A Gourmet Kitchen Fit for Two

calcutta gold marble“Sophisticated, eclectic,and functional” is how Normandy Designer, Kathryn O’Donovan, describes her recent clients’ award-winning Lake Forest kitchen remodel.  Kathryn conceived a layout that would allow both homeowners, who are avid chefs, to work together simultaneously in the kitchen.  Oversized major appliances were a must for the homeowners, and Kathryn meticulously hid other countertop appliances within the cabinetry and became resourceful in creating customized storage in every available space.

stone backsplash ideas“Overall, this kitchen is unique because of its emphasis on oversized commercial appliances, paired with intricate details throughout,” says Kathryn, “The homeowners are truly thrilled with the level of functionality and style incorporated into their new kitchen.”  Other notable aspects of the kitchen include a striking natural quartzite stone-on-stone backsplash behind the 60” range, which adds beauty with minimal porosity, making it very low maintenance.  The three countertops each draw special attention because they’re each made different materials, Quartzite, Calcutta Gold Marble and an End Grain Walnut; the three complement each other  beautifully, boasting style and practicality.  The Franke apron front sink with Rohl bridge add a variation and texture, and contribute to the comfortable elegance of the space.

The end results include a kitchen that has many visual focal points that are also functional, and clients that are thoroughly enjoying their time in the kitchen….together.

Kathryn’s innovative and creative designs have given many of her clients a new outlook on their kitchen – schedule an appointment with her to have your project be next!
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Note: We initially reported that this kitchen received a Remodeling Design Award from Remodeling Magazine. After this blog post had been published, we received notice from Remodeling Magazine that this particular kitchen had not won the Remodeling Design Award as we were originally informed.  A different Normandy kitchen by Stephanie Bryant won the same award, more information can be found in this kitchen article.  We apologize for any confusion on this matter.


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