A Family Layout
Before its redesign, this kitchen was hidden from the living space and did not work well for the young family that lived there. Designer Bruce Wentworth of Chevy Chase, Md.-based Wentworth Inc. changed that by creating an open plan that still suggested different spaces.
“The simple demarcation of space with drywall partitions and uncased openings provides an open–plan environment while defining spaces with a sense of closure,” said Wentworth. “A visitor can move from family room to dining to kitchen and know what the purpose of each space is.”
Without the constricting walls, the 37-ft. by 17-ft. space could be too open. This space now is divided into four zones, including the kitchen, dining room, dry bar and entryway.
The perimeter cabinets are white for a subtle and classic look, while the island cabinets are dark green for contrast.
The herringbone pattern tile was installed from countertop to ceiling to provide a “wow” factor upon entering the space.