Faced with a brand new kitchen lacking character, designer Shane Inman decided to step out of the box to fit the couple’s character. “It was very traditional and not them, since they are a younger, hipper couple,” explained Inman.
Inman decided to go with a concept that gave the space a sense of funkiness. “I thought, let’s go old school with laminate – the thing I spent years tearing out,” he said.
“The tall cabinets can be very overwhelming, so I wanted to bring the color up,” said Inman. “And you have to have a very good balance of where you want to put the dark versus the light.”
The porcelain tile backsplash matches the same material on the dining room fireplace and has stainless steel, vertically installed liners that complement the vertical drawer pulls.
“Because this space is very elongated, I wanted to take advantage of that and do a very long island,” explained Inman. “It grounds the entire space.”