Geometric Gem

Referrals are the best source of clients and this referral came from one of my best friends. The owner definitely leaned towards contemporary design. She had a set dollar amount she wanted to spend a few fixed elements we would need to incorporate (flooring and appliances). She wanted to be cautious to not over design or spend for the neighborhood. We explored refacing, refinishing and totally replacing the cabinets and after crunching the numbers, the most bang for the buck ended-up being replacing. We would be able to make slight changes to the layout and improve storage while getting the cleaner look of a ‘frameless’ cabinet with a better quality.

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The owner appreciated the green approach of the reconstituted wood veneer door and chose a Quartz counter that provided the look of an industrial concrete but had the no maintenance advantage. After some reviewing of current trends, the homeowner elected to exceed some of the original budget allowances to get some features and looks of newer products. A canopy style hood took the place of the typical small kitchen microwave/hood which meant a new microwave space would need to be created. We had already designed a feature of aluminum framed doors with frosted glass above the counter so we began looking for a convenient place under counter which is sometimes a hard concept to switch to. The new generation of microwaves operate as a drawer and are automated for easy and safe access and fit well into the plan. The final piece of the puzzle sets the tone of an entire kitchen in my opinion, that’s the backsplash. With our original plan, the idea was simple and plain for the budget and the contemporary look, but as we poured through neutral tiles a handmade multi colored tile caught the owner’s attention and it was decided. A new light fixture and some fun hardware completed the look.