The design objective for the Pale Moon Kitchen remodel was to create an up-to-date floor plan to complement the lifestyle of the homeowners. The goal was to open up the kitchen to the dining area as well as the great room to create a more informal open plan concept. This allows for ease of entertaining and to capture the great water views.
We had a few challenges to overcome; poor lighting, dark paneling on the walls, a closed formal floor plan, outdated cabinetry, appliances and countertops and limited views of the water.
For the Pale Moon Remodel we decided to open up the floor plan to create a home suited for entertaining. The focal point of this property is the beautiful bay in the back yard, so we oriented the layout to maximize the views as much as possible. By knocking down walls, we created a better flow, as well as letting natural light filter into the home. We removed all the dark paneling and dark beams to create the illusion of taller a ceiling and larger great room space. We added LED recessed can lights as well as task lighting under the kitchen wall cabinets to allow for better visibility on cloudy days as well as at night. We selected updated yet timeless finishes so this home could last for years to come. The cabinetry in the kitchen is a mix of white for a crisp bright feeling and a dark grey-blue paint for the island to help ground the space. By using the same porcelain plank floor tile throughout the home we united the new open space. The kitchen consists of 3 zones. The wet bar area, near the dining space, allows guests to help themselves to refreshments. The secondary cooking area consists of the GE Advantium oven to help aid the homeowner with speed cooking when time is of the utmost importance. The primary cooking zone is anchored by the GE Monogram 48” Range with 6 burners and griddle to ensure the cook can easily whip up large dinners for family and friends.