The house was built in 1985 and not much had happened to it since. Designer Patrick Landrum says that the kitchen was nightmare, very small and very dark. The windows, unmatched in size, seemed an afterthought The island was just plain sad, although it had a downdraft vent hood, a big deal in its day. Dated golden oak trim and 36″ h cabinets, trash compactor, exposed refrigerator, deep useless above cab furdown make the room feel oppressive and add to the dark dreary confined feeling.
New cabinets in Espresso Cherry with satin glass inserts, and stainless steel accents were added to the ceiling for optimum cabinet space. A larger more useful island was created with stainless legs to make it feel lighter in scale. New stainless appliances, and a below counter microwave and wine fridge were added, as well as large pullout drawers under the peninsula for large pots and pans. Top hinged horizontal cabinets add versatility to storage by the refrigerator, and an appliance garage closes off commonly used appliances left of the fridge. Galaxy Black granite is used for the countertops and bar with 12 x 6 Summer Buff slate tile used for splashes. The floor is 3″ x 5/16″ natural Tiger Wood solid plank.
Continue reading for more pictures of the transformation Richard brought about.
The photo looking into the kitchen towards the cooktop was taken from the doorway between the original breakfast room and kitchen. The photo of the desk built in was in the break fast room opposite the high long windows. This odd office area was a fabulous feature when the house was built, but felt heavy and outdated. We removed this wall and added this space to the kitchen, creating a peninsula breakfast bar.The wall opposite the sliding glass door is common to the dining room and was opened up on each end and a pass through cut for a granite top serving bar.
Mount Bonnell Remodel
PL&D/Patrick Landrum Design Interiors