A Gourmet Kitchen Fit for Two

“Sophisticated, eclectic, and functional” is how Normandy Designer, Kathryn O’Donovan, describes her recent clients’ Lake Forest kitchen remodel.  Kathryn conceived a layout that would allow both homeowners, who are avid chefs, to work together simultaneously in the kitchen.  Oversized major appliances were a must for the homeowners, and Kathryn meticulously hid other countertop appliances within the cabinetry and became resourceful in creating customized storage in every available space.

“Overall, this kitchen is unique because of its emphasis on oversized commercial appliances, paired with intricate details throughout,” says Kathryn, “The homeowners are truly thrilled with the level of functionality and style incorporated into their new gourmet kitchen.”


Other notable aspects of the kitchen include a striking natural quartzite stone-on-stone backsplash behind the 60” range, which adds beauty with minimal porosity, making it very low maintenance.  The three countertops each draw special attention because they’re each made of different materials, Quartzite, Calcutta Gold Marble, and an End Grain Walnut; the three complement each other beautifully, boasting style and practicality.

turicum41The Franke apron front sink with Rohl bridge faucet adds a variation and texture and contributes to the comfortable elegance of the space.

The end result is a gourmet kitchen that has many visual focal points that are also functional, and clients that are thoroughly enjoying their time in the kitchen….together.

Kathryn’s innovative and creative designs have given many of her clients a new outlook on their kitchen – schedule an appointment with her to have your project be next. You can also find ongoing kitchen remodeling inspiration on Facebook or Instagram, or learn more about what it takes to remodel your home at an upcoming webinar.



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