Timeless Transitional Kitchen – Western Suburbs


The Setup

“Hip and young” is a good description for this client family. Their cool sense of style reflects their identity and sets the vibe wherever they go. It was a real joy working with them to translate their aesthetic personality into a new kitchen in a new home that will meet their needs as they grow.

Their architectural and interior design preference is rooted in traditional but leans toward modern – this is what designers call a “transitional” design style.

Design Challenges:

    • Offer sufficient storage despite a very large window and many appliances
    • Include an island without crowding the existing breakfast table
    • Create a feeling of warmth in an all-white kitchen

Design Solutions:

    • Take wall cabinets up to the 10′ ceiling – this facilitates plenty of storage for everyday items and items that are used less frequently
    • Scale the island’s potential back a bit and add furniture details so that it fits into the space beautifully
    • Add glass doors to the cabinets surrounding the hood – displaying carefully curated items and keepsakes is a great way to add color to a mostly white space
    • Matte black hardware and lighting adds contrast and keeps things fresh

The Renewed Space

The family loves their new kitchen. As a focal point for meals and activities, it is the hub of their day-to-day lives. The bright, light-filled space is great for cooking, enjoying meals and spending time with family and friends. 

Size of Space:
  • 15′ x 16′


  • Brand: Grabill
  • Finish: Glacier
  • Door Style: Heritage
  • Quartzite 
  • 48″ Wolf range
  • 30″ Wolf wall oven
  • 30″ Wolf wall microwave
  • 30″ Sub-Zero refrigerator
  • 18″ Sub-Zero refrigerator

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