Modern Kitchen Design in Washington, DC
These clients are young and successful and wanted their home to reflect their hard work. Although the layout remained the same as was in the existing kitchen, we opened up the space in a couple of ways. We used a large hood at the far end of the kitchen, leaving that end more open to the eating area. We added floating shelves to continue that open feel. We also widened the opening to the front foyer. The clients had a table and chairs which required a lot of room, so, we opted for a banquette against the back wall in order to place the table further from the island. The clients liked exotic wood veneers, however, the ones that they favored were darker versions. To counteract the dark feel that these cabinets created, we added some white laminate cabinets. They opted for laminate not only because it’s less expensive, but, because it’s greener than polyester paints. The island is all white, but we wrapped the Macassar Ebony around the black granite island counter in order to connect it with the rest of the kitchen. The back of the island which faces the dining room has a nice, asymmetrical open shelf as a focal point and behind that we added a splash of orange on the back splash using back painted glass.