[dropcap2]T[/dropcap2]he existing modern kitchen didn’t fit the design aesthetic of the customer or this Lincoln Park townhome. She was ready for a dramatic design makeover.
Located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath townhome built in the 90’s was begging for some updates. The kitchen had great appliances and was fairly new but, the euro-modern, glossy cabinets and stainless steel hood didn’t fit the design aesthetic of the customer or the home. The space was ill-used, with a strange open area. It was time for a change.
A feminine aesthetic showcasing material richness and tonal subtlety. Directly adjoining the entryway, the kitchen was long and narrow with minimal natural light. It was a gloomy first impression. We knew that we wanted to brighten the space and draw the eye up towards the tall ceilings, showcasing the height and welcoming guests to the home.
What We Did:
We created a kitchen design that took advantage of every square inch within the existing kitchen footprint, even the angled area over the stairs. Not only did we focus on selecting beautiful cabinetry, finishes, and lighting, we put the time in to create an elegant functional solution that offered various storage options, multiple food preparation areas, and an integrated desk.
- Tall antique-white painted cabinets with inset doors open up the space and help reflect the natural sunlight from the windows on the opposite wall.
- The upper cabinets with glass panes and halogen lighting minimize the dark space that commonly falls between the cabinetry and the falloff from the recessed can lighting.
- Deep, dark limestone countertop provide a contrast to the light cabinetry.
- A writing desk nestled into the corner of the kitchen not only takes advantage of the previously underutilized corner, but it also offers a place for the daily delivery of mail and other paperwork.
- Linen pendants soften the natural break between the edge of the kitchen and the stairwell to the garage, situated below.
- A large, dramatic giclee canvas fills the space with a splash of contrast and coordinates with the dark limestone countertops.