Hearthstone Kitchen Renovation
The clients needed and wanted a kitchen which would stand up to the rigors of their lifestyle. They are avid cooks; they grow their own food in their greenhouse. Large gatherings center around food and family. This kitchen design is the true definition of Thymeless Luxury. It provides high style with a sense of luxury but with all the practical considerations needed in a well-designed kitchen. Storage of small appliances, cooking equipment, pantry staples, composting bin, quality cabinets, appliances all in a transitional kitchen with a touch of urban vibe.
I visually connected the adjacent family room and the kitchen by opening a passthrough which serves as a bar topped with suspended shelving. I specifically added iron shelf supports with reclaimed boards to add visual interest, so it did not feel to “kitchen-esque” from the family room side.
We created this stunning kitchen with the use of symmetry, balance, and repetition of pattern. Door sizes were book matched around the window, hood, and pantry wall to achieve these basic design principles. It creates a soothing rhythm to an interior. The clients can work in together in the kitchen using customized storage systems and defined cooking/prep zones in the space for each of them. All pantry storage pulls out for easier access to contents. Pots and pans are stored in drawers as are dishes and other baking necessities. This allows for organization of all kitchen items creating a place for everything and everything in its place
The look and feel of the design was based on the number one must have, the 48″ Pro refrigerator. When you add the 48″ duel fuel range, I felt I had to meld classic rock with velvet. That really is the feel in this kitchen. I love the pop of color on the range with the red burner controls. Tailored details with a bit of edge. Steam/convection oven is located in the island as a secondary cooking center. They are big bakers, and the steam oven is perfect for homemade baguettes. I installed a built-in mixer lift in the island as well for baking needs. The second sink was another addition to create these cooking/prep zones for this couple. Finally, we needed the proper ventilation for the range which is of course a great blower and hood
The bar and those design details really took this kitchen beyond just another white kitchen. I installed a Sub-Zero wine cooler which has reignited an interest in fine wine. I used a custom 2″thick concrete countertop which simulates black walnut. One additional texture that balances the smoothness of the painted cabinets and quartzite counters. I selected a custom dark grey paint for the island which has blue undertones and just feels nice in the room. The walls took a color cue from the island. A pot filler faucet installed over the sink provides access to water if cleanup is happening at the main sink area. The flooring is a wide plank porcelain tile which is durable and easy to clean especially with an active teenager, their dog and trips to the greenhouse for fresh vegetables. I took full advantage of the ceiling height and installed the amazing, oversized glass pendants.