The homeowners presented Morris Black designer Lydia Bogle with plenty of problems to solve. Their kitchen had inadequate storage, bulky soffits, an unused desk seating area, a small island and outdated appliances. A built-in pantry, and half walls separated the family room from the kitchen. The traffic pattern included hallways to the foyer and laundry room and garage.2
Storage was also an issue. Lydia’s design included pot and pan drawers under a range top, a wall pullout cabinet for spices, upper and lower lazy susans for full accessibility, a built-in trash recycling cabinet, a tray storage cabinet, and wine storage. Pantry cabinets with rollout trays, and a letter organizer help organize and decrease clutter at the desk area. Full overlay Signature cabinets with a Shaker style door in cherry with a “Russet” stain were installed, with “Rosewood” granite countertops and tile backsplash.3
The soffits were removed and cabinets were extended to the ceiling, topped with molding. The half walls blocking the family room and the refrigerator wall were removed. A KitchenAid counter-depth refrigerator allowed for a larger island. Stainless steel 36” range top, chimney-style hood, and double wall ovens replaced the existing appliances. The spacious island provides space for a microwave, a custom wine cabinet with drawers, seating for three, and additional countertop for food prep.
4The homeowners were so pleased, they had Lydia redo their master bath. One wall contained the double bowl vanity with a cultured marble top, the other included a linen closet and a combined tub and shower.
5Lydia removed the tub and closet, and created a large, custom walk-in shower with a glass shoulder-height wall, and relocated the linen storage to the wall nearer the window.
6The vanity was designed in a dark, contemporary Shaker door with dual sinks and his and her mirrored medicine cabinets. A Silestone countertop with undermount Corian sinks completes the transformation.