The vision for this kitchen was a modern design with warm wood tones and lots of texture and movement. The goal was to be creative with storage and not just fill the space with cabinets.
Designing hidden work areas — such as the coffee bar and smoothie prep station on the fridge wall — brought added function to the kitchen. The pocket door system for the hidden coffee bar and smoothie prep station had to be engineered onsite.
The quartzite shelf above the range adds function and visual interest to the wall of quartzite. The extra-large hood needed support from the surrounding cabinets. A contrasting onyx maple stain for the interior of the glass cabinets and the floating shelf area add visual contrast.
The depth of the front island cabinets was reduced to make room for the full-depth wine fridge, and trim was added above the cabinets to increase the overall height of that counter.
Judges’ Comments | The high ceilings in this kitchen add drama and open the space, with a lot of eye-catching details to create a unique space—including the incorporation of exterior materials to complement the adjacent outdoor space. The range hood is strategically hidden under a beautiful marble slab, which is complemented by the island surface. The island also has a creative wine fridge built-in at the edge for easy access.