Home & Design
Kitchen - Countertop
Kitchen - Countertop

Bethesda - Countertop
Bethesda - Countertop

Countertop - Kitchen
Countertop - Kitchen

Paul Bentham designed a dual-level island with a table-like extension in a bold kitchen makeover in Columbia, Maryland.

Best in Show Strong Reflection

Large Kitchen—Honorable Mention

Best in Show Strong Reflection Columbia, Maryland, homeowners tapped designer Paul Bentham to transform a closed-off kitchen into an open, contemporary space that would better fit their needs. “The wife is an avid baker and hostess,” Bentham says. “An island with lots of prep space was mandatory.”

The new floor plan opened the kitchen up and added square footage by incorporating a small dining room into the footprint. A dual-level island boasts an auxiliary sink and storage beneath a Calacatta Nuvo quartz waterfall countertop; the island has a table-like extension for food prep or meals.

In order to make space appear larger and wider, Bentham relied on reflective surfaces. The range hood is clad in mirrored stainless steel, while the table portion of the island has a base wrapped in mirrored glass that creates the illusion that the island is floating.

Vertical-grain, high-gloss cabinetry adds further reflectivity and Veli pendants by Slamp add a touch of glamour.

The Details   KITCHEN DESIGN: Paul Bentham, Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath, Ltd., Chevy Chase, Maryland. CONTRACTOR: Mike Thornton, M.R. Thornton & Sons, Inc., Woodbine, Maryland. CABINETRY: zonavita.com. COUNTERTOPS: caesarstoneus.com. BACKSPLASH & GLASS FABRICATION: hutchisonglassandmirror.com. APPLIANCES: mieleusa.com, subzero-wolf.com, rangecraft.com. PENDANTS: lumens.com

You may also like:

Hot Talent Kenneth Byrd
The designer brings sophisticated style to Richmond
Unfettered Spirit
Organic elements and natural light define a Zen escape
Design Celebrity Q & A
Barbara Sallick, the style arbiter of Waterworks, reveals how to design the perfect bath
HOME&DESIGN, published bi-monthly by Homestyles Media Inc., is the premier magazine of architecture and fine interiors for the Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia region.

The company also publishes an annual H&D Sourcebook of ideas and resources for homeowners and professionals alike. H&D Chesapeake Views is published bi-annually and showcases fine home design and luxury living in and around the Chesapeake Bay.

The H&D Portfolio of 100 Top Designers spotlights the superior work of selected architects, interior designers and landscape architects in major regions of the US.

Stay Connected with HOME & DESIGN Newsletter

Copyright © 2021 Home & Design. All rights reserved. | Back to top
magnifier