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The walnut breakfast bar is a bit higher than standard to accommodate the family's height, according to Barber, and the proportions of the different elements are intentionally large in scale as well for overall balance. Mudroom in the Kitchen? Because the kitchen door is the family's primary entrance into the home, it is used often. With no defined mudroom by this entrance in the previous layout, piles of coats, shoes and backpacks cluttered up the space. Barber used square feet that housed a former pantry for this attractive mudroom area that integrates well with the rest of the kitchen. "The beauty of this kitchen was important, but the family is also very practical and needed a functional space," said Barber. "The idea of having a mudroom space that was not right by that door would not have gotten the same use - they needed something that worked for their lifestyle." Accenting this "landing zone" is charming bead board, which was chosen because it is period appropriate for the house; it is more durable than a solid, painted surface, and it adds some visual texture to the room. The mudroom floor is porcelain tile, which Barber said was chosen for its practicality but also because it matches the cabinetry perfectly. On one side is a utility closet, and the other houses a tall oven cabinet to create balance and symmetry. "It has been a major enhancement for this family to have this beautiful and highly functional space located right by the back door," she said. Storage Savvy The mudroom space offers organization just inside the kitchen's main entrance to the house. To provide the specialty storage missing in the former kitchen, Barber incorporated appliance garages with bi-fold doors to hold things like the mixer and food processor that used to clutter up the space. The side pull of the doors maximizes the garage interior and allows the wife to use the appliances without having to take them all the way out or move them. A large pullout cabinet is used to store spices, dry goods and oils. Large drawers for pots and pans and divided drawers for utensils are located below the range top. Large drawers with pegged dividers provide additional storage for everyday dishes. Barber integrated a composting bin into the countertop for the environmentally conscious family. Because they grow a lot of their own herbs and vegetables, they are able to use the composting for their garden. Zoning Challenges According to Barber, the space planning was especially challenging since the large kitchen required multiple work zones that don't fit into the classic work triangle. "Making sure each work zone was self-sufficient was key to making this layout most functional," she added. 30 K+BB October 2015 / www.kbbonline.com / The Official Sponsor of KBIS www.kbis.com http://www.kbbonline.com http://www.kbis.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
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KBB - October 2015 - Cover2
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KBB - October 2015 - Contents
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KBB - October 2015 - Online Contents
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KBB - October 2015 - Editor’s Note
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KBB - October 2015 - Show Director’s Note
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KBB - October 2015 - People & Places
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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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