Monday, July 26, 2010

Kitchen Design — in Progress

Here are a few pic­tures of another client project. Although not yet ready for prime time, I wanted to high­light the incred­i­ble glass coun­ter­top cho­sen for the island. First the before:

BEFORE: basic builder white cabinetry

The basic white, builder-grade cab­i­netry was not hold­ing up well with an active fam­ily. Among the many func­tional and aes­thetic chal­lenges in this kitchen design were the under-scale island and the giant dou­ble soffit.

A space this large ben­e­fits from a focal point, and the island was the nat­ural choice. The client was not enam­ored with the idea of a gran­ite slab, and was very intrigued by pic­tures seen at Think­Glass, par­tic­u­larly this one:

This Cana­dian com­pany is a leader in glass coun­ter­top pro­duc­tion, and their unique designs offer some­thing for the adven­tur­ous kitchen client look­ing beyond gran­ite, mar­ble or solid sur­face coun­ter­tops. After many back-and-forth dis­cus­sions on shapes, col­ors and designs, and the twelve week lead time, the slab arrived and was installed.

glass island installed — quite the focal point!

I think the glass top adds tremen­dous drama to the new kitchen. Looking for­ward to see­ing how great the fin­ished kitchen will look once the tile and paint are complete!

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