Like many city apartments, this apartment in the western portion of Manhattan’s midtown neighborhood had little space available to be dedicated to the kitchen, relative to kitchens in homes with larger footprints. The challenge that our kitchen designers were presented with in this kitchen was to use creative layout, function, and visual design to use as much of the space as possible and to create the appearance of a bigger area.
To play with the visual and functional dynamics in this space, our designers embraced a creative use of open shelving and a floorpan that includes an L-shaped island with substantial size, workspace, and seating options. A portion of the L-shaped island that extends has a stainless steel leg.
Cesar’s Italian Maxima 2.2 kitchen model was used in this kitchen space. The finish is white silk lacquer, which gives a bright, clean, open appearance to the kitchen space. The countertops are pure white Caesarstone. The neutral brightness of white throughout the space is a nice complement to the rest of the home, which was particularly important in this kitchen because it is part of an open concept floor plan.
For the cooking space, a hood was incorporated into the Italian kitchen cabinetry itself, which eliminated the need for a large hood over the stove, which although aesthetically pleasing may have been too much for this small kitchen space and may have competed with the illusion of horizontality that the designers were able to create.
Photographer © Costas Picadas