October 31, 2022
For creatives, coloring inside the lines has always been limiting. But the best rise to the challenge. Such was the case with this kitchen remodeling, by Robert Feinberg CKD of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Allied Kitchen & Bath. “It’s always difficult working with an existing footprint because it limits certain options that we may want to bring into the design,” said Feinberg. “As always, proper planning is essential. The lesson is always measure twice and cut once.”
Remodeling Within the Existing Footprint
The homeowners of this 20-year-old Boca Raton residence wanted to update the kitchen with a more modern look, but several existing features were to remain in place. In addition to keeping the dishwasher, range top, wall ovens and refrigerator, the original tile flooring was to be preserved.
Noting that the kitchen was immediately visible upon entering the home, Feinberg cleaned up the wall that visitors would first see. “It wasn’t pleasing to the eye. The existing design incorporated a microwave built into a wall cabinet and double wall ovens.”
He shifted the ovens to the adjacent wall, where they become part of a tidy, nearly symmetrical elevation centered by the fridge. The other “bookend” is a stacked microwave and coffee maker. Feinberg had to extend the wing walls on this side of the room by a few inches so they could accommodate the full-depth cabinets required by the appliances.
The original sink was a stainless-steel apron front model. The Allied Kitchen & Bath team replaced it with a super-sleek TopZero unit. Neither a drop-in or an undermount, the rimless basin’s fabrication allows it to be installed so there is no visible edge where it meets the counter surface.
Designer: Robert Feinberg CKD, Allied Kitchen & Bath
Photographer: Darryl Nobels, Dream Focus Photography
Backsplash, Countertops: Pompeii
Cabinet Hardware: RK International
Coffee Maker, Microwave, Range Top, Wall Ovens: Wolf
Vent Hood: Zephyr
Wine Cooler: Sub-Zero