Friday, March 5, 2010

Not your Standard Kitchen

A builder's "standard" kitchen turned into a gourmet delight...

With a little space planning and tailoring the finishes of this kitchen we were able to use the builder's standard vanilla ebony cabinets with-out compromising our design vision. With an entire wall of built-ins including an industrial style fridge, this space feels more like a custom built home then a subdivision model. Because of its' wide width and open concept feel I really wanted to play up the vertical lines and make this kitchen a real showpiece. I started with the cool gray porcelain floor tiles accented with a white marble brick pattern. I continued this scheme straight up to the marble counter top which features gorgeous white lines running through it and then right up to the silver leaf mosaic backsplash.

The real pops of colour are exposed in the curio case which balances the cooking area's upper cabinets. With reds, blues and greens soring through the circular glass detailed doors it's hard to miss this focal point. The kitchen was illuminated with soft lighting over the dining area and subtle dropped pendent lights hanging over the spectacular island.

This kitchen proves that with a little imagination the ordinary can look extraordinary!