Two-Cook Kitchen with Yellow Cabinets
Designed by Jennifer Turtle, The Kitchen Guild, Fairfax, Va.
Initial Budget: $40,000
Final Cost: $47,000. Ultimately the clients chose to remove a wall and open the kitchen to the rest of the house, adding $7,000 to the price of their kitchen remodel.
Lighten up the dark, U-shaped kitchen
Create more functional storage space, especially in the corners
Create more countertop space
Allow two cooks to work in the kitchen at the same time
Have yellow cabinets
Removed one wall to open the kitchen up to the rest of the house, allowing for a more spacious floor plan
Added a post for structural support, which helped define the kitchen area
Raised the kitchen ceiling to open the space to the adjoining family room and its sloped ceiling
Added taller wall cabinets for more storage space
Added corner cabinets with an open shelf for easier access
Cabinets: Dutch Mills custom framed maple cabinets with Shaker-style doors and a painted, glazed finish. Accessories: Pull-out can racks, pull-out pantry cabinets, roll-out shelves, cove molding and oil-rubbed bronze pulls and knobs.
Appliances: Dacor cooktop, oven and warming drawer; Fisher & Paykel dishwasher drawer; Jenn-Air cabinet-depth refrigerator; Sharp convection microwave oven and Miele ventilation hood.
Countertops: Giallo Veneziano granite with an eased edge and matching backsplash
Flooring: Teak floors
Sink: Blanco stainless steel undermount double-bowl sink
Lighting: six recessed lights and track lighting over sink