• KITCHEN CABINETS: Cabico Canada Transitional Kitchen Line
  • CABINET FINISH: White lacquer kitchen finish
  • KITCHEN DESIGNERS:Kobi Aharon, Bernard Kim

This transitional kitchen is in an older construction Jersey City townhouse in New Jersey. The refinished kitchen features transitional style kitchen cabinets by Cabico Canada, which is known as one of the top Canadian custom kitchen manufacturing firms. The cabinetry comes in a white lacquer kitchen finish. The kitchen countertops are quartz countertops in a gray Caesarstone finishes for the base cabinets, while the countertop of the kitchen island was created in a bright, real wood finish, creating a recognizable contrast and standing out being more or less the centerpiece of this transitional kitchen.

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The homeowners requested a light color scheme for this high-end kitchen, which was designed by our Modiani kitchen designers Kobi Aharon and Bernard Kim. This color scheme incorporates a neutral, timeless white, which has always been very popular for custom kitchen designs. This residential kitchen only features one source of natural light within it that allows plenty of daylight to enter through the huge kitchen window, while relying on the stylish lamps and other indirect light sources in the evenings. The transitional style white lacquer cabinets by Cabico Canada were paired with old style ceramic tiles in a very bright, glossy blue turquoise, which provides a pop of color while helping to carry luminescence throughout the interior space. The white kitchen cabinets and light blue kitchen tiles are complemented by soft gray tones sparsely worked in on the wall near the window.

The major design challenge in this kitchen space was the incorporation of the kitchen island. The island houses some kitchen appliances as well as a good amount of storage space, and it is integral to the functionality of the workspace of the kitchen. However, the dimensions of the kitchen made it impossible for the kitchen island to be freestanding, which would be the way most islands are integrated within today’s kitchen spaces. Instead, for this transitional kitchen project, the kitchen island comes out of the wall like a peninsula. To create visual and physical separation between the kitchen countertop and the island top of this transitional kitchen, a thicker Caesarstone countertop was used for the surface that meets the butcher block island top. The two different materials create a pleasant dichotomy while also complementing each other very nicely. Besides this, a three-piece crown molding is used throughout the space, and in terms of the kitchen appliances, these were provided by a range of appliance companies including, Fisher & Paykel, GE, and Bosch.

Photographer © Wing Wong, Memories TTL


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Dmitri B. - August 2019