The prep area at the island, the sink, the cooktop, the fridge, everything is right there. There wasn’t much of anything we could do to make it more functional, other than maybe moving the cooktop to the island. We decided not to do that because it would have been a little dangerous for people who were sitting at the island. I just don’t like putting a cooktop where people can accidentally touch it. Other than that, there were no significant concerns.
On the whole, the clients were used to the kitchen the way it was. They had already lived in the home for a while. They knew where everything was. After the work was done, they put all their stuff back in the same places. Everything functions in the same way, so it was a smooth transition.
The flooring tile is a composite tile, Alterna by Armstrong. We chose Cambria countertops, and maple cabinets with a stain, I think it’s called Smoke.
We also went with a natural stone backsplash. It’s miter-cut marble, so it has some dimension to it.
The cathedral cabinets are still kind of dull, in our opinion, but they’re white now, so they’re quite pretty.
Over the windows, we did plantation shutters, so we had to find a faucet that was low enough that the shutter could clear it. There are only a few options for that in terms of the faucets. They had this water tap already, so we just went with what they had.
We moved the microwave into this walk-in pantry to the right. Now it’s on a little cart in the pantry rather than being out in the kitchen, which is nice. They had originally painted it this dark color, so I think it was just dated and kind of gloomy.