A Kitchen of Contrasts
When our client, a bachelor Doctor who lives in Dallas, approached us to design his kitchen, we were ecstatic. We had already assisted him with his 2-story loft condo on McKinney Avenue for paint selection, materials selections, designing a built-in A/V wall mounted entertainment cabinet, as well as designing the rest of his place for future completion.
The original kitchen was builder grade laminate with dated finishes and outmoded granite. We wanted to give him something that was befitting his lifestyle as well as his personal tastes. After consulting with him and getting his design preferences, needs, and examples of the styles he wanted, we came up with a Kitchen of Contrasts.
The entire kitchen is constructed of wood with rift cut red oak fronts. We had the darker cabinets stained and the lighter cabinets simply coated for protection and to allow the natural appearance of the wood to shine through.
All of the hardware is BLUM hardware and the cabinetry has no handles, except where necessary on the Pull-out Pantry, and instead has push and release cabinets – simply push in and they slide out or open for both the cabinets and the drawers!
We included massive oversized drawers – both deep and wide – to accommodate all of the Doctor’s kitchen equipment and utensils.
We designed a slide out tray under the Miele built-in coffee machine to allow for the setting down of cups or other coffee supplies as well as a drawer beneath it to contain coffee mugs.
The built-in Sub Zero, Miele cooktop and Kitchen Aid ovens all work together to complete the seamless and industrial modern look that our client wanted.