One of the most challenging aspects of kitchen design is creating a space that remains easy on the eyes, even in the middle of daily use of a busy family. The key is making sure that there is a place for everything and every activity.
How We Hid Clutter and Saved Space
The custom cabinetry really sets this kitchen apart. We worked with the team at Artisan to build one-of-a-kind cabinets that took advantage of every inch of space. This angled cabinet gives the homeowner extra storage options while maintaining an open feel.
We also built lower cabinets with pullout drawers so that the homeowners could store even the things they use most at the bottom and back. Everything they need is easy to get to, but tucks away easily.
The kitchen’s smart design also helps the homeowners hide clutter. We included a magnetic board on the inside of the pantry door so that they could store some of the things that are most notorious for cluttering kitchens — to-do lists, coupons, kids’ artwork and other items — in a place that was convenient and accessible but out of sight. De-cluttering is now as simple as closing the pantry door.
Strategically placed hooks and electrical outlets also help the homeowners keep things clean. Using adjustable storage hooks located just above the stove, the homeowners can always access the kitchen implements they need. Outlets placed in easy-to-use locations, like on the outside of the lower cabinets, eliminate the need for dragging small appliances to inconvenient locations. They homeowners can always use them where they need them.
Light, airy design choices also keep this kitchen feeling calm and clean. We worked with our homeowner to install light-colored countertops and hardwood-inspired flooring to brighten the space. We also combined multiple lighting solutions, including task lighting for countertops, with pendants above the peninsula and recessed lighting. The total effect is definitely relaxing and easy on the eyes.