Cracking the Space Code: Unveiling the A St Concept Kitchen

Picture the scene: you’re standing in the kitchen of your dreams, the smell of fresh basil fills the air as you skillfully chop it on a cutting board. Your partner is carefully uncorking a bottle of vintage red wine, and your kids are gathered at the island, engrossed in their doodles. An idyllic setting, isn’t it? But what if your existing kitchen layout doesn’t offer you the luxury of this scene?

Welcome to the A St Concept Kitchen—a design born from meticulous planning aimed to maximize every square inch of available space, even when that space is limited. Let’s delve into the unique challenges and innovative solutions that characterize this unique concept.

Challenge #1: Sacrificing Island End Caps

Traditionally, end caps on a kitchen island provide that extra aesthetic touch, much like a pair of dazzling earrings in an already exquisite ensemble. In the A St Concept, this feature had to be eliminated in favor of optimizing space.

Solution: Island Extension

By opting out of end caps, we extended the island by an extra 10 inches towards the kitchen area. The result? Seating for five, without affecting the freedom to move around. It perfectly epitomizes the adage, “less is more.”

Challenge #2: Eliminating Lowered Countertop

The standard 30″ AFF (Above Finished Floor) lowered countertop is usually a go-to feature for many, particularly for those who enjoy baking or have younger members in the household. Due to the spatial constraints in the A St kitchen, this feature was untenable.

Solution: Variable Surface Heights

While a lowered countertop couldn’t make the cut, the design incorporates varying heights within the island to cater to both adults and children. Now, everyone in the family can actively participate in kitchen activities, thereby making the kitchen a more inclusive space.

Challenge #3: Space Just for One Cook

The A St Concept Kitchen is best described as an “intimate culinary workspace,” tailored to give a single cook complete control without unwanted interruptions or physical obstacles.

Solution: Integrated Living Space

The kitchen flows effortlessly into the adjoining living and dining spaces. This design not only maximizes the available area but also allows for social interaction, keeping the chef connected with the rest of the household. Open shelving and smart appliance positioning further ease the cooking process for a single chef.

Challenge #4: No Dedicated Wine Storage

For wine aficionados, the lack of a wine refrigerator might initially appear as a setback. But fret not, we’ve crafted an elegant solution.

Solution: The Sophisticated Wine Bar

The A St kitchen compensates for the absence of a wine refrigerator with a stylish wine bar. This compact corner not only offers storage but also displays your finest wine bottles, glasses, and even a decanter. Your wine collection becomes an integrated part of your home’s aesthetics.

Challenge #5: Restricted Overhead Storage

With limited space, overhead storage options may seem minimal, causing concerns about where to store your pots, pans, and kitchen gadgets.

Solution: Innovative Wall Hooks and Open Shelving

The A St Concept Kitchen adopts an ingenious solution with wall hooks and open shelving. This enables you to keep your most-used items within easy reach while adding a touch of style to your kitchen.

Conclusion: The Art of Spatial Ingenuity

The journey to create the A St Concept Kitchen has been nothing short of a lesson in embracing limitations as a means to inspire innovation. While you might have to sacrifice some traditional features, the end result is a design that challenges preconceived notions about what a kitchen can offer in a restricted space.

If you’re keen on transforming your kitchen into a space that’s more than just the sum of its square footage, let’s connect. Your journey to a kitchen that defies the norms begins here.

Features:

  • Custom Cabinetry
    • Make: Dura Supreme
    • Line: Bria
    • Door Style: Hudson
    • Species & Finish: Paintable – White
    • Construction: Plywood case / Wood Grain interior , dovetail drawers
    • Soft close doors and drawers
  • Hardware: Top Knobs
  • Countertop: Silestone – Ethereal Glow

Plans and Render

A Tale of Dual Transformations in Columbia Heights: Overcoming Spatial Challenges in a Historic Wardman Home for a Valued Repeat Client

Sophisticated Kitchen Design

Sophisticated Kitchen Design at 11th St NW, Washington DC: A Culinary Haven in the Heart of the Capital

Nestled in the heart of Columbia Heights, an enclave rich in history and culture, is a unique Wardman home. While generously spacious overall, with its sun-filled rooms, high ceilings, and vintage wood flooring, this residence posed a captivating design puzzle: a surprisingly small kitchen. We were thrilled to once again collaborate with our client—a single woman and her faithful canine companion—in tackling this and another transformative project within her home.

Revisiting a Satisfying Collaboration

This project marks our third endeavor with this remarkable homeowner. Our first project in 2016 involved a condo kitchen remodel, a journey you can explore here. Beyond the kitchen, we also recently had the pleasure of redesigning her bathroom in this new home, a transformation you can view here.

The Wardman Canvas: Grand Yet Restrained

Despite the home’s overall grandeur, the kitchen’s limited dimensions provided an exciting backdrop for our design ingenuity. The high ceilings offered an opportunity to explore vertical space, maximizing storage and aesthetic impact.

Smart Design for Limited Spaces

White cabinetry was strategically selected to give the illusion of expansiveness, elegantly contrasting with her cobalt blue cookware collection, echoing Columbia Heights’ vibrant atmosphere.

Materials: A Harmonious Symphony

With existing granite and stainless steel elements in the home, we sought to elevate the kitchen’s sophistication. We opted for Calacatta marble quartz countertops, merging seamlessly with existing elements and adding a touch of refined elegance.

Efficiency in Appliances: A Small Space Must-Have

Given the spatial constraints, efficiency was paramount. A paneled Sub-Zero French door refrigerator was chosen for its slender yet ample design, coupled with custom-designed corners for her beloved KitchenAid mixer and Nespresso machine.

Maximizing Layout: The Art of Spatial Flow

In such a restricted kitchen, every inch counts. The final layout centered around an island with built-in ovens and a microwave, optimizing workspaces and maintaining the open flow essential for both everyday living and social gatherings.

Anticipation Builds for the Grand Reveal

As the big reveal approaches, we’re thrilled to showcase not just a kitchen remodel but a comprehensive lifestyle solution. The outcome promises to be a home transformation that’s as functional and elegant as it is personalized, catering perfectly to the needs of its owner and her four-legged companion.

Stay tuned for the grand reveal, where you’ll see firsthand how we’ve overcome space constraints to craft a kitchen that’s every bit as charming, functional, and inviting as the extraordinary woman who inspired it.

Features:

  • Custom Cabinetry
    • Make: Adelphi
    • Line: Ridgewood – Frameless
    • Door Style: Douglas
    • Species & Finish: Painted – Top Sail
    • Construction: Plywood case, dovetail drawers
    • Soft close doors and drawers
  • Hardware: Top Knobs

Plans and renders

Masterpiece of Modern Kitchen Remodel: A Journey from Concept to Reality

Embarking on a modern kitchen remodel is like charting a transformative journey through a myriad of design possibilities. The choice spectrum ranges from vintage charm to contemporary minimalism, vibrant hues to calming neutral tones, conventional layouts to innovative open-concept spaces. Every detail comes together to shape a unique culinary masterpiece.

At the core of any successful kitchen redesign lies an understanding of the homeowner’s unique lifestyle. Detailed initial surveys reveal not just cooking habits and entertainment styles, but also expectations and aspirations for an ideal kitchen.

A recent transformation brought an outdated, cramped kitchen into the realm of modern elegance. The design was inspired by the homeowners’ love for international cuisines, a penchant for sleek minimalist style, and a passion for efficient organizational systems.

Here are some key design elements:

Quartz Countertops and Backsplash

The selection of a luxurious white and grey quartz surface, seamlessly paired with modern stainless appliances, set the tone for a refined and high-end aesthetic.

Built-In Recycling Center

To maximize functionality and maintain sleek design, a built-in recycling cabinet replaced the cumbersome floor bins.  The cabinet includes a 2-bin trash and recycle cabinet with an electric servo-drive and a two-tier wood cutlery tray.

Innovative Storage Solutions

Beyond just cabinets and drawers, the design features a variety of cabinet accessories. An asymmetrical lazy Susan, a spice pull-out, a base corner swing out, a pull-out pantry, a tray divider cabinet and a tall cabinet adorned with modern glass doors. These details not only ensure a dedicated space for every kitchen gadget and piece of bakeware but elevate the overall design.

Top-of-the-Line Appliances

Completing the modern kitchen remodel are premium appliances, featuring a professional-grade rangetop and a whisper-quiet Bosch dishwasher.

This modern kitchen remodel goes beyond creating an aesthetically pleasing space; it designs an efficient, functional area that embodies the homeowners’ lifestyle. From concept to the breathtaking final result, the project represents a truly modern kitchen that inspires both envy and admiration.

As we prepare for the grand unveiling, detailed floor plans, elevations, and renderings will be featured on this page, offering an in-depth look into the transformation process. So, stay tuned as we continue to transform dreams into realities, creating modern kitchens that serve not just as spaces for cooking, but as stages for life’s greatest celebrations.

Features:

  • Custom Cabinetry
    • Make: Dura Supreme
    • Line: Bria
    • Door Style: Moda – Vertical Grain
    • Species & Finish: Natural Quartersawn White Oak
    • Construction: Plywood case, dovetail drawers
    • Soft close doors and drawers
  • Hardware: Top Knobs

Plans and renders

Unraveling the Puzzle of Andrea and Andrew’s New Kitchen: A Perfect Blend of Functionality and Design

Unraveling the Puzzle of Andrea and Andrew’s New Kitchen: A Perfect Blend of Functionality and Design

If there’s anything that could be likened to a glorious puzzle, it would be designing an efficient, stylish, and functional kitchen for a client’s project. There’s something deeply satisfying about taking a client’s desires and challenges, shuffling and reshaping them until a complete, coherent picture comes to life. This is the story of Andrea and Andrew’s perfect kitchen.

As I reveal the pieces and how they came together, I’d like you to imagine how this new layout could be the solution Andrea and Andrew were looking for.

Let's Talk About Access

One of the primary concerns in Andrea and Andrew’s existing kitchen was the lack of an easily accessible doorway. However, the redesigned cleverly overcomes this. We’ve managed to construct a design that allows easy access without compromising the kitchen’s functionality or aesthetic.

Size Doesn't Always Matter

Let’s be honest, when you hear “full-sized appliances in a compact kitchen,” you might imagine a space that feels more like a closet than a kitchen. But, let me assure you, this isn’t the case with Andrea and Andrew’s new kitchen. By opting for the compact yet efficient Bosch 24″ cooktop and oven, we’ve managed to maintain full functionality while also creating additional storage space. It’s a win-win!

Storage Galore

When it comes to kitchen design, never underestimate the power of storage. The challenge is even greater in compact kitchens, where every inch counts. In this design, we’ve included functional sized drawers, providing ample space for kitchen utensils and other essentials.

Now, let’s talk about the blind corner cabinet which doubles as a sink base. Some may consider it a tad awkward, but, this is where creativity comes into play. By incorporating a functional sink like this model from Kohler, we’ve ensured that not an inch of space is wasted. And with an offset sink drain, we might even create more accessible storage.

But, that’s not all. For additional storage, we’ve increased the depth of the wall blind cabinet to the left of the refrigerator to 18″ and also utilized the cabinet above the refrigerator.

Microwave Relocation: A Bold Move?

Now, some of you might be thinking: a microwave in the dining room? However, rest assured, this relocation next to the table not only frees up more space in the kitchen but also introduces a novel convenience for serving hot food right at the table.

So, here we are! A perfectly designed kitchen that meets most of Andrea and Andrew’s needs. It’s compact yet not claustrophobic, functional, and convenient.

I eagerly look forward to hearing your thoughts on this design. After all, every glorious puzzle deserves a fresh pair of eyes to appreciate the intricacies and the beauty hidden within.

Thank you for journeying with me through this design revelation. Here’s to many more glorious puzzles, solved together, in the realm of kitchen designs!

Features:

  • Custom Cabinetry
    • Make: Dura Supreme
    • Line: Bria
    • Door Style: Hudson
    • Species & Finish: Painted – White
    • Construction: Plywood case, dovetail drawers
    • Soft close doors and drawers
  • Hardware: Top Knobs

Plans and renders

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Stunning Bath Design at Alexandria: Transform Your Space into a Luxurious Retreat

Bath Design

Stunning Bath Design at Alexandria: Transform Your Space into a Luxurious Retreat

Features:

  • Custom Cabinetry
    • Make: Adelphi
    • Line: Ridgewood
    • Door Style: Legacy I
    • Species & Finish: Paint – Benjamin Moore – Fiji AF-525
    • Construction: Plywood case, dovetail drawers
    • Soft close doors and drawers
  • Hardware: Top Knobs

Features:

  • Custom Cabinetry
    • Make: Adelphi
    • Line: Ridgewood
    • Door Style: Legacy I
    • Species & Finish: Paint – White
    • Construction: Plywood case, dovetail drawers
    • Soft close doors and drawers
  • Hardware: Top Knobs

Features:

  • Custom Cabinetry
    • Make: Adelphi
    • Line: Ridgewood
    • Door Style: Legacy I
    • Species & Finish: Paint – Benjamin Moore – Bellbottom Blues – CSP-656
    • Construction: Plywood case, dovetail drawers
    • Soft close doors and drawers
  • Hardware: Top Knobs

Features:

  • Custom Cabinetry
    • Make: Adelphi
    • Line: Ridgewood
    • Door Style: Legacy I
    • Species & Finish: Paint – Sage
    • Construction: Plywood case, dovetail drawers
    • Soft close doors and drawers
  • Hardware: Top Knobs

Features:

  • Custom Cabinetry
    • Make: Adelphi
    • Line: Ridgewood
    • Door Style: Legacy I
    • Species & Finish: Paint – White
    • Construction: Plywood case, dovetail drawers
    • Soft close doors and drawers
  • Hardware: Top Knobs

Plans and renders

Exquisite Kitchen Design at Alexandria: Elevate Your Home with Unparalleled Style

Exquisite Kitchen Design at Alexandria: Elevate Your Home with Unparalleled Style

Timeless Kitchen Design for Historic Home Addition

We are thrilled to reveal the completed design for the kitchen renovation project we created for Tom and Susan in their renovated historic home. This wonderful couple worked with an architect on plans for a major addition to their 1920s colonial, then brought us on board to design the ideal kitchen within the expanded footprint.

Blending Vintage Charm and Modern Function

Susan loves clean, contemporary styles while Tom prefers traditional warmth and character. To blend these aesthetics beautifully, we designed the kitchen with flush inset custom cabinets from Adelphi Kitchens in a warm white paint, paired with the company’s Legacy door style for a classic shaker look. The cabinets feature slab drawers for a touch of modern flair. Brushed brass hardware adds an updated, transitional touch.

The kitchen will feature an exotic natural marble stone for the counters and backsplash, not yet selected, that will add durability and timeless beauty. Stainless appliances integrate seamlessly into the design. Abundant windows connect the kitchen to the outdoors and fill the space with natural light.

Storage and Accessories for an Active Kitchen

Tom and Susan love to cook, bake and entertain. To maximize storage and functionality, we incorporated pull-outs like a spice rack, cookie sheet dividers, tilt-out tray for sponges, and a two-tier cutlery organizer. A mixer lift and appliance garage keep countertops clutter-free. Glass door upper cabinets and wine racks provide attractive display options.

Perfectly Tailored Layout

With an island for casual dining and homework, beverage station, and outdoor grill access, the kitchen is tailored to Tom, Susan and their daughter’s lifestyle. There’s ample space for cooking together along with zones for multitasking.

We thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with Tom and Susan to create their ideal kitchen, seamlessly blending old and new elements into a timeless, functional gathering space for their family to enjoy for years to come.

Features:

  • Custom Cabinetry
    • Make: Adelphi
    • Line: Flush Inset
    • Door Style: Legacy I
    • Species & Finish: Cherry Natural
    • Construction: Plywood case, dovetail drawers
    • Soft close doors and drawers
  • Hardware: Top Knobs
  • Appliances & Furniture: (provided by client)

Plans and Render

Capitol Hill Kitchen & Bath Project: A Design That Combines Functionality and Personal Touches

Capitol Hill Kitchen & Bath Project: A Design That Combines Functionality and Personal Touches

Welcome to another exciting kitchen and bath project!  Kat Reynolds, CKBD recently collaborated with the homeowners of a Capitol Hill row house to create a stunning kitchen that not only meets their unique requirements but also reflects their personal taste. In this blog post, we’ll take you through the various aspects of this challenging yet fulfilling project, showcasing our expertise in custom kitchen design and renovation.

Features:

  • Custom Cabinetry
    • Make: Dura Supreme
    • Line: Bria
    • Door Style: Hudson
    • Species & Finish:
      • Base Cabinet: Paintable Gale Force
      • Wall Cabinet: Paintable White
    • Construction: Plywood case with natural maple veneer interior, Full – Overlay, dovetail drawers
    • Soft close doors and drawers
  • Countertop: Silestone Charcoal Soapstone 
  • Hardware: Top Knobs
  • Appliances & Furniture: (provided by client)

Kitchen Layout and Design:

We wanted the kitchen to be the focal point as one enters the home. To achieve this, we designed the space so that the ducting is concealed within the cabinetry components, creating a sleek and visually appealing look. The homeowners were considering black stone or concrete countertops, but due to concerns about staining, chipping, and scratching, we suggested Silestone charcoal soapstone. This material offers a matte surface that doesn’t show dust and fingerprints like shiny black granite, making it a practical and stylish choice for their kitchen renovation.

Mudroom Solutions:

One of the primary challenges we faced was designing a mudroom with a limited depth of only 16-7/8 inches. Since this did not allow for coat hangers, we came up with an alternative solution: adding more hanging hooks and a base cabinet. This not only provided space for their wine glasses but also served as a convenient drop zone, particularly when they have barbecues, making the most of the available space in their Capitol Hill home.

Bathrooms:

When it comes to small bathroom vanities, finding something that doesn’t look “off-the-shelf” can be a challenge. We offered the Capitol Hill homeowners an outside-the-box solution that will make their bathroom vanity stand out, showcasing our expertise in crafting unique and stylish bathroom designs.

Personal Touches:

To help the Capitol Hill homeowners emotionally connect to their new kitchen, we incorporated some of their personal items into the design. We also added adjustable shelves in the tall cabinets, so they can customize their storage and broom cabinet preferences, providing a personalized and functional space for them to enjoy.

Conclusion:

The Capitol Hill kitchen project has been one of our most challenging and rewarding puzzles to date. We hope they’ll be as thrilled with the design as we are. We look forward to receiving their feedback and making any necessary adjustments to create the kitchen of their dreams.

Stay tuned for more updates on this project, and don’t forget to visit our website for more inspiring kitchen and bath designs from Bath Plus Kitchen!

Custom Kitchen Design and Remodel | Washington DC 20003

Custom Kitchen Design and Remodel | Washington DC 20003

Features:

  • Custom Cabinetry
    • Make: Adelphi
    • Door Style: Legacy I
    • Species & Finish:
      • Combination:
        • Paintable Benjamin Moore Caldwell Green HC – 124
        • Paintable Benjamin Moore Decorators White CC-20
    • Construction: Plywood, Full – Overlay – Frameless, dovetail drawers
    • Soft close doors and drawers

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Design Fee
- Previously paid design fee is applied towards the total cost
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Custom Kitchen Design and Remodel | Arlington VA 22206

Custom Kitchen Design and Remodel | Arlington VA 22206

Custom Kitchen Design and Remodel - Arlington VA 22206

  • A full kitchen remodel in Arlington, VA.
  • Remove and install new vinyl floor tiles.
  • Construction and installation provided by B+K.

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Payment

Design Fee
- Previously paid design fee is applied towards the total cost
Option # 1
- Receive a 7% discount for payment in full up front.
Option # 2
- No discount, 50% due at time of signing, 50% due when cabinet deliver scheduled, typically 1 to 3 weeks before cabinets are delivered.
Payment
- Previously paid design service is applied towards the deposit per design package

- Upon signing the contract, a deposit of 50% is required. In paying the 50% deposit, you will receive a credit of 5% towards the total cost. This credit is passed along to you as we are able to pay up front for materials and take advantage of early pay discounts with vendors.

- 48% will be equally distributed weekly, until the project is completed except punch list.

- 2% for punch list and all items complete.
End of Week 1 (8% due - 58% running total)
Start Demolition of kitchen, start roughs-ins.
End of Week 2 (8% due - 66% running total)
Rough-ins complete.
End of Week 3 (8% due - 74% running total)
Start cabinet install.
End of Week 4 (8% due - 82% running total)
Cabinet installed, waiting for countertops.
End of Week 5 (8% due - 90% running total)
Countertops installed, start backsplash, faucet, appliance hookups.
End of Week 6 (8% due - 98% running total)
Project complete except punch list.
Project complete (2% due - 100% running total)
Punch list and all items complete.