This is the new design for the Kitchen. You can clearly see that walls have disappeared and the function of different areas have changed. Even though a minor amount of footage was added to the Kitchen space, the reorganizing of the cabinets and function makes the Kitchen feel as if it is twice the size.
Looking from the Living Room, the Kitchen now has an open and integrated feel to the rest of the house. The cook can enjoy being a part of every public room in the downstairs space.
The rectangle of white marble in the island was re-purposed from the former island. It was much needed item for the clients occupation and we loved the green aspect of using something the client already owned.
A local chocolatier needed to transform her crowded, outdated kitchen and bring it up to modern times with new appliances and more space without over pricing the neighborhood or losing the charm of the original house.
The formal living space was a room rarely used so it was transformed into the formal dining allowing the existing formal dining space to be integrated into the kitchen to expand the usable space and give the home a more casual feel. By incorporating high end appliances, concrete counter tops and reusing a large piece of white marble from the original kitchen (seen in the island) the kitchen was given a fresh, updated feel and created the ideal work space for our chocolatier. With the use of white subway tiles and white shaker style cabinets we created a fresh, transitional feel to modernize the kitchen without stepping too far out of the traditional style home. The island was painted a different color to contrast with the rest of the cabinetry therefore making the entire island an accent piece and a stunning focal point.
The end result is an open, spectacular kitchen and a very happy chocolatier.
Builder: Roger Lawrence Custom Homes
Austin Design Excellence-1st Place Remodel <3,500 sq ft