Indigo and Gold Kitchen gets the Royal Treatment

SCOPE: renovate a kitchen and unite it with the adjacent family room

A young family moved into a house in Lincoln Park knowing the kitchen would be the renovation priority. It was outdated and didn’t function well for the couple and their two young daughters. A bar-height dining counter and banquette seating were difficult for the children and grandparents to navigate. They enjoyed that the kitchen was open to the family room but were not fans of the conflicting design styles or the awkwardly placed dining counter. The goal was to retain the family room’s built-in white cabinetry while creating a unified great room where all generations could eat together safely and comfortably.

Blue, a favorite color, was already present in the decor, thus rich indigo was chosen for the kitchen cabinets. Upper cabinets in white echo the family room cabinetry. The bar-height counter was replaced with an island that seats six, providing a large area for eating, cooking, and assorted projects. For these enthusiastic entertainers, a drink serving station includes a built-in coffee machine, a counter, refrigerator drawers, and storage for glasses and mugs. A durable quartz countertop and backsplash feature veins in shades of blue with gold speckles. Gold handles and light fixtures bring the color scheme together. Midnight chrome faucets accented with gold knurling are highlights of this luxurious kitchen, now in perfect harmony with the family room.

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