Bright and Bold Styled Kitchen Design- Elmhurst, IL

This beautiful design started with a clean open slate and lots of design opportunities. The homeowner was looking for a large oversized spacious kitchen designed for easy meal prep for multiple cooks and room for entertaining a large oversized family.

The architect’s plans had a single island with large windows on both main walls.  The one window overlooked the unattractive side of a neighbor’s house while the other was not large enough to see the beautiful large back yard. The kitchen entry location made the mudroom extremely small and left only a few design options for the kitchen layout. The almost 14’ high ceilings also gave lots of opportunities for a unique design, but care had to be taken to still make the space feel warm and cozy.

After drawing four design options, one was chosen that relocated the entry from the mudroom, making the mudroom a lot more accessible. A prep island across from the range and an entertaining island were included.  The entertaining island included a beverage refrigerator for guests to congregate around and to help them stay out of the kitchen work areas.  The small island appeared to be floating on legs and incorporates a sink and single dishwasher drawer for easy clean up of pots and pans.

The end result was a stunning spacious room for this large extended family to enjoy.



  • Brand: Rutt
  • Finish: Nimbus
  • Door style: Morgan

Refrigerator Wall

  • Brand: Rutt
  • Finish: Black
  • Door style: Morgan

Small Island

  • Brand: Rutt
  • Finish: Pewter Stain
  • Door style: Morgan

Large Island

  • Brand: Rutt
  • Finish: Nimbus
  • Door style: Morgan
  • Material: Vadara
  • Color: Sereno Bianco
  • Wolf Microwave
  • Wolf Dual 6 Burner/ Griddle
  • Wolf Steaming Oven
  • Miele Refrigerator and Freezer
  • SubZero Wine Cooler
  • SubZero Counter Refrigerator Drawers
  • Miele Dishwasher
Special Features:
  • Coffered ceiling designed by Drury
  • Fridge wall: fridge and freezer column
  • Small Island with a floating appearance
  • Completely customized artesian metal hood
  • Kitchen entry relocated and mudroom redesigned to allow for two islands and two cook kitchen

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