I.E. Remodeling Solutions a Division of David Fabbo
General Contractor - Lic # Vh 02190800 - 1-877-322-2699
Final Cost: $125,000
Make an already large kitchen interior feel more open while maintaining a sense of intimacy.
Allow two cooks to assist in meal preparation.
Install appliances whose capacity can handle catered affairs.
Include an island that would serve as a food prep center, as well as having seating for four.
Favored the lightened look of maple wood.
Remove the half the wall shared by the adjoining leisure room. While this yielded a more spacious feeling to the large room, it drastically reduced counter and storage in the immediate kitchen, as well as space for appliances.
Angle in two walls to meet the work island, conforming the space to the kitchen. This retained the desired openness while increasing wall space and allowing for the Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer units to be placed in close proximity, with counterspace in between.
Create a super work island with two sinks, two dishwashers, and ample counter surface for both cooks to work independently.
Include seating for four on the outer perimeter of the island in close proximity to the workspace, yet separate from the general work area.
In order to fulfill all of the island’s functional criteria, the structure became “aircraft carrier” size. The designer implemented the following techniques:
Create “negative space” with columns, bookcases, and enclaves to lighten the visual mass of the structure.
Create a dynamic design for the island by allowing the island to flow and conform to the room’s altered interior. This improved traffic flow around the structure, in addition to yielding a unique design.
Break up the mass of the island with two levels, 36” and 42” above the floor. This also accomplished several other objectives: a partition between the seating area and workspace, a six-inch backsplash area for placement of outlets, and a buffet area.
By using a darker wood and stain on the island, the visual mass of the structure was reduced, as darker colors are recessive in nature. A light stain on maple for the perimeter cabinetry also contributed to the feeling of openness in the kitchen. .
Cost The total cost of the project’s cabinetry, counter surface, and appliances was $125,000. The project’s final cost was in line with the designer’s initial estimates. Large investments of this kind typically require customization of cabinetry and unique design concepts to fulfill a majority of the client’s wishes with minimum compromise. Also, when spending such a significant amount of money on a remodel, designers will often eat up any minor fluctuations in cost.
Products & Materials
Custom, combination of framed and frameless case construction
Cherry island with dark royal stain
Maple perimeter cabinetry with white wash
Polished brass hardware
Two pull-out spice racks flank cooktop
Swivel TV pull-out
Custom hood enclosure
Thermador double oven
Miele dishwashers (2)
Vent-A-Hood 1200 CFM
Sub-Zero 601F freezer
Sub-Zero 601R refrigerator
Uba Tuba dark green granite
Hand-cut Portuguese tiles
Sinks and Faucets
Custom designed wainscoting
Custom designed trim
Custom designed columns
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At David Fabbo can meet all your home improvement needs. No job is too large or too small. Call us at 877-322-2699 or 908-212-1249 to set up a meeting and get an estimate for your job. Or email us by clicking on this link: Home Improvement Estimate
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