This kitchen was completely updated from floor to ceiling. The cabinets are made from a combination of alder and walnut. All of the wall cabinets are alder, and the island and the freestanding hutch are walnut. For this project, we recommended a kitchen designer, who came up with the basic layout of the kitchen. With the layout in hand and input from the client, I developed the elevation plan. With a few modifications during the process, this is what we came up with.
Integrated dishwasher panel.
Custom walnut switch plate that is built into the side of the hutch.
Each side of the custom pantry has five pull-out shelves mounted on full-extension drawer slides.
Changing shelf height is made easier with the metal inserts that are used on all projects that have adjustable shelving.
The clients also had cabinets installed in the adjacent laundry room that match the kitchen.
Late in the project, the clients decided they wanted to get their microwave off the counter. We were able to shorten a couple of doors and make a frame for the microwave that gives it a built-in look.
As often happens when putting a kitchen together, we made a change in the overall design to this section that I think really paid off in the end. Originally, this section was to have two taller units, with the crown molding ending at each individual section. While the cabinets were being installed, it was apparent that we needed to connect the sections and make it look as though this piece was one big unit that slid into place. I think the final look was worth the effort.
Each side of the custom pantry has five pull-out shelves mounted on full- extension drawer slides.
The hardware, glass and tile that the homeowner picked for this complement the kitchen wonderfully.
On both sides of the walnut island, we installed three sets of drawers mounted with full-extension, under-mount slides.
This kitchen was completely updated from floor to ceiling.
Attention to details is one of the things that distinguishes custom cabinets from store bought, mass-produced stock cabinets. As an example of this, notice the grain running vertically throughout the drawers from top to bottom.
Angled drawers were built to maximize the space in the lower corner cabinet.
This walnut hutch was designed to look like a free-standing piece of furniture, but it’s actually a built-in piece.
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