This month’s project highlight is a newly finished, traditional kitchen renovation in Atlanta, GA. Our clients made the decision to remodel their kitchen after a pipe burst, and instead of opting for a surface fix, they decided to revitalize the entire house with a fully-fledged, central remodel.
Not only did the client alter their floor plan, but they also updated all internal structures to feature custom cabinets, handmade tiles, and stunning brass fixtures. The overall project cost came in between $100,001 and $150,000, and the result is an interior remodeling showstopper to end all showstoppers.
Though not overly flashy, one of the most perfect elements of this kitchen is the pleasing and peaceful balance it achieves between symmetry and asymmetry. The stove serves as our focal point, centering lower cabinetry in a nearly perfect symmetry that is echoed in the floating island with its two barstools and two lighting fixtures.
The layout achieves interest, however, in the asymmetrical but still perfectly balanced deviation of the upper cabinetry and window above the sink on either side of the oven range hood. A wider view of the room shows an extra workspace on one side and extra storage space on the other, both punctuated by perfectly balanced doorways leading into adjacent rooms.
And yet, we are not left admiring this perfect traditional kitchen remodel from a distance. Instead, the direction of the white oak flooring pulls us into the room and into the center of activity.
Although this is an average-sized kitchen, no appliance or feature is wanting, and yet the overall effect is far from feeling crowded. The central oven and cooktop are not the only cooking and baking options available. There is also a wall oven and a microwave wall oven next to the main refrigerator.
On the other end of the kitchen, we find a secondary bar and prep sink flanked by a wine cooler and a second refrigerator. The multiple and matching stainless-steel heating, cooling, and water appliances and sinks are well distributed throughout the space, making this the perfect kitchen for an avid chef or a leisurely dinner prepared with the help of family or friends.
Design in the Details
But perfection may be found in the details of this remodel just as much as it is in its overall design. Looking at this kitchen, we are greeted with a perfect balance of tones. We have the warmth of the brass lighting fixtures (and matching brass drawer pulls), the white oak floors, and the wood on the barstools.
These warm tones are complemented by the cooler tones of the white custom cabinetry, the honed Calacatta Venato countertops, and the marbled and white, highly-reflective, handmade tile backsplashes reaching all the way from the lower cabinetry to the ceiling. The neutrals of both the warm copper tones and the cool white tones are accented by the striking green of the central island.