Chef’s Kitchen Remodel
The incentive behind this kitchen remodel was twofold; expand the footprint of the kitchen, and accommodate the professional needs of a trained chef and caterer. The end result is a beautiful kitchen tailored to each of the client’s requests.
The furniture-grade, custom cabinetry is a combination of beaded and paneled doors in select woods of cherry and maple. A number of the cabinet doors have leaded glass panels made by a local artisan, and display a collection of treasured tea kettles and culinary editions. Two base cabinet drawers have clear glass inserts and their contents are changed seasonally. Pull-out, stainless wire shelves are directly below the island’s DCS professional gas cooktop for convenient cookware access and storage. Open shelving with a vertical dish rack is included in the wall cabinets above the prep sink. A raised counter on the exterior side of the island provides an area for seating and casual dining.
A designated bake center is opposite of the cooktop. In the effort to maintain counter space, inset ovens are placed below the counter. Small appliances are located directly above the ovens in tambour cabinets at counter level. All other baking equipment and supplies are stored directly above the appliance garages and behind cabinet doors. A prep sink is included as part of the bake center’s countertop.
The kitchen’s centerpiece is a custom Abbaka hood that mirrors the image of the Flat Iron Mountains, a panoramic view seen through many of the residence’s windows. A work of true craftsmanship, the hood is a fusion of two, distinct stainless steel sheets. Polished stainless forms the mountains on the lower half of the hood, while the sky is brushed stainless. A collection of multiple-sized holes were randomly placed throughout the sky, and lighting hidden within the hood projects the stars onto the kitchen’s ceiling above. When the lights are dimmed and the candles lit, the effect is magical.