In this redesign, one of the goals of the homeowners was to create a modern high-end kitchen that felt cozy and inviting. The kitchen shares space with an adjoining family room, and it was important to create some separation but for the kitchen to contribute to the comfort experienced in the family room and vice versa. In addition to creating warmth and separation, it was also important to the family to have a seating area that was separate from the kitchen island in the center of the kitchen but was still within the kitchen itself. To address this, Modiani created an innovative banquette seating area, which features a long upholstered bench to one side of a long table and traditional table chairs on the other side. The bench, which provides ample seating, also features storage beneath.
One of the challenges of the original kitchen was a lack of workspace on countertops. A square island in the original space meant that the majority of the square footage of the island was not accessible from the cooktop. To address this, Modiani installed a longer, more narrow island, which runs parallel to the counter that the cooktop is located on. This parallel setup is visually stunning and also doubled the amount of workspace in the kitchen. Horizontal lines are also implemented in the cabinets above the cooktop, creating a visual cohesiveness between the workspaces, the banquette seating, and the cabinets.
Photographer © Wing Wong, Memories TTL