One of the cabinet lines we sell at Hollywood Sierra Kitchens is Crystal Cabinet Works out of Minnesota. They have an annual design contest for their dealers all over the country and this year one of our Kitchens was picked as a “Crystal Choice” winner. Here are some photos of the winning Kitchen located in the “Little Holmby” section of Los Angeles.
The cabinetry finish is an off white paint on maple with a brown brushing. The door style is a mortise and tenon raised panel door with a raised slab drawer design. The decorative hardware, lighting and plumbing fixtures are polished nickel. The countertops are Winter Cloud marble, which is very tense and non-porous (which is unusual for marble). The hood is custom, in a Dunn Edwards paint color that is powder coated onto the metal surface. The Kitchen features sconces on pilasters, decorative bracket details, posts and mullion doors.
The pilaster looking cabinets left and right of the Wolf dual fuel range are actually pull-out cabinets that house spices, oils and vinegars for convenient point of use storage.
The drawers left and right of the range were appointed with inserts like a knife block, drawer dividers for cooking utensil organization and a spice tier insert. The center drawer in the three drawer base to the right of the range houses a paneled warming drawer also by Wolf. This location is convenient for warming things that are coming out of the oven and the height in also convenient so the user doesn’t need to bend down so far.
The appliance garage cabinets on the far left and right of the range elevation give the client storage for countertop appliances like a toaster, tv and coffee maker at a convenient location but still hidden so the countertop looks cleaner.
The paneled refrigerator is a Subzero built-in series which we installed flush so that the panels don’t stick out and look more integrated into the cabinetry. The client opted for a finished opening for her microwave instead of having it built-in which gives her future flexibility for that cabinet. The side of the island has an integrated wainscot panel with no seams. The top rail of the wainscot has held down slightly to incorporate a convenience outlet.
The back side of the Kitchen features tall storage pantries which conceal an angled wall. The wall and base cabinetry in the middle give the elevation a focal point and a countertop space to set things down. The client used the drawer storage below for her tablecloths and place mats. The wall cabinet above displays her beautiful stemware and vases. We opted to have the two piece crown molding wrap all the way around the room including the convex breakfast room wall which required a custom piece of flex crown.
This was the Kitchen our client found as an inspiration online that was from the Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles 2008 Christmas House. It was designed by Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio in Atlanta. How do you think the Kitchen turned out?