An Inviting, Updated Kitchen
Designed by Klaudia H. Spivey, CMKBD, IIDA, Design Times Inc., Denver, Colo.
Initial Budget: $45,000 to $50,000.
Final Cost: $48,972. To stay within the budget range, the designer used the existing dishwasher and microwave and suggested refinishing rather than replacing the existing floor.
Create a more inviting kitchen that would interact well with the rest of the home
Replace appliances and cabinets
Select cabinetry with increased efficiency and storage capabilities
Make the kitchen more aesthetically pleasing
Include a desk area
Incorporate wine storage
Created a more open flow by removing part of an existing wall that separated the kitchen and dining room.
Moved the cooking appliances, allowing for more countertop and storage space by the open bar area.
Specified a refrigerator model that would not dominate the room.
Added a combination of general lighting (ceiling cans), task lighting (undercabinet lighting), and decorative lighting (three pendants over the sink).
Incorporated a wine cooler.
Cabinets: Custom frameless alder cabinets with beaded Shaker doors. Accessories: Pullout trash and recycling center, appliance garage, tray dividers, tilt-out sink tray, lazy Susan and black mirrored knobs.
Appliances: Jenn-Air refrigerator, U-Line wine cooler, Whirlpool convection oven and Jenn-Air cooktop. Existing dishwasher and microwave
Countertops: 12-inch by12-inch Ghibli granite tiles
Backsplash: 4-inch by 4-inch Rosso Verona tumbled stone field tiles and Crossville Tumbled Naturals Geo-Square border tiles
Flooring: Refinished existing floor
Sink: Elkay stainless steel sink
Faucet: Price Pfister chrome faucet
Water purifier: Water Inc.