Our clients wanted an eco-friendly kitchen to replace what they had…it simply didn’t work for them.
The stark white home interior also didn’t resonate with the look they wanted to achieve. Improvements were also sought to liven up the entry stairway and the living room, so we’ve included some photos of these spaces as well.
Ultimately, only the kitchen sink location stayed the same! The new cabinets are not only from sustainably harvested cherry, but the grain was carefully book-matched and the natural finish was hand rubbed. A custom pantry offered the additional storage they wanted.
Other features this kitchen has include a cubby style wine cabinet, a place for books, a raised oven, a carefully placed microwave over a second oven, a space for a step ladder, roll-out shelves, a media cabinet, an extra prep sink next to the eating bar, a custom backsplash and a cork floor that is easy on the feet.
The open plan of this kitchen and adjoining dining and living rooms are perfect for entertaining. The finished kitchen is highly functional for cooking, baking, cleanup and conversation while the work happens. The natural materials and colorful glass make the kitchen warm and friendly. What you don’t see is the amazing view from the kitchen sink overlooking Bellingham Bay.
Green products include: locally made FSC-certified cabinets from Smith & Vallee; Paperstone recycled content countertops; cork flooring and wool carpeting; no-VOC Devine Paint.
Cabinets and window grill by Smith and Vallee
The metal balusters and the fireplace surround by Architectural Elements
Cork floors by Woodcraft Wood Floors
Ultimately this project grew to affect so many others spaces in their home that our slideshow includes images beyond the kitchen. We couldn’t help ourselves…