Our design team had a bit more freedom than usual for this project, as the house was still being built! There were no walls to eliminate, no windows to work around, and no poorly placed plumbing. The only constraints we had, was the client’s request — a kitchen that is modern in design, family friendly and dramatic.
An oversized, window-seat bench was installed for lounging teenagers friends. Scratch and fingerprint resistant matte cabinets (used above the countertop and for the island) allow for thermal repairs of minor scratches and come enhanced with anti-bacterial properties. They are both suitable for repeated use, easy to clean and maintain.
To create a clean and cohesive look we ran the hardwood floors from the living room, into the kitchen and even up some of the walls and across the ceiling. This helps separate the kitchen from the rest of the space, without having to close it off with a wall. It also helps to frame the most dramatic element in the kitchen — the massive, counter to ceiling Cambria quartz backsplash.