Many homeowners are frustrated by their kitchen look and layout but have no idea how to change it. Remodeling a kitchen goes beyond replacing the cabinetry and often requires a trained eye to see the possibilities.
Ken Kelly of Kitchen Designs in Long Island, NY once told us that, “the wall speaks to him – and he immediately knows what to do.” Here’s a recent project where Kitchen Designs was able to improve upon a space by changing the floor plan and incorporating right-sized products like BLANCO sinks.
Welcome Ken. The end result of the kitchen is beautiful. What was the design challenge?
KK: The traffic flow did not work for the space, so the redesign improved the flow in and out of the kitchen to adjoining areas. It also redefined the kitchen as a great room/entertaining space which transitions beautifully from inside to the outdoor kitchen area. Space planning was complicated based on the old design – the before floor plan is completely different than what you see now.
How did BLANCO help create the perfect kitchen environment?
KK: I was able to pick the perfect size main working sink and prep sink for the design because BLANCO has so many size options. For example we used an oversized sink in the main island and a smaller but still functional size for the prep sink.
KK: We used a ceramic tile floor that looks like wood yet it has the durability of ceramic tile. We also used granite countertops.
About Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly
Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly, Inc. was founded in 1982. Kelly’s work has been featured in numerous publications including the New York Times and Newsday, and in consumer publications such as House Beautiful, Women’s Day, Designer Kitchen & Baths, and more. He’s also been published in books and online in HGTV Designer’s Portfolio, Houzz, Kitchen & Bath Design News. http://www.kitchendesigns.com