Looking for creative ways to expand potential seating while accentuating the mid-century modern aesthetic, they came up with the idea of crafting a live-edge wood table to act as an extension of the countertop rather than add to the island. This not only helps introduce a new texture while pulling in the warmth of other surrounding wood furniture pieces, but it also creates a duel-functioning furniture piece that can act as additional seating or a buffet while hosting. Crafted by American reclaim, the table consists of two slabs of walnut held together by resin. The resin is meant to be reminiscent of a river, adding to the earthiness of the space.
Before: The kitchen was closed off from the rest of the first floor and consisted of builder-grade white cabinets. The island only had space for the range and included an obtrusive ventilation hood in the middle of the room. Soffits prevented the cabinets from extending to the ceiling. The floor was a basic square tile. The appliances didn't match. Lighting was limited.
After: The walls were removed, creating an open layout. Hardwood runs throughout the first floor. Pantry cabinets are added, along with an 11-foot-long island. The island included ample cabinet storage. The wall cabinets extend to the ceiling as the soffits are removed. The lighting is layered, including recessed cans, task lighting, and pendants over the live edge wood table. The countertops are quartz. The range is located along the wall, with a new stainless steel hood that matches the finish of the other appliances.
Kitchen Wall Cabinets: Sorrento in Pavillion Grey
Kitchen Island Cabinets: Sorrento in Rattan
Kitchen Countertops: ModView Super White
Live Edge Wood Table: American Reclaim
Kitchen Sink: Franke single bowl sink with colander & roller mat
Kitchen Faucet: Moen Align
Kitchen Backsplash: Italiano Kerchief
Laundry Room Cabinets: Sorrento in Diva
Master Bathroom Cabinets: Sorrento in Dark Chocolate
Master Bathroom Sink: Kohler Caxton Rectangle
Fireplace Mantle: Indiana Buff Limestone
Fireplace Tile: Borigni Diagonal & Plain, Gray