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SOLUTIONS the homeowner did and didn't use often - down to how many drawers of silverware were needed to how he was storing his collections of dishes from his trips to Asia. "We located the items he uses regularly close to where he actually uses them," he added. "We were also able to increase the cubic storage in the new space and incorporate two large pantry cabinets." To accomplish this, the cabinets now reach the ceiling, and the new island - rather than a peninsula - allows for more wall cabinets. Some of the kitchen items not being used on a daily basis are stored on the higher shelves, and drawers are used instead of base cabinets that tend to bury things in the back. Each of the pantries pulls out and can be accessed from either side. Challenge 5 - Create an Informal Eating Area in Limited Space The marble countertops feature full-slab backsplashes, and the illuminated toe-space provides special nighttime lighting. "Based on quality, delivery and warranty considerations, a national cabinet manufacturer was selected for the project," said Cruickshank. "Four generations of samples were required to achieve the right design and finish." Challenge 2 - Choose Ideal Location for a Dumbwaiter According to Joyce, it was a challenge to find a location that worked on both the kitchen level and the lower level. "We located the dumbwaiter at the front of the drive-under garage, maintaining full use of both garage bays," said Joyce. "That way the homeowner can unload groceries there and send them straight up to where the refrigerator and island are located in the kitchen." Both the refrigerator/freezer and the dumbwaiter integrate into a wall of full-depth, fluted cabinets - maintaining the fluted pattern throughout the entire wall elevation. Challenge 3 - Create New Power & LIghting Solutions According to Cruickshank, two factors caused his team to explore new solutions for traditional electrical applications. "First was the design goal of having clean, one-piece marble backsplashes and countertops," he said. "Second was that the code changes required LED lighting." The solutions were as follows: * An electrical system tucked under the wall cabinets provides LED lighting and angled plug molding all in one system. * A grid of low-voltage, 3-in.-diameter LED lights brighten the space and call attention to the ceiling. * LED tape in the island toe-kick and overhang provides a dramatic effect and nighttime lighting. * LED lighting also turns on via micro-switches when the pullout pantries and appliance garage are opened. * Pop-up receptacles were incorporated into the island countertop for convenience and a clean appearance. As there was not enough room for a traditional breakfast room, the team incorporated banquette-style dining in the family room adjacent to the kitchen. The location is a bit tight, as it is in front of a new set of doors to the outside, but Joyce said they were able to arrange it so that it does not feel crowded. They ordered an actual booth through a restaurant equipment manufacturer for an authentic look and feel. Challenge 6 - Call Attention to the Ceiling In the previous design, a common tray ceiling was unremarkable. The team incorporated a large barrel vault into the new plan, as well as a grid of small, recessed lights. "The lights effectively define this area and draw your eyes up to the ceiling," said Joyce. "We chose 3-in. LED fixtures for their large light output and energy savings." The designers also were able to replace the fireplace and add a chimney breast in wood that matched that of the kitchen cabinets. The vertical fireplace element features the room height at the apex of the barrel vault. n - Chelsie Butler sources Design Team: Cruickshank Remodeling;/Insidesign; Photographer: Gregg Willett Photography Cabinet Manufacturer: Crystal Cabinets; Countertops/Backsplash: North Georgia Granite & Marble; Dumbwaiter: Inclinator; Faucets: Grohe; Flooring: Shaw; Lighting: Elco; Pop-Up Receptacle: Thomas & Betts; Sinks: Franke & Rohl; Undercabinet Electrical System: Legrand Windows: Jeld-Wen Challenge 4 - Provide Convenient, Organized Storage Solutions According to Joyce, he and the team took extensive inventory of what www.kbbonline.com / October 2015 K+BB 17 http://www.kbbonline.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of KBB - October 2015

KBB - October 2015
Contents
Online Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Director’s Note
People & Places
Better Business
Solutions
All Abroad
Cover Story
Great Gatsby Baths
Design Features
Making an Entrance
Readers’ Choice Award Winners
KBIS Countdown to Design & Construction Week®
Trends
Products
Learning Corner
KBB - October 2015 - Intro
KBB - October 2015 - KBB - October 2015
KBB - October 2015 - Cover2
KBB - October 2015 - 1
KBB - October 2015 - Contents
KBB - October 2015 - 3
KBB - October 2015 - Online Contents
KBB - October 2015 - 5
KBB - October 2015 - Editor’s Note
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KBB - October 2015 - Show Director’s Note
KBB - October 2015 - 9
KBB - October 2015 - People & Places
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KBB - October 2015 - 12
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KBB - October 2015 - Better Business
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KBB - October 2015 - Solutions
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KBB - October 2015 - All Abroad
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KBB - October 2015 - Design Features
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KBB - October 2015 - Making an Entrance
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KBB - October 2015 - Readers’ Choice Award Winners
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