3Dan began the design stage by changing the layout from an U-shape to a L-shape, and added an island with seating for casual dining. The homeowner requested space for her cookbooks, so Dan designed a nook on the storage wall for books and display items.
4Another wall was designed for built-in appliances (refrigerator, wall oven and microwave) and storage. Cream colored Signature cabinetry was chosen, and the cabinets were extended to the ceiling and topped by stacked molding. A granite countertop in tans, browns and creams top the cabinets.
5The arched mantle that the homeowner saw in the showroom was designed to surround the cooktop, with corbels, paneling, a mantel shelf and the tile mosaic on the back wall. Some of the homeowner’s favorite touches are the pullouts, the utensil drawer under the cooktop, and the trash rollout.
6The homeowners were happy with the results. “It looks so much bigger, even though the wall-to-wall width and length is the same…. I knew I made the right choice!”