Kitchen of the Week: Warm and Modern in Maryland

The kitchen is regarded as the core of the home, which feels even more true for bustling families. This family of four loves to play host to children and adults within their own neighborhood. “They’re fun, young and love to cook,” says designer Nadia Suburan of the customers. “Their house is definitely hangout central from the area.” But their previous kitchen made it difficult to let everyone remain in precisely the same area.

Together with Fox Architects, Suburan and Aidan Design reconfigured this Maryland kitchen into a warm and open area with a large arched ceiling lined with wood. An eat-in breakfast nook, a butler’s pantry, a desk and a food pantry allow for things to be tucked away, while providing plenty of room for a significant family’s odds and ends. “It pushes modern, but is not so ultramodern that it does not feel warm and comfy,” says Suburan.

Aidan Design

Suburan installed an 11-foot-long island for prep work, eating and doing homework. The beautiful barrel-topped ceiling has been installed within this addition that raised the ceilings. The original kitchen had ceilings which were only 8 ft high, but the family wanted a more open area. So they were increased to over 10 ft, and beautiful paneled fir was added to warm it up. The higher ceilings allow the customers to enjoy the entire view of the stunning woods beyond their dwelling.

Pendants: Thomasville
Countertop: New Cambria Black Granite, White Princess Quartzite
Flooring: oak

Aidan Design

To maintain the kitchen feeling open, Suburan maintained the perimeter of this room as much light as possible and refrained from installing an excessive amount of upper cabinetry. The double-thick quartzite countertop on the island offer a stunning contrast to the darker cherry island. Although the customers wanted light chimney, they opted for a darker wood on the staircase. The dark stain will wear well, and it is particularly important on this particular remodeled island, where children are certain to kick the wood. Large drawer brings prevent sticky fingerprints out of appearing on cabinets.

Sink: Franke
Faucet: Blanco
Oven: Wolf 30-inch E collection

Aidan Design

Two adjacent spaces on both sides of the main kitchen area enabled Suburan to keep the kitchen open while still providing plenty of storage. A butler’s pantry and food pantry shop canned goods, drinks and serving pieces.

The remaining part of the kitchen has been filled up with base cabinets, all especially designed and organized to hold pots, pans and other dishes. Suburan oversize the hood left room for the tile backsplash to go all of the way up into the ceiling — a technique that mechanically draws the eye up and provides the illusion of a higher ceiling.

Backplash: glass subway tile, Best Tile
Range: Wolf 36-inch
Hood: Zephyr

Aidan Design

A convenient breakfast nook with a stunning view of the outdoors has been tucked into the far end of the kitchen. A custom seat seat was upholstered in a wipeable vinyl for simple cleaning after messy meals. Since the kitchen is situated in the middle rear of the house near other main living spaces, Suburan considered traffic flow. The kitchen island has been pulled in to create a galleylike design and boost circulation, and to direct visitors between the island and the breakfast seat.

Table and chairs: Saloom Furniture Company

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Layouts for Living: The Best Pantry

With a lot of guests coming and going throughout the holiday season, a fully-stocked larder could be a life-saver. Filled with amusing essentials like big pieces, some additional bottles of wine, and fixings for whipping up an impromptu meal, it is got most of the extras when your house is full you want.

And who says you require a big house to get a helpful larder? Here, my picks for best pantries of sizes.

Powerful and easy, this butler’s pantry supplies storage for wine, a tiny bit of extra refrigerator space, and patterned glass doorways to keep not-so- packaging that is quite hidden. And what is that I see? Seems like another cent tile flooring!

A small pantry space is concealed behind glossy white doorways in this contemporary kitchen. The brilliant reddish inside adds a lively contrast when the doorways open.

Gast Architects

A cabinet from the kitchen just needs somewhat spare counter area, cupboards, as well as some shelves to eventually become a pantry that is extremely useful.

Susan Serra

Same thing holds true in case your cabinet’s not a walkin. For keeping all types of of serving ware, this small larder hardly takes up any space, but is useful.

Glass doors keep things within vision, and built in shelving on the outdoor walls provide a place for the cookbooks.

Gast Architects

An area to sit down and program a menu is helpful for those who possess the the room. This one is near fixings as well as several shelves of cookbooks (cleverly ordered by colour, I I would a-DD) to provide inspiration for your own meal.

Faiella Layout

This butler’s pantry was seen by me in Sanfrancisco a couple of years back in a case house. It was on an up stairs level, s O people that are starving could snatch an instant bite and never have to go down-stairs to the kitchen — innovative the night time munchies for those that often get.

Bill Fry Building – Wm. H. Fry Const. Co.

Akitchen might be overpowered by this large wine refrigerator, however in the larder it is a completely-working showstopper, no basement needed.

Veranda Estate Houses & Insides

On an inferior scale, this small pantry space functions as a bar that is convenient, thanks to your small sink and lots of storage for bottles of wine and ingesting accoutrements.

The saw tooth sides in this cupboard let you adapt shelves to adapt portion bits of most sizes.

Tracery Interiors

This one uses shelving and a great deal of sun light mild to make sure each piece of porcelain is readily visible while most pantries are window-less.

Tracery Interiors

This buttery combines a farm-house sink with contemporary comforts as well as pastoral components like wood ledges —namely that huge glass-front refrigerator.

William V. Noval

Pantries adhere into a functional aesthetic, but why perhaps not have have a great time? A fairly blue colour and makes cooking mo Re more fulfilling, and slender mosaic tiles change that one into a small jewel box.