Craftsman Contemporary Kitchen

Before: Craftsman contemporary kitchen? The home's exterior is craftsman, but the original kitchen looked more traditional. The corner between the sink and ovens was a problem, and the homeowners didn't like the cooktop in the island.

Before: Craftsman  contemporary kitchen? The home’s exterior is craftsman, but the original kitchen looked more traditional. The corner between the sink and ovens was a problem, and the homeowners didn’t like the cooktop in the island.

Before: This wasn't a craftsman contemporary kitchen! A small pantry closet was overflowing, and the adjacent desk was a clutter problem.

Before: This wasn’t a Craftsman contemporary kitchen! A small pantry closet was overflowing, and the adjacent desk was a clutter problem.

Craftsman contemporary kitchen has all of the features that the homeowners wanted, plus two large pantry cabinets, and a soffit over the island. And, it blends with the home's Craftsman style.

The Craftsman contemporary kitchen  has all of the features that the homeowners wanted, plus two large pantry cabinets, and a soffit over the island. And, it blends with the home’s Craftsman style — finally!

Craftsman contemporary kitchen: The desk was moved to the adjacent family room, freeing up space for large pantry cabinets with lit display at the top.

The Craftsman contemporary kitchen now has two large pantry cabinets, made possible by moving the desk to the adjacent family room. The pantries have better access, and there are lit display cabinets above for visual interest and storage.

The contemporary Craftsman kitchen now blends with the home’s exterior. The original interior was a mashup of anything and everything, i.e., the kitchen: Maple raised-panel arched doors, granite tile countertops, and inexpensive appliances. A large desk filled most of one wall, and a very small pantry closet was tucked into a corner by the doorway. The homeowners wanted a craftsman-style kitchen with a “professional” range and hood, a pot filler, and a built-in refrigerator. They got what they asked for, plus built-in pantry cabinets with lit display on top, and an island with a custom soffit to add visual interest (and break up the 10-foot ceiling). Indirect lighting was added at the top of cabinets, and general lighting was improved with carefully-placed recessed fixtures, all controlled by dimmer switches. The sparkling gray slate backsplash complements the granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Now it’s a kitchen that fits the home. More importantly, it fits the homeowners’ lifestyle and needs.

Other rooms included in this project: Master SuiteLiving Room