Designer Hedy Shashaani of Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens answered her clients’ call for a spacious, comfortable kitchen by borrowing from the adjacent dining room to create a versatile space with wide traffic paths, ample storage and two convenient islands.
In order to utilize the space to its fullest potential, Shashaani created two separate zones, each centered around an island with casual seating. One has a prep sink and dishwasher and is close to the range and double oven; the other offers a hangout for the children in this family of four, housing an under-counter beverage fridge and microwave. Shashaani recessed the refrigerator in the wall and strategically placed the other appliances around the periphery of the room for optimal efficiency.
The homeowners wanted a classic, timeless look, so Shashaani chose Antique White cabinetry, warm gray walls and dark-stained wood floors for a clean-lined yet traditional aesthetic.
Kitchen Design: Hedy Shashaani, Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens, Rockville, Maryland. Interior Design: Kristin Peake, Kristin Peake Interiors, LLC, Rockville, Maryland. Contractor: Dave Carlisle, Bay View Builders, Chestertown, Maryland. Photography: Stacy Zarin Goldberg.
Cabinetry: Elmwood through Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens, Rockville, MD. Countertops: Granite through Avanti Marble & Granite, Frederick, MD. Backsplash: Marble through Atlas Marble & Tile, Arnold, MD. Appliances: GE Monogram, KitchenAid, U-Line, Franke through Middletown Appliances, Middletown, DE.