June 21st, 2007 § 4 Comments
Corner cabinets: When faced with an option of using a corner for storage or voiding the corner, evaluate what can be gained without one. This kitchen would have lost it’s impact, the hood would have to be moved over possibly, and the drawers would lost the balance this massive hood needs.
This gorgeous kitchen remodeled by Downsview Kitchens, for the 2007 American Red Cross Designers’ Show House, West Palm Beach, Florida, and featured in the July-August issue of Veranda Magazine, is designed with a voided corner . The impact in the design is the curvaceous hood, the molding, the simplicity of the drawers. It is the use of drawers instead of a typical corner storage cabinet that makes a case for voiding the corner in favor of symmetry and balance.
This kitchen would have looked off balanced had they used a lazy susan corner cabinet. I like the balance of the 3 drawers shown both left and right of the range. They are a good width, looks like they could be 18 or 21 wide. I don’t like using drawers that are too narrow. The designer used shallow depth glass fronted bin drawers; great impact below the window. Love the use of the wood butcher block surface. I also like the wall to the right of the hood. Painted niche style open decorative display with tile accents. This is beautiful.
Now for what I don’t like: for a hood this size, I would have expected at least a 36” range. But then the drawers would have to be reduced in width. This seems a typical problem for most homeowners: bigger appliances or better storage. Also note the glass cook top is not level in the back left corner. Not much else to critique. I really like this space! Bravo to Kitchen Designer Sean Daigle. Also to Monica Brent who skillfully painted the hood. Gorgeous!
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