Kitchen Goals

Kitchen Goals

Alessandra and Anthony knew exactly what they wanted when they contacted me to redesign the kitchen in their beautiful waterfront home in Merrick they purchased 7 years ago.  Both busy professionals, he an attorney and she an accountant with three small children, they stressed that organization and simplicity was a top priority.

With their wish list in front of them, both agreed the finish would absolutely not be white like the existing outdated glossy cabinets that were there and that gadgets were important to this dual cooking team.  They had already selected a gorgeous Thermador appliance package and a concrete farm sink they wanted to incorporate in the design.

Mark Anthony drew up the perfect open floor plan, removing all the walls that hindered the flow and created a great room kitchen with cathedral ceilings in the living room, almost mirroring the ceilings in the back portion of the house. We ended up going with custom color Benjamin Moore Bunny Gray finish on the cabinetry to get the perfect hint of color, clean and bright, paired with a gorgeous navy blue island and warm gray/brown wood flooring.  We chose a low maintenance MSI quartz counter top with a white base and light gray and navy veining to pop the color of the island. A simple subway back splash with a marble floral mosaic behind the range added just enough texture and interest, while the concrete bow front farm sink created a wow factor. Vanguard’s custom swivel Calloway counter stools with stain free Teflon fabric completed the picture perfectly!

For me, designing the most important room in the home, the kitchen, is a privilege and I am grateful for the time I get to spend with each client. I know this renovation will improve the lives of this family and it is an honor that I was part of it.

The stainless refrigerator door breaks up the long run


We paneled the column freezer to create a finished tall wall


Here are some of the gadgets we incorporated to make Alessandra and Anthony’s new kitchen function with ease and keep the line of sight clean:

Spice drawer


Canister pullout at the range


Tall utility cabinet to hide cleaning instruments


Pocket door appliance cabinet


This is the concept image I drew for them. The only thing we changed is the location of the panels on the column refrigeration.



And lastly, some very blurry before photos:




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