Kitchen Goes From Quaint to Captivating
The owners of this Las Vegas-based kitchen wanted to infuse new life into their bland (by Las Vegas standards), outdated space. They also wanted to create a better flow that was conducive to entertaining guests.
Eddie Leverett Jr. of the Las Vegas design/build firm ONE eleven ltd. worked closely with the homeowners to design a sleek and modern kitchen for entertaining as well as provide additional storage, an unobtrusive power/docking station and a statement piece to anchor the room. In order to achieve this, Leverett Jr. completely removed everything in the kitchen so as to be able to start from scratch. He incorporated full-height, full-depth frameless SOLLiD Cabinetry in Aspen Oak, which not only provided more storage, but also created clean lines with a modern look. In place of wall cabinets, Leverett Jr. put in a frosted and glass mirror tile backsplash selected by the owners to serve as a focal point. The appliances were placed strategically for a more efficient layout. The extended counter space installed allowed for an undercounter beverage cooler, and the extended island created additional seating – perfect for entertaining purposes. To take full advantage of all available space, on one side of the island, a semi-custom canned food storage cabinet was installed while the other side was equipped with 15″ roll-out drawers; Rev-A-Shelf’s Lazy Susan helped facilitate easy corner storage. Initially, the undercounter lighting was not as low-profile as the homeowners would have liked, so Leverett Jr. instead incorporated LED strip lighting on the bottom side of the cabinet set in stainless steel channels, mimicking hardware. Finally, an inconspicuous docking station was placed in a corner cabinet, so that it could be hidden from view when not in use yet still be easily accessible.