The challenge of this remodel project was to provide the client with additional storage without altering the original footprint of the kitchen. The removal of the existing soffit, and dropped ceiling created valuable visual space as well as allowing the upper cabinetry to be built to new heights. Further storage was produced by extending the width of the peninsula to accommodate two sets of lower cabinetry which was designed to be accessible from both sides. This feature also increased width of the countertop on the peninsula, and provided the homeowners with an expanded serving surface when entertaining guests.
While this kitchen exceeded the client’s needs for functionality, its real beauty is found in the finishes. Three unique glass pendants were enlisted to highlight the peninsula, and recessed lighting was added to assist with kitchen tasks. The backsplash was adorned with linear glass tiles specially coordinated to the brilliant quartz countertop. Lavish alder cabinetry was selected to contribute warmth, and contrast with the premier stainless steel appliances to fashion a true chef’s kitchen.
Sweetwater Kitchen Remodel, 2014 terms, styles and materials used in this project – remodel, project, storage, kitchen, soffit, dropped ceiling, peninsula, cabinetry, quartz countertop, glass pendants, alder, stainless steel appliances, chef’s kitchen
Photography by Scott Sandler