Kitchen Remodeling | Project of the Week 7/14
Who lives here: A couple with 2 children
Location: Fryman Canyon area of Los Angeles
Size: About 300 square feet (28 square meters)
“We always like an eat-in kitchen if we can have one. It is a great place to eat a quick snack or for the kids or adults to eat breakfast,” Segal says. It was challenging to fit an eat-in area into this layout, but Segal was able to install a counter with two stools. With the kitchen somewhat separate from other rooms in the house, the eat-in area gives people a place where they can perch and keep the cook company.
A sliding chalkboard on a barn-door-like track conceals an appliance garage. “This is really our signature detail. You can hide but also easily access your toaster, coffeemaker and any other electronic appliances,” Segal says. Texture keeps the space from feeling too sleek or cold; the adjacent shelves are backed in beadboard, and the designers added decorative screening panels to the cabinets below. “This detail makes the kitchen feel softer and a little more airy,” Segal says.
A unique treatment on the ceiling boards and beams adds texture and color. Segal used a staining method she honed while working on her furniture line. The vaulted ceiling adds to the open and airy feeling, while the stained boards contribute warmth.
The Shaker cabinets are modern in their clean lines, and their feet give them a farmhouse look. Calacatta marble countertops and polished nickel hardware add elegance.
“We integrated lights into the shelves to create a sophisticated and calming ambience,” Segal says. “If you have a ton of upper cabinets, the kitchen can feel overwhelming and crowded. Floating shelves also create space to showcase your style and beautiful accessories.”
Segal takes a careful inventory of everything her clients need to store before planning cabinetry and shelves. In this kitchen the lower cabinets and a separate pantry provide plenty of storage, eliminating the need for upper cabinets.
The family eats meals together and entertains in here, and the antique trestle table is a good place for doing homework. Segal added vintage chairs painted a robin’s egg blue, which ties them together. Woven host and hostess chairs bring more texture to the mix, and an unfussy chandelier keeps things serene and simple. – Houzz
Interested in kitchen remodeling? Contact Medina Exteriors today, (330)591-4040