The homeowners met with Normandy Designer Kathryn O’Donovan, and they hit it off right away, getting caught up in what was soon to be their family’s ideal kitchen. “Changing up the work triangle and adding more preparation counter space was key to the success of this kitchen transformation,” commented Kathryn, “The existing kitchen perimeter wall was under utilized and in need of a new direction, so it made sense for it to house a range and work space, contributing to an overall efficient layout.” The approach for the homeowners’ lighting dilemma was to include a layered lighting effect; with recessed cans on the sloped ceiling for general light, under-cabinet lighting for task light and a couple more decorative, pendant lights to top off the space.
A defined focal point came about in a refrigerator by Sub Zero that looked like a unique furniture piece. The homeowners absolutely loved Kathryn’s selection of a metallic silver finish with a black flecking, which perfectly complemented the dark perimeter cabinets.
The homeowners are so happy with their new kitchen, and the mixed finishes are spot on with 2013 kitchen trends. Kathryn also received a Remodeling Excellence Award from NARI Chicagoland for this highly functional, contemporary kitchen design. Get a jump start on your ideal kitchen by scheduling a complimentary, in-home consultation with Kathryn today.