inset cabinetry

Scouting Shots of a White Transitional Kitchen

So you'll notice right off the bat that these are not the highest quality photographs.  That's because I took them myself with my phone camera.  So please forgive the quality!  I posted a few pics earlier this fall of this kitchen in various stages of installation, so hopefully this will tie it all together and you'll get an idea of what the space turned out like.  

The defining feature of the kitchen is definitely the sink wall facing out onto the back yard.  We were unable to remove a soffit due to structural beams in the ceiling, so instead, we tiled the whole wall with herringbone mosaic carrara marble and the installed 3" thick floating shelves with LED puck lights.  

Another feature in this kitchen that is a bit unusual is the use of reclaimed Wyoming dairy barn wood for accent pieces on the back of the island and peninsula.  The gray tones work really well with the carrara marble and Caesarstone countertops.  I also really pushed for the waterfall edges on the ends of the island, and I am so glad the homeowners decided to go for it.  


The floating shelves are 3" thick and have a small detail on the top and bottom edge.  I used 2-1/4" LED puck lights (3 on each side) as undercabinet lighting.  The pucks are aesthetically pleasing and provide for valuable light on the countertop surface, which is Frosty Carrina, by Caesarstone.

Scouting Shots - Historic Remodel in Cheesman Park

The before and afters speak for themselves!  This kitchen was tiny, dilapidated, and really poorly laid out.  We removed a load bearing wall and put a steel beam in place to open up the space.  The inset cabinetry is painted with a glaze & really feels like it has been there for a hundred years.  Check out the leaded glass in the two wall cabinets next to the new stainless steel hood.  We salvaged the glass from the original cabinetry and used it in the new cabinetry.  I found hardware that matched the original cabinet hardware exactly, to keep the old feel of the home intact.  The exposed brick wall looks great against the stainless steel range and hood.  It was meticulously restored to original condition by a skilled mason.  These are the scouting shots, so please forgive the messiness of the kitchen!  I didn't have a lot of time to take the pictures.  I am hoping to get some pro shots in the next month or so... [gallery type="square" ids="778,775,779,776,780,781,782"]