BY LORI ACKEN
AB & K Bath & Kitchen
Photos courtesy of AB&K Bath & Kitchen
Once a cramped, dark and outdated space, this light-filled, spacious and welcoming kitchen, crafted by AB&K Bath & Kitchen, is now a cook’s and baker’s dream. Douglas fir woodwork warms the multiple shades of understated gray used in the cabinets and flooring, while additional windows and recessed lighting create an inviting, airy feel. A large island and continuous quartz countertops provide plenty of space for prep work, while a three-person table adjacent to the island offers an ideal spot for a casual meal or for guests to relax during meal prep. A repurposed pantry is now a baking center, while pullout oil and spice racks beside the stove and range make creative cooking and quick cleanup effortless. A full wall of appliances and pantry space across from the island completes this perfectly organized kitchen.
M Design Build
Photos courtesy of M Design Build
Asked to create a floor plan that improved storage, flow and space for entertaining, M Design Build removed a wall between the dining room and kitchen for a flowing open concept that allows guests to assemble and mingle in the kitchen, dining room and den. A large picture window offers plenty of natural light and tranquil views of the yard and pool. To create an appealing visual contrast, honed antique brown granite and a light Caacatta quartzite mingle on the island that comfortably seats six guests. Two dishwashers and a microwave drawer manage the bustle of hosting and cleanup.
MKE Design Build
These homeowners turned to MKE Design Build when they wanted to give their kitchen a facelift but still pay homage to the original character of the home their parents built. The result is an airy and functional space with new custom cabinetry, a large island featuring fantasy brown granite, Daltile subway tile and organizers and pullouts for a put-together space. Though combining the kitchen and dining room proved a bit of a challenge, the end result features creative spaces like the refrigerator nook and pantry closet. As a nod to the original designs, MKE Design Build matched door styles and offered similar design elements for a traditional look. MKE