This kitchen project was most interesting.   We not only remodeled the kitchen for this home, but in the process flip-flopped the dining and living rooms.   What was the living room, became the dining room and vice versa.   Inbetween the two, lies the kitchen and the majority of the remodeling.   Shown here is the east side of the kitchen - note the appliance barn to the right of the sink.   To the right of the peninsula, lies the dining room.

One of the highlights of this kitchen is the range with stainless steel backsplash and ornate hood.   Our client enjoys gourmet cooking and required a range unit with commensurate capabilities.   The impressive hood design helps to avert the industrial feeling that can sometimes result when incorporating professional equipment into a home kitchen setting.   You can see beyond the kitchen into the new living room.

Here is a shot of the range area from the other direction which shows the wet bar area near the front entry.   The rich, warm colors selected for the walls and granite in this kitchen are nicely contrasted with the dark wood accents in the flooring, hood trim and wet bar top.   The front entry door and coat closet is to the left of the wet bar.

The wet bar includes glass doors above to show off decorative crystal and serving dishes.   The wine refrigerator below completes the picture.   To the right, you see a glimpse of the new pantry area that makes good use of the hallway to the rest of the house.

And a closer view....

The pantry doors show off the artistry of the owner - handpainted onto the bifold doors, the images complete the french country kitchen feeling.   As a matter of fact, the owner did the antique finish on all of the kitchen cabinets as well!   Note also the dark wood trim repeated around the pantry doors.  

Here you can get an idea of the customization in shelving to match the specific needs of the our client.   A pot rack is just out of view in the right hand side of the pantry.  

It is so often the details that matter.   Here are just a few.   The custom range hood, trim and corbels are shown in the upper left.   The lower left shows the client's desire for drawers rather than cabinets with pullouts.   Pictured above is the soffit created to finish the cabinets up to the ceiling rather than leaving a space that fills with cobwebs.   The soffit also provides a location for recessed task lighting in several areas around the kitchen.