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Homeowners' request: “My client requested a clean, contemporary kitchen that would complement his classic Palm Springs midcentury residence,” designer Randy Blom says. “He wanted to enlarge the existing kitchen to include a separate home office area that blocked natural light from the triangular clerestory windows reaching the kitchen. The kitchen also needed to relate and extend into the living and areas that are dining. Central to my customer's desires would be to have a large island that is central would function as a gathering destination for his guests.”

Arrange of assault: “First purchase of company had been to allot specific areas for normal home functions — prep, cooking, storage space, cleanup. The new kitchen needed to have a circular flow, since the new layout was to become an extension of the adjacent dining area and living room, as well as work with the large triangular clerestory windows to allow natural light into the main area of the kitchen. This wall provided a location that is perfect an appliance garage to keep countertop appliances, a tall pantry for food storage and integrated integral refrigerator-freezer, and a combination convection oven-microwave.

A line of shallow tall cabinetry with wine storage cubbies was placed along one side for normal dish, glassware and additional pantry storage“Since one of my client's main requests was to have no upper cabinetry. Once the layout was decided, we moved into the finish selections. My client wanted a kitchen that is white coordinate along with the rest of the residence, so we selected Bellmont Cabinet's Jazz home design in Gloss White with silver PVC edge banding.

“To contrast most of the gloss white, we selected Bellmont's Terra home design in Bark for the bottom and area cabinetry. For clean, crisp white countertops, I selected Pental's Super White honed quartz and had a built-in sink fabricated from the material that is same only with a polished finish to minimize discoloration. New white floor tiles were set up through the entire residence and a fresh coat of white paint in the walls, wood beams and wood decking in the ceiling, allowing my customer's contemporary art collection to offer along with for the areas.”Bellmont Cabinet Co. Why the style works: “Since the residence has an extremely clean, contemporary visual, the new kitchen design needed to reflect this same aesthetic. Clean, contemporary, uncluttered yet provide normal kitchen functions and invite for discussion with guests. After the workplace area had been removed, the new kitchen space became a clean white package within that the kitchen cabinetry could possibly be shown such as the artwork into the rest of the residence.”

That which wasn't working: “The main challenge with this kitchen had been my customer's obtain no cabinetry that is upper. All his dishes and glassware had to find a new storage location, so a bank of tall cabinets had been placed along one part for this purpose. Because this bank of cabinets were shallow, 12 inches deep, they would not encroach in to the main kitchen space excessively, and in actual fact ensure it is simpler to keep and retrieve items.”

What goes on here: “The kitchen had been created for normal daily preparations of meals, and for entertaining relatives and buddies in a relaxed Palm Springs environment.”

Whom makes use of it: “The kitchen had been created for a single bachelor, an entertainment professional who lives in Vancouver, Canada, during the summer and fall and lives in Palm Springs during the winter and spring. My client has frequent houseguests that congregate in the kitchen for coffee and breakfast in the mornings and for drinks in the late afternoon.

“The kitchen is located adjacent to sliding doors that enable immediate access to the pool and outside areas that are entertaining. He has a life that is frenetic likes the relaxed life style that his Palm Springs residence and his new home afford him. It has become a gathering destination for regional, and not-so-local, relatives and buddies to congregate at.”

Designer key: “Don't be afraid to get rid of upper cabinetry in a kitchen. Tall or short, shallow cabinetry can accomplish the same task. We find clients are attempting to introduce more artwork in their kitchen areas, and also by freeing up coveted partitions, they are able to personalize artwork rather than having banks to their kitchens of cabinets above their countertops.” Bellmont Cabinet Co. “Uh-oh” moment: “My main challenge, as with any white kitchen, is how exactly to coordinate all the different tones of white. White flooring, white cabinetry, white countertops and white paint on walls and ceiling — it can be daunting. I would awaken in the exact middle of the thinking, ‘How am I going to get all the whites to match?' Well, they don't have to — they just need to complement each other night.

“You may take exactly the same white and it'll look various on a vertical and surface that is horizontal therefore having white case doors together with a white tile flooring, you are able to play with the tones so that they complement each other, rather than attempt to match them. Don't be afraid to mix white. Also by varying the finish on each of the whites — matte, semi or gloss — you possibly can make a cohesive design declaration.”

Splurges and savings: “My client wanted the purest white quartz for his countertops, which typically is commonly the most costly color selection, so countertops became my spending plan priority. By creating with a mix of Bellmont Cabinet's 1900 and 1600 show, I happened to be in a position to furnish your kitchen with cabinetry at a high price that permitted the countertops to just take a priority.”

The nitty-gritty: Base cabinetry: Bellmont Cabinet's 1600 Terra in Bark; tall cabinetry and appliance panels: Bellmont Cabinet's 1900 Jazz in Gloss White; countertops: Pental Quartz in Super White honed finish; flooring: 24- by 24-inch Everquartz tiles in white, Everstone; appliances by Jenn-Air: 36-inch gas cooktop, 36-inch wall surface vent bonnet, 36-inch integrated top refrigerator and bottom fridge, and 30-inch convection oven-microwave combination; dishwasher: Miele; backsplash: 2- by 6-inch brushed stainless steel tile

Budget: $40,000, including demolition of workplace area; going of main panel that is electrical had been based in workplace area; new flooring tiles, countertops, drywall, artwork, cabinetry and installation; electrical and plumbing relocations; doesn't include appliances and furnishings

Team involved: Mike Yakovich, Better Built Inc. (construction); Desert Stone (countertops); Mike Slaten Tile (tilework)Via Builders, Inc. 2. Warm Contemporary

Designer: Diann Saviano of Via Builders Inc.
Location: Saratoga, Ca
Kitchen size: About 350 square foot (32.5 meters that are square
Island size: 4 foot, 6 inches by 7 foot (1.3 by 2.1 meters)

Homeowners' request: “They wanted a bright and space that is airy with a great space fit for a household,” interior designer Diann Saviano says. “​Most significantly, they actually wanted a lot of day light.”

Arrange of assault: “Ralph Saviano, the owner of Via Builders, who designed and built the home, desired to make as much light that is natural possible without exposing this space too much to the neighbors. So he incorporated the clerestory windows above cabinets as well as the exposed windows coming from the right peak of the ceiling, making the form of the ceiling really unique and contemporary. He beautifully designed the windows therefore you see the trees but not the neighbor's home. He took advantage of the pretty trees on the medial side of the house that made for pretty scenery when looking through the windows.

“As for your kitchen case design and colors, it absolutely was a collaboration of tips with the home owners, me and Ralph. The homeowners are not afraid to utilize color, as you can plainly see into the pictures of the rest of the house. This really is one thing I like about them. They always envisioned that back wall to be a fun wall that is accent a bright color, so we kept that in the back of our minds when we were designing the cabinets. As we started to think through the finish colors for the cabinetry and were considering the dark blue for the island, orange was a natural fit for a color scheme that is complementary. We allow the design evolve once we tackled each room. Then we worked the countertop colors and backsplash from the case colors chosen, bearing in mind the blue island and orange accent wall.​”Via Builders, Inc. Why the style works: “What's unique is the mix of materials and colors. I will acknowledge that I happened to be nervous to utilize three different woods — window stain, dark case stain and then the raised-bar island stain — therefore making sure that this all coordinated together well had been essential.”

That which wasn't working: it was really important to have the proper-width island that allowed for enough space for a table and chairs to fit comfortably, but also wanting it to feel a part of the kitchen yet not crowding the bar stool space“Because we have a table extension off the island. Hence the waterfall countertop was a great solution to maintaining the areas separate. We also mocked up the room with cardboard and chalk so that they could visually start to see the room and made the proper alterations to fit their liking that is exact.

Whom makes use of it: “​The home owners have two boys underneath the age of 12. They also have family unit members come and stay using them for months out of the year, therefore creating this room with many different ages was kept in mind. There is a bar area with beverage fridges that extends into the grouped family room area, in addition to a mini desk for the homeowners to sit and print things out or use the desk while still being a part of what's going on in the room.​ They like to cook and entertain for family members and friends, yet also required a environment that is kid-friendly Builders, Inc. Designer secret: “The waterfall edge to the island really made the space feel complete. Also, incorporating the lighting in the table extension off the island was such a feature that is cool. ​Something I discovered while focusing on this task would be to not be afraid of blending bold colors and textures. It always helps me to use the complementary color schemes to make sure a successful result — for instance, split complementary, triad, analogous etc.”

Take-away: “To not be afraid of color and mixing materials.”

The nitty-gritty: flooring: natural limestone; countertops: engineered quartz; gray backsplash: Porcelanosa; all paint: Sherwin-Williams​

Team involved: Ralph Saviano of Via Builders (builder); Pedini (cabinets); Tile Plus (countertop, backsplash and floor installation); Franciscan Glass and Boyd Built Cabinets (club countertop installation); Primo (task manager)PB Kitchen Design 3. Feel-Good French Country

Designer: Anthony Stavish of A.W. Stavish Designs
Location: Suburb of Chicago
Kitchen size: About 580 square foot (53.8 meters that are square
Island size: 5 by 10 foot (1.5 by 3 meters)

Homeowners' request: “They wanted it to be available and family members friendly,” designer Anthony Stavish says. “They had taken a household day at France, where they stayed in a home with a fantastic big available kitchen with a lot of sitting groups, and a table at the counter and sofa seating that is comfortable. The wife could stand in the kitchen and cook and hold court and work at the kitchen stove. She enjoyed the way the Southern of France light came in therefore the energy and colors. And this kitchen had been about having family members together and having that French country energy.”

Arrange of assault: “This was a split ranch home they were planning to renovate. But after taking a look at the home, it absolutely was clear it to renovate such an old house that it wasn't worth. It was suggested that we knock it down and build a new one. She had a glass of wine, sat down and said, ‘Do it.' The heart of the house needed to be located centrally to start to see the pool and yard. It absolutely was essential to obtain that old-country-French feel. To accomplish this, we wanted it to be an kitchen that is unfitted. The cabinets are all the same in a fitted kitchen. An kitchen that is unfitted like it evolved over time. So here it looks as if the island comes from somewhere else, the stove and cabinets are one thing, the relative part cabinets with sliding doors is another, the refrigerator seems like an armoire and so forth.

“The area had been essential too. It does a complete lot of different things. The limestone counter has little shells and crustaceans in it that the grandkids love. Drawers near the stools hold craft supplies for the kids. There are cookbooks in the kneehole. On the other side is a garbage and center that is recycling. And you may pull a stool up on the reverse side so you can sit and talk while cooking.”

That which wasn't working: “Previously your kitchen was in a diminished degree, therefore the yard had been 5 foot above the kitchen. It absolutely was never ever likely to be nice. So we excavated and built a new house and did everything to make it charming.”PB Kitchen Design What goes on here: “This is a family that is blended four young ones and three grandchildren. The homeowners have a lot of friends with children, so it is all about people coming by and utilising the pool, spreading out food and rendering it as casual and easy as possible.”

Designer key: “Keeping the ceiling low makes it feel the Southern of France, where you are going to rarely find ceilings that are high. We built down with beams to improve that sense of intimacy.”

“Uh-oh” moment: “once we ordered the area from the manufacturer, I sent them a door bought in Lyon, France, in a flea market and asked them to replicate the finish. It came and was just terrible. They had just dabbed paint on anywhere and everywhere. It was so disappointing and heart-wrenching. We found a local faux that is professional to fully capture that dirty blue aged distressed finish, plus it had been just wonderful.”

Splurges and savings: “We splurged on wide plank floors from Apex flooring which can be hand planed and hand placed. That has been very pretty. Also, the walls are hand-troweled plaster. We could have just painted but did not feel that would capture the sensation these were going for. It could have appeared to be an average kitchen in a suburban house. We wanted texture. The architectural beams aren't structural, so we made them hollow. It absolutely was lighter and cheaper.”

The nitty-gritty: Faux completing on cabinets: Simes Studios; limestone counters: Chadwick's areas International; hand-planed floor: Apex Wood Floors; pot rack ironwork: Peter Moorman Construction; lights in cooking pot rack: Architectural Artifacts; counter stools: Barbara Pearlman of Designs Atelier, products Mart Chicago; stool slipcovers: Cowtan & Tout; kitchen stove: Viking; case equipment: Clark & Barlow; trim paint: Puritan Gray, Benjamin Moore

Team involved: Mike Kollman and Stewart Wexlar (architects); Kurt Smith of McElligott Smith Builders; Dan McFadden of last Basket Design (kitchen cabinets and custom hood); Artifactural Furniture & Design (reclaimed barn beams); Frank Veres of B & V Painting and Decorating (interior painting); Vito J. DeNicolo of Professional Plastering & Stucco (hand-troweled plaster)Polycor Polycor 4. Industrial Edge

Builder: Nicholas Moon of MontesBuild
Location: SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan
Kitchen size: 85 square foot (7.8 meters that are square
Island size: about 11 by 3 foot (3.3 by 0.9 meters)

Homeowners' request: “The client wanted a complementary countertop surface that would work with the modern feel of the open floor plan,” builder Nicholas Moon says. “Originally they were considering tops that are concrete nevertheless they weren't excited about the colors and textures of the examples. With additional research they discovered Alberene soapstone, from the Polycor Virginia quarry. They straight away fell so in love with the cool blue-gray tonality of the stone and its subdued veining that is white.

“Right away they knew it will be the choice that is perfect the tops, adding a bit of warmth with its organic nature. They specifically requested to have the thicker island countertop, and had it custom produced at the quarry in a solid thickness that is 2-inch. The perimeter countertops were left at the standard 1¼-inch thickness. They opted to leave the countertops untreated. With soapstone the slabs can be treated with mineral oil or wax to darken the stone. Alberene soapstone turns black when improved. They preferred the original natural finish to help keep the lighter tone.”

Arrange of assault: “The open-floor-plan loft style was determined early in the design process. The kitchen was not to be sectioned off from the rest of the space. Contemporary cabinets were decided on, and ultimately Poggenpohl was selected for their well-designed and engineered German quality. The countertops were then chosen, so when the 2-inch-thickness area had been determined, they knew they required additional structural help to keep up the very slab that is heavy.

“The choice had been made to create a frame that is welded carry the weight. Instead of trying to conceal the frame, the decision was made to incorporate it into the design, adding an edge that is industrial. There was a great full bowl of steel beneath the area to keep up the stone and not bear down onto the cabinetry, which will impact its performance.”

Why the style works: “The open-plan loft style was the most unique function, producing a large public liveable space that invites the creativity of playing music — one of the owners is musically trained.”

Whom makes use of it: “The room is designed for a communal, family members environment for active engagement also to foster creativity and collaboration: producing and music that is playing playing games and Ping-Pong, cooking, eating and entertaining. The husband specializes in finance. The wife is in the music business.”Polycor Designer secret: “The solution that is greatest to your island-weight dilemma had been the inclusion of the welded steel frame therefore the steel plate underlying the slab. Also, the inclusion of the full backsplash in contrasting Statuarietto marble to the ceiling line included a contemporary touch to the traditional product, giving a contemporary feel by extending all of it the way up.

“Also, keeping the help columns and not wanting to cover them up and hide them added to the effect that is industrial. Metal ties around the column also show their texture. The contrast of textures, the shiny lacquer of the cabinetry and the honed island, the welded steel, the wood columns, natural wood floors that carry through the whole living and kitchen room, and stainless appliances create a visual interest that keeps a person's eye going through the entire room.”

“Uh-oh” minute: “The big problem had been getting the area without trouble without a seam. However with the constraints of the room therefore the sizes that the slabs could possibly be produced, it absolutely was impossible to ensure it is without trouble, even if we could have it done at the quarry that size. The weight was also prohibitive. A quality was being had by the solution fabricator, Garden State Soapstone, to do the installation and conceal the seam, that has been taken off flawlessly. The seam had been surface sanded and evened out to the true point it is perhaps not visible and smooth to the touch.”

Take-away: “Soapstone may be a material that is really versatile. It is equally suitable in a traditional New England farmhouse, a rustic log cabin, Scandinavian minimalism or contemporary and contemporary aesthetics. Whether remaining natural or improved, it may utilize a lot of tastes that are different. Also, mixing the thicknesses of the island and perimeter countertops makes an addition that is interesting. And complete slabs of marble extending to the ceiling line makes a striking detail. The look of white marble complements the soapstone perfectly aswell.”

The nitty-gritty: Countertops: custom-fabricated Alberene soapstone with honed finish, Polycor quarry in Schuyler, Virginia; area countertop: custom sourced and provided, solid 2-inch thickness; perimeter countertops: 1¼ dense; complete backsplash: ¾-thick Statuarietto marble; cabinets: Poggenpohl; timber help columns: initial to the room, refinished; industrial range with metal backsplash and bonnet: Wolf; faucet and sprayer: Dornbracht