the incorporation of a warm shade of brown woods that originated from a dining room table that was a family favorite. Classic gray and white cabinetry from Dura Supreme hits the mark creating a perfect balance between bright and subdued. Hints of gray appear in the bead board detail peeking just behind glass doors, and in the application of the handsome floating wood shelves between cabinets. White subway tile is made extra interesting with the application of dark gray grout lines causing it to be a subtle but noticeable detail worthy of attention.
Suede quartz Silestone graces the countertops with a soft matte hint of color that contrasts nicely with the presence of white painted cabinetry finished smartly with the brightness of a milky white farm sink. Old melds nicely with new, as antique bronze accents are sprinkled throughout hardware and fixtures, and work together unassumingly with the sleekness of stainless steel appliances.
The grace and timelessness of this sparkling new kitchen maintains the charm and character of a space that has seen generations past. And now this family will enjoy this new space for many more generations to come in the future with the help of the team at Advance Design Studio.
Photographer: Joe Nowak
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What Houzz contributors are saying:
10. Standard cabinet. You don’t always have to install a corner cabinet. Sometimes you won’t have the space to fit one in (as in the kitchen above). Or you may simply want an open cabinet design. This is where a standard cabinet can be the best choice for your layout and needs.It won’t present any accessibility problems, though some homeowners may miss the extra storage space that corner cabinets provide.
Open shelves. Going with just lower cabinets makes room for open shelves. Houzzers were particularly drawn to reclaimed wood, which adds warmth and texture and breaks the kitchen out of the all-white box. Here the homeowner added an industrial look with metal hooks sourced from Etsy. They look like they’re supporting suspended shelves, but in truth they’re decorative. Countertops: Cemento Suede and Promenade, Silestone; cabinets by Dura Supreme in Storm GrayMore: How to Arrange Open Shelves in the Kitchen