The use of Snaidero ORANGE cabinetry and a few structural and layout changes helped a Palm Beach Point, Florida kitchen become more modern in look and function.
Interview with the kitchen designer: Allison Ortiz of Snaidero USA Coral Gables
What did the client want to achieve with the kitchen remodel?
The goal was to have an open, clean and airy design with lots of natural and artificial light; something completely opposite to the old kitchen, which had a traditional look and felt constricted and very dark. The client also wanted to have more upper cabinets to use for storage.
How did you go about accomplishing these things?
MAKING THE MOST OF THE SPACE
First of all, we redesigned the flow of the space to utilize it better and make it feel bigger. To this end, we raised the soffit and removed the existing arch wall to connect the kitchen and the dining area, creating a more modern open floor layout.
The old kitchen already had a peninsula and an island as part of the design but neither was making the best use of the space. So, we increased both in size. However, we gave the new island a rectangular shape that would allow it to house a nice cooktop while keeping it narrow enough in width to improve circulation on both sides – something that was lacking in the old design.
MAKING THE SPACE MORE LUMINOUS
We did several things to bring more light into the space:
- replace the existing standard narrow window with a rectangular one, low but wide, that could let more natural light in;
- add a series of LED lights built into the soffit, to provide the kitchen with a much more functional flow of artificial light;
- choose a combination of white lacquer and glass cabinets to further add luminosity to the kitchen.
The use of the new low rectangular window accomplished two goals as it also created room to fit more upper cabinets on the wall above the window.
What made Snaidero ORANGE a perfect fit for this project?
ORANGE has a clean, minimalist style. This cabinetry model features a recessed channel in place of the traditional handles. This detail contributes to the ultra-linear look of the kitchen and is white like the cabinet doors, so it doesn’t stand out becoming a visual distraction that would make the space feel more constricted.
- Cabinetry: Snaidero ORANGE in High Gloss Arctic White Lacquer and Glass upper cabinets
- Backsplashes: Caesarstone, Blizzard
- Countertops: Caesarstone, Blizzard
- Refrigerator: Sub Zero
- Ovens: Miele
- Cooktop: Snaidero Lumen hood
Home Designer: Mireya Godoy, Notre Maison
Photo Credits: Rodrigo Ungaro
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