The goal for this Cottage Grove home was to create an open-concept, updated kitchen, and entertaining space that was functional for an empty-nest couple that loved to cook together. Another requirement was to blend their different design-style preferences: He was drawn to the modern American aesthetic, while she longed for a traditional English look.
First, the layout was reconfigured by removing a non-load bearing wall between the kitchen and the living room. A large island replaced a standard table while a built-in pantry replaced a traditional china hutch. The combination of blue-painted cabinets and gray-stained hickory cabinets offers visual interest. Some hidden treasures include a floor-to-ceiling spice cabinet, lift for the KitchenAid mixer, and extra storage under the island for the homeowners’ collection of serving vessels. A second prep sink was also added in addition to a commercial range and pot filler. The mix of modern and transitional materials, finishes, and fixtures results in the perfect blend of the homeowners’ American and English cultures. The space is everything the clients envisioned, and they couldn’t be happier with the result.
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