Noguchi's 20N Table Lamp
1 week ago
|Cottage Kitchen - In Progress|
|Before - Kitchen Plan View|
|After - Kitchen Plan View|
Here's a view of the new kitchen floor plan I proposed. The entire layout was created using all of the existing cabinets plus a new open section for the microwave. Although there's still a few angled cabinets in the island I straightened out the island's orientation. The range now sits against a wall complete with a range hood. The fridge moved to the opposite wall, so now the fridge, sink and range are in a nice efficient configuration. The island becomes a great pre-dinner gathering place (out of the way of the cooks) with lots of room for snacks, beverages, buffets, and seating for 6. The family of 4 can also enjoy meals here dining style around the open end of the island. The new undercounted microwave frees up counter space in the work area. There was much debate over the microwave vs second dishwasher vs wine fridge here. : )
Once the layout was nailed down, I selected an entirely new palette of finish materials and fixtures.
Fresh white walls and deep navy painted cabinets would compliment all the amber wood tones in the cottage and set the tone for a classic navy and white scheme throughout. A new farm style sink and articulating antique nickel wall lights above the windows add vintage character. The tall cabinet on the left will house the new stainless steel fridge. The new counters and industrial pull-down faucet will be installed shortly....
Moving the fridge to the opposite wall and shifting some base cabinets around made room for a new 36"wide range and exhaust hood. A relocated glass door wall cabinet will work well beside the range for plates and bowls. The existing solar shades, previously hidden behind the ruffled fabric valance now look perfectly simple and crisp set in the wood framed windows and provide light control from the afternoon sun. See, I didn't get rid of everything. ; )
|The proposed new re-design of the island.|
|Bathroom concept design sketch by Carol Reed Interior Design.|
|Style at Home|