Blend and Mix
In Realty Restoration’s kitchen redesign for an artistic mother and her three daughters, the room blends with the living space with repeating materials and a flowing layout.
Before the redesign, the U-shaped kitchen and its low ceiling was just the opposite of the owner’s hopes. “There were a multitude of small rooms that were very confining and created a very dark and claustrophobic feel to the space,” said certified remodeler David Davison.
Previously, the work isles were too narrow for more than one cook to function at a time, and blind corner cabinets made visibility and access difficult. The lack of a proper pantry topped off the kitchen’s flaws.
The natural oak floors are carried throughout, and the black cabinet color, cherry wood tops and floating shelves repeated for flow.
To conquer her kitchen’s failings, the owner had a design in mind that went over her budget. “As the design progressed and more scope was added, we kept [the owner] aware of where the pricing was trending,” said architect Christopher Davison.