LONG HILL ROAD, BRIARCLIFF MANOR
The existing kitchen was spacious but had an awkward layout. The clients wanted an open concept kitchen with multiple sinks and work areas, improved counter space and new larger appliances. They requested a modern aesthetic with clean lines and simple materials.
In order to achieve the open concept and rectify the awkward layout, several architectural changes were made. First, the steps leading to the kitchen from the side door were reoriented and turned in the opposite direction. This change created an opportunity for a large walk in pantry and helped to better define the flow through the space. Next, the wall between the kitchen and dining area was removed to achieve the open concept. The existing small kitchen table was replaced by an eating area with stools at the island and a larger, more functional dining table. Lastly, a window was relocated to accommodate a more functional cabinet layout.
The prep sink and cooking space are designed to be a social experience and are located close to, and in view of, the family room furniture arrangement. The clean-up area is located in a more private area of the space so that dirty dishes following a party could be stacked out of sight. The refrigerator is centrally located so it can efficiently service both work zones.
Slab wood veneer doors in a textured gloss finish are framed by pilasters forming a cohesive furniture concept throughout the design. White countertops receive waterfall sides in strategic locations and are complimented by white porcelain tile backsplash with a modern wavy texture. Blue pendants, blue counter stools and a blue accent wall satisfy the client’s need for a splash of their favorite color. The end result is a modern and timeless design with just enough “wow” factor.