This particular kitchen presented us with a challenge: a misaligned sloped ceiling. To counter this, we added a ceiling soffit. This both conceals the odd angle of the ceiling pitch, without bringing the overall ceiling height down, and creates a linear feeling, typical of the mid-century style the client was after. The soffit also frames the room and allows integration of task lighting of major work zones.
An open concept floor plan doesn’t mean the rooms have to be indistinguishable from one another. Ceiling beams discreetly separate the kitchen from the living room. The beams and soffit work together to frame the kitchen as its own space.
The island makes a convenient place to stow the microwave, as it’s adjacent to the fridge. The lower height makes it easier for children to cook without drops and spills.
A walk-in pantry was created to give the family plentiful storage.
Linear site lines and an open layout are idyllic in modern style. A single level island not only achieves both of these concepts, but offers seating where friends and family can gather outside the kitchen, but still chat with the cook.
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