Design Brief: Streamlined Contemporary Kitchen, Laundry Room & Ensuite

Contemporary Kitchen Design

Legacy designer Jason Chambers created this gorgeous contemporary kitchen with maple cabinetry and streamlined functionality. The previous kitchen was in great need of a refresh. The 20-year-old cabinets had a dated cabin-like feel and limited storage.

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Cabinet Species & Finish Maple Malt
Style Shaker Wide Rail

What were the client’s goals for the renovation?

  1. Update the look and feel
  2. Move away from cabin style
  3. Add functional storage space
  4. Straight cabinetry with no angled spaces or wrap-around cabinets
  5. Incorporate the fridge into the design
  6. Re-center the island and range after removing the pantry
  7. Stacked washer/dryer that could be hidden in the laundry room

Contemporary Kitchen Island

Were there any design challenges?

The kitchen is not a very large space but the client wanted to keep an island. Knowing that the island needed to stay small but functional, Jason used tapered legs, giving it a furniture feel and integrated the microwave to improve usability. The electrical supply in the island comes up through the floor in one of the tapered legs (which is hollow). The island was centered on the range, giving the space a comfortable symmetry. Our client loves this new functional and interesting furniture piece!

Contemporary Kitchen Cabinets

Jason worked to make the kitchen feel more contemporary by using dark maple cabinets, taking them all the way to the ceiling. This added extra storage space and aesthetic appeal. After the corner pantry was removed, the refrigerator was fully integrated into the wall and covered with paneling, allowing extra space for a larger range and a beautiful hood fan. A lift-up appliance garage was added in the corner to the left of the range for easy access and to keep the countertops from becoming cluttered.

Contemporary Laundry Room

Contemporary Laundry Room

A year before the kitchen project, Legacy renovated the laundry room and ensuite. In the laundry room, Jason created a beautiful cabinet to house the washer/dryer with doors that fold in, as well as a lovely bench (an item on the client’s wish list). This setup allows the client to hide the washer and dryer when not in use, creating a beautiful, multi-functional space.

Contemporary Ensuite Design

Our client loves the ensuite. Legs were added to the vanity to make it more of a furniture piece. Handles and flat cabinet profiles bring a modern look to the space, while tying it into the look and feel of the rest of the home.

The powder room was renovated at the same time as our second project in the home which also included the kitchen and main bath.

Contemporary Kitchen Design


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