A Casual Modern Kitchen Update with A Twist
Moving from out of state, these clients fell in love with their new home’s property and neighborhood, however the interior of the home, especially the kitchen, was in dire need of an update.
With the help of ACo Design & Sales Consultant Dani Kohl, these homeowners transformed their kitchen from dated and mundane to a casual modern space with an array of fresh finishes and distinctive design elements.
A major piece of the puzzle, and a bit of a design challenge was the herringbone pattern for the flooring. Before, the kitchen and living room had two different flooring types creating separation between the spaces which was exacerbated by the grout lines of the kitchen tile. The new flooring, Shaw’s Fifth Avenue Oak in Morgan, was carefully installed piece by piece and flows throughout the space adding warmth and visual interest.
The casual modern look of the kitchen is further heightened by the mixed use of open shelving, a glass-front display, varying depths of the cabinetry, and multiple stain colors. The white oak cabinets, custom designed by Kohl and built by Amish craftsman at Green City, feature a Bristol door style with inset cabinets along the fridge wall and frameless cabinets on the island and surrounding the range. Honey bronze hardware from the Lynwood Collection by Top Knobs pull the entire look together.
An unexpected detail in this kitchen is actually a secret pantry door disguised as just another cabinet. The original pantry door was removed, and the space was brought flush with the custom refrigerator doors for a clean, seamless look.
Finishing off this remodel, Restoration Hardware Ravelle Sconces were added on either side of the range hood, gold and white Crystorama pendants hang over the island, and MSI Calacatta Morro Quartz counters and backsplash keep the space bright, clean, and modern.