A sleek kitchen from Carnemark admits lots of natural light.
A variety of surface materials enhances the kitchen's modern appearance.

Chef’s Special

Medium Kitchen: Best of Class

Chef’s Special MAY/JUNE 2012

Two amateur chefs wished to overhaul their poorly laid-out kitchen, which could only be accessed through the dining room of their home. An uneven floor made navigating the inconvenient space difficult, while a rotting window wall squandered energy efficiency.

The couple turned to KONST: Kitchen Interior Design to create a space that would address these issues while also adding professional-grade cooking equipment, better storage and a clean, modern aesthetic. Principal Jonas Carnemark added a hallway addition to provide access to the kitchen, leveled the floors and replaced the window walls. He configured the countertops to accommodate two cooks working simultaneously. Separate full-height fridge and freezer columns, double ovens and a warming drawer add convenience. 

A large island and bar offer variable counter heights to delineate prep and dining areas. Countertops in both lava stone and granite offset cherry laminate cabinetry. A lava-stone backsplash is combined with glass blocks to admit light.

Design/Build Renovation: Jonas Carnemark, CR, CKD, CARNEMARK, Bethesda, Maryland. Photography: Anice Hoachlander, Hoachlander Davis Photography. 

Cabinetry, Hardware & Countertops: SieMatic through KONST, Bethesda, MD. Backsplash & Countertop Fabrication: SieMatic StoneDesign, Bethesda, MD. Appliances: Gaggenau through BSH Home Appliances, Irvine, CA; Wolf through Bray & Scarff, Chevy Chase, MD. 

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