Month: June 2018

Kitchen of the Week: the Polished and Modern Kitchen of Paola

Kitchen of the Week: the Polished and Modern Kitchen of Paola

A modern, spacious, beautiful and practical kitchen was on top of Paola DeValdenbro and Juan Carlos Hernandez’s remodel want list. Figuring out all the details was a bit more challenging, but after navigating hundreds of photos, she found herself gravitating to kitchens in a specific fashion and with specific features. “We said, if there is ever a time to have those special details, today can it be,” she says. As you will see, DeValdenbro did make her dream kitchen by integrating her favorite details — many of these found here on Houzz — and paying careful attention to layout and storage.

Location: Dallas, Texas
Duration of redesign: 4 weeks; completed January 2011

The island is DeValdenbro’s favorite feature in the new kitchen. Three levels (pub, cooking space and kitchen table) are connected, and 3-inch counters flush with the cabinets make a smooth appearance. Overhead and under-counter cabinets offer lots of storage, and the two seating areas have ample room for entertaining, cooking and eating.

Top cabinets: IKEA white acrylic kitchen cabinets with frosted glass
Bottom cabinets: Custom cabinets created with maple wood in a dark chocolate stain
Cabinetry hardware: IKEA
Countertops: Caesarstone in Pure White

The built-in butcher’s block on the rear counter, wine cupboard under the island, and built in spice cabinet were custom touches.

Range: Bosch 36″ gas range
Hood: Akdy 36″ Euro Style
Sink: HJUVIK faucet and stainless steel sink from IKEA

DeValdenbro gathered images in ideabooks and shared them with her architect. Photos that inspired her must-have listing comprise:
• Engineered concrete flooring
• Different finishes around the top and bottom cabinets
• 3-inch countertop border, flush with the cabinets
• Breakfast area built in to the island
• Subway tile for the backsplashBacksplash: Subway tile in grey and dark gray with white grout
Barstools: Lima feces in brown from Cantoni

“It was just after looking at so many inspiring photos I realized there were certain things I kept coming back to,” DeValdenbro says. “At the end of the day, you can always give up on certain things, but if your fundamental design did not account for those things to begin with, it is harder to put them in on the rear end.”

Pendant: Kartell FL/Y
Kitchen chairs: TOBIAS from IKEA

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