Location: Glen Ellyn, IL
Design Challenge: This young family came in right after closing on their house and with a new baby on the way. Our goal was to complete the project prior to baby’s arrival so this project went on the expedite track. The clients’ dream kitchen included pro-style appliances, a large island with seating and a kitchen that feels appropriate to the home’s era but also fresh and modern. The key challenge was to fit in all of the items on their wish given the room’s constraints.
Solution: We eliminated an existing breakfast area and bay window and incorporated that area into the kitchen. We widened the opening between the kitchen and formal dining room for more of an open concept plan. The room now boasts large family friendly appliances, including a beverage center and cooktop/double oven combination. Soft white cabinets paired with a slate gray island provide a gentle backdrop to the multi-toned island top which allows for plenty of seating. The space feels modern yet appropriate to its Tudor roots.