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TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS

According to the designer, the biggest challenge in converting the home to a modern haven was transforming the dark and cluttered
layout into one expansive space with a connection to the surroundings.
"To accomplish this, we removed walls, doors,
windows and a fireplace and strategically added tall, rectangular windows to the perimeter,
windows above the cooktop and large glass
doors to dramatically increase natural light,"
said Wagoner, adding that this open floor plan
was inspired by the openness of mid-century
modern layouts.
When the wall between the kitchen and living
room was taken out, the design team had to carefully run all of the utilities from above. An artfully
built soffit hid the utility space while creating an
interesting architectural element, but since an
important wall was removed, an existing ceiling
beam had to stay.The solution to the one exposed
beam in the soffit space was to repeat a series of
dark beams on the white ceiling for symmetry
and rhythm.
Below, the outline of the flooring subtly coincides with the outline of the soffit. The floor
directly underneath the soffit is now concrete-look
porcelain, with the home's original hardwood lining the outside.This helps retain visual unity with
the rest of the home.

"Who doesn't want
an iconic lounge chair
in their kitchen?"

ABOVE Several types of dark

brown textures, such as the
top thermofused, or textured
melamine doors, are contrasted with the glossy sheen
of the bottom white cabinetry
and countertops.
LEFT The pantry door was

custom made from three sliding
panels, with a centerpiece of
rustic slate-looking material
framed by two panels of pure
white glass. Behind the sliding
doors lies a full-sized pantry,
complete with small appliances,
wine storage, open shelving and
a second sink.

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CREATING VISUAL INTEREST

To create the diverse and eclectic look the clients
wanted,Wagoner used materials with different volumes, textures and geometric compositions, along
with contrasting dark brown and white colors.
"The overall concept for the space was to create a mid-century modern-inspired design with
rustic elements,"she said."We wanted a space that
looked truly artistic."
Several rustic textures, like the wood-grain look
of the top thermofused melamine cabinets, juxtapose with the glossy white bottom cabinetry and
countertops. Throughout the kitchen, rectangles
of open shelving and closed cabinetry make up
the visual duality the designer wanted to achieve.
Additional mid-century modern references
include custom tiles to the right of the cooktop,
which are inscribed with square, overlay shapes,
as well as glossy, thin ceramic tiles on the side
of the island.

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Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Director’s Note
Happenings
Tech Savvy
Trends
Hot Topic
Learning Corner
KBIS Countdown
Favorites
What’s Hot
What’s Cool
Small Spaces
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - Editor’s Note
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - 7
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - Show Director’s Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - Happenings
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2016 - Hot Topic
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