Last week I introduced you to The Charming Colonial, a spec house whose interiors I am designing, along with the builder who built our home. Today, I wanted to move on to the interior of this house (I shared a peek last week in my stories) and talk about the kitchen, specifically how we went about selecting the finishes for this space.
There are views of the kitchen from four separate areas in this lovely colonial, which will tie later to the house’s overall design plan through color and materials. The most important sneak peek of the kitchen is from the front door, where one can glimpse the kitchen island, the wall cabinets, and the view beyond.
This spacious kitchen measures approximately 12’7″ by 13′ 2″, and although there is only one window, this room benefits from the natural light that comes in from the glass sliding doors and larger window in the adjacent dinette.
Like the exterior siding color, the cabinet color was decided upon rather quickly. The builder wanted a kitchen with darker cabinets, so LPI created a design plan where dark Espresso-colored lower cabinets contrasted with white upper cabinets. The natural light in the space meant that we could take some risks with the cabinet colors and even some finishes.
As part of my e-designs, I created a rendering and mood board to help me visualize the room and determine what elements worked and which ones needed to be removed. The final kitchen will look very similar to my plans, with the exception of some minor last-minute changes, but the renderings capture just how lovely this kitchen will be after it is complete.