The kitchen is one of the hardest working rooms in the home. If this room doesn’t function the family doesn’t function. Scroll through these examples to see how Vestabul designs beautiful kitchens to meet the needs of the homeowner while winning some design competitions along the way!
The most asked for element in a kitchen remodel is an island. When there was not enough room to accommodate a standard 36″ wide island in this space, and still maintain two-cook isle clearances, Vestabul specified a 30″ wide island. Incorporating a trough sink down the center of the counter gave the illusion of a wider island and allows prep to happen on both sides.
Open concept spaces are all the rage but sometimes it makes sense to develop some barriers. This was the case in this great room. To define the formal dining and living room, a unique peninsula was designed in the kitchen to define the different spaces. A tall unit that houses the microwave was placed in the middle of the peninsula with floating shelves wrapping around it. This solution still kept things open-concept and added a ton of style.
To support the upper floor of this renovation, tow structural posts needed to be placed in the middle of the proposed kitchen space. The design solution to make this work was to integrate the posts into a large island and place the cooking zone on one side of the room and the clean-up zone on the other. To make the space really function for this young family, a dedicated breakfast zone was incorporated at the end of the kitchen featuring a cozy banquette, a built-in coffee maker, refrigerator drawers and upper cabinetry to the counter for the toaster, plates and bowls.
This 12′ by 10′ kitchen really lives large. By incorporating a wall of glass that opens to the outside the kitchen seems to go on forever. To avoid having the kitchen feel to “heavy”, floating shelves were used throughout the space. To make up for the lack of upper cabinetry, a wall of built-in appliances was surrounded by deep storage pantries. Sine this is obviously a home that will see a lot of entertaining, the wine refrigerator was placed on the end of the island close to the dining table.
Room For All
Developing multiple “zones” I this kitchen was the key to the success of this large space. Three sinks are placed around the room to provide convenient areas for prep, clean-up, baking and entertaining. A favorite feature is the double entry glass door upper cabinets between the kitchen clean-up zone and the dining room. This set up makes it a breeze to set the table from the dining room side and then place the dishes on the raised counter for easy clean-up at the large sink flanked by two dishwashers.
This kitchen was designed for a prefabricated home and was featured in the book “Prefabulous + Sustainable” by Sheri Koones. The kitchen in this Eco-Fabulous House is packed with functional efficiency and uses many design ideas to visually expand it. Interior accessories were used throughout to maximize the efficiency of all of the cabinetry. To make the kitchen seem more spacious and specifically wider, the refrigerator and dishwasher were paneled and all of the millwork was produced in an elongating horizontal wood grain.
An L-Shaped kitchen with an Island is a very functional layout and was the ideal choice for this “Street of Dreams” Kitchen. This layout allows for an efficient traditional work triangle between the refrigerator, sink and range. In this design Vestabul wanted to give the cabinetry a furniture feel and incorporated wrought iron accents to achieve that. These unique details were just the eye catching accents needed in a space being showcased to the public. As with all Vestabul designed kitchens, function was just as important. Full extension wood drawers and rollouts were specified throughout to make the kitchen as functional as it was beautiful.
This long narrow space was renovated to give the homeowners a functional kitchen with lots of personality. The wrought iron and wood furniture piece used for the island was the perfect addition to the classic white kitchen and did not overwhelm the room. Hutch cabinets to the counter and root baskets on open shelves add style as well as functionality. To blend the kitchen with the rest of the home’s décor, dark wood accents in the form of a built-in desk and wood paneled dining bar completed the transformation.
Go with the Flow
The goal of this kitchen was to design a space for an “everything-from-scratch” cook that allowed her to flow easily from zone to zone. The U-shape design with a paneled refrigerator on one leg, a commercial dual drainboard double sink in the center and a cooktop on the other leg did just this. Every inch of the cabinet space was designed to work from the drawers under the drainboards to the 9″ deep cabinets off the back of the peninsula. The judges of the annual Silestone Quartz Countertop Design Contest loved the efficiency of this space as well awarding it first place in their annual design completion.
Build It In
When developing this kitchen design, Vestabul presented the option of a built-in table to the client. This solution would allow for a larger island with the added bonus of the lower table doubling as a baking counter. The large island is packed with storage with cabinetry on both sides and features a six burner gas cooktop and overhead sculptural hood as the focal point. The waterfall quartz counters are also a breeze to clean.
This renovation placed the kitchen in a narrow area at the back of the house. While the space was compact, Vestabul was determined to make it function. The kitchen was recessed into a wall adjacent to the stairwell to gain as much space as possible for a large island and a walk-in pantry was tucked in beside the breakfast nook for extra storage. Cabinetry was taken up to the ceiling and cabinet accessories were specified throughout. To finish off the space and give it the wow treatment it deserved, a unique floating dining bar was installed at the corner of the island.