Design Build Transitional Kitchen Remodel with Thermador Appliances
A Laguna Niguel engineer with a passion for cooking called upon APlus to bring his vision of a chef’s kitchen to life. Read about our process below to discover how we transformed a once boring kitchen into a sleek room fit for a gourmand.
It’s safe to say that the original kitchen was far from meeting the needs of our client. Its dingy green coloring made it an eyesore, and it hardly any counter space or storage options. Tucked away in the corner, the old kitchen felt more like a hastily-built afterthought, rather than a space intended for daily use and enjoyment. It certainly wasn’t capable of being a host to frequent meal preparations. It was up to us to turn this underwhelming room into a place that matched the resident’s contemporary style and exacting design preferences.
We began this project by pulling the floorplan outward, rather than leaving everything crowded against the corner. Around the entire room were installed Euro style cabinets in a deep hued, paint grade maple wood, with 3” Shaker type doors and a Dark Manganese finish. These custom cabinets feature Hard Rock Melamine interiors, as well as glass inset panels and shelves. At the center of the kitchen, a large island can be used as a preparation surface, or even as a seating area. The crisp white finish of LG Hausys Minuet countertops with an angularly sloping Navid edge keep the surfaces feeling clean and modern.
Eleganza Anticho Maple flooring gives a slightly rustic touch to the room, ensuring that the space doesn’t feel too sterile. The warm color of the wood is contrasted by a natural stone texture backsplash in gray, made from Arizona Tile’s Victoria edition from the Waterfall series, with a Schluter style metal brushed nickel finish for a touch of s9hine.
We also changed out the kitschy sunflower railing on the home’s spiral staircase for something that matched the new refinement of the kitchen. Dark iron railings with swirling filigree flow with the natural movement of the stairway, making it a graceful point of interest for the main living area.
Because the resident wanted a top-of-the-line kitchen that was up to the task of frequent cooking, we looked to Thermador to provide premium appliances. By sticking to a stainless steel finish for all of the new appliances, we subtly tied in the metallic accents of the cabinet knobs and handles, as well as the backsplash liner.
The focal point of the kitchen is made up of a Thermador 36” Masterpiece Chimney Pull-Out Drawer Hood placed over a Thermador Pro Harmony 36” Gas Range with 5.0 cu. ft. Convection Oven. With the range top’s 6 star burners, full-course meals can be prepared without any shortage of space. For cleanup after meals, the Thermador 24” Topaz Dishwasher serves as a compact powerhouse.
On the right side of the kitchen, a Thermador 48” Side-by-Side Refrigerator has been installed flush with the cabinetry, as was a GE Profile 1.1 cu. ft. Microwave and a U Line Wine Captain 1000 Series Wine Refrigerator. This cooler’s size is deceptive: though it measures only 24” wide, it has a capacity of up to 48 bottles.
APlus Kitchen & Bath is a professional interior design Laguna Niguel team, ready to undertake your own home remodeling project, no matter the scope. Contact us today to get the help of expert general contractors in turning your home into a luxurious abode.
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