Homewowners Barbara and Robert Perin had a simple goal in mind – to reface their kitchen cabinets. But somehow, they ended up redoing their entire kitchen. When they started thinking about their space, they realized it wasn't very functional; they needed more than new cabinets. So they called in designer Dave Stimmel to help create this brand new, stunning space.
The renovation started by transforming two dark, cramped and outdated rooms into one supersize kitchen. Now the homeowners have several work zones to accommodate more than one cook and plenty of room to entertain.
The homeowners choose to show off their signature style by showcasing some of their favorite artwork. "The trend in the kitchen design right now is toward originality," says Stimmel. "Everyone wants their kitchen to look completely different and not like everyone else's."
The homeowners love all the extra storage their new kitchen provides — it's a luxury they have always dreamed about. They sometimes have a little trouble reaching the top shelves of their new floor-to-ceiling cabinets, so a step-stool ladder is hidden below the cabinets, inside the toe-kick.
One of the challenges in designing this kitchen was finding a way to make room for seating and storage. They came up with an interesting way to solve that problem. This table and cabinets are built at a 15-degree angle to make it easier to get in, and around the banquette.