Large and Functional Kitchen
Rick and Meredith Fine hope a designer can give them a large, functional kitchen that works well with an adjacent great room.
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Rick and Meredith Fine moved into a fixer-upper nearly 10 years ago. They have since renovated much of their home, both indoors and out. One space they've been reluctant to redo is their kitchen, however, which opens up into a never-used second living room. The Fines hope a designer can give them a large, functional kitchen that works well with an adjacent great room.
After meeting with all the designers, the Fines choose Brian Klaas because they believe he designed a room that they could really live in. With a budget of $90,000, Klaas transforms the outdated space into a contemporary showplace. The walls have come down to create an expansive living area and a large, functional kitchen with plenty of storage. During the process, the couple increased their budget to include the entry area, stairs and new flooring. On the staircase, Klaas reduced the walls and installed a banister and balusters. Meredith's original inspirational fabric has been used to upholster a chair and the couch pillows, while the canisters and bowls were painted to match the fabric. Now the new wide-open gourmet kitchen flows effortlessly into the rest of the Fines' home.
Morning Star bamboo flooring — Lumber Liquidators
17" x 18" sink (Kohler 6584 in Biscuit), Executive Chef Sink (Kohler 5931-4U in Biscuit), Newport Brass 941 sink faucet with sprayer in oil rubbed bronze, Newport Brass 940 sink faucet in oil rubbed bronze, Everpure LVH480 instant hot in oil rubbed bronze — George’s Pipe and Plumbing Supply
stainless steel appliances: Architect Series oven (KEBC107KSS), Overlay Series refrigerator (KSS042QMB), Low Profile cook top (KGCS166GSS), Architect Series wine cooler (KUWS246ESS), Architect Series dishwasher (KUDS01FLBL), trash compactor (KUCC151LPA), Architect Series countertop microwave (KCMS145JSS), microwave trim kit (MK1134XHS), Custom Metallic Series stand mixer (KSM152PSNK), ProLine Series coffee mill (KPCG100), ProLine Series frozen dessert maker (KPFD200), ProLine Series toaster (KPTT890), ProLine Series waffle baker (KPWB100) — KitchenAid
Alder hardwood, beadboard, white melamine, MDF used in cabinet construction — Weber Plywood & Lumber Co., Inc.
floral painted canisters and fruit bowl — Lesal
knobs and pulls — Anne at Home
granite counter slab — Marmi & Graniti Italiani
This kitchen provides eclectic warmth and functionality.