Gourmet Grandeur


Granting a client’s wish list for a renovation with little room for expansion can seem like a daunting task. However, for kitchen designer Jennifer Gilmer, it was a challenge that was easily met. To make the kitchen larger in both appearance and measurement, the dining room wall was pushed back and its single doorway was replaced with a double. The appliances requested by the client, including a prep sink, built-in refrigerator and second oven, fit on the wall opposite the large island. To avoid overcrowding, a convection oven was placed in a tall cabinet, creating extra pantry space.

Kitchen Design: Jennifer Gilmer, CKD, Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath, Bethesda, MD. ARCHITECT: Gilda Marinho, Bethesda, MD. CONTRACTOR: Paul Lappas, Lappas Construction, Inc., Bethesda, MD. CABINETRY: Premier Custom Built, New Holland, PA. COUNTERTOPS: Caesarstone and Wenge Butcher Block. APPLIANCES: Gaggenau, Best Hood, Miele, Franke, Grohe. PHOTOGRAPHY: Bob Narod, Sterling, VA. PHOTO STYLING: Priya Gupta.

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