We can all agree that this is a perfectly nice kitchen. But our homeowners were hoping to elevate their style while increasing storage and adding some much needed island seating.
Enter the talented kitchen and bath designer, Joyce Zuelke, ckd. She created a more functional space with the addition of a redesigned island. There is even a new Pinterest worthy coffee bar for good measure. Along with updates to the lighting and some stunning ceiling detail, this kitchen takes on an entirely new character.
Kitchen Island Update
The original kitchen was created with cabinetry from Bea Industries in Elkhorn, Wi. It had a user-friendly U-shape layout. While stylish and open, our homeowner was looking for an improved kitchen island that would step-up the function of the space.
Cabinetry from Plato Woodwork, Inc. was selected in a deep stain which enhanced the natural wood grain. This rich finish served as a distinct contrast to ground the bright white kitchen.
The island is topped with a lovely Cambria quartz countertop in the Ella pattern from their Marble Collection. Subtle veining reflects the warm island stain while soft white connects to the surrounding cabinetry. It works beautifully with the perimeter of granite countertops.
But it’s not just about having a gorgeous kitchen, the layout must be functional for a kitchen that is comfortable and convenient. Notice the 48 ½” clearance between the island and the stove for safe usage when the oven door is open. The close proximity to the island steam oven keeps the cooking zone tight and functional.
The island also features the secret to great cabinet storage, easy access pull-out shelving. They will keep everyday items visible and within reach to improve daily workflow.
Check out more of our Before and After transformations right here!
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Photography is by S.Photography Shanna Wolf