Connie's Corner

Tips from Waypoint's award-winning designer
February 13, 2012

10 Interesting Things about this Waypoint Kitchen

Every kitchen has its own personality. Come take a tour of this recently remodeled kitchen and let me point out some of the  features along the way.

Waypoint Livingspaces style 720D in Maple Butterscotch Glaze and Cherry Java

  1. The inspiration for this room was the kitchen of a well-know television chef. C’mon y’all, you know who I’m talkin’ about!
  2. The beaded board ceiling was recycled from the third floor attic where its beauty might have gone unnoticed. I am a big believer in the philosophy of reuse, re-purpose and recycle when it makes sense. And it makes perfect sense here.
  3. The top molding is almost 8” high but had to be modified during the installation because the ceiling wasn’t level. It’s just one of the unexpected discoveries common in remodeling an older home.
  4. The hood is custom made with a beaded board insert to complement the ceiling. It is wide enough to cover the over-sized range.
  5. Beautiful tile with the look of old brick was used in the backsplash. A pot filler faucet in a bronze finish is a great choice for this room.
  6. The main cabinets are finished in Maple Butterscotch Glaze but the island is Cherry Java. Both are in Waypoint’s style 720R. The contrast is very appropriate for an older home. The combination gives the affect of having been created over time.
  7. A wine center is tucked in the corner of the kitchen. It features an under counter wine cooler and two beautiful Wine Storage Cabinets and glass door cabinets above.
  8. Reclaimed wood flooring is another way this older home was treated gently and appropriately with material selection yet providing everything the modern family needs.Waypoint's style 720R in Cherry Java
  9. Because the kitchen has a sophisticated old-fashioned look, the microwave selected was a drawer-style tucked away in the back of the island.  It’s hardly noticeable from most angles of the kitchen but is conveniently placed for the primary cook.
  10. The deep and wide farm-style sink is a personalWaypoint's style 720R in Maple Butterscotch Glazefavorite of mine. It was given a special treatment by pulling the area forward 3” for extra character. What you see next to it isn’t a cabinet but rather the dishwasher disguised with a wood front to match the cabinetry.

This Victorian home is nearly one hundred and ten years old and it got the makeover of a lifetime. It’s perfect for a modern family and yet comfortable in the old bones of a home that lived several lifetimes before the new owners moved in.

Connie Edwards CKD, CBD, Waypoint Living Spaces