I had the opportunity to work on a major remodel in Las Vegas this past year. This was the second home I had the pleasure of working with this client on. They had outgrown their existing home and needed an upgrade. The new home had an amazing yard, pool and casita, but it lacked personality and style. So I got to work developing a floor plan that was functional for their family of four. She loves to cook and so some of our biggest changes came in at the kitchen.
We reconfigured the island, gave it a waterfall edge, added some Kelly Wearstler pendants and switched out the granite for quartz. She wanted blue cabinets and I think these Benjamin Moore, Midnight Blue cabinets turned out stunning with the brass hardware. We made another dramatic change by turning the adjacent bedroom into a walk-in panty and added a swinging door (white/glass door on right side of photo). We took out the laminate flooring and used a faux wood tile and laid it in a herringbone pattern.
Looking into pantry from kitchen. The swinging pantry door can also be pushed in the open position for heavy traffic days.
One of my pet peeves is having a lot of small appliances plugged in all over the counters and distracting from the beauty of the kitchen. To solve this, we took the upper cabinets to the countertop and hinged the cabinet to lift up to access appliances that need to be plugged in.
Sometimes it can be tempting to style a kitchen with too many items and the end result is a cluttered mess. Display things that are beautiful AND functional. Give your eyes a place to rest. Keep it simple and like in the photo below, add natural elements to give warmth and texture to the space.
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