The homeowners envisioned this project as a chic “looks-but-can’t-cook” kitchen redesign. But designer Jerrell Lake of Lakehaus Designs knew the space could do more. “They have a second kitchen in the back, so this was a highlight,” he explains. “It still had to be functional, practical and have everything you need.” He wasn’t intimidated by the small size of the room, but was always mindful of his height. The owners are 5’2″ tall and 5’5″ tall, so “access was important,” Lake said, making sure everything was easily accessible.
Another requirement? The couple is of Indian descent and loves cooking traditional food, so Lake wanted a countertop material that could withstand the pigment-rich spices such as turmeric commonly used in Indian cooking. I thought I needed to choose. He chose quartzite, which is more stain-resistant than marble, and a custom hood with vents to prevent scents from permeating the space.
Despite the limited area, the lake Smartly added storage. There’s a 48-inch deep drawer under the range for storing pots and pans, and a dedicated area for baking sheets under the double oven. The pharmacy-style island features a docking drawer for charging your phone or tablet, a pull-out drawer for your Dutch oven, and a built-in steel canister to keep side dishes warm. There was one thing he didn’t fit into. It’s a freezer. The two cook using only fresh ingredients. And, Lake says, “They’re not worried about resale. This is their forever home.”
chosen by the lake wall oven This allows us to customize the installation to the perfect height for smaller homeowners.
The kitchen island appears to have a series of storage spaces, but instead houses a two-door cabinet on the left and a series of drawers on the right for more practical storage needs. Home appliances: Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove. Hood: custom. Vent insert: Zephyr. Equipment: water stone. Painting the cabinet: Revere Pewter, Benjamin Moore. Candelabra: visual comfort & company pendant: Lilo. hardware: Matthew Quinn collection.
of tea cabinet The inside is lined with stainless steel and can be easily wiped down.
Instead of buying expensive glass and metal doors for the sides of his wall ovens, Lake creates a custom paint color he calls “Umbra” that gives it a metal look at a fraction of the price. Did.
Owner fell in love with this amazing pulldown faucet From Waterstone. sink: Swing. countertop: Polished quartzite from Monte Blanc, Africa. cabinet: Irpinia Kitchen.
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