Bachelor Pad • Montclair, NJ
This two bedroom condo in a converted commercial space had lots of potential, but the existing kitchen was an obvious afterthought.
The client wanted a new kitchen that would add value to his home, function well and most importantly, compliment the adjoined living area.
The kitchen was gutted leaving the original partition walls in place so as not to disturb the other rooms in the apartment.
A sleek peninsula now links the open kitchen with the rest of the apartment.
This multi-functional element incorporates an eat-at counter, work surface and side-by-side refrigerator and freezer.
Replacing the (rarely used) range with a gas cooktop made room in the base cabinetry for storage drawers, to hold pots and pans.
A combination microwave/convection oven/hood sits above, providing additional cooking options.
The jewel-like tones of a mosaic backsplash unite the handsome color scheme.
Frosted glass adds dimension to the wall cabinets and a recessed niche with adjustable, glass shelves offers compact storage.
Light fixtures tucked beneath the wall cabinets and recessed into the ceiling provide task lighting.
With the flip of a dimmer switch, the mood can be transformed from a brightly-lit work area, to a cozy retreat for entertaining.
This boutique-sized kitchen is now the centerpiece of the home, where meals and memories can be served!
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