Location: Westlake, TX
Photography: Reagen Taylor Photography
At the time this kitchen was built in the early 90s, it was a show stopper but after 20 years, this kitchen had had its final run and it was time for an over-haul.
The functionality and flow of the kitchen was greatly improved upon when the existing peninsula was removed to make way for a large island connecting the kitchen to the breakfast seating area. The double ovens previously located on the wall between the formal living room and kitchen, were moved adjacent to the two column refrigerators, opening up the existing passage way to five feet. The existing walk-in pantry was converted into a large built-in storage unit.
The grand white shaker cabinets with small decorative doors with glass, were designed to take full advantage of the 11′ ceilings. A unique element to the island is that the cook top is not centered in the island, a design decision that allows for the client’s children to take advantage island work surface and presents a perfect work triangle between the sink, cook top and refrigerator.
Decorative elements comprised of the following: idyllic farm house sink, 1×3 Silverthorne grey mosaic tile backsplash and polished nickel cabinet hardware. The island, wrapped in rustic engineered wood was selected not only as a decorative feature but to serve as a protective barrier to withstand the everyday use of two small children. A large polished nickel pendant hovers over the island providing ample light for various activities in this loved area of the home.