Thursday, April 21, 2011

A diary of a small kitchen part 2

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      The second step in this process is taking the clients wants, needs and incorporating them into the design. Here is a drawing of what is going to be proposed for the new kitchen layout. We have moved the range to a new location giving each side of the range a nice landing area. The client wanted a wood hood that could be a focal point of the new kitchen. The sink is staying in this same location, but the dishwasher is changing sides. A microwave drawer will sit on the other side of the sink. The refrigerator gets a new home as a standalone furniture piece that reminds the client of an old ice box.
      In keeping with the style of this 1930’s home the client decided to go with and inset door style in a white paint. The refrigerator will be in a medium tone walnut. Here a few elevations that shows the new location of appliances. This kitchen before was not functional, now the new layout gives the homeowner more function and a 2 cook space if needed when family come home to visit. The clients had a vision for the space, but were unsure of exactly what could be done. The designer looked at the space as a blank slate and made the adjustment to the layout so the cook had designated areas to prep, clean and cook. There is one more area that needs addressing which is not shown in the elevations, and that is a built-in hutch that is original to the home. Once the designer and client make the final decisions how they want to incorporate this in the new look we will show you the final look chosen.

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     Now the next phrase is to finalize all of the product selections and move into the ordering phrase. With the cabinetry materials and appliances selected the client and designer will move to the smaller details, such as counter top material, splash, sink, faucet, and hardware. If you remember the floors are remaining as they are hardwood that will be refinished in a darker, brown color that will work better with the walnut stain of the refrigerator.
    Part 3 will document the demo and install of this project in the coming months. If you have any questions about this process, I would be happy to answer them. Anyone going through this process right now, I would love to hear about your experience. Maybe the next person can learn from others going through this process. I hope this helps people considering a project or someone that's in the process and just needs reassurance that the end result will be worth it. Good Luck!

Sincerely Yours
Angie Keyes CKD

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