Kitchen and Master Suite Remodel
Nuovo Bravo The homeowners' love of entertaining and of elaborate Mediterranean cuisine called out for a fresh kitchen. Real cooks need real storage and sturdy, serviceable spaces - so we got to work to give them a new look that would last. The remodel removed some wall storage, but an island more than picks up the slack. Its tall pantry cabinets with rollout shelves, extra-deep drawers, and custom inserts give specialized and oversize cooking equipment a wide berth. Floating glass-door cabinets on the sink wall increase access. Constructed archways echo each other, one carving out a breakfast nook and one defining the dining-room space. Clear, welcoming lighting comes from a combination of overhead downlights, recessed wall-washers and undercabinet low-voltage canopoies - no shadows or glare allowed. A five-burner gas cooktop with overhead fan heads the list of new appliances, which includes a stainless double wall oven, a warming drawer, a 36-inch-wide refrigerator with freezer drawers, and an undercounter 60-bottle wine fridge. The counter? Sealed slate, which coordinates with the large-format porcelain tile on the backsplash and floor - both challenging surfaces that require skilled installation.