Into the Light
Before designer Adam Gibson of Carmel, Ind.-based Adam Gibson Design came into the picture, this young family’s kitchen completely lacked natural light and made cooking difficult.
After taking out the wall between the kitchen and dining room, there was plenty of room for an island with bar seating and more organizational storage.
Quartz for the countertops was an easy decision; they offered the look of marble without the softness or stain issues. Soapstone was used on the far wall with the sink for contrast and to add a touch of charm.
The island hood mechanically raises and lowers 12 inches so it can be out of the line of sight when not in use.
The client milled the old-growth studs from the demolished wall and applied them as a treatment to the back of the island. This brings in the hint of natural warmth the modern space needed.