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Problems. The kitchen had a decent amount of space but it wasn’t being used as well White Wood Kitchen Cabinets as it could be, and when it came to serving as a family hub, it was failing. “There was a lot of wasted space,” designer Katie Griffith says. There was a tiny kitchen table, dated appliances and cabinets, and the sink was in the corner by the windows. “One of my clients is not supertall, so this deep corner cabinet and sink made it hard for her to reach,” she says.Sundling StudioSolutions. Griffith changed the U-shape of the kitchen to an L-shape, moved the sink and replaced the double wall ovens and separate stovetop with a White Wood Kitchen Cabinets range. She swapped out the over-the-stovetop microwave for a microwave drawer. She used a counter-depth refrigerator and tweaked the cabinet composition to make it feel more open and fresh. Part of this included removing two cabinets that wrapped the corner past the sink. (See before-and-after plans below.)
Before. Note the solid wall to the right of the cabinets and the composition of White Wood Kitchen Cabinets them.Sundling StudioAfter. Griffith removed that wall and broke up the composition of the cabinets, replacing the floor-to-ceiling pantry cabinet with lowers topped with a counter and uppers. She was able to fit a microwave drawer in this section as well — a great solution for those who are not “supertall.” She removed the wall ovens, scooted the refrigerator over a little and added a pantry cabinet just past the White Wood Kitchen Cabinets refrigerator. This thoughtful move gave the kitchen a more open feel.
Range wall. And here you can see why they’d want to keep the view to the range wall clear. “The homeowner was very hands-on and chose a lot of the materials herself,” Griffith says. The designer gave her a few layout options, including one with cabinets flanking the vent hood and one with open shelving.
Open shelves. The shelves are wood boxes that float. They provide a spot to display White Wood Kitchen Cabinets favorite items, plants, spices and cookbooks. Like the leather counter stools and the floors, they add warm tones and texture to all the gray and white.Sundling StudioStorage. “We kept the cabinetry really simple,” Griffith says. While she lost a few cabinets around the perimeter, she more than made up for it in the island. A wide Shaker-style profile and matte black hardware are a fresh twist on a classic look. She White Wood Kitchen Cabinets also installed a Lazy Susan in each corner to improve functionality.
Before. The large expanse of flooring in this plan shows how much space was being wasted.After. Now the large, dreamy island makes the most of the space.Sundling Studio White Wood Kitchen Cabinets Takeaways"