The couple wanted a kitchen remodel and a fireplace added to the family room. The 8-foot extension on the house expanded the living space and led to a more expansive feel to the gorgeous kitchen and family room.
The new 13-foot island with Aura Quartz countertop allows the family to sit and chat while making meals and provides seating for casual meals and snacks. And with so much added counter space, the island is perfect for entertaining.
Wellborn Premier cabinets in Glacier finish provide plenty of storage space, including under the island. The island also features these cabinets, with a custom color match.
Most of the kitchen’s appliances are stainless steel. Stainless steel appliances last longer, making them an investment and are easier to keep clean.
The 36” range top has six burners and its red knobs add a pop of color to the stretch of white counter fronts and tops. The backsplash behind the range is Barossa Valley Arabesque tile. The rest of the backsplash along the counter is white subway tile, giving the area a simple but clean look. The GE Café double electric convection ovens make cooking large holiday meals a breeze.
The French door GE Café refrigerator has a full-width electronic temp-controlled drawer. A dual zone wine refrigerator has glass with stainless steel frame.
Although the homeowners could have had a stainless steel dishwasher, they opted instead to install an Asko. The dishwasher’s front panel blends so seamlessly into the kitchen’s décor, it’s hiding it in plain sight while it works.
The butler pantry has a suede finish that breaks up the space with LG Minuet countertop.
Family Room Update
The family room was updated with the addition of a fireplace. A 42” Heatilator icon fireplace with herringbone refractory, black Grand Vista mesh cabinet doors and an 18.5-foot flue pipe was installed. RH Peterson 24″ split oak vented gas logs can be seen here.
The fireplace hearth is cultured stone from Eagle Stone & Brick, a St. Louis company. The style is Country Ledgestone Echo Ridge. The barnwood mantel of reclaimed timber is Montecito’s Irish Castle.