One thing you can bet on is that there’s always a home for white cabinets in Florida. Here’s a job I recently completed using cabinets by Holiday Kitchens. After living with brown oak cabinets and pink laminate tops (see before photo in center), this client was looking to update and brighten his kitchen. There were three main things that transformed it into a space that caters to this homeowner’s specific needs. First of all we partially removed the wall between the dining room and kitchen with a dramatic result. We saved enough wall to use for cabinetry. Corner cabinets both above and below now make full use of this hard-to-reach area. This homeowner was so in love with his G.E.Advantium convection microwave oven, he wanted another one! The solution was to incorporate a built-in version in his new pantry which is equipped with roll outs below and shelves and can racks above. Last but not least we added a small peninsula which not only yields much needed extra storage and counter space but also serves to define the kitchen space which is otherwise open to the family room. To see more click on the link in the upper right to visit our photo album on Flickr.
This couple was looking to transform a spare bedroom into a comfortable inviting place to work at home. A warm stain and glaze over maple with a high degree of attention to detail transformed this room into a delightful and functional retreat. I think Brendan and Trevor have certainly worked their magic here!
Have you ever wondered what you can do with a little bit of leftover space in your home? This client had an L- shaped space approximately 7′ X 8′. This is not such a small space, you may say, however when the request is for an English Pub Bar it’s not so much! In addition, this home owner wanted the option of being able to see the large screened TV on the opposite wall of the adjacent family room. My design solution was to use a lot of paneling and mouldings to create the proper feeling. I paneled the back wall and inserted a large mirror which would reflect the TV so that you could see it while sitting at the bar. We added a bar sink in the corner which was easy as the kitchen sink, and therefore the plumbing, was right on the other side of the wall. We wanted an upper cabinet to store glasses but were unable to utilize the wall space to its left because of the kitchen pass through. The solution was to add another mirror over the sink which gave us good balance and lightness in the midst of all the wood. An ice maker, beverage refrigerator and built-in “kegerator” were also included. I am pleased to say our clients are thrilled with the design, craftsmanship and function of their new English Pub Bar! Next post: Wood You??