Function takes top priority in this 245-square-foot kitchen remodel. After moving in, the homeowners chose to live with the existing kitchen for five years as their family was growing to be sure they knew exactly how they wanted their new kitchen to function. Walls were removed, support beams were installed and suddenly their dark, closed-off kitchen was transformed to the open, spacious, “central hub” of which the family had always dreamed. ­

Every detail, from cabinet layout to material selection, was considered and masterfully executed to reflect the homeowner’s personal style. With three young children, traffic flow and efficiency were crucial, so the exact placement of the prep sink, trash and even the pantry organization required careful consideration. The pantry features organizers on the door backs, as well as large kid-friendly snack drawers. Other storage solutions include a lift-up appliance garage to help keep clutter at bay and a handy drawer insert near the range that provides spice storage at point-of-use.

The kitchen all works around the incomparable Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances. The charming, custom designed hood is a perfect match for the beveled linear subway tiles. These subtle details define the homeowner’s personal taste. Brushed gold finishes were used as accents on the cabinet hardware and inside the oversized island pendants. All faucets were finished in polished nickel to add a little sparkle and ensure a timeless feel.

The house is full of classic furniture interspersed with thoughtfully placed iconic mid-century pieces. This kitchen shows off the best of these two styles while utilizing durable, kid-friendly furniture and finishes. Overall, high style merges with thoughtful function to deliver a classic, contemporary feel that will last this family a lifetime.

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St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles 2018 Kitchen of the Year
2018 ADA Awards: Traditional Kitchen

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