Kansas City, MO
Everyone knows that the party always ends up in the kitchen. So why not have a kitchen that was designed for the party! Although the old kitchen looked nice, it did not function well. It was too small to have two people cooking at the same time. In addition, the microwave was dangerously close to the cooktop - making it virtually impossible to stir and move hot pots on and off the cooktop.
To achieve our clients’ goal, we removed the existing built-in pantry and added two new windows. By doing this we were able to bring additional natural light into the space and open up an area for the coffee bar. The coffee bar houses the coffee pot during the day, but by night it can be transformed into a wet bar making it a great place to mix cocktails. The coffee bar is anchored with an integrated Sub Zero refrigerator on the left and a large pantry cabinet on the right. Behind the island, the 48” Wolf range is the life of the party. The range is accented by a 3D tile back-splash and under cabinet lighting. We installed a pot filler on the wall above the range, which makes filling large pots a breeze. The range is flanked by large walnut pantry cabinets that contain pull-out drawers for easy access. We hid the range hood in the colored accent cabinets above the range. Finally, we replaced the duel-level island with a large single level quartz island with waterfall ends, which houses an integrated Asko dishwasher and a pull-out trash drawer. Three 18" diameter George Kovacs pendents illuminate the room and adjacent surfaces. The storage cabinets on the right of the range not only serves home for the alcohol collection but easily transforms into a serving buffet when it is party time!
Bob Greenspan Photography