I love working on projects where the client knows early on what they want for the simple fact that it feels more like a collaboration than a job; and this remodel was, from start to finish, an awesome collaboration! She had a great vision in mind for updated their kitchen. We weren't making any changes to the actual foot print -- this was all cosmetic, and all fun.
The initial mood board was inspired by their style, as well as the style of the house, since th the kitchen is part of an open concept floor plan.
I would like to have white honed marble countertops with a waterfall edge. I would also like to remove the upper cabinets with the exception of the cabinets above our fridge and place open shelves instead. I would like to put our microwave below the counter and put a range in it's current location.
Waterfall edge. Open shelves. This was music to my ears! I'll admit, although I've worked on a myriad of styles, I absolutely love working on designs that have elements of my own personal taste, and this kitchen did not disappoint. With the measurements provided, I put together some elevations plans; and after about 4 weeks of refining the design -- finishes, furnishings, etc. -- we pulled together a final design!
This modern design is all about contrasting finishes and dramatic accents -- from the dark grout and glass white subway tiles, to the waterfall marble counters and dark cabinet finish. Relocating the microwave and removing the upper cabinets allow for a new modern range hood to compliment the appliances and hardware. The wood floating shelves add character to the space and tie back to the existing aesthetic, while the pendants introduce subtle glam.
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