The starting point was a builder-special kitchen with failing cabinets
in a very tight space. A wall separating the dining area from the kitchen
prevented interaction with family and guests.
The wall was removed completetely to allow for an improved flow and cabinet layout.
Floor to ceiling mirrors in the dining room were also removed.
The new semi-custom cabinets were installed, and some modifications made
by Enduring Charm to make them work in the space. Appliances are now better
integrated and a large island added counterspace.
The large island also contains lots of drawers for storage, as well as the hidden garbage
and recycling canisters. On the opposite side are stools for guest seating.
At night the undercabinet lighting adds depth and function. The island countertop and the
perimeter countertop are different colors, as are the cabinets underneath.
The dining area is now integrated with the kitchen, and the giant wall mirrors are gone!
The modern decor compliments the cabinets and the homeowner can now interact with family and guests
while preparing meals.
This kitchen in a Martinsville townhome offered a number of challenges, including a wall
which seperated the small kitchen from the dining area. That wall was removed
to open up the space and offer more possibilities for cabinet layout. A large island was
added in the middle and a number of cabinet modifications were required for the factory
semi-custom cabinets to make it all work. Modern lighting fixtures, undercabinet LED lighting,
and a unique glass tile backsplash helped bring the space together. The homeowner is
now thrilled to be able to cook and entertain without a wall seperating her from her guests.
--John Painter, Owner