Updated: Aug 15, 2021
The Pedersen family wanted to open up this entire annex of their home into one large multi-functional room to accommodate their active home life. As a family of eight, they really needed a larger kitchen area, but they also wanted to feel more connected instead of being separated by walls and a lot of small spaces. The children are homeschooled so this was also a consideration when designing this space.
I was pleased with the results, and the Pedersen's are overjoyed to have such a great space that meets the needs of their life style. The large Island has lots of storage and comfortably seats everyone. We were able to accommodate an industrial sized refrigerator and freezer which was a must have for Mr. Pedersen, and plenty of pantry storage with roll out trays for Mrs. Pedersen. Placing the microwave in the wall cabinet unit was a consideration for easy access by all the children.
I used natural Maple cabinetry for the perimeter and a greige painted Island. This neutral palate helps to keep everything light and airy without defaulting to the often overused white and grey. A different quartz countertop was used on the Island as the main focal piece, while a less busy coordinating quartz top was used on the perimeter. The tile backsplash is also a neutral greige, with a wavy glass surface that gives it visual texture without being busy. We added an accent tile wall behind the range and hood for a simple elegant focal point. The beautiful rustic LVP flooring and soft pastel wall color completes the Farm House Chic look that the Pedersons were looking for, and the whole family unanimously gave it their stamp of approval!
Below is compellation of "Before & After" photos of this project. When taking the Before pictures, I try to visualize the end results and take shots with that in mind. That is the way the photos are paired in the slide show below.