Cozy cottage kitchen by Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly, Inc. See a video tour of this kitchen at the bottom of this post.
This cozy cottage, nestled in the hills of Locust Valley (Long Island, New York), features a kitchen full of charm, wit, and personality. Years of collecting objects and memorabilia became the elements of this canvas. While doorways remained, new windows were carefully placed so every inch could be utilized.
Armed with the client’s wish list, appliance requirements, and memorabilia inventory, Kitchen Designs created a home for these pieces. Being a consummate cook, the client requested the design include storage for specialty pieces of cookware .
Since the front door allowed for a clear vision into the breakfast room and family room beyond, the client wanted to create a feeling of separate spaces without the use of walls. A very clever use of wall hutch cabinets with double-sided glass and shorter cabinetry above the farm sink, created the visual division the client was looking for while disguising a structural beam that was part of a prior addition. The double-sided mullion cabinets with antique restoration glass allowed the client’s collectibles to be enjoyed from both the kitchen and the cottage’s adjoining breakfast room.
The Wolf range was an important feature that added a professional touch to the space. The dishwasher was paneled to disguise it from the front door and maintain an unbroken line of base cabinetry. The microwave area was designed to be hidden when not in use, which allowed space for a small service counter and room for daily-use appliances.
Many useful storage items such as the pullout garbage, pot and pan drawers, and a customized pantry with rollouts and tray dividers ensure that all items are within the client’s reach. Everything is in its place and is accessible.
The Wood-Mode cabinetry in a custom-designed door, beaded inset frame with a soft raised-paneled door, features exposed hinges in oil rubbed bronze and a custom glazed finish in pale yellow. Honed granite tops give the perfect matte finish to this kitchen while the tile backsplash adds a bit of color, sheen, and contrast. Porcelain tiles impart an old-world elegance of antique stone coupled with modern day care and durability. The use of patterned wallpaper beautifully creates a dramatic and welcoming feeling that ties the color palette together.