March 23rd, 2016 | Kitchens
Boston’s South End neighborhood is known for its brick-lined streets and rows of charming brownstones. And while many of these spaces look classic from the outside, inside many of them are anything but. The South End is a hip, trendy area attracts masses of young, stylish, creative types who appreciate the history of the neighborhood, but desire a far more modern aesthetic than its traditional construction can offer. In fact, the South End is one of our most popular neighborhoods for clients looking to modern kitchen design.
Such was the case in a recent kitchen renovation on one of the South End’s most quintessential streets. From the outside, the home is the epitome of classic Boston architecture, but in the kitchen, the homeowner wished for something that was 100 percent present day.
They wanted a space that maximized efficiency, incorporated the latest technology, offered plenty of space to entertain, and had a sleek, contemporary look to match. The end result checked each and every box.
A wide view of the room shows the streamlined aesthetic, punctuated by lacquered white cabinetry by Leicht, espresso-stained flooring, and top-of-the-line appliances.
Talk about modern conveniences: To maintain the sleek look, both the freezer and the refrigerator were built into the Leicht cabinetry.
Among the homeowner’s top priorities: A space to entertain a wide network of friends, colleagues and family. The goal was achieved with a built-in minibar, complete with marble counters and a high-end wine refrigerator.
To match the European feel of the kitchen, a cutting edge stovetop and range hood by Miele were paired with built-in double ovens by Wolf.
Since windows were relegated to one side of the room only, extra task lighting was incorporated by installing LED light bars underneath the cabinetry, providing an illuminated feel.
The end result proves that modern design and classic charm can happily co-exist … something that is truly essential for Boston’s style savvy homeowners.
Thinking about updating your kitchen in the Boston area? Get in touch with Divine Design Build to discuss your project today!