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Designing for How You Imagine Your Home Will Feel

~ This side of the kitchen had a range sitting next to the refrigeraton. No counter.
~ There was only six feet of counter on the wall opposite the range--and it had a sink in the middle of it!
~ Storage was obviously lacking... 
Wish List
~ More counter!
~ More storage!
~ Re-use our refrigerator.

Solution & Gains
~ Landon recommended cutting back the wall behind the range to the corner of the nook and then wrapping a counter around the corner.
~ To create room for their only dining room table, he recommended a Gaggenau cooktop with four burners in a row. This fit into a shallow counter. By adding a bench seat on the opposite wall, the table no longer had to be centered in the room. It also adds more counterspace, when needed.
~ Next, he saw the big, empty space above the stairs and an un-used hallway to the back door. By floating a counter over the stairs, he created room for extra-deep counters. Now, all the small appliance clutter is tucked away around the corner.
~ Above the counter are extra-deep wall cabinets. Storage bins inside them make it easy to pull things out.
~ The end of the back door hallway could now be set up with a wall oven.
~ Upgrading to a glass-paneled basement door not only helps the aesthetics of the room, it floods the otherwise dark stairs with light.

Zebrawood, glossy, Gaggenau
Hallway to back door becomes bake center & pantry.
Storage & counter over the stairs to the basement.
Storage and counterspace abound by using the empty space above the stairs to the basement.
Glass-table & ghost chairs
The bench seating adds more storage. Together with the  ghost chairs and glass table, this opens up the room.  
Open the basement door and you are greeted with a surprising display of art!

The four-burners-in-a-row Gaggenau cooktop was worth every penny!
The nook would have been too small for the table, otherwise.

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