Renovating for Yourself
Palm Harbor, Fla.-based designer Shirley Aguilu of S&W Kitchens recently redesigned her own kitchen. With her experience and her knowledge, choosing what products would work best for her own family was a challenge.
She first removed the soffits and shifted the floor plan so that the work triangle was more functional and there was more storage and countertop space.
The microwave was moved from the work triangle and is now above a coffee/beverage area, which is accentuated by the LED lighting from the microwave.
“Replacing the above–range microwave with a vented hood was a challenge, because of a 3-in. shift of the range to accommodate the lazy Susan and a pullout spice rack,” said Aguilu.
One of Aguilu’s favorite parts of the redesign was replacing the double-bowl acrylic sink with a farmhouse one-bowl sink, along with a no-touch faucet.