When we moved into our design phase I informed and guided her towards particular selections that would not only fit her ideal budget, but would also perform best for her in terms of everyday wear and tear. We went with our Waypoint cabinet line and selected a Shaker style door in a Maple Spice finish to meet her desire to have a wood tone in the space. For the tops we selected the Weybourne color from the Cambria Quartz product line, backed by a simple white subway tile backsplash.
A small single bowl stainless steel sink is now centered below the pass-thru rather being offset as it had been previously. In place of a wasted blind corner cabinet now sits a full size and fully functional lazy susan corner base unit. The existing fridge was reused and remained in the same space, but we designed around the fact that if it were ever to be replaced, she would be able to trade in for a taller unit that fits by simply removing a filler panel. The double oven range which she purchased from our partners, Appliance Connection, was repositioned to allow for a greater work space between it and the sink. One of the biggest transitions to the space was the addition of a center peninsula type island that took place of the old kitchen table. The island not only acts as additional storage, including a built-in trash can and prep space but now unifies the space and gives her that true eat-in kitchen experience. We also addressed the need for even more storage by adding a tall panty unit modified to 15” deep for storing her larger cooking items. The vinyl flooring was replaced with DuraCeramic 16×16 tile in Chateau Gray to tie in the need for some whimsical and soft marble type movement to mimic the countertops.