One retired couple chose their dream home on Camano Island, Wash., but they wanted a dream kitchen to go along with it – one that offered a better entertaining space in particular. Designer Jayne Aid of Seattle-based Seaton’s Inc. stepped in to remedy that.
The kitchen previously had dark green marble countertops that the client had tired of, as well as limited workspace on the island.
Much of the main architecture, like the curved outcropping where the breakfast area used to be, remains. With a new paint job to freshen them up, the original windows and tray ceiling were kept.
To give her client a more updated and functional appeal, Aid suggested quartzite for the countertops. The final decision – because of the budget and the client’s preferences – was a slab of granite that looked similar to quartzite.
The newly opened kitchen blends with the original space because of the use of matching paint colors, flooring and can lighting.
In the process of rebuilding the entrance, the design team built a separate, freestanding garage and converted the original garage into a room just for the husband.