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room for seating directly across from the sink
and the folding window, and when the window
is open, food and drinks can be passed in and
out easily.
Right outside of the main kitchen area and
through an arched brick doorway is another area
linked to the outdoors. This was originally designed as a prep kitchen or butler's pantry, but
because of space constraints, the room was modified into an area for washing produce and herbs.
Along with a double-basin sink with two faucets,
the room features a tall window with shelving that
holds several potted plants.
"I put indoor plants in every place I could find,"
said Clendenon."They are all giving off oxygen, so
it's both functional and beautiful."
Since this room ties the kitchen to the outdoor
dining space, it also serves as an interim area for
muddy shoes or dirty gardening tools. Concrete
tile floors extend from inside this room to the
outside for a smooth transition and a durable,
easy-to-clean surface.

RIGHT "I think we'll see a shift
in how we approach kitchen
design by allocating space
for small gardens," said the
designer, explaining one of the
reasons why she incorporated
a transition area from the kitchen to the outdoors with a sink
for washing produce.

FAMILY-FRIENDLY ELEMENTS

Natural lighting and plants can only go so far in giving homeowners a space
to entertain, cook and live together - these activities usually benefit from a
high-functioning island as well. With a 3-in.-thick mitered edge to balance
the airiness of the vaulted glass ceiling, this particular island has a heavy
furniture appeal and one secret function.
"I have a mother with mobility issues, and she always wants to be in the
center of the kitchen with everyone else," explained Clendenon, adding that
she observed that her mother and other older adults had trouble sitting on
bar stools. "I designed a lower piece of countertop that can be pulled out of
the island so someone could sit in a regular chair and help if they wanted."
This lowered seating option is ideal for young children, as well as those in
wheelchairs. The island also has bar seating to provide for those who prefer
that option.
"Consider all the uses of the kitchen," said the designer, who also laid out
the kitchen aisles for wheelchair accessibility. "It's not just for meal prep
anymore, but it's also a true living room."
The thick countertop is resilient white quartz and boasts antimicrobial properties - a quality a busy family would appreciate.All the sinks,with the exception
of the farmhouse unit,are stainless steel for durability.Clendenon also incorporated earthy materials like copper hardware and accessories and natural wood.
The custom cabinetry, a shade of gray with an undertone of plum, is a slight
departure from the tired gray-and-white palette. A white-painted brick
backsplash was chosen for its addition of texture and its timeless appeal.These
organic elements and soft colors are naturally soothing.
"Good design is about how it makes you feel," said Clendenon. "I want
clients to feel happy and excited to work with us but ecstatic with the final
result. The overall layering of the elements really makes the kitchen feel like
a happy place."
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Happenings
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KBIS 2018
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