Lake  Michigan Kitchen


Sleek with a crisp contemporary flare. We started with a confined small u- shape kitchen with a small pass thru into the living area. Our first goal was to open up the kitchen to the living space. We updated the windows, relocated the appliances and incorporated a large prep island for a growing family. Selecting the white gloss slab door style was a key design element! The dark granite is a strong contrast with the bright cabinetry but anchors the space with all the natural lighting. We accented the back splash with a "watery colored " linear tile to compliment their breath-taking lake view. Unique overhead lighting, brushed stainless steel hardware, graphite colored tile flooring and the warmth of an existing support beam creates a spacious open floor plan.

The working triangle is key to any kitchen! I added a secondary sink to the island that serves as a prep sink and a bar sink to the adjacent beverage area. Key features included were a storage pantry, double trash bin, utensil drawers, glass cabinet doors, built in micro unit , snack bar seating space, broom / utility cabinet, beverage refrigerator and that's just a start! We paneled the built in Subzero refrigerator "to soften" the stainless punch and to give more focus to the 36" range and new window area. I staggered the wall Cabinet heights on the upper sink wall to accentuate the great ceiling height.

We created a kitchen that focuses on layout, detail and key elements that accommodates several facets for this client's wish list. It's now bright, spacious and yet very stylish! Blessed to be a part of the design team in this amazing house renovation. A Complete transformation! 

From start to finish, Kitchens By Design will be with you every step of the way ensuring your custom kitchen or bath project runs smoothly. Our studio is located in Petoskey, Michigan.

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