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Log Home Rustic
The custom live edge wood island steals the show in this log home kitchen remodel. With integrated waterfall edges to the floor and monorail lighting above that follows the natural curves, this kitchen seating area is truly special. However, don't miss the other kitchen design elements that make this custom kitchen remodel the center of entertainment.
Kitchen Materials Matter
From the brick red vintage finish kitchen cabinets with matte black glaze to the large river rock backsplash detail at the buffet, this naturally beautiful log home is truly enhanced by the new design features. Elevating this rustic space into the dream kitchen for entertaining meant carefully choosing every single design element and materials to complement the home and property as a whole - cabinet style and finish, the granite countertop finish, flooring, lighting, even the style of the glass in the interior lit feature cabinets.
A glimpse of this kitchen before the design process began:
The original kitchen floor plan had a small overall footprint along with a traditional-looking island. To top it off, there was a partial wall (with wallpaper on it) dividing kitchen space from the pool table area. The new kitchen design had to include ample space for entertaining while significantly improving the new kitchen's style and appearance.
About the Kitchen Island
The new kitchen island was one of the most important design elements of the new kitchen. The natural curves and natural beauty of a live edge slab fit perfectly in this space. This custom kitchen island and seating area (roughly 10' long and 32" wide) was designed by Angie Moats, Designer here at DreamMaker with collaborative efforts by true local artists/craftsmen (live edge wood finishing by Sangamon Reclaimed and custom iron bases by Fehring Ornamental Iron Works). With seating for 8 or more, the new kitchen island is perfect for entertaining guests or the family to gather at the end of the day.
About the Kitchen Cabinetry
The kitchen cabinets were given a vintage finish in brick red paint and a matte black glaze. Special attention was given to complete the cabinetry look with finished end panels on upper cabinets and cross-hatch end panels on lower cabinetry. To maximize functionality, the new kitchen area includes tall pantry cabinet storage and interior elements like utensil storage, 2 lower spice/cooking oil storage pull-outs, garbage pull out, spice rack on the interior door of the upper kitchen cabinets, and roll-out trays throughout.
The new kitchen buffet/bar area is decked out with interior lit glass front uppers with glass shelves, stemware racks, wine rack, beverage cooler, wine cooler, pull out garbage, and under cabinet outlet strips.
Kitchen Lighting and Other Details
One of the most challenging elements of this kitchen remodel was the task of bringing more light into the now open area. The exposed beams and ceiling of cabin construction means that wiring for lighting is not easily just run wherever a fixture is desired. Using the monorail lighting system allowed for the custom loose "S" curve design that follows the island below, yet needs wiring in just one spot.
Throughout the perimeter space, under cabinet kitchen lighting adds task lighting that makes all workspaces a joy to work in.
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