Lazy Susan Base Cabinet (AW-LS3312)
33"W * 34-1/2"H
Price ( Piece ):
- Product Model AW-LS3312
Bold BookshelfDesigner: Chris Greenawalt of Bunker WorkshopLocation: South End neighborhood of BostonYear built: 1900Special feature: A tall black bookshelf. “The client was really into the idea of having a minimal white kitchen look,” designer Chris Greenawalt says. “I felt that the space would be elevated if we added an element that was in complete contrast to everything else in the room.” Its color isn’t the only thing setting it apart. While the white cabinets are smooth, the medium-density fiberboard and thermofoil black cabinets and bookshelf have a bit of texture to them. Homeowners’ request: The previous layout was not working functionally and was choking an already tight space. The homeowners wanted the basics: a better flow, a place to store their kitchen items and a place for their books. Plan of attack: Greenawalt first asked the homeowners what wasn’t working for them. “I find that people tend to better express themselves when describing what they’re missing, not necessarily what they want,” he says. “I think this leads to a more personally tailored design instead of some generic kitchen as seen on Real Housewives.” The homeowners felt the standard off-the-shelf cabinets and finishes had to go. Greenawalt started with a hardworking island. It serves as a cleaning and prep area, houses most of the appliances and functions as a dining table. The island also improved flow by allowing for two passageways through the space instead of the bottleneck layout that had existed. 3. Standout IslandDesigner: Sydney Bond of Effect Home BuildersLocation: Sherwood Park, Alberta, CanadaSize: About 250 square feet (23 square meters)Year built: 2014Special features: A reclaimed-beechwood countertop on a blue-base island. Black granite on the perimeter countertops provides additional contrast. Soft gray-blue paint above the sink complements the island and continues on the walls throughout most of the main floor. “Blues are used a lot throughout the home,” designer Sydney Bond says. “A prairie-sky palette is familiar and comforting to Albertans.” Homeowners’ request: Spacious, with lots of windows. The homeowners also preserve fruits and vegetables from their garden and bake and cook every day, so the kitchen needed to be functional for that and have ample storage. Plan of attack: The hand-scraped walnut floors came first, followed by the white cabinets. From there came the countertops, then a subtle subway tile backsplash that wouldn’t take away from the main feature: the reclaimed-wood countertop on the island. The lighting and paint colors came last. Customized storage includes a recycling center, cookbook shelves and glass-front cabinets for displaying accessories. “There is an interesting mixture of some very traditional elements, like the apron sink and deck faucet, and then very modern elements, like the induction cooktop that blends in with the black granite,” Bond says. Who uses it: A husband and wife, both of whom are doctors, and their son and daughter, whom they home-school.