Kitchen Stories: Planning for an Open Floor Plan
The homeowners of this Danville, CA home had dreamed of an open floor plan for years. They had an older styled home with a separated dining room that was rarely used. They felt their kitchen was lacking in storage and always hoped to expand it.
Designer Shelley Lober, CKD of Kitchens of Diablo helped make their dreams a reality by expanding the kitchen into the dining room and creating an extravagant eat-in kitchen and pantry. “This kitchen has a lot squeezed into it!” stated Shelly.
“I love putting in a walk in pantry into my designs,” exclaimed Shelly, “... it takes the bulk food, canned goods and boxed items out of the kitchen cabinetry and gives the homeowners so much more storage room.”
Shelly helped define a separate bar area by bumping up the microwave area to create a higher countertop, creating a visual separation and definition to the window view. When you have one long wall in a kitchen, this is a great way to add more drama to the design and avoid looking like just a continuous stretch of cabinets. In this case it also helps define the different work zones of the kitchen.
Even though this kitchen is filled with white cabinets and white subway tiles, the room feels warm and inviting. The dark stained kitchen island, wood floors and earthy gray walls set the tone for this remodel. The homeowners were thrilled with the results and love their new space.
For more information about Kitchens of Diablo in Danville, California click to see their website at: www.kitchensofdiablo.com
Dura Supreme Cabinetry: Shown in the Craftsman Panel door style. The perimeter cabinets are shown in the Classic White paint finish. The kitchen island is shown in the Hazelnut stain with Black accent finish.
This project was also featured as "Kitchen of the Week" on Houzz.com. Click here to view the story on Houzz.
Authored by Mandi Juskiewicz on January 7, 2016 - 2:09pm