I'm so pleased to unveil my brother and sister-in-law's new kitchen completely designed and implemented over the holidays and during quarantine.
Can this wall just GO AWAY?
Both my brother and SIL are educators. He teaches college physics and she teaches high school math. Due to the global pandemic, they are both teaching using technology and distance learning. So why not use a distance designer, me!
My family stayed with Peter and Linda over Thanksgiving so I got to experience the challenges of their kitchen first-hand.
Problem 1: none of the appliances (save a new fridge) worked!
Problem 2: Storage and prep space were at a premium due to a rather inefficient layout.
Problem 3: Drawer glides were failing and they were done with the flooring and countertops.
After raising three boys and 20+ years... a kitchen refresh seemed in order!
The wall cut off the kitchen from the bar area
The Design Process
They both share a more contemporary aesthetic so the all-white raised panel cabinets had to go. We found out we could remove a wall that separated the bar area from the kitchen which opened up so many opportunities!
We used 3D and Google Meet to design the kitchen and look at options for the island and seating. Once the layout was established we used 3D to pick out finishes, cabinet door style, pendants, try on different countertop options, and finally to look at cabinet pulls. Photo realistic renderings were used to communicate the design intent with their contractor Danny Napolitano of Advantage Builder's Inc. https://www.advantage-builders-inc.com/ and cabinet maker L&T Industries, Inc. https://lntindustries.com/ (both in Montclair, CA).