The redesigning of this 1960’s kitchen was our pleasure to work on. The original kitchen had a number of challenges including a support wall that needed to be reworked and windows that needed to be added. The space was dark and closed off from the rest of the home. The cabinets and soffits were very low which weighted the space and made it feel oppressive. The clients wanted to make the space airy and brighter while affording the room the benefit of a view of the lake.
We collaborated closely with the clients on this remodel.
After consulting with a structural engineer we removed a wall to open the view to the lake, but needed to add some ceiling supports. In order to make the supports appear to blend seamlessly into the space we wrapped them in cherry and bamboo. This disguised them as part of the cabinetry.
We left the exposed brick in its natural form as opposed to trying to cover it up, paint it, etc. as homage to the age of the home and as a nod to the original kitchen.
The new warm bamboo custom cabinets play against the cool of the stainless steel to provide a yen-yang appeal. The porcelain tile floor (with radiant floor heating,) in Edimad Sands-Dark, and the black and white bamboo mosaic backsplash, by MSI, ground the space by providing balance both above and below. The cabinets were completed with contemporary pulls in brushed gold providing the space a bit of a retro feel.