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Project Name
  Transitional Kitchen
Project Address
  13861 Horton Dr
Overland Park, Kansas 66223
United States
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Homeowner’s Approval
  I have notified and the homeowner is aware that their home is being submitted and may be published in print and online.
Project vision or goals

The goal of this full kitchen remodel was to increase functionality for a family of eight, specifically increasing counter space, wider aisles, dedicated baking, coffee, and breakfast zones. The client is a former professional baker, moving the sink from the island and lowering all to one height almost tripled her workspace.
Aesthetically, the clients were looking to brighten the area, but still maintain rich finishes. Reducing the heavy Tuscan influence and cleaning up lines were important to them. We also worked on an adjacent hearth room to remove the top heavy fireplace and increase seating for more intimate conversations and snuggle time, updating to their current style. All furnishings were upholstered in high performance Crypton fabrics.

Project challenges
  This project presented many challenges in the design and execution of the design. The list of challenges include: a tiny door to pantry, many times block by cabinetry, sink in island and high-top bar prevented island from having large usable space for baking and projects, the sink and dishwasher were in line of sight of the front door, multiple travel pinch points including the refrigerator doors opened in the back of someone at the sink, and the kitchen was literally the heart of the home preventing absorbing another room or two to expand and create a better layout.
Moving the range from an exterior wall created a new issue as to how to vent. The solution, then created another issue for cabinetry design.
Project solutions
  Since the client is an avid baker and requires lots of work space to roll out and create pastries, we removed the high-top portion of the island. We moved the sink to the wall that formally housed the range. By adding a window and placing the sink beneath it, we gave the client a beautiful view of the neighbor’s garden and golf course. We removed the wall to the pantry and ran cabinetry continually around the parameter. This increased her surface working area.
We moved the range to an interior wall, causing a rerouting of the hood venting. The adjacent powder room had 9’ ceiling. We lowered the ceiling on the bath to take the vent out far enough for a 90 degree bend to travel to an exterior wall. In doing so, the vent traveled thru the cabinetry at the end of the pantry above the small refrigerator. We created an interior soffit and designed the cabinet doors to extend above giving the appearance of a massive upper cabinet sitting on the base cabinets.
The refrigerator and coffee center were moved to the side of the kitchen to reduce travel within her work space. We increased the travel path in front of the refrigerator by absorbing space from a fireplace (updated unit) and half the depth of a bookcase in an adjacent living room. This allowed us to put the refrigerator on the busiest travel path and added 15” in the path.
The entire family can now comfortable work and move thru out the space companionably. The finishes flow throughout the main floor in whites, creams, wood tones and touches of black and green.
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  • Appliances
  • Cabinets
  • Countertops
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  Superior Renovations & Design, Jason Stucky
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  Interior Elements & Design, Brenda Anderson
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  Miller Cabinets
  • SCI – Surface Center Interiors
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Photographer Name
  Brenda Anderson
Photography Company
  Interior Elements & Design
Photographer Phone
  (913) 485-2659
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Entry Cost
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  Sub Total $175.00
  Total $175.00

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