This kitchen had a huge footprint to begin with, but the homeowners were only really using 2/3 of the space. Home Dot Designs interior designer, Clarissa Rigby, really felt that there was a much better space plan that would allow for more functionality while updating the overall design of the space.

Before, there was a U-shaped kitchen work area. The stove was in the center of the room. The wall opposite the sink was heavy with cabinetry. And a breakfast nook and dining room flanked both sides of the kitchen. There was builder grade tile on the floors, counters, and backsplash. The homeowners stressed to Clarissa that they were unhappy with the function of the kitchen. They needed more prep area as well as desired a more functional pantry space.

The only thing that stayed was the sink placement and the dining room location. Clarissa and her team took out the wall opposite the sink to allow for an open floorplan leading into the adjacent living room. She got rid of the breakfast nook and capitalized on the space to allow for more pantry area.

A custom hood was designed by Clarissa which really added warmth and a rustic modern feel to the clean white kitchen. Beautiful quartz were sourced for the counter tops, the island, and the backsplash to help bring durability and uniformity. Wood elements brought in by the distressed beams, barn door, floating shelves, and pantry cabinets really add a great amount of warmth and charm.

She sourced the Cafe line from GE for the appliances, and they really elevate the space beautifully.

“What I love best about doing a custom build, is that you can really cater to your everyday needs.”- Interior Designer Clarissa Rigby

A must have from the husband was a place for him to corral all of his keys, phone and other daily items in one place.
Clarissa designed a hidden ‘man drawer’ with an outlet plug so that he could charge all of his devices as well as house any other daily use items. It was integrated into the cabinetry to seamlessly tie into the overall design.

A favorite element of this kitchen is the island.

“I wanted to make it high impact in design, yet functional for their everyday life.”- Interior Designer Clarissa Rigby

The waterfall edge really sets it apart and the size allows for lots of prep work. Space was added on both sides to allow for barstool seating. The black really modernizes the space and ties in well with the other black elements. The leather barstools are timeless and practical for easy cleaning. They also help to balance the brown tones in the space.

Entertaining guests was at the front of Clarissa’s mind while coming up with this kitchen design. She wanted her homeowners to feel connected to their guests while they are preparing meals. To be able to easily stay in the conversation while floating from one space to another.

“This kitchen was a really fun project to work on. My clients entrusted this project to me and I am forever grateful for the opportunity. They allowed me to think outside the box on the space plan, and trusted me with my design selections for the project. Overall, I am so happy with how everything turned out!”

Designed and implemented by: Clarissa Rigby- Home Dot Designs

Contractor: Champ Construction

Photographer: Katie Nisbett

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