Kansas City Kitchen
While the footprint of the kitchen ostensibly remained the same, capturing the adjacent laundry room space completely changed the dynamic of the kitchen by opening up the entire space. The wall ovens were relocated to the old laundry space, allowing for the refrigerator area to be enlarged. The base cabinets at the window wall, previously very under-utilized, became a 44” high serving bar with full-extension roll-out shelving with the beautifully patinaed concrete countertops from the original kitchen. A true radius island cabinet was constructed to fit the original granite countertop, another element that the owners wanted to retain. The gnarly oak hardwood flooring is original to the home, although this particular floor is composed of material that was culled from the original stockpile of select grade product installed at the remainder of the house. The side-by-side refrigerator, wine refrigerator, sink, cooktop and dishwasher locations remained the same as before. It should be noted that the dishwasher was installed 24” above the finished floor when the original renovation was performed in 1993, a design feature far ahead of its time. The washer and dryer remain opposite the relocated wall ovens, behind full-height cabinet doors. The wall ovens include a Wolf Convection Steam Oven replaced a conventional microwave, now considered obsolete. Melt Pendant Lights by Tom Dixon with a polished silver finish lends a surreal quality to the lighting, especially in the evening. The walls received a combed texture over multiple base layers with a heavy wax finish to deliver sophisticated but understated elegance to the overall space.
Hidden Sub-Zero Refrigerator blends with beautiful use of cabinetry.
More functional space for Wolf appliances and pull out drawers for beauty and function.
Granite and Cement Countertops with Melt Lighting by Tom Hix.
Showcasing the beautiful black splash and appliances.
Showcasing the beautiful black splash and appliances