Design Brief: Contemporary Horizon

Contemporary Kitchen Design

The original kitchen had a rustic, traditional feel which was out-of-sync with our client’s contemporary preference. The lack of wall space limited storage and a sunken breakfast nook area posed layout challenges and broke up an otherwise dramatic view of the desert horizon.

Cabinet Solutions Designer Kate Fales opened the space up by focusing on horizontal lines, removing a soffit and lifting the breakfast nook onto a glass platform, bringing it into alignment with the horizon line through the now unobstructed window.

Contemporary Kitchen Remodel
Contemporary Kitchen Remodel

Special consideration had to be made for the original peninsula. Removing it would leave the client with less storage space, but leaving an L-shaped cabinetry layout would make the kitchen feel cramped. Kate adopted a staggered arrangement with extra deep cabinets and countertop to add extra space while keeping the look and feel streamlined. The design went through several revisions to find the right balance of aesthetics and functionality while considering the practical requirements for electrical and plumbing.

Contemporary Kitchen Remodel

The blue acrylic cabinetry and raised glass platform are bold, but from day one our client knew that this contemporary direction was the right choice. Kate created a sleek, stylish color palette that doesn’t overwhelm the space.

Contemporary Kitchen Remodel
Contemporary Kitchen Remodel

We also helped the client with design for a gorgeous master bath using cabinetry and colors inspired by the kitchen.

Contemporary Bath Remodel

Additional information about this kitchen and bath

Base Cabinets KitchenCraft, Lockhart, Maple, Charcoal
Upper Cabinets KitchenCraft, Summit, Acrylic, Wired Cobalt
Bathroom Cabinets KitchenCraft, Lockhart, Maple, Charcoal
Hardware Jeffrey Alexander, Sutton, Brushed Nickel
Call-outs Stainless steel farm sink, two tone color scheme, floating vanity in master bath.

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