The clients wanted a larger island, more open floor plan, and to take advantage of the 9’ ceilings by stacking lighted, glass-front cabinetry to draw the eye up. We paired the white base and wall cabinetry with a dark stained island to make it stand out as a feature. The same pattern of Cambria quartz throughout provides a balance of continuity to the two-tone space. The angled wall is cut back and angled end cabinets on either end of the U-shaped kitchen anchor the space.
The largest challenge of the project was the 6×48” porcelain floor tiles the client chose for the kitchen, adjoining family room, foyer and study floors had to be imported from Italy. Tracking the shipment proved impossible at times, and we were left to just have faith that the 1,100 sq. ft. of tile would eventually arrive. 8 weeks later, the beautiful tile was delivered to the job site for installation. Luckily, the rest of the project progressed smoothly, and the tile arrival ended up being perfectly timed.
The space plan includes cutting back an angled wall to make room for a larger island, which will be perpendicular to the U-shaped kitchen. The appliances remain in the same general location, with the addition of a prep sink in the new island. An undersized set of casement windows over the kitchen sink blocks more view than it provides. It will be replaced with a larger window to maximize views and natural light.