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Need to Vent

One of our clients loved to cook and found herself cooking 2-3 meals daily. Unfortunately, they only had a microwave to provide ventilation for cooking. This lead to the family having to open their windows and doors all the time to allow for the smoke and grease to move. The OHi team immediately fixed this by including a ventilation hood about the stove. In the end, to add a little contrast, our clients selected a custom wood hood that has the capability to keep of with all the tasty meals being prepared.

Furthermore, in order to alleviate the need for a microwave, which would take up precious cabinet space in the galley style kitchen after being removed from above the stove, our designer recommended they invest in a combi-steam oven. Our clients fell in love with the appliance and their newfound ability to cook in the dead of winter without having to open windows.

"We recently had our kitchen designed and remodeled by OHi, and we're so thrilled with the result! The entire OHi team was a delight to work with; everyone from designers, construction crew and support staff were professional, responsive and hard working. We were especially impressed that the timeline was right on target. We are now enjoying the fruits of their labor! Thanks to all, OHi!"

Tom and Terry

Arlington Heights

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The Peninsula

Before: The kitchen had an extended U-shaped peninsula which caused the opening into the kitchen from the living room to be extremely narrow. There were hanging pendant lights. And black granite countertops,

After: A shortened L-shape peninsula replaces the old one, allowing a wider opening into the kitchen. The countertop depth is expanded thanks to the removal of a cabinet.  An overhang exists to allow seating. Recessed cans have replaced the old lighting fixtures, which helps create a greater feeling of openness between the living room and kitchen. The countertops are now a bright, white quartz, helping to lighten the room. 

The Cabinets

Before: The kitchen was filled with an overwhelming amount of wood, which created a darker atmosphere, and made it the space feel tighter than it was. A small sink existed, divided by a bar of countertop. A square subway tile backsplash filled the walls. 

After: The space is immediately brightened by the existence of white cabinets, paired with a stunning quarts. A new, stainless steel sink is installed, without an unnecessary divide. An arabesque backsplash add a touch of detail and character.

Products Used

Cabinetry: Sorrento Custom Cabinets Maple in an Antique White Matte Finish

Surface: Hanstone Quartz in Mercer

Backsplash: Arabesque Pattern

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