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incorporated was possible with the elimination of
the formal dining area.
"Our clients have an ever-growing family of
grandkids and are a tight-knit group, so we designed an island for everyone to gather around,"
she said. "Our clients also wanted to encourage
casual entertaining - with everyone mingling and
cooking together - rather than sitting in a formal
dining room and being served."
Albee incorporated a 48-in. clearance on the
working side of the island and 60 inches between
the range and the island. She explained that this
was done to accommodate multiple cooks needing
clear access to the high-traffic areas.
SUSTAINABLE REUSE

Although the majority of Albee's clients do not
specify green products, as a Certified Green Professional, she sources products locally as often as
she can - including the cabinets in this project.
Her clients also wanted to reuse as many products
as possible - whether using those in the new design or gifting them to their daughters.
Those included:
The light fixture over the kitchen table and
the pendants were incorporated into the
new design.
The window closest to the sliding door was original and stayed in place, and one from the master
bathroom was used in the new laundry room.
Albee installed a copper faucet from the former
kitchen in the laundry room.
The design team refinished the existing wood
floors after filling in where necessary.
A green-painted hutch from the kitchen now
serves as storage in the laundry room.
The clients' daughters gained their parents' former cabinets and sink.

ABOVE A massive island in the

new kitchen makes up for the
lack of a formal dining room
and accommodates large
family gatherings.

SOURCES
DESIGNERS: Wendy Albee,

CAPS, CGP & Cathy
Briskorn, Albee Interior
Design (NKBA member);
PHOTOGRAPHER:

Katherine Gooding,
Soundview360 Studios

SMART SOLUTIONS

"Our clients' son-in-law is an electrician and installed a high-tech lighting
system controllable by an app on a smart phone," said Albee, who explained
that she recommended a contractor who was agreeable with the family
completing certain parts of the project.
Some of the kitchen plumbing had to be relocated to the wall behind the
tall cabinets because the previous wall it was in was removed. Albee and her
team had to design the tall cabinets at different depths to obscure the bumpout for the plumbing, but they are all flush in front.
With the previous pantry-turned-utility closet, the clients needed more
storage space in the kitchen. The designer was able to add 9 linear feet of tall
pantry cabinets by walling off the door to the former pantry, freeing up space.
"Having worked on multiple projects for these clients (in fact,this was the second
kitchen remodel), they had complete trust in us, and we wanted to make sure we
delivered every step of the way," said Albee.


BACKSPLASH: Tierra
Sol; BEVERAGE
REFRIGERATOR: U-Line;
CABINETS: Columbia
Cabinets; COUNTERTOPS:

PentalQuartz;

DISHWASHER: Miele;
FAUCETS: Kohler;
HARDWARE: Cosmas;
HOOD: Zephyr;
MICROWAVE DRAWER:
Sharp; PAINT: Benjamin
Moore; RANGE: Fisher &
Paykel; REFRIGERATOR:
Sub-Zero; SINKS: Blanco;
STEAM OVEN: Wolf

Several of the elements
from the original kitchen were
reused in the renovation,
including the green hutch and
copper faucet, which were
installed in the new laundry
room. The cabinets in this
space are Lectus Cabinets,
and the flooring is Karndean.

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Editor’s Note
Show Note
NKBA Note
Happenings
Hot Topic
Research Roundup
Trends
Better Business
Stories from the Field
Readers’ Choice Award Winners
Wellness Design
Balanced Budget
All Abroad
Solutions
Universal Design
Sustainable Design
What’s Hot
Merging the indoors and outdoors in a Big Easy home
A designer delivers every project request for his long-distance clients
Last Word
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - NKBA Note
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Happenings
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Hot Topic
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Research Roundup
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Trends
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Better Business
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Stories from the Field
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - 39
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Readers’ Choice Award Winners
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - 41
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - 43
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Wellness Design
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - 45
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Balanced Budget
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - 47
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - All Abroad
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Solutions
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Universal Design
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Sustainable Design
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - 57
Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - What’s Hot
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Kitchen & Bath Business - July/August 2020 - Merging the indoors and outdoors in a Big Easy home
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