Steve Johnson, Atelier Inc., Scottsdale, AZ
The new open floor plan in this contemporary-style Phoenix, AZ home required a kitchen that would work with the rest of the house. The clients desired a kitchen that wouldn’t draw attention to itself, but rather would blend into the Great Room design.
To create the space, Steve Johnson of Atelier Inc. in Scottsdale, AZ first removed walls and soffits that surrounded the 1980s kitchen to open it up. Dark wood grain laminate panels from Eggersmann USA were used along the back wall to provide contrast and center the kitchen within the 400-sq.-ft. space. The panel along the wall was back lit with LED lighting for effect.
Eggersmann high-gloss white flat-panel cabinetry ‘floats’ off the back wall. The Miele Convection Oven and Combi-Steam Oven along the wall are finished in white to match the cabinetry. A Miele downdraft hood sits next to the cooktop, and a Miele 36″ fully integrated refrigerator and freezer are featured on the adjacent wall.
The dark wood grain laminate found on the back wall is also featured on the island, punctuated by a white inset shelf for display. Caesarstone’s Blizzard quartz surfacing was used for the countertop and the custom sink, which features a step-down design that allowed KWC’s Ono faucet to be installed within. A Miele dishwasher in the island provides easy clean-up.