While the Basement of the "Tiki Project" has been put on hold, we've been asked to design the kitchen and first floor bathroom renovation of the same home in Park Ridge. This small and unique single story 50's modern home was designed and built by the grandparents of the current owner and maintains the original character.
While materials have not been finalized, tones and concepts are being explored while the pricing stage occurs.
Initially we thought walnut would work for the cabinetry, but after exploring the project in 3d computer renderings, we were attracted to a painted flat front modern cabinet design. The cabinetry would have 2 tones and reflect a 50s modern blue.
Currently we are showing a cement tile floor although we are exploring many pattern and tone options. If we go for pattern on the floor, we'll most likely look at a simpler backsplash tile. With a simpler floor, we'd probably be recommending more pattern and detail with the backsplash. We like to explore all these options.
A major move in the kitchen will be opening it up to the Dining area. Having the large rear windows in view will allow us to reduce the size of the kitchen window and provide more upper cabinets.
Another significant move is shifting the north wall of the kitchen out about 9 inches from the current wall. We then will line that wall with full cabinetry that protrudes 9 inches into the kitchen, giving us 18 inch deep cabinetry where previously there was only a small in-wall cabinet. This essentially doubles the storage in the kitchen.
The new island will not have seating at it since the Dining Room is directly adjacent and maximizing storage is critical.
Outside the kitchen, we intend to line the walls with 4 inch white oak tongue and groove planks. The light wood echoes the tones of the fireplace and blends nicely with the existing cork flooring.
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- Josh Pincus and Claudia Mendelson created MPink Design LLC. in 2006. MPink Design offers a full range of design services, including: Residential and boutique commercial building design, interior design and decorating, exterior and interior planning, kitchen and bathroom design, basement design, full home renovations and additions, custom furniture design, new custom residences and space planning for home, office and retail. MPink Design can help you create the space you were dreaming of or the one you never thought was possible. At MPink Design, we believe that design should be approached with new and innovative ideas. We focus on solutions that maximize the potential use of your space and combine these solutions with a critical attention to detail and materials while also providing service that is efficient in time and cost.