Calm and Contemporary

The Vision

The homeowners are empty nesters hoping for an updated Contemporary kitchen in Deerfield IL but wanted it to feel warm and calm and serene. We immediately had the perfect vision for them. Durasupreme straight grain oak slab in a Cashew stain adorns most of the cabinetry for the perfect contemporary yet warm feel. Matte back-painted glass doors with aluminum frames in a graphite finish add contrast to the design. Ironsbridge countertops by Cambria enhance the sense of calm, reminding the homeowners of waves in water in shifting sands. A beautiful waterfall edge on the peninsula between the kitchen and breakfast room is the icing on the cake for a finished look.


The Details

The peninsula has seating for three and the new island has seating for two. In her old kitchen, our client sat at the end of the island frequently, so she wanted seating at her new island. Now she reports that she prefers the peninsula seating so she can look at her beautiful new kitchen while working on her laptop. The new island is expansive and functional. It boasts a specialty knife drawer, a spice drawer, and pullout double waste bins. But that’s not all! It has a Cove paneled dishwasher, a Kohler sink with built in accessories, vertical storage for trays and platters, and pullout storage for all of the homeowners’ serving ware.

On the far wall of the original kitchen, we removed an awkward desk area in order to expand the cooking area. The refrigerator stuck out awkwardly and was at the far end in the kitchen. By moving the refrigerator to the near end of the far wall, we keep the cooking zone free of traffic from visitors only seeking a drink or a quick snack. Cabinetry panels on the Sub Zero continues the calm Cashew stain.

The original kitchen had a small cooking area. In addition, a low microwave hood made cooking uncomfortable. Now they have a much more generous cooking area. This kitchen has a Wolf gas cooktop, a Wolf convection steam oven and a Wolf microwave drawer. Directly across from the steam oven are 30” Wolf double ovens for a total of four, count them, FOUR ovens! Topping the double ovens are cabinets with vertical storage for cookie sheets, making baking a breeze. Storage for pots and pans, utensils, dinnerware, spices and oils are now within a hand’s reach of the cooktop.


The Pièce de Résistance

But the pièce de résistance in the new kitchen is the dedicated coffee station behind bifold doors. One of our homeowners is an avid coffee drinker and the other loves his teas. The old peninsula was covered with all of their beverage supplies out on the countertop. They wanted their supplies easily accessible yet put away when not in use. Now they have this beautiful and functional coffee station! The space between the bottom shelf and the next shelf is higher than usual to provide the perfect height for their espresso machine. The shelves and drawers provide storage for all of the necessary accessories for their coffee and tea making needs. The cabinet can be closed up for a seamless cabinetry look when not in use. We and are so happy that the homeowners love their new Contemporary kitchen in Deerfield IL!


We invite you to schedule an appointment with us to begin this exciting process today!

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