After the Second Look presentation, I had more specifics and direction to go on. The design was being refined by our meetings and discussion, with special attention being placed on the kitchen and its function.
- The entry moment built-in was a go, and Jeff wanted to explore adding a tufted cushion to bench back, and add door to coat closet portion.
- The idea was floated to shrink the kitchen island, yet allow the kitchen canopy to still stay aligned to current kitchen zone edge and overhang the edge of kitchen island. This would allow island seating to be within zone of kitchen’s shelter.
- Kitchen floor material could be contained by outlines of “U” shape kitchen space
- Floor cabinets from dining room area to be removed to gain space
- Space under stairs in living room – I was to look at potential for “soft spot” moment – ie, plants.
- Wegner Chairs – Jeff owns two mid-century folding chairs from Danish designer Hans Wegner. These look great opened up and also folded, and Jeff wanted to find a potential display location for them on a wall.
Scheme 1 Comments:
- Look at reducing wall cabinet space in the scheme to just the far wall in the kitchen
- Research possibility of fitting a Marvel freezer under the front counter space next to a Marvel fridge and ice maker. This scheme hid all the appliances from view underneath the countertop.
Scheme 2 Comments:
- This scheme put a wall of cabinets at the back of the kitchen. Jeff was intrigued by the idea, especially if we could integrate a fridge behind the cabinet covers. I had seen this done inexpensively in Europe with Ikea cabinets, but only with crazy high-end Sub-Zero type refrigerators in America.
- In this scheme, the sink would need to be located in the island. Jeff found this acceptable if moved over to one side, and not a double sink – to allow for max open island space for entertaining.
Additionally, Jeff wanted to see some ideas for a cost-effective Roof Deck. Here was the brief:
- Create budget-minded scheme for roof deck
- Add hose bibb, outdoor shower potentially with screen
- Plantings, decking
- Leave upper roof-deck alone – accessed only for special events