This kitchen belongs to a family of four. It was a bit dated and ready for a redo. When I first connected with this client, they had already purchased the countertop material so that became our jumping off point.
We were hopeful that we could take out the soffit and create a beautiful focal point. We got lucky that the duct work was able to be tucked up just enough. The decorative hood with the tile carried all the way up really gives the kitchen a custom look.
By replacing the refrigerator to a counter depth one, we were able to maximize the floor space and create better flow.
This was a real collaborative project, we hope you love it as much as our clients do!
If you want to see the before click the button and read all about it.
The client wasn't trilled about their builder basic kitchen, even though the home is only a few years old. So we started with new all wood construction and a classic white shaker door cabintet. We used contrasting quartz tops, the island is Skaka Brae from Cambria and the perimeter is Giogio from Pental Quartz. Although the island is the focal point of the kitchen we added a Native Trail bow front sink...it's so big it commands attention in the kitchen and blends nicely with the counter material. One of my favorite details is the kitchen backsplash. It's a matte modeled textured finish subway tile from Spain. We had it extend all the way up the back of the hood.
Kammy was the designer for our kitchen remodel. She took a basic kitchen and turned it into a beautifully designed space with lots of character. She listened to us, she was able to quickly hone in on our style preferences and selected elements that were perfect for us. Kammy stayed in constant communication with us, she's a person of her word and places a high value customer service. I highly recommend Kammy not only for her design experience but also for her friendly manner, her solutions oriented approach, her responsiveness and for putting the customer's needs at the top of her priority list.
Let me preface my review of my new farm kitchen by sharing the fact that I personally have no sense of design and no pre-conceived ideas for the use of interior space, but I am interested in home remodeling, as I watch a lot of HGTV!
“Change” is not something that agrees with me in any part of my life. Kammy was able to take my request “for more light” in the kitchen beyond my initial concept to create an innovative home space that I am proud to share with my friends and family. She was able to take a dark, drab, confining and outdated kitchen and open it up into the living area in ways that I would have never imagined. A someone who works from home on a farm, I had many non-traditional functions I wanted to include in my new kitchen that Kammy was able to implement into her design. This included extra storage for pet foods and supplies, files and family heirlooms, display cases, shelves and wall space for awards and treasured items, lots of flat work space, and easy access for a group of people interacting across the kitchen, dining and living room areas.
Kammy allowed me choices and made suggestions, but not enough to confuse me all at once with this major remodel. The end result is beautifully layered light and space which highlights a kitchen that will last my lifetime. Kammy was able to laugh with me, cry with me, step up to the plate when there were pitfalls during construction, and applaud the successes throughout the design and remodeling process over several months. This project was not as much about the destination as it was about the process and our friendship, the give and take as the design was shaped and implemented, and the feeling of “home” that one can anticipate when working with Kenman Design. Without Kammy, her knowledge, and here vision, I would have muddled through my retirement years in my farm home always wondering and wishing for what have been. Now I feel as if I have it all in my beautiful kitchen, and I do! When one opens the front door and enters our home, there is a true sense of welcome and hospitality. This is a new home space to celebrate and enjoy. Thank you, Kammy!
This project was a total remodeled kitchen along with an update to the family room, bathroom, laundry as well as the front elevation (photos to come). Head over to my blog that shows the before photos.
We started with taking down a storage loft and removing all the cabinets and Spanish saltillo tile. My client didn't want white cabinets as everything on a farm gets so dusty and dirty so we knew a color cabinet would be a great option. I love how we choose to do all custom cabinets with a contrasting island that matched the hood and family room builtin (not shown).
The black and white tile paired nicely with the Taj Mahal Quartzite stone top and kept everything fresh and current.
The lighting and hardware pulled everything together.
This was a full kitchen remodel including new work flow and appliances. We didn’t leave anything except the floors which do run throughout. This was last large room we hadn’t tackled. As empty-nesters my clients were ready.
We mixed some ready-made cabinets with a company that does some finish customization. The overall feeling of the home is traditional, so the black and white palette worked great. We choose beautiful porcelain slabs for both the backsplash and counters, which lent to the more current modern look that still fit in with the traditional home.
One of my favorite features is the antique door from The Corbel in Louisiana and complemented it with black hardware. Not to take away from the amazing pantry door we used an integrated panel on the refrigerator/freezer. The rest of the appliances were stainless. Lastly we choose black lanterns and mixed gold/brass drawer hardware. It creates that really livable, relaxed curated look.
I originally hired Kammy back in 2008 and have been working with her ever since. Her eye and sense of style is amazing. She listened to what I wanted and exceeded my expectations. She is great with mixing textures, which I love. I was having difficulty with a room that didn't flow and she figured out a wat to make it work. She gives great advice and doesn't just want to spend all your money, which is so appriciated. I can't wait for the next project!
This home had to be functional for the family of 5 plus be a showstopper, as the homeowner is a developer of custom homes and is an entrepreneur.
We choose a durable hardwood in a lighter color to keep everything bright and fresh. All the cabinets were custom designed and finished on site. In the kitchen the island was contrasted and grounded with an “elephant” colored finish.
The fireplace, 3 in total, were a huge part of the transformation. Cleaning them up visually and creating a more current ascetic was key. Another area that dated the home was the closed off-compartmentalized rooms, where opening the doors ways created more of flow and function as well as helping the overall feeling. The stack stone in the master bedroom helped draw the eye up as the north wall that had a low ceiling plate.
The goal was a comfy family feeling home that is hospitable and curated. We hope you agree.
Designer, Kammy Kenman has helped with our first home design project back in 2006. Today we wouldn't think of starting an interior design project, big or small, without her being involved in it. Great problem solver, works extremely well under pressure, extremely knowledgeable and always professional.
Uri and Natasha Kotler