Qualified Remodeler Magazine

JUN 2017

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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ew owners of this fabulous Chicago con- do wanted an interior that was as inspir- ing as the view. A clean and masculine design with clearly defined angles reflect- ing the architecture of the building was a must. e challenge was the physical size of this galley kitchen. We wanted to make the room feel bigger and be accepting of several people being in the space together. However, moving walls was not an option. Some designers like working with large rooms because of the countless options it provides them. I delight in working with smaller kitchens. Limitations and chal- lenges force me to be creative when creating a beautiful and functional space. White always makes a room feel larger and brighter. While it is traditionally a popular color for kitchens, it's so easy for a white room to look stark and cold. So while I specified white gloss wall cabinets, gray gloss backsplash tiles and a white-gray counter to brighten and visually en- large the galley kitchen, I also recommended we intermix Compact Considerations The limited size and scope of a galley kitchen challenged Imperial Kitchens and Baths to achieve functional creativity. By Larry Rych Before N MASTER DESIGN AWARDS 2016 KITCHEN LESS THAN $75,000 | SILVER PROJECT INFORMATION Imperial Kitchens and Baths, Inc. Brookfield, Ill. Project location: Chicago Square footage: 1,540 Project cost: $58,100 PRODUCT INFORMATION Tile: Jeffrey Court and Monocibec Flooring: Monocibec Lighting: Cree Cabinetry: Holiday Kitchens Countertop: Cambria Sink: Lenova Faucet: Grohe Exhaust hood: Frigidaire Bench: custom bench seat in vertical cut blonde bamboo Photos: Mike Kaskel PROJECTS: Designer's Notebook 30 June 2017 QR QualifiedRemodeler.com

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