Empty Nesters Asian Kitchen

The design challenge was clear to me as I pulled into the driveway of my clients seaside home. The home nestled into a wooded lot and beautiful pond looked like it was plucked out of the pacific Northwest. When I was initially interviewed my client was very clear, she and her husband no longer had tuition payments, it was their time to have the kitchen of their dreams. But I had to stick to tight guidelines, it was not an open check book, they did not want to change the footprint of their existing kitchen. They wanted high quality millwork, a great design, and high performing appliances. They wanted their kitchen to reflect a Asian style that was organic, beautiful and most of all functional.

The kitchen needed to feel warm and inviting when they came home when it was just
the two of them, but also be a true entertaining kitchen. The new kitchen needed to be
designed so that both could be prepping and cooking together enjoying ones company, creating, and entering with friends. The appliance wish list was long, double ovens, microwave, a low profile hood, 36” cooktop and a built in refrigerator. The kitchen had to have continuos counters and frame out the views to the outside pond, teahouse and extensive gardens. A tall order....

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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Mitchell Parker added this to Houzz Quiz: Which Kitchen Style Suits Your Personality?11 July 2017

Your style is …Asian: Peaceful and serene are what you’re looking floor. You’ll get this with natural materials used in a minimalist and streamlined way. Stick with sleek wood and add drama with a few punches of red. Dimmer switches are a must; they will help you achieve that moody but harmonious sense you’ve been looking for.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Adam J added this to JONESAdamIrene - KIT22 October 2020

Adam - I'm hit or miss on hardware in kitchens but i really like how this all laid out together - After 4-7 days of searching on houzz, this really just catches my eye everytime as something I really enjoy looking at.

Erin Johnson added this to kitchen ideas14 October 2020

we like medium woodtone cabinets and darker countertops