State-of-the-art appliances were included in the new floor plan: a microwave set in the upper cabinet, wine cooler below, new dishwasher with a panel to match the cabinets, a new stainless steel refrigerator, and a new professional style range and hood. The alcove for the range received the same tile backsplash, but we used a herringbone pattern to accent the feature wall. We also created a niche in the side wall to provide handy storage for spices. The base cabinets contain spice pullout storage. The original wood framing around the alcove was treated to a new coat of white paint to match the cabinets.
The new cabinets, a simple shaker style, are very appropriate for the period of time when the house was built. We added crown molding and casings to the windows to complete this period style. We were able to shift the utility cabinet to the left of the refrigerator, and install a 5 pull-out shelf pantry to the right of the wine cooler. The home owners asked for a pull-out trash unit and this was placed to the left of the sink. To the right of the sink is a corner lazy-susan unit to maximize storage. With this in mind, we added 2 small storage units at the ceiling above the sink.
Mary Broerman, CCIDC