Modern Tuscan Kitchen

From a heavy, dark and dated space to this remodeled kitchen that is a true showstopper! The new design has a Modern Tuscan vibe and an amazing list of features to brag about, both visually and functionally. The quick takeaway from this project is this, in a large home a kitchen island will trump a kitchen peninsula almost all of the time.

Starting with the before pictures will make the transformation even more dramatic.

When the original space was absolutely large enough for a beautiful island, it is amazing that the 1990’s tempted the builders into this dysfunctional peninsula. So let’s start the laundry list of opportunities in this kitchen that go well beyond just the dated style.

  1. Peninsula, even more importantly the angle placement. Notice the location of the dishwasher in the first before picture above. When the dishwasher door is opened, literally all of the interior peninsula cabinets are not accessible. If you enjoy cooking and entertaining guests even the slightest little bit, this particular design would be pretty difficult.
  2. Layout defines a pretty small footprint for kitchen. In relation to the rest of the home, this kitchen is quite small. The “wet bar” incorporated in the peninsula and the upper cabinet for stemware, basically cuts off the usable kitchen counter space well short of where it should which hurts the space visually and also as far as functionality. The pictures above show the countertop outer edge butting up to the corner, which pushes the upper cabinets about a foot into true kitchen space.
  3. Tall corner cabinet with appliance garage. In theory, hiding countertop appliances can be a good idea. In this particular situation, some of the most valuable prep space in the entire kitchen is sacrificed. There is very limited landing space by the cooking area. And as you notice, landing space near microwave and refrigerator are limited also.
  4. Limited seating area. Again, for the square footage available, only having room for 2 to 3 counter stools is not ideal.

So the gorgeous and smart details included in this kitchen remodel in Panther Creek Subdivision…

  • Showplace Cabinetry cabinets in Linen with Walnut, vintage finish and matte sheen. 5 piece headers on all drawers
  • Extended stacked crown molding
  • Glass front cabinets over sink, with glass shelves
  • 3 x 6 subway tile in Elemental Tan
  • New lighting scheme includes additional can lights, reconfigured pendants over island, undercabinet lighting and in cabinet lighting in glass front piece
  • Gialo Napoili granite top on island (101″ x 50″) and perimeter
  • Ruvati stainless steel workstation sink with cutting boards, racks and colander
  • Pot filler faucet at range
  • Drawer microwave in island as well as 24″ wine and beverage frig
  • Island features usable cabinet storage on both sides
  • Seating at island for 4 generously sized counter stools
  • Gorgeous Wolf appliances and vent hood

Continuing both the upper cabinets and base cabinets across the full length the back wall of kitchen, as well as wrapping them around the corner, accomplishes several things. First, storage. Kitchen storage is always a factor in kitchen design. Second, the extended countertop means extra prep space for a 2 cook kitchen. Thirdly, the wrapped corner and short wall of cabinets create a specialty space. Useful for a coffee machine, a dedicated dry bar area while entertaining, or maybe a great space for cookbook storage.

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