Lower Kitchen/Girl's Bedroom
Cathy Kleiser Interiors
The design concept behind the lower kitchen is to bring the outdoor atmosphere in, creating an oasis to spend time in this kitchen with family and friends. This helps one feel connected with what is going on in the lounge. This kitchen is well laid out so the primary focus of this renovation is to upgrade the surfaces - to create a more contemporary yet elegant look.
The inspiration came from a sea glass collection that started on the shores of Kempenfelt Bay many years ago.
The focal point of the kitchen is the wall behind the sink. By removing the upper cabinetry and tiling the entire wall with linear tile, the space becomes less restricted and more enjoyable to be in. Using bands of green glass/marble along with a white matte porcelain, the feature wall is visually expanded and dramatic. A classic Carrera marble counter top creates a contemporary twist on a very old world material. The Italian porcelain tile on the floor finishes off the look creating a etched concrete look. By staining the cabinetry and adding new hardware, sink, fixtures and lighting - the once dated kitchen becomes a destination and focal point in the room.
Jeremy Kopitoski, Shane McElrea
Diane Schnoveld, Luv to Paint
Flower and Sense