A Re-Designed Space for Cooking and Entertaining

The Poole family from Severn, MD was looking for a more sensible layout of their kitchen. That’s when they turned to the Cabinet Discounters Columbia showroom and kitchen designer Rebecca Blackburn.

DSC_0144-editDSC_0153-editRebecca worked with the family to change the design of the kitchen in order to create a much more usable space for cooking and entertaining.

“The original kitchen presented a few challenges for the homeowners, who like to cook and entertain. Most kitchens have either a “L” or “U” shaped layout. The Poole’s kitchen had cabinetry on three separate walls. A double wall oven on the end of a run, and a built-in pantry on another created small, difficult-to-use counter top areas. We relocated the wall ovens slightly to the right to open up the entry to the kitchen and gave a more cohesive feel. We also replaced the built-in pantry with additional cabinetry. This created a larger work space and gave a more open feel to the kitchen.”
– Rebecca Blackburn

DSC_0134-editWith the help and suggestions from Rebecca, the Poole family chose cherry cabinets from Brighton Cabinetry with an Executive finish and Neoga Ridge Raised door style. Complementing the rich wood tones and grain of the cherry cabinets is a beautiful Crema Bourdeaux granite counter top.

DSC_0135-edit“They really liked the rich color and distinct graining of the cherry wood. They wanted a bold and unique counter top to complement the cabinetry. The flowing salmon, russet and charcoal tones unite the rich color of the cabinetry and the maple hardwood floors as well.” – Rebecca Blackburn


Aside from re-positioning the double ovens and pantry, other changes were needed in order to make the space flow freely.

DSC_0153-edit“Perhaps the most significant improvement to the kitchen is the island redesign. We re-oriented the island so that the cooktop is now parallel to the sink. The re-positioning allowed for a longer island and a 12″ overhang on two sides. Not only does this provide a more efficient work space, it also allows seating for four guests. The homeowners selected colorful glass pendant fixtures to illuminate the island and add that finishing touch to the kitchen. It turns out you can have both form and function.” – Rebecca Blackburn

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