Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018 - 36

Material Finesse

Balanced Budget

A Hyde Park brownstone gets
an edgy Italian kitchen
despite a restricted budget

I

F A DESIGNER WORKS

who has
excellent taste, does
the project have a better or lesser chance of
staying on budget?
Designer and custom
builder Scott Dresner
of Chicago-based Dresner Design found himself
answering that question when a Neiman Marcus
stylist he had known for a decade needed his help.
After paying for a kitchen he never received, the
homeowner found himself hampered by a small
budget and no wiggle room. Dresner was tasked
with creating an eye-catching, functional kitchen
for just $25,000.
WITH A CLIENT

WHY SO BUDGET CONSCIOUS?

The story began when Dresner learned that an
important and paid-for renovation - the addition
of a kitchen - to his friend's Hyde Park home had
not been completed. The designer immediately
offered his assistance.
"It's the most magnificent brownstone I have
ever seen done by a homeowner who is not in the
building business,"said Dresner."When I walked
in, the art was on the wall; the floor was finished.
The only thing missing was his kitchen. So I went
into my bag of tricks, and I figured out how to do
this amazing kitchen on a limited budget."
But producing the sleek kitchen aesthetic
Dresner is known for meant getting creative.
Luckily, the client, an avid art collector, remained
open minded and allowed him to find solutions
that enabled the project to move forward.
"I always design every kitchen like it's my own
house," said Dresner, who came up with the design, showed it to his client and benefited from his
LEFT A spacious island was

on the client's must-have list,
and a laminate countertop
made it possible even on a
tight budget.

SOURCES
DESIGNER: Scott Dresner,

Dresner Design;

PHOTOGRAPHER:

Jim Tschetter

APPLIANCES: Whirlpool;

BAR STOOLS: Custom by

"I like that this kitchen was done on a budget and looks more expensive
than it probably is because of the art and the wood finish. They created a
personal space here; it's warm and comfortable to hang out in."
-Guest editor, Tina Ramchandani
36

Client; CABINETS: Stosa
Cucine; COUNTERTOP:
Arpa Industriale; FAUCET:
VIGO; HARDWARE: Stosa
Cucine; HOOD: AKDY;
RECESSED LIGHTING:

BY CARRIE WHITNEY

Kitchen & Bath Business / MAY-JUNE 2018 / KBBONLINE.COM / The official publication of KBIS (KBIS.com)

Halo; SINK: KOHLER;
UNDERCABINET LIGHTING: GE


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018

Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018
Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Director’s Note
Happenings
Trends
Trends from Salone
All Set for ICFF
Better Business
Learning Corner
Hot Topic
Solutions
Balanced Budget
What’s Hot
Favorites
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018 - Editor’s Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018 - Show Director’s Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018 - Happenings
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