KITCHEN OF THE MONTH

JANUARY 2022 WINNER

Laura Martens

Carter Kitchen & Bath

Objective

While this home had FABULOUS midcentury architecture, it was full of 1980s-90s "updates" that weren't doing it any favors. We wanted to stay true to the home's original midcentury architecture, enlarge the kitchen, and open up the space. We removed the wall between the kitchen and living room and the mudroom between the kitchen and garage, allowing us to really increase the kitchen area and create a beautiful, functional great room. I suggested the homeowner keep the brick accent wall but modernize it by making it white, and we all agreed that the floors should be a light-medium wood tone. This is our take on midcentury with a nod to boho/organic.

Features

One of my favorite details is the back of the island. I used gold Schluter tile trim to create the pattern between the bamboo panels. There wasn’t a single panel long enough, and plain would have been boring. The doors are simple slabs, so applied "decorative" doors didn't add any pizazz either. I decided on this metal inlay look, and it was a hit! We also have a built-in beverage center, wine storage, a little fun with asymmetry, great

custom floating shelves, and a custom hood.

CABINETS

KitchenCraft

DOOR STYLE / WOOD

Walls: Summit (MDF)

Bases: Summit (Bamboo)

FINISH

Whitecap and Tuscan

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