KBB - May 2009 - (Page 64)

K+BB Design Awards Honorable Mention/Kitchen Mirror Image A kitchen finds balance in its symmetrical design By Sallie Moffat T Though his clients’ remodel wish list already included the addition of an island, a separate eating table, access to a barbeque area on the deck and a modern style, Chris Chapek, principal designer at Alliance Custom Builders, Inc., wanted more. Specifically, he wanted to take advantage of the kitchen’s unobstructed views of the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. In order to deliver these must-haves and more, Chapek defined the new 20-ft. x 15-ft. space, removing walls and modifying and expanding windows to open up the kitchen, include an adjoining sitting area and banquette and capitalize on the spectacular views from every angle. Because “Symmetry and balanced proportions were paramount to the clients’ sense of style,” said Chapek, the large furniture-style island is centered in front of a wall of symmetrically situated cabinets, where brushed aluminum tambour doors—to conceal countertop appliances—flank the custom glass backsplash and custom sink, which was created from the same material as the countertops for a seamless look. Additionally, the island’s curved hood and gas cooktop align with the sink area, under which dark-toned base cabinetry anchors the wall and, above, etched glass doors on the wall cabinets can be backlit for dramatic effect. Modern with clean, neutral finishes, this kitchen has what it takes to strike a perfect balance. s sources Design team: Chris Chapek and Steve Andre—Alliance Custom Builders, Inc., Novato, CA; www.alliancecustombuilders.com Manufacturers: Cabinetry: Alno; Oven, warming drawer, microwave, dishwasher, cooktop and hood: Miele; Garbage disposal: InSinkErator; Refrigerator and wine refrigerator: Sub-Zero; Sink: Custom; Faucet and soap dispenser: Blanco; Floor: Custom; Countertops: CaesarStone Photography: © Stewart Lirette 64 + K BB May 2009 July 2004 / www.kbbonline.com / The Official Sponsor of K/BIS www.kbis.com http://www.alliancecustombuilders.com http://www.kbbonline.com http://www.kbis.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of KBB - May 2009

KBB - May 2009
Contents
Online Contents
Online News
Editorial
Focus
Trends
Products
Profile
Design
Top Projects
Merit Projects
Cover Story - Clean Slate: A Spa-Like Bath Turns to Stone
Honorable Mentions
Practice
Education
Editorial Index
Ad Index
Favorites
Special Supplement: Tap into Taiwan

KBB - May 2009

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