Flowing and Functional Kitchen – Lake Forest

Some active families of seven may enjoy a fun visit to the bowling alley every now and then, but they don’t want to feel as though they’re in one while standing in their kitchen. The challenge for these homeowners was to transform an uncomfortably long, narrow kitchen into a roomy space to cook and congregate.

Removing an existing narrow island and replacing it with a peninsula/island combo eliminated the “alley” feel, and an additional sink super-sized key work zones. Large column refrigerator and freezer units maximize every inch of space, while strategic new appliances and elegant, easy-to-clean countertops give this family more time to enjoy the view out the very large window. The result is a space with plenty of room for the come-and-go of everyday family interaction.

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Grabill Cabinetry


Perimeter & Island: Cambria (Torquay)


Subzero refrigerator, freezer w/icemaker, Dacor dual fuel 6 burner/griddle range, warming drawer, dishwasher, microwave


Enclosed pantry and refrigerator in custom-stained armoire, dual prep sinks, large picture windows, small island with warming drawer


15′ x 18′

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