Connie's Corner


Tips from Waypoint's award-winning designer
February 16, 2015

10 Interesting Things about this Problem Solving Kitchen Design



The owner of this New York City property wanted a change from the undersized, dark room that she called ‘the cave’. High on the list was a space that would allow her to cook, entertain in style and… with ease. Working around structural columns and chases Lifestyle Space Design opened up walls allowing for natural light flow into the kitchen.  Then they added the counter space, amenities and interior cabinet features that made the kitchen really work. Let’s see just how well things worked out.

Waypoint's style 410 in Maple Mocha Glaze
  1. A pull out base spice storage is just one of the handy interior organizational accessories in this style 410 kitchen.
  2. The refinished wood floors blend beautifully with the Maple Mocha Glaze finish of the cabinetry.
  3. A slim pantry with roll out shelves adds convenience and gives the refrigerator a built-in look.
  4. A clever message center was built onto the side of the pantry giving a wonderful place to post schedules, notes and menus.
Waypoint's style 410 in Maple Mocha Glaze

5. Opening the wall behind the sink allows for conversation to flow freely between cook and guests.

6. The wall behind sink is raised just enough to hide the clutter and the ledge adds landing space.

7. Glass door, two sided peninsula wall cabinets are great for glass storage yet let the light pass through to the kitchen.

8, The countertop extends into the revamped space. It’s great for setting up buffets and with an overhang on two sides… it’s also perfect for stools making the space truly multi-purposed.

9. A convenient outlet is well placed at the end of the peninsula which makes this a great space for food prep.

10. Extra cabinet storage below the countertop is a welcome addition
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. It’s the perfect place to store serving pieces for all those wonderful parties the homeowner likes to give.

It looks another successful project for the people at Lifestyle Space Design!

Connie Edwards CKD, CBD, Waypoint Living Spaces