Clean lines combine with mixed finishes and metal accents to update this Kenilworth home renovation. Custom cabinetry, hand-fabricated and finished in the Benvenuti and Stein Evanston millwork facility, sit atop a Hickory wood floor. The stained alder wood cabinets are finished in a gray stain wood and pair with cabinetry painted in After Midnight blue. A custom hood with fabricated stainless steel accent bands conceals a Vent-A-Hood liner.
The upper cabinets flanking the hood have door frames fitted with imported metal grilles set over semi-obscure glass. Recessed lighting and outlets in the upper cabinets keep the backsplash clean and free of unsightly switches and outlet covers.
The full slab quartz island eliminates the need for counter seams. An eight-foot long LED linear light fixture provides ample work light at the island while keeping sight lines open to the TV, rear yard and sun room. The main sink work area is bathed in light from an expanded window facing the yard.
Full height pantry roll-out cabinets, on either side of the refrigerator, feature unique vertical lighting that turns on automatically when pulled out and moves with the roll-out units.
The walk-in pantry off the kitchen showcases site-built cabinetry and walnut counters. The pantry offers overflow storage for seldom used kitchen items and bulk storage.
Motion activated light fixtures allow one to enter a well-it room, even with full hands.
See this Kenilworth home renovation on the Designer Kitchens of the North Shore Tour, Friday May 5th. For more information see https://www.jle-ns.org/kitchen-tour/