cabinetry needs sorting - contractors & designers & homeowners ta
We live in NYC. Our to be remodled kitchen faces West - 2 windows in the Kitch. For once in our 24 yrs. here, we will have AC in the kitchen. It gets pretty hot in the box otherwise when the sunsets and beams in rays.
We would like a modern looking kitchen. I am uploading photos of current Kitch. which is a galley kitchen: a skinny rectangle.
We will be expanding the kitchen: taking out the little room behind the tile parrots and down the hall to Jackie O. The window faces west.
The kids' drawings face east.
Along the eastern wall will be the refrig. cabinets, under counter wine cooler and washer/dryer, counter space.
Facing south - (hanging pots) will be a cooker(I have a dream about this) The wall currently coming down that hosts the stove top will be pushed back and long cabients with storage systems are planned to go in.
We like a high gloss, almost glass looking cabinet look. We are being shown wood (mdf?0 that is painted super high gloss, Plain and Fancy, Leicht, and various other cabinetry.
We are unsure of what will work best in terms of design and function. It will get warm in the kitchen - I cook and even with the airconditioning on, which will be for the hotttest days as we don't favour it too much,
what cabinets do well with different temps. and I am concerned about hinges - I don't want the doors of the cabinets to need constant fiddling to hold the weight of the door.
We also want some kind of intelligent storage system.
We will be replacing the Spanish Terra C. tile on the floor possibly with white and grey honed marble. The counter tops will be white - CStone, etc. not butcher block again.
If you have installed modern cabinets, have a storage system that works well for you, have the inclination and passion to share your experiences, I would really, really appreciate it. It took YEARS to get the dh to agree to a kitchen redo and I want to do the very best I can to make it work for me and out fam. It won't happen again til like Halley's comet passes by. xthank you xoxoxo