Walnut Kitchen Renovation

The old kitchen was a relic of the ‘80s craze of angled peninsulas and pickled oak cabinets.

This client knew what she wanted: find a way to create a large island for entertaining and family dinners.

In this sunny space we chose high end, European- styled frameless walnut cabinets. The clients had moved from a home with a walk in pantry, so storage was important. Behind the new island is a wall of cabinets that open up to dry goods and appliance storage. Coordinating with the warm cabinets we chose a natural quartzite counter. The backsplash is marble penny rounds in shades of gray and brown that highlight the cabinets and the counter. Turning the cabinets around an outside corner created a Bar Nook complete with an under counter beverage fridge. A Chef’s detail is the butcher block at the end of the island made of mahogany and zebrawood.  Appliances are from Jennair.