The Woodland Kitchen started as a very isolated and outdated space in a classic mid-century modern home. The challenge in this project was to create a clean, timeless look that respects the authentic vintage character of the home. The owners wanted to open the kitchen to the dining and living areas, to allow conversation and light to flow more freely through the spaces. The partition wall was removed, and a raised island was added to activate this edge and connect the cooking area with the family room.
New cabinets were the core component of this remodel, to reduce clutter and update the aesthetic of the kitchen. This casework was constructed of rift-sawn white oak with integrated custom-designed black walnut pulls. New task lighting makes the work spaces brighter and more efficient.
For a retro-modern feel, architectural resin panels with an embedded layer of grass are used as the backsplash and in several backlit cabinet doors. The countertops are made from quartz, a durable and low-maintenance product; the island countertop is made from recycled glass and concrete and is a certified cradle–to–cradle material. The flooring is renewable cork, which is not only sustainable, but comfortable underfoot and easy to maintain.