Making Room for Kids
Designed by Bob Strangeway, Willowood Designs, Naples, Fla.
Initial Budget: $49,000
Final Cost: $45,000. The budget only included cabinets, appliances, countertops and labor. The project came in under budget because the custom cabinets cost less than anticipated.
Transform a bilevel island into a single level to create more continuous countertop space
Create a traditional, hand-painted and glazed look
Removed soffits to increase cabinet height and therefore storage space
Enhanced traditional look with tall crown molding
Included rollouts, pullouts and deep pan drawers on either side of range for organization and storage
Relocated a combination oven/microwave to the island food preparation area
Installed a built-in range and refrigerator
Added a china cabinet for fine dishware
Featured a traditional custom hood
Created a single-level island with plenty of countertop space
Cabinets: Custom maple cabinetry on the perimeter with square, raised-panel doors with an applied molding. Painted finish with a pongee fume brown glaze. Dovetailed drawers with full-extension slides. A glazed dark cherry island with turned legs and beadboard paneling. Accessories: Pull-out trash bin, split onlays, detailed end posts and four-part crown molding with a dentil insert and crown extension.
Appliances: Integrated 48-inch Sub-Zero refrigerator, 30-inch Thermador wall oven, Thermador touch-control ceramic cooktop and GE Monogram built-in wine cooler. Kept GE Advantium combination oven/microwave.
Countertops: 3-centimeter Santa Cecelia granite
Backsplash: Tumbled marble
Lighting: Undercabinet lighting and multiple 12-volt pendant lights.