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A gorgeous kitchen begins with inspiration and thrives on expertise and attention to detail. Whether you’ve envisioned a gourmet kitchen for cooking, a more expansive dining area for entertaining, or both, the professionals at Commonwealth Home Design can help achieve your dreams.

Space Planning For Your Kitchen

Achieving your signature kitchen begins with thoughtful space planning and design. At Commonwealth, we listen to your needs and evaluate your existing home to determine how areas may be repurposed.

We recommend creative design techniques to optimize storage, improve workflow, increase efficiency, and achieve symmetry, proportion and rhythm.

Bright White Kitchen w/Ample Storage and Symmetry/Flow
Bright White Kitchen w/Ample Storage, Symmetry and Flow. Photo not representative of Commonwealth Home Design work.

Frequently we remove walls and visual barriers between cooking and eating spaces to maximize a visual openness and functionality. Opening the kitchen to a grand family room, for instance, facilitates casual entertaining. Coordinating colors, finishes, and textures throughout open floor plans is essential.

Several of our clients have gained storage space through the integration of oversized pantries, built-in benches and custom-sized cabinets (ask us about our secret for increasing drawer space by 15%!).

Your Kitchen Design Creates Ambience

The character of your home is largely influenced by the design of your kitchen. Light, bright kitchens, reminiscent of the 20s, have made a resurgence in luxury kitchen design offering the comfort and simplicity of the kitchens of yesteryear. A palette of cool grays and blues presents a modern yet timeless look. Inserting natural wood beams against white bright achieves a provincial, rustic look. White kitchens not only open and brighten dull spaces, they also can be easily modified to accommodate changes in design preferences over the years.

Bright White Kitchen, Cobalt Accents
Bright White Kitchen, Cobalt Accents. Photo courtesy www.lincolnbarbour.com

Expansive outdoor views – bringing the outdoors in – are more popular than ever and can be achieved with sheer glass windows from counter to ceiling for special drama. Large glass doors to decks or patios can make a space feel much larger than it actually is.

Eat-in Kitchen w/Walls of Windows & Expansive Views
Eat-in Kitchen w/Walls of Windows & Expansive Views.  Photo not representative of Commonwealth Home Design work.

Adding a fireplace to your dream kitchen creates a stunning focal point and invigorates the atmosphere of the room. At Commonwealth, we integrated a fireplace with a floor-to-ceiling stone chimney, both white and black cabinetry, and natural wood beams in a large-scale kitchen remodel. We removed all interior walls and opened the space to the family room, dining room, and front porch. We eliminated several small rooms in the process. The ceiling was also removed, and the beams are both attractive and structural.

Kitchen Expansion & Reconfiguration; Fireplace in Kitchen; Natural Wood BeamsKitchen Expansion & Reconfiguration; Fireplace in Kitchen; Natural Wood Beams. Photo representative of Commonwealth Home Design work.

Finishing Touches On Your Kitchen Have A Dramatic Impact

Lighting, cabinetry, color selection, countertops, and appliances, if all coordinated professionally, have a dramatic impact on the design of your kitchen. We work with clients to explore a spectrum of styles and finishes with the goal of creating a harmonious design.

Stainless steel appliances complemented by brushed stainless steel sinks and cabinet handles continue to be a popular choice for luxury kitchens. Islands with contrast finishes provide a fitted furniture effect, adding versatility and visual interest to the room. To add dimension and character to your dream kitchen, you may consider coffered ceilings which first came into vogue in ancient Rome.

A visual layering effect can be effected by the use of pendant lights, island hoods, and contrasting cabinet finishes. Layering facilitates both function and creativity, and proportions must be correct for a pleasing effect.

Unique Lighting and Contrast Island Design
Unique Lighting and Contrast Island Design. Photo not representative of Commonwealth Home Design work.

Achieving your dream kitchen is a cinch when working with an expert architect and experienced design/build team. If you’re interested in creating a luxury kitchen you will cherish for years to come, contact Commonwealth Home Design today and live the difference!

Bright White Kitchen; Custom Cabinetry, Oversized Eat-At Island
Bright White Kitchen; Custom Cabinetry; Oversized Eat-At Island. Photo not representative of Commonwealth Home Design work.