TEW Design Studio, Raleigh, NC
To accommodate a growing Raleigh, NC family’s lifestyle, designer Rima Nasser reconfigured the kitchen floorplan to gain storage space and improve flow, and added an accordion-style pass-through window so the family could enjoy seamless indoor-
outdoor entertaining. The previous kitchen featured dated materials, hodge-podge cabinetry and an unsatisfactory layout. The design objective was to reconfigure the layout, center the island and update the design features.
Opening the back wall to the outdoors illuminated the space with natural light and made outdoor dining more convenient. The large island centers the space and adds functionality with a wine and beverage refrigerator. It also provides additional storage and serves as an eating area. New low-emission cabinets from Bernier Cabinets, made with locally sourced wood, are topped with Wakanda Quartzite. The island and upper cabinets are painted in Benjamin Moore Garden Cucumber and the perimeter cabinets are white rift cut oak in a natural stain, both finished with Belwith Keeler’s Corsa pulls. An integrated Fulgor Milano gas range and hood help create a more intentional space and work well with the Zellige white gloss tile from WOW Tile and stainless steel refrigerator/freezer from LG Electronics.
Along the window wall, a fireclay apron front sink is paired with a Holborn pulldown kitchen faucet from House of Rohl in Satin English Gold finish with metal lever handle. The island includes a prep sink and faucet, as well as an undercounter
refrigerator and Fulgor Milano microwave oven.