White, White and More White

Our Long Island clients love white kitchens, and this luxury kitchen renovation (designed by Ken Kelly) mingles exquisite furniture-grade cabinetry with hand painted details and artisan-crafted metal work. There are several interesting features in this kitchen design.

The custom cabinetry includes one-inch thick recessed panel doors with a smooth, non-beaded inset frame. The door style is Warwick by Bentwood. The perimeter is a hand-painted white cotton finish, which shows the actual grain and brush strokes. The kitchen island, refrigeration, pantry, and cabinet interiors are walnut wood with a Praline finish. The tall unit consists of three-door panels that house a pantry flanked by a Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer. Each door has three squares, and each square has a hand-stitched walnut veneer cut and sewn in a very subtle X pattern.

The “stand-at” hide-away desk features a home management center to organize the mail, calendar, and phone chargers. It includes custom file drawers and a built-in computer printer station. The hide-away feature of the slide out doors allows for privacy when company comes over. Ken added another set of doors to finish the inside so it looks equally attractive in the open position.

Greatroom Showroom Hide Away Desk

To soften the corner transition, we designed a custom radius cabinet with an open shelf bottom to display decorative accessories. The back of the cabinet is also curved allowing equal distance from the front to the back avoiding a dark void in the back of the cabinet. Splitting the island’s outer doors with center mullions created a furniture-like detail. We also added a beaded detail in the island’s door panels so that when everything is closed there is a consistency around the appliances. Countertops are 2-inch thick Imperial Danby marble, and the two-sided seating at the end of the island allows for a nice conversation corner.

Other appliances include a 60 “ Wolf Range, flanked with pull out spice and oil pantries and adjustable shelves. The custom hood incorporates a hand-forged X-design detail made by a blacksmith in Texas that was sent over to the manufacturer to be incorporated into the hood. That same metalwork is duplicated on a larger scale on kitchen island’s side table. The Wolf warming drawer is centered in a three-drawer base cabinet and is fully integrated with matching wood panels. The Wolf microwave drawer is installed flush with the face of the cabinetry giving a smoother, cleaner line. The island features a Blanco under mount stainless steel sink with a polished nickel Rohl faucet and Gaggenau dishwasher. See our client resources page to research these manufacturers.

For the floor we chose a solid ¾” walnut using 5, 6, and 7 inch widths keeping the sapwood in to show contrast in the color. The finish was wire brushed to expose a little more of the grain. Each plank was pre-finished in the factory with a satin stain making it extremely durable. The ceiling is a ¾” thick 7” wide V-groove plank, which gives the kitchen a little more texture and interest.

See other white kitchens in our projects gallery.

Designer: Ken Kelly, CKD, CBD, CR – Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly, Inc.
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Posted by GKelly in Cabinetry, Bentwood, Kitchen Design | © Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly, Inc., 26 Hillside Avenue, Williston Park, NY 516-746-3435  | View our Editors’ Finds for your kitchen

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