From Complicated to Classic
After relieving this kitchen of tricky angles and wasted space, designer Meghan Brown of Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen and Bath worked to create the bright and open feel for which the homeowners longed.
The refrigerator was formerly in the left corner of the wall, crowding the doorway into the dining room. When the team moved this appliance, they realized they could put in a 27-in. depth wall cabinet to maximize the storage in this space.
Brown pulled out the range hood just slightly from the face of the cabinetry and put decorative panels on it for architectural interest.
“Everything is at hand’s reach in this kitchen, but most of it is tucked behind cabinet doors until it is needed,” said Brown, adding that the microwave to the left of the fridge onto the counter behind integrated panels.
In the master bath, John Thorsen of Thorsen Construction worked to create the same light appeal with materials like Caesarstone and Carrera marble. Touches like a frosted glass window over the tub and a frosted pocket door to the toilet room add to the bright but private ambiance.
“We went with a sliding glass door in lieu of a standard swinging door to eliminate extra room and hassle a swinging door requires,” said Thorsen. “The shower was designed to maximize space and budget while maintaining the neutral feel throughout the whole house.”