This kitchen features the Merit Kitchens Nottingham door style. Which is a traditional style painted MDF door. The upper and perimeter cabinets are painted Bone which is a very warm white that goes well with rich woods and greens. The lower cabinets and island are painted a beautiful custom green chosen by the clients.
Our practical design goals for the space were to update it with a more functional, open layout. Give the clients more drawer storage in the lowers, update the work triangle, and integrate seating for a family of 7 in the island.
Our aesthetic design goals were to brighten the space up, have a contemporary feel, rooted in traditional east coast design. To achieve this we used the Nottingham door, which is a very traditional door style with 1/4″ rounded shaker rail. To achieve a more modern feel we went with a flat panel in the doors. We simulated a face frame on the cabinetry by wrapping them in thick designer panels and gables. The clients selected solid brass door hardware to complete the look.
For the countertops we wanted a subtle marble design to compliment the millwork. The clients chose the Caesarstone Statuario Nuvo. A quartz surface which pairs very well with warm whites, beiges, and rich wood tones such as walnut.
Other useful features not visible in the pictures are all roll-out shelves in the 36″ pantry. An integrated under-counter waste management center, a super-susan in the corner for storage. We built a custom range canopy which blends in with the cabinetry and hides the exhaust. All solid birch dovetail drawers throughout.
All in all we feel this kitchen is timeless. While not sacrificing a unique, identifiable design aesthetic or function.