With a love for entertaining, this husband and wide came to us wanting to open up the kitchen of their Burnsville home to incorporate their dining room and family room and with the desire to add a large island for gathering. In addition, the wife was an avid baker and wanted to fulfill her dream of a professional-grade range and oven.
Having lived with dark cabinetry for many years, our homeowners also desired the new space to reflect a more modern and contemporary feel, filled with clean lines and simple colors. Following their wishes, we used an almost clear stained maple cabinet with shaker doors and simple black hardware. Countertops are Carrara Marmi, a quartz from MSI in Minneapolis, and the tile backsplash has a concrete look and color. Existing red birch floors were feathered in from the dining room into the kitchen, sanded, and refinished.
Finally, to tie all the black accents together, we used oversized pendants at the island and changed out the railings with a black iron spindle and square wood top rail and post. The result? A calm, cool, and collected modern space that is light and bright!