Pressed For Space

These Arlington Heights clients desired two things. First, they wanted the kitchen to be updated in a way where it wouldn't require major design changes in the future. Second, they requested an increase of storage. While it was a smaller-sized kitchen, our team didn’t need to tear down any walls to check off their wishlist. Instead, we simply made some adjustments in the newly installed cabinets. To maximize the space and organization we included a few pull-out accessory drawers, their favorite being the spice drawer.  At one point, we found an electrical box in one of the cabinets taking up precious space. Our crew moved its location out of the kitchen, creating an additional cabinet. Our designer then extended the cabinet up toward the ceiling and added an extra block of cabinets around the corner.

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The Kitchen

Before: The kitchen was filled with laminate counters and handleless cabinets and drawers. The refrigerator was smaller than average, but there wasn’t room for anything bigger. The upper cabinets were limited in height due to the soffits above them.

After: The upper cabinets now touch the ceiling, making the room feel taller, as well as providing extra storage space. The area for the fridge is expanded, allowing for a larger appliance to be purchased. Extra cabinets are added near the entryway, and special pullouts are included in various drawers.

Products Used

Cabinetry: Sorrento in a slatefinish

Surface: Calacatta Botanica Quartz

Sink: Blanco in Stainless Steel

Refrigerator: Whirlpool

Microwave: Whirlpool

Dishwasher: Bosch

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