PARK TRAIL, CROTON-ON-HUDSON NY
Amazing Spaces collaborated with an architect on this project, as the kitchen was part of an addition/renovation of the entire home. High on the client’s priorities list was countertop seating, a large island, two sink areas, a desk area and lots of countertop space.
Early involvement in the design and construction allowed us to have significant input to the window placement as well as the columns that separate the kitchen from the dining area. The columns were used to set up symmetry in the room with the cooktop and hood at the center, and windows were placed around the room for an even distribution of natural light and views. The refrigerator is strategically placed so that it can simultaneously support the chef’s area from that of all other kitchen occupants. This creates various work stations in the kitchen and prevents any one space from getting overloaded by multiple users.
This large kitchen allowed for the opportunity to define the various work spaces and cabinetry with different wood species and paint colors. Green was chosen for the buffet unit to keep the white cabinetry from overwhelming the dining area while providing a visual break between the similarly stained table and island. It also helps meld the colors between the slate porcelain tile and wood floors. The open shelves above the windows add a strong horizontal balance to the vertical pantry and refrigerator cabinets. Wood and bronzite stone countertops are married together on the island to define the various functions they serve.