Large Entertaining Kitchen

For several years, the homeowners were told that to achieve all they wanted, their kitchen would require a major addition to compensate for all of the angled walls and odd corners. Then they talked with Diane Plesset, whose personal and professional belief is to “See the Possibilities and Create a Positive Difference.” Ultimately, the homeowners got everything they wanted in their remodeled large entertainment kitchen:

Before the remodeled large entertaining kitchen: The original kitchen layout was dictated by multiple 45-degree walls that affected the function.

Before: The original kitchen layout was dictated by multiple 45-degree walls that affected the function. The builder ran out of money, used inexpensive cabinets, countertops, appliances, and flooring. Too bad.

Before the remodeled large entertaining kitchen: 45-degree walls limited countertop space where it was needed. The microwave oven was hidden in one of the many corners. The downdraft cooktop didn't work in the large area.

Before: 45-degree walls limited countertop space where it was needed. The microwave oven was hidden in one of the many corners. The downdraft cooktop didn’t work in the large area.

Large entertaining kitchen uses all angled walls and corners successfully to create a multiple-user space that's perfect for entertaining. A small addition allowed a view window, and more convenient access to the rear porch.

Large entertaining kitchen uses all angled walls and corners successfully to create a multiple-user space that’s perfect for family, friends, and business associates. A small addition included a large view window (Mt. Hood!), and more convenient access to the rear porch.

Large entertaining kitchen has anew island with a 48" professional cooktop, full-size single sink, dishwasher, generous storage, a bookshelf, and place for at least four guests to sit (close, but not in the way). The pull-out faucet can be used as a pot filler.

Large entertainment kitchen has a new island with a 48″ professional cooktop, full-size single sink, dishwasher, generous storage, a bookshelf, and place for at least four guests to sit (close, but not in the way). The pull-out faucet can be used as a pot filler.

  • Full-size built-in refrigerator
  • Full-size built-in freezer
  • Three ovens
  • Two microwave ovens
  • Two sinks
  • Two dishwashers
  • A professional cooktop and powerful hood
  • A place for guests to sit at the island.

Diane’s design solution included a “major addition” of 9 square feet that allowed a more convenient door to the covered patio, plus a new large picture window that features Mt. Hood. The remodeled kitchen has room for five chefs simultaneously, and the homeowners have hosted parties for over 200 people.

Other rooms included in this project: Family RoomRear HallwayNew Wine Room