Interiors by Popov were asked to transform a dark and gloomy kitchen that lacked counter space, and replace it with one that would be bright and complement the rest of the house.
The designers mention, “Starting off at the peninsula, it had a breakfast space for two, but the issue was you were facing an oversized cooktop, which was giving the homeowners minimal counter space and zero prep space around it. Above it was a rack of hanging pots and pans that created a very cluttered and top-heavy feeling.”
The kitchen also had problems with the dishwasher, when open, occupying some to the floor space where one would stand to do the dishes, the tall double oven tower minimized the food prep area, and the upper cabinets had flip-up doors were too high to be able to be used properly.
When creating the new kitchen, the designers mention, “Before we finalize a kitchen design, we like to know where everything will be stored. To be able to so that, we take a detailed inventory of all the kitchen gadgets, dishes, pots and pans… pretty much everything that will be stored in the kitchen.”
The new kitchen features unexpected blue cabinets that have been combined natural medium woods found throughout the home, an uneven light gray backsplash tile acts as a subtle yet striking backdrop for the kitchen, the dark countertops were replaced with white, and black slate flooring and black metal accents throughout added depth and interest.
The kitchen sink was moved from the corner to a location with a better view and more space.
The designers also used LED strip lighting, small flush mounts, and wall sconces, to create a welcoming space.
On each side of the stove, there’s a spice/utensil pullout, keeping everything in arms reach when cooking, while a custom designed suspended shelf system allows the homeowners to display beautiful dishware and still keep their view.
To maximize storage, they created a fully built-in wall with tall cabinets and a built-in fridge. One of those cabinets, with a lift up door, is dedicated to a coffee station.
Photography by John Granen Photography
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