"In this remodel, the kitchen itself stayed the same size, but a second stairway on the back side of the kitchen was removed. With the extra space, we were able to sink the refrigerator and add 10 feet of pantry cabinets in the back entry.
"This homeowner had five sets of dishes and glassware. It was very important to her that they were all stored in the kitchen. The hutch next to the range is perfect for this storage. She also wanted bookshelves for cookbooks, enough space for a kitchen table, special storage for dog food, and large tablecloth storage.
"The look was as important as the function. Because this is a stately mansion, she wanted the cabinets to look as formal as the rest of the home. The cabinets were heartwood maple, with a three-piece 6" crown molding and roped torrus assemblies setting off the cabinets."
Designer: JoLynn Johnson, CKD, CBD
Crystal Kitchen Center
Golden Valley, Minnesota