The owners of this stately 1930s colonial in Chevy Chase, Maryland, set out to upgrade their kitchen to better reflect the architectural details of their White Shaker Cabinets Wholesale home. As professionals and the parents of two young children, they also wanted a workhorse kitchen that could stand up to the rigors of daily meals and frequent dinner parties. A better connection with their nearby family room and a designated breakfast area for casual meals were also at the top of their list.They removed two walls of the existing kitchen and borrowed about 12 feet from an adjacent in-law suite to create enough White Shaker Cabinets Wholesale room for a large center island and good circulation. They also pushed out a sink wall a few feet to make the kitchen flush with the family room. A new half wall/architectural screen now defines the kitchen and breakfast area while making a strong connection between the kitchen and family room. See how it looked then and now below. "Kitchen at a Glance
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A roomy 48 inches separates the island from the surrounding counters White Shaker Cabinets Wholesale and appliances. “We did this so two people can work comfortably in there at the same time,” explains Morales. The crackle tile backsplash with a custom gray grout along the range wall keeps with the classic look and feel of the home.
Since the couple loves to entertain, they included a Sub-Zero wine refrigerator along with their large Sub-Zero refrigerator with panel fronts. “We went back and forth about doing White Shaker Cabinets Wholesale stainless or paneling the refrigerator, and I’m glad we went with the panel fronts, because the kids get their fingerprints on it all the time,” says the wife. Below the main refrigerator sit two refrigerator drawers for milk and juice cartons for the kids and two easy-access freezer drawers.Gilday RenovationsCorners are always an issue in kitchens. Because the homeowners wanted to take advantage of every inch of White Shaker Cabinets Wholesale space, they included a corner lazy Susan for storage of various bowls. A pullout cabinet for additional baking supplies is located in another corner of the kitchen. The range wall has extra-deep and extra-wide drawers for storage of pots and pans.Gilday RenovationsAn integrated spice drawer to the right of the Viking range was a handy addition. The kitchen also includes long and lean pullouts for tray storage.Gilday White Shaker Cabinets Wholesale RenovationsThe homeowners wanted attractive but sturdy appliances that would be suited for both daily meals and large parties. In addition to the Viking range, the kitchen now includes a microwave oven and wall oven from KitchenAid.Gilday RenovationsPulling together the classic architectural details and elements of the home, the base of the island has legs on each side that mimic nearby columns used to separate White Shaker Cabinets Wholesale the breakfast area from the family room.Gilday RenovationsCoffered ceilings in the family room and adjacent breakfast area add architectural interest and help visually connect the spaces. A custom cabinet in the architectural screen/half wall was designed for media storage. “I think overall we gave White Shaker Cabinets Wholesale them a beautiful, spacious and calm space,” says Morales.This floor plan shows the limitations of the previous kitchen layout.Gilday RenovationsAFTER: The new floor plan shows how the more open layout and other changes created better traffic flow for the kitchen and the White Shaker Cabinets Wholesale surrounding rooms."