Project Location: Glen Ellyn, IL
Design Challenge: The existing peninsula layout was pretty functional from a work flow standpoint, but was lacking in storage and countertop space. It was definitely lacking in the “wow” factor and the open floor plan that the homeowner was looking for.
Solution: Removing the wall between kitchen and family room opened things up a bit. The new galley style configuration features a simple work triangle of refrigerator, range and sink. With plenty of the seating nearby, we opted to utilize the back of the island for storage. In addition, the two tall cabinets flanking the opening of the breakfast room feature additional pantry storage. An appliance garage to the left of the range features roll out shelves with electrical outlets for storage of small appliances. Each of the items the homeowner wanted to house in the kitchen has a well thought out solution. White quartz countertops, walnut accents and gold hardware and lighting make for a stylish and up-to-date feeling space.