Photo: Michelle Kehler
“We transferred this poorly designed 100-square-foot kitchen into a 165-square-foot dream kitchen. This client entertains a lot and has a minimum of three chefs in the kitchen at one time. With a lack of countertop and wall space and a desire to have an elegant look, a lot of changes were needed.
"We put two sinks into the design. The angled sink created a large working countertop, while the bar sink allows more than one person to use the kitchen at one time. Without a lot of wall space, we put the microwave in a base cabinet, slideout trays in the base cabinets for extra dish storage, a small pullout pantry for oils, tray dividers above the fridge, sink tilt-outs, double garbages, and baskets for potatoes and onions.
"Every item required in the kitchen has a home and is easy to get to. To add elegance to the function, we used a hood with an onlay applied to it, bead board and fluted columns on the island, decorative wall panels on all end gables, and sat wall drawers on the countertop for a furniture-like look. However, we didn’t use a lot of functional storage space for decoration.”
Designer: Michelle Kehler
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