For this kitchen, great room, and laundry room remodel, the homeowner wanted to replace her previously cramped design with an open floorplan, and she wanted to maximize storage throughout by replacing her outdated, dark cabinetry (with its limited storage and lack of accessibility) without relying solely on cabinets.
To accomplish this, Holland’s built floating shelves with custom, integrated lighting. This accentuated the space plus created easy-access storage and a cohesive design flow.
We didn’t do away completely with cabinets, of course, going with white, painted uppers and lowers to add lightness to the overall look and feel. Within the cabinets, we used stained wooden shelves to provide a bit of contrast to the otherwise mostly white kitchen.
While the floating shelves enhanced the sense of openness, the cabinets allowed the client to become more organized and make the kitchen a space she could use and enjoy while entertaining friends and family.
The floating alder wood shelves help bump up storage space and make small areas more useful. Besides, the lighted upper glass front cabinets allow for easy visibility.
The alder wood one-level center island with seating is certainly one of the star attractions of this kitchen, alongside the custom farm sink and the dishwasher with a personalized appliance panel. The island includes large drawers and a detached, adjoining wet bar that makes for the perfect coffee/beverage area.
With large pantry cabinets, custom rollouts, a built-in fridge, and a shelved wine bar with custom stemware racks attached, this kitchen combines form and function in style. What’s more, each drawer comes with custom inserts to make storage a breeze.
The great room may look similar to the kitchen in its color and cabinetry, but it does stand out! We skipped drawers and installed doors on the base cabinets alone to separate them from traditional kitchen cabinets. This ‘furniture-like’ approach helps conceal rollouts and adjustable shelving behind the doors.
The alder wood mantle, custom built-ins on the left of the fireplace, and floating box shelves add a world of charm to the décor.
Since the client needed space for folding in the laundry room, we built cabinets around the washer and dryer to install a usable countertop. While the lower cabinets provide extra storage, the higher cabinets include hanging space for prepping clothes.