French Provincial Design Kitchen
The homeowners had several objectives for the remodel of their kitchen. They wanted to change the style from contemporary to French provincial. They also wanted to improve the traffic flow, gain more counter space, improve the lighting and incorporate the kitchen design to other areas of their home.
To achieve the look the homeowners wanted, the color and style of the cabinetry play an important role.
- All cabinetry was custom-designed and custom-made using natural cherry with beaded inset and raised panel doors.
- Wood paneling was used on most of the appliances to bring more warmth into the overall color scheme.
- Accents such as the birdcage knobs, chrome polished plumbing fixtures, black granite countertops, bead board, and dental molding were incorporated to achieve a warm and sophisticated look.
- The simple and elegantly designed backsplash lends a neutral background to the kitchen and will give the homeowners the flexibility to change accent pieces and wall paint color in the future.
Curved archways were constructed in the kitchen entrance, new wall opening and in the design of the glass cabinets in order to match those found throughout the rest of the home. The white tile floor was replaced with hardwood to make for a smoother transition to the wood floors in the surrounding rooms.
We created a wall with an opening and strategically placed appliances to improve the traffic flow and functionality of the space.
- By adding a wall between the existing living room and the kitchen, we were able to add a desk area and additional cabinetry and counter space.
- The wall was designed with an arched opening which allows for communication while eliminating one of the many entrance options to the kitchen.
- The stove was removed from the center island and placed on the back wall to make it a safer area for the homeowners’ children and to provide additional workspace.
- The enlarged island also provides enough space to accommodate more storage, a garbage compactor, a prep sink, and shelves for display items and cookbooks.
By moving the oven and microwave next to the refrigerator, we gained the opportunity to make the stove area a focal point of the kitchen. The double kitchen sink was replaced with a large single bowl making it easier to clean larger pots and platters. The window over the sink was bumped out and enlarged to allow for additional lighting and provide extra counter space.
Better lighting was achieved through placement and adding additional sources of light.
- The recessed lighting was place evenly and over specific work areas like the sink and desk areas.
- Two leaf engraved glass lanterns were placed over the island to provide ample light and for decorative purposes.
- Under counter lights and lighting in the glass cabinets can be used as additional lighting or exclusively to soften the lighting in the room.
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