First of all, this kitchen was very dated which is usually the case when tackling a new kitchen renovation, to update the space. The primary reason our client contacted us was to improve the functionality of the kitchen. Although the layout for the kitchen appliances worked, the storage was another story. There lacked organization within the cabinetry and things would end up piled on top of the countertop which our client could no longer stand. It was time for a clean bright look.
Our client approached us with a clear vision and distinct wish list. The objective was to create a white kitchen that felt modern but complimented the more traditional character of the rest of the house. Improving organizational use of the cabinetry was crucial; the client wanted the countertops to be kept clear. Lastly our client wanted a one of a kind look.
The overall shell for this medium size kitchen worked so there was little need for structural changes. This space needed to be updated with cosmetic touches and new cabinetry. “I remember the client telling me, I want a white shaker door kitchen that feels modern.” recalls Alona. “I remember thinking to myself, how boring.” But instead we looked at it as a new challenge, to take a look that has been done many times over and put a fresh spin on it. We started by looking at the kitchen in sections, the configuration of each cabinet and treating it as one front. That is when we came up with the idea to continue the shaker profile on the entirety of the cabinet versus on each individual door/drawer front. We even selected pulls that would create the look of one continues pull for the upper cabinets for the shaker profile and match the overall length of the single pull found along the bottom cabinets. We also introduced such details as continuing the countertop on the front of the cabinet under the gas cook top where a towel bar was installed for hanging kitchen towels.