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Before & After

A Family Affair

A kitchen undergoes a complete transformation
to accommodate a bustling household

A FAMILY IN TEXAS LOVED ALMOST EVERYTHING about the home they
bought just three years ago - the lovely yard, the home theater and a spacious
living area - but the kitchen wasn't doing anyone any favors.The dark, closedin space was isolated from the main living area, and it was in need of major
storage, lighting and appliance updates.
"While they love to prepare gourmet meals and work on other culinary
projects in the kitchen as a family, their cabinets were inefficient and outdated,
their appliances fell way short of their culinary talents, and the lighting was
poor," said Randy Godeau, a designer with Webster, Texas-based Bay Area
Kitchens. "They wanted to expand the undersized kitchen into the massive
breakfast area, create multiple work areas and incorporate more sophisticated
appliances to make cooking a truly enjoyable family experience."

ABOVE The walnut cabinets

with a medium-gray stain
were designed by Bay Area
Kitchens and custom handbuilt by Wood-Mode Custom
Cabinetry. Storage features
include drawer dividers;
pullout racks; tray dividers
above the stacked ovens; fullextension, soft-close drawers;
and adjustable shelves in the
upper cabinets.

CREATING STORAGE
& UPDATING APPLIANCES

OPENING UP & ESTABLISHING ZONES

To open the kitchen to the living area, the designer removed three structural
walls in the two-story home and added heavy beams for support. He narrowed the bottom of an adjacent staircase by removing part of the wall there,
as well as the partition between the breakfast area and the main kitchen.
Borrowing wasted space from the breakfast area allowed Godeau to create
the multiple zones the family desired and better define the cooking areas. On
one end of the long island is a solid walnut-topped artwork area with a live
edge where their children have a place to organize and lay out their supplies.
In fact, the four of them created most of the artwork in the new kitchen.

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"The family is very creative, and they love to
complete cooking projects together," said the designer. "They wanted a space where they could all
enjoy each other's company but still be spread out."
The range top is in the original cooktop location,
which also accommodates the wall and steam ovens.
Godeau and his team removed a nearby angled wall
to accommodate more counter space for a loading
zone and coffee bar in that area, and the giant refrigeration unit is in a location near the sink so that
it cannot be seen from the main living space.

By CHELSIE BUTLER

Both the cabinets and island provide the storage
solutions the clients desired. Drawers for pots and
pans were incorporated on either side of the range,
and two of the deeper drawers feature dividers to
store skillets and lids vertically as opposed to being
stacked.Other drawers in the kitchen were designed
to organize utensils,and there is even one for spices.
The long island boasts cabinets that offer popup storage for the mixer and additional drawers
for utensils. The unit also features a microwave
oven drawer and a beverage refrigerator. Other
upgraded appliances include a gas range top and
a convection steam oven atop a wall oven. The
designer incorporated vertical storage for things
like cookie sheets conveniently above the ovens.

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Contents
Editor’s Note
NKBA Note
Happenings
Hot Topic Enlightening a new generation
Trends Today’s luxury master baths
ICFF 2019 What not to miss!
Tech Savvy A smart home with all the bells & whistles
NKBA List Connecting with smart home tech
Learning Corner 4 ways to design for accessibility
Sustainable Design Steps toward a greener way of thinking
Better Business Gain project add-ons to raise profit
Before & After Closed-in kitchen makes room for a family
Balanced Budget Cutting costs in a California kitchen
Small Spaces Using color & patterns to enlarge rooms
KBB’s Person of the Year Celebrating one overall winner and six notables
What’s Hot Sinks & faucets
What’s Cool Everywhere else
Designer adds a touch of the Southwest by mixing plenty of textures
Ohio home is infused with rustic, Texas style
Solutions Solving challenges in a small bath
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Editor’s Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - NKBA Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Happenings
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Hot Topic Enlightening a new generation
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Trends Today’s luxury master baths
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - ICFF 2019 What not to miss!
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Tech Savvy A smart home with all the bells & whistles
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 31
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - NKBA List Connecting with smart home tech
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 33
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Learning Corner 4 ways to design for accessibility
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 35
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Sustainable Design Steps toward a greener way of thinking
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 37
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 38
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 39
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Better Business Gain project add-ons to raise profit
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 41
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Before & After Closed-in kitchen makes room for a family
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 43
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Balanced Budget Cutting costs in a California kitchen
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 45
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 46
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 47
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Small Spaces Using color & patterns to enlarge rooms
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - KBB’s Person of the Year Celebrating one overall winner and six notables
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 53
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - What’s Hot Sinks & faucets
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - What’s Cool Everywhere else
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 61
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Designer adds a touch of the Southwest by mixing plenty of textures
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 63
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Ohio home is infused with rustic, Texas style
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Solutions Solving challenges in a small bath
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