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A Hardworking Double Island Kitchen

A Hardworking Double Island Kitchen

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Those folks who are serious about having a functional kitchen should definitely work with an experienced kitchen designer to make sure the renovation goals are met, and the longer your wish list, the more truth to the statement.

This recent kitchen transformation belongs to a homeowner who falls into the serious cook category as she cooks, bakes, films, blogs, caters and relaxes in her all new kitchen here in Springfield, IL. Although her dream kitchen had a long list of wants, she absolutely knew exactly what she wanted in regards to the work flow and organization of her new kitchen. She wanted a work-zone for the "savory side" and a dedicated work-zone for the "sweet side". DreamMaker Designer, Angie Moats, listened and took notes and then carefully orchestrated this successful kitchen layout to accomplish the tasks.

The list of "doubles" necessary in the new kitchen design:

  • double islands
  • double wall pantry cabinets
  • double oven
  • double in-cabinet mixer lifts
  • double wide galley kitchen sink

And the list of other of wants:

  • the whitest white, no-glare, concrete countertops
  • backsplash and other finishes that could endure significant use
  • open space to hold in-person classes or to film cooking videos

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The original kitchen design reflected typical family needs and finishes that were starting to look dated - oak cabinets, 12 x 12 ceramic tile floors, mismatched ceiling fixtures. With a separate pantry, a kitchen island and a peninsula, the actual footprint of the kitchen and storage space could meet many familys' needs. This is the definition of a spec home - one that is likely to appeal to the majority of homeowners.

But a home feels most like a home when it meets the unique needs of those who live there. For example, this homeowner owns (and uses) three large capacity KitchenAid Mixers, she films cooking videos, plans to do virtual cooking classes, and prepares massive amounts of delicious meals and treats on a regular basis, like daily! It might sound exhausting, but for her, it is relaxing and the kitchen is her favorite place to be in her home.

Before pictures tell the story of her need for a total kitchen renovation.

Dated Oak Cabinets

Changes to the kitchen floorplan include:

  1. Removal of all existing cabinets, countertops, sink, faucet.
  2. Side-by-side tall pantry cabinets replace the desk area resulting in much more storage.
  3. Single modest island becomes two islands measuring approximately 5' x 3' and 9' x 4', with storage on both sides plus seating
  4. Workstation stainless steel sink with cutting boards and strainers replace standard sink.
  5. Microwave is located in island.
  6. Range becomes cooktop.
  7. Double oven is added.
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Dark Gray Kitchen Cabinet Design
White Concrete Countertops
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The benefits of this custom kitchen design are tangible, you might even say the benefits are edible! If you are longing for a kitchen workspace that truly fits you, your family, your lifestyle, and the rest of your home's style, then we invite you to start the process of discovering design possibilities and the realistic kitchen remodel budget required for your dream kitchen. This initial discussion phase doesn't cost a single thing, so lets get you started!

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DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Springfield
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