With the main elements in place we could move on to playing with the aesthetics. We narrowed down on a vision of a black island, with a white perimeter, unique brass hardware and wood accents throughout.
We threw it into a rendering once we had design vision. The black paint was a nice tie in to the existing black bookcases in the adjoining living room. Brass knobs made for a good contrast. And the integrated Boos block was a fun request from the client.
Here are some elevations to give you a better sense of how the space laid out in the kitchen.
Around the corner, the new mudroom eased the access area into the home with a dedicated space to catch the clutter, and a separate enclosed laundry room. We did this by shrinking the” bonus room” into an appropriately sized dining room. Then we made the old dining room an official office by installing some french doors in place of a cased opening.
Everytime I cross paths with this family I always ask the same question: doesn’t your family function so much better in this new layout?! And they eagerly agree. Because with 5 kids – you ain’t got time for a wasteful floorplan.