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DK Soitsman JRK
DK Soitsman JRK

DK Soitsman JRK
DK Soitsman JRK

White-painted cabinetry and white Caesarstone countertops are offset by glazed
White-painted cabinetry and white Caesarstone countertops are offset by glazed

Right Angles

An expansive makeover marries clean lines, functionality and transitional style

Right Angles - While renovating his circa-1990s home in Darnestown, Maryland, an insurance executive with a love of cooking tapped Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens to overhaul his dated kitchen, with its orange-hued cherry cabinetry and swirly granite countertops.

“A lot of kitchens from around that time were designed with odd angles everywhere,” relates designer Hedy Shashaani, who spearheaded the project. “Nowadays, we eliminate those angles. The goal here was to straighten as many of them as possible while creating better functionality.”

The original kitchen centered on an angled island dominated by a range and hood; it aligned with an angled wall housing a walk-in pantry. A peninsula separated the kitchen from an eating/sitting area. Shashaani’s plan straightened the pantry wall, enlarging and repositioning the island. A new professional range is a focal point on the cabinetry wall, while the expanded island boasts a prep sink and abundant workspace. A second island with a waterfall countertop and room for six stools replaced the peninsula. A desk area opposite the cabinet wall is now a coffee bar.

Shashaani and South Carolina-based designer Ariel Spuzzillo helped create a transitional aesthetic with a masculine edge. White-painted cabinetry and white Caesarstone countertops are offset by glazed, dark-stained maple that crops up on the islands, clads the hood and houses a wine fridge flanked by refrigerator and freezer columns. In contrast to dark-wood flooring, a white, porcelain-tile “rug” now delineates the space.

Kitchen Design: Hedy Shashaani, CKD, Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens, Inc., Rockville, Maryland. Interior Design: Ariel Spuzzillo, GDC Home, Charleston, South Carolina. Contractor: D.H. Veirs Contracting, Kensington, Maryland.

 

Right Angles - THE DETAILS

CABINETRY: cabico.com through jackrosen.com. COUNTERTOPS: caesarstoneus.com through fernandosmarbleshop.com. APPLIANCES: subzero-wolf.com, bosch.com through buyadu.com. BACKSPLASH: Ceramic subway tile through architecturalceramics.com. FAUCETS: deltafaucet.com through fergusonshowrooms.com. COUNTER STOOLS: leeindustries.com.
ISLAND PENDANTS: circalighting.com.

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