Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 37

the great room entertainment center. The island
cabinetry matches the entertainment center's
upper cabinets painted in high-gloss automotive paint. A subtle difference is that while the
kitchen cabinets have Berenson Edge pulls in a
chrome finish, the entertainment center earned
an even more modern look by incorporating
doors that lift or open via push mechanisms
rather than hardware.
MAKING THE SCENERY PART OF THE DESIGN

As a second renovation goal, the homeowners
looked to take advantage of their incredible lake
view. Gibson accomplished this by replacing the
window over the sink with a larger one, and instead
of using conventional trim around it,he fastened it to
the framing and tiled over the window jamb. In the
great room,out-of-date palladium windows that did
not fit the style of the house had flanked the fireplace.
Gibson exchanged those for wider floor-to-roofline
windows that allow the lake to flow into the room.
Trading the painted brick fireplace for a stacked
stone and glazed porcelain tile chimney adds another element of nature to the room so that the view
through the windows appears almost continuous.

ABOVE Floor-to-ceiling
windows and a stone and tile
fireplace take advantage of the
beautiful lake view. The "diving
board" and island that extend
the kitchen into the great room
can be seen on the left.

CREATING MORE SPACE

In addition to removing the wall that had kept the
kitchen closed,cramped and separated from the rest
of the house,the floor plan benefited from widening
the opening between the kitchen and dining room.
As a result of the renovation, the total square footage increased from 350 to 432. While the eight-ft.
kitchen ceiling was not raised,the smooth finish and

LOWER LEFT The great room

side of the island features a
cantilevered quartz countertop, allowing space for an
additional stool.

SOURCES
DESIGNER &
PHOTOGRAPHER: Adam

Gibson, CMKBD, Adam
Gibson Design

updated lighting increase the sense of openness.Other awkward elements of the
kitchen floor plan were also removed, including a double-door pantry that had
jutted into the space, allowing Gibson to design an attractive, workable layout.
"I followed the NKBA guidelines for a good work triangle, then promptly
disregarded them when placing the refrigerator in favor of aesthetics,"he said.
Gibson explained that rather than have an unbroken work triangle leading
to the refrigerator, he opted to frame the opening to the dining room with
appliances: ovens on the left and refrigerator on the right. To get to it, one
must navigate around a corner of the island, but because it's not a large area
and the island is used as its landing area, it's still convenient.
While the great room is clearly meant for gathering, at the far end of
the kitchen, a table provides another possibility for dining or socializing
with six chairs and a flat-screen television on the wall near the refrigerator.
With so many new seating options and the lake view now an important
feature of this kitchen and great room combo, the homeowners will be able
to entertain year round.
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APPLIANCES: Thermador;
BACKSPLASH: AKDO;
BAR STOOLS: Zuo
Modern; CABINETS:

Cherished Woodcraft;

COUNTERTOPS: Cambria;
FAUCETS: Dornbracht;
FIREPLACE STACKED
STONE: Natural Stone

Veneers International;
FIREPLACE TILE: RAK
Ceramics; FLOORING:
DuChâteau; HARDWARE:
Berenson; PAINT: Benjamin
Moore & SherwinWilliams; PENDANT LIGHTS:
Tech Lighting; SINKS:
Kohler; WINE COOLER:
KitchenAid



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Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016
Editor’s Note
Show Director’s Note
Happenings
Trends
Better Business
Solutions
KBIS Countdown
Before & After
Sustainable Design
What’s Hot
What’s Cool
Product Innovator Awards
Balanced Budget
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - Intro
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Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - Show Director’s Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - Happenings
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Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - Sustainable Design
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Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - What’s Hot
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