This sophisticated kitchen incorporates elements traditionally found in a Craftsman style space.
The homeowner selected the AristoKraft Winstead doorstyle, which is a full overlay shaker available in Maple, in the Umber finish. Incorporating the dark, rich woods reinforces the Craftsman style and places an emphasis on the cabinet’s natural beauty.
Maximizing storage while still making sure everything was easily accessible was the biggest concern. Adding several interior conveniences such as tip out trays in the sink base, garbage and recycle pullouts in the island, and roll out shelving below the cooktop helped immensely with accessibility. The customer also opted to include a tray divider cabinet for cookie sheets and spice pullouts.
The designers were able to find the right color of AristoKraft cabinets by pulling woodsy brown hues from the perimeter and island countertops.
When designing the island, having plenty of space for preparation was crucial. The original kitchen design started with a smaller island, approximately 54×48″. By the third revision, the island had grown to roughly 96 x 84″, including space for barstools on the back side and additional storage for wine below the overhang.
The stainless steel appliances and hardware ties the space together and creates cohesiveness.
Undercabinet lighting is highly functional and enhances the lush colors found in the cabinets and countertops.
The exposed wood beam is an excellent design element. Not only does it compliment the rich cabinetry, it also adds a unique component found in most Craftman style kitchens. Additionally, the beam shows the location of the original exterior wall.
Melissa Hogfoss — Tukwila
Debbie Walz — Fife