The Gardner’s came to Silver Oak hoping to refresh an outdated and cramped kitchen. With their first child on the way, they knew it would be a matter of taking on the project before baby arrived or many years down the road – time was of the essence.
Their kitchen project wish list included: island with seating, accessible pantry storage, updated finishes and a pet feeding station for their beloved dog, Tug. To incorporate these elements the peninsula was removed to eliminate the “dead end kitchen” (a dead end kitchen has poor circulation for multiple people working within the kitchen space at the same time) and an island that added needed storage and a deep overhang to seat 3 people. A narrow, dysfunctional pantry closet was removed to allow room for tall pantry cabinets with roll out shelves for easy access while recessing the refrigerator in the abandoned pantry space allowed for more counter space along the cooking wall.
The Gardner’s selected a bright white, shaker door style for the perimeter cabinets and a soft gray painted finish on the island for subtle contrast. The white quartz countertops and elegant, Marrakech style waterjet marble mosaic backsplash provided the finishing touches. Tub received the royal treatment with a built in water and food station complete with an articulating pot filler to easily refill his water bowl. The cabinet was lined with 12 x 24 porcelain tile to protect from splashes and the bowls were set in quartz to match the kitchen countertops.
The project took 6 weeks to complete and was finished in time to let the Gardner’s settle back in before their new baby, Thomas, arrived in October.