Upgrade from the ’80s
This was our second project working with these clients helping them to upgrade their house and bring it out of the ’80s! This time we tackled the kitchen. Their old kitchen had orange-ish oak cabinets with baby blue laminate countertops; there was a the cook-top that was placed in a small island, making food prep a challenge. What they wanted was a more communal kitchen where this family of avid cooks could work and eat around an island. They wanted a really high-end stove and fridge as well as good working space. They are slowly removing all the old ’80s trim in the house and are replacing it with stained fir, which is native to Seattle. The reeded glass in the upper cabinets help add subtle color from the clients’ collection of Fiestaware dishes.
Looking south at large new island and new large opening to dining room. Photographer: Bernhard Uhl
New large island and uniform pantry and fridge wall. Photographer: Bernhard Uhl
View looking to the connected family room. Open cookbook storage at south end of island. Photographer: Bernhard Uhl
DCS Dual fuel range. Photographer: Bernhard Uhl
Kitchen before photo. Photographer: Jessica Kashian