Details From a One-of-a-Kind Kitchen
Custom cabinetry, a curvaceous island, and unique materials make a kitchen remodel special.
Synopsis: Architect Richard Shugar was hired to design a kitchen remodel to fix a major flaw with an otherwise decent room: its distance from the living and family rooms. His design began with a 10-ft. addition, creating a great room that includes the kitchen and a new family room. The addition also enabled the kitchen to expand, permitting the installation of an island and the creation of a pantry. Shugar highlights three features that make the new kitchen stand out: a two-tier island, a visually dramatic cooking area, and smart storage.
It’s fun to see dramatic before and after photos of old, derelict kitchens transformed into sleek, modern spaces. this kitchen, however, was still in pretty decent shape as we found it. Sure, it was a bit cramped and suffered from poor circulation, and the dark countertops and traditional upper cabinets weighed down the space a bit. But the real…