The remodel of this home was fueled by the homeowners wanting to entertain more now that their children had left the nest. The end result they were looking for was the creation of a large social area. They were tired of having to walk around the peninsula to serve food at the dinette table and the small island was not as useful as they imagined it would be. They were also looking to add a wet bar area that could be accessed without having to enter the kitchen.
In order to achieve the desire for an open flow floor plan, the current cabinetry peninsula had to be removed. This allowed the addition of a well-positioned island, and guests and the cook(s) are now able to walk about the dinette, kitchen and living room without any obstacles. The wet bar was placed close to the living room for guests to access drinks easily without disrupting the cook(s) work triangle.
Some cabinet accessories throughout the space include: deep drawers for pots and pans, pullout spice racks on either side of the range, and cooking utensil drawer dividers. The baking prep area has large rollouts for mixing bowls and ingredients as well as drawer dividers for measuring spoons. There is a tilt down sink front, pullout knife block and waste/recycling center in the prep area.
1st Place Award- Residential Kitchen Larger than 350 Sq. Ft.
Designers: Dan Luck & Lori Leistico
Architect: Mark A. Henrichs
Contractor: Joel Nelson, JN Woodworks
Photographer: Dale Hall Photography, LLC