of the Year
The goals of this kitchen resdesign were
to make the space feel more expansive
and to choose ﬁxtures that allowed
enough clearance for the client.
A Tall Order
Overcoming challenges in an old building
allowed for uber innovation in a small space
t's hard to believe this space used to look like what designer Scott
Dresner of Dresner Design in Chicago called "a medieval dungeon -
dark and small."
"My client is a tall guy - 6' 11" to be exact," he said, "so much of the
project was about making the space feel more expansive and choosing
ﬁxtures that allowed enough clearance."
Dresner's plan of attack included raising the ceiling height and
lightening and brightening the ﬁnishes to give the kitchen the illusion of
more space and openness. He chose elements he thought would best
complement the existing architecture, including a one-ton Calacatta
Gold marble kitchen island.
"I designed everything the way I would want it if I lived there," he added.
"I designed the kitchen island big enough to allow for seating, cooking
and prep but small enough to accommodate a small sitting room."
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