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Black and White Contemporary

Maximizing the floor plan of this family’s 1950’s split level ranch in Glen Ellyn was priority one for the project. The kitchen and dining room were flip flopped and the space was opened up to allow for today’s casual lifestyle.

Black & White contemporary kitchen remodel

 

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The new kitchen has ample storage, professional appliances and a peninsula with seating for guests. The wall was removed so that the space flows together.

White contemporary kitchen remodel

Black & White contemporary kitchen remodel

Black & White contemporary kitchen remodel Black & White contemporary kitchen remodel

Black & White contemporary kitchen remodel

Black & White contemporary kitchen remodel

Floating cabinets were added in the dining area for additional storage. A new french door extends the space to outdoors.

Black & White contemporary kitchen remodel

Black & White contemporary kitchen remodel

Here’s what the client said about their new space:

“We worked with the Kitchen Studio on the recent remodel of our first floor which consists of our living room, dining room and kitchen. From start to finish, Susan, Jeff and their contractors were consummate professionals. During the initial design phase, Susan presented us with several possible plans, all of which contained great design elements. Susan’s designs utilized every inch of space which is great in our modest size home. She took the time to really find out what we were looking for and asked a lot of questions to come up with what looked to be the perfect design,. Upon implementation of the plan, the contractors were very courteous and respectful. Additionally, Susan was always available to answer questions and was extremely responsive and attentive. When the project was finished, Susan came back and checked every detail and made sure everything was as planned. The end result is that we love our kitchen and the rest of our first floor. The design details that Susan suggested really made the remodel fabulous. We couldn’t be happier and would definitely recommend Susan and the Kitchen Studio for any remodeling project whether it be a kitchen, bath or any other room in your house.”

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A Contemporary Kitchen with a Mid-Century Vibe

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This large open concept kitchen and dining space was created by removing a load bearing wall between the old kitchen and a porch area. The new porch was insulated and incorporated into the overall space.

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The kitchen remodel was part of a whole house remodel so new quarter sawn oak flooring,a vaulted ceiling, windows and skylights were added.

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A large calcutta marble topped island takes center stage. It houses a 5’ galley workstation – a sink that provides a convenient spot for prepping, serving, entertaining and clean up. A 36” induction cooktop is located directly across from the island for easy access. Honeycomb tile by Ann Sacks and open shelving along the cooktop wall add an interesting focal point to the room.

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Antique mirrored glass faces the storage unit housing dry goods and a beverage center. Details were added that had a bit of a mid-century vibe and worked well with what was originally a 1950s ranch.

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The wall opposite the cooktop houses a full size fridge, freezer, double oven, coffee machine and microwave. A small pull out countertop below the coffee machine provides a spot for hot items coming out of the ovens. The creamy cabinetry is accented by quartersawn white oak at the island and wrapped ceiling beam. The golden tones are repeated in the antique brass light fixtures.

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“This is the second kitchen I’ve had the opportunity to design for myself. My taste has gotten a little less traditional over the years, although I’m still a traditionalist at heart. I had some fun with this kitchen and took some chances. The kitchen is super functional, easy to keep clean and has lots of functional storage to tuck things away when I’m done using them. The casual dining room is fabulous and is proving to be a great spot to linger after dinner. We love it!”  – Susan Klimala, owner of The Kitchen Studio