European kitchen design elements often include a mix of old and new design details. You will sometimes see wood combined with stainless steel, marble, or glass. Some clients prefer minimalist and modern while others like ornate and old world. This kitchen has an interesting mix of European kitchen design elements. It combines two door styles in one cabinet — full overlay drawer heads with inset doors. The drawer heads have a unique profile shaped with a slight concave arc, yet the cabinet doors underneath are inset. Notice the particularly beautiful hardware on the drawer heads.
The kitchen’s open shelf units have a track system that is recessed into the wood backsplash. The shelves are adjustable by moving the wood block up and down along the metal track. Above the open shelving is a ladder rail and an upper cabinet section with large glass doors that slide right and left giving the kitchen an elegant, old world feel.
The kitchen island has a metal door cabinet in a unique shape with a sculpted bottom, decorative rivets, and fabulous handles. The island is not only sculpted down but the center island doors are actually bowed out. They are all set in a dark-stained wood frame with decorative legs on the corners of the island.
Large sliding doors hide all the appliances behind it to create a hideaway effect with a hidden track system behind the bar that holds the ladder. To be able to do this, check with your local building codes. The design is similar to the way a pocket door would slide. You slide these large doors in front of the counters and base cabinets to hide or expose the appliances. In the open position, you’ll see the refrigerator on the left and the microwave and steam oven on the right. Those big doors are a nice way to hide the appliances. Complete the look with some unique pottery and a cloche or two as seen on the island and table.
Cabinetry is Marchi Group