This growing family needed a space that was functional for daily use as well as optimal for entertaining. We applied creative solutions to increase the existing L-shaped kitchen without changing the footprint of the home. By removing the wall adjacent to the dining room, we stretched the kitchen both actually and visually. Opening the space adjacent to the den created a linear flow between the dining room, kitchen, family room, and outdoor deck. It also increased the size of the kitchen window adding natural light and a more pleasant focal point. Shallow countertops and cabinets along the back wall provide lots of extra storage while not occupying too much real estate in the room.
A varied mix of textures and colors from the antiqued and aged brushed brass of the island pendant lighting to the polished chrome faucet shows how a mix of finishes can work cohesively. The island marble is mitered, giving the appearance of one piece of marble but without the additional weight. Last but not least, our signature “walls of Troy” architectural millwork to frame the opening from the kitchen to the dining room has become one of our most requested elements.