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U-shaped kitchen opens up into a dinning area. Kitchen deisgn by by Randy O'Kane, CKD, of Bilotta Kitchens features oak flooring, pale grey walls, white quartz countertops, fully custom shaker style double tiered Bilotta cabintry in a mix of rift cut white oak and white painted finish, and a center island with adjoining table with seating. Pin this image on Pinterest
U-shaped kitchen features rift cut white ash Bilotta cabinets with Smoke Embers finish, center island and adjacent grey pedestal table. Pin this image on Pinterest
U-shaped kitchen features rift cut white ash Bilotta cabinets with Smoke Embers finish, center island and adjacent grey pedestal table. Pin this image on Pinterest
U-shaped kitchen features rift cut white ash Bilotta cabinets with Smoke Embers finish Pin this image on Pinterest
U-shaped kitchen features rift cut white ash Bilotta cabinets with Smoke Embers finish, center island and adjacent grey pedestal table. Pin this image on Pinterest
Butler's pantry features light grey painted shaker style Biotta cabinetry with metal door inserts, grey walls and espresso countertops. Pantry opens into an expansive kitchen. Design by Randy O'Kane, CKD, of Bilotta kitchens. Pin this image on Pinterest

About the Project

Inset Shaker cabinets in this spacious kitchen are a nod to the traditional, but the gray color scheme is clearly planted in the present. What brings it to life is the mix of textures: the wall and tall cabinets are rift cut white ash with a stain that allows the wood grain to show through, while the base cabinets receive an opaque finish in “Smoke Embers” paint. Wall cabinets are double-stacked for extra storage and extend almost to the ceiling, leaving enough room for the substantial room crown to continue over the cabinetry. Matte versus polished appears in the juxtaposition of sparkling white glass countertops against honed limestone backsplashes. Brushed nickel was selected for the decorative hardware, the contemporary chandelier over the island, and the circular motif on the drum shade over the table.

For a cohesive look, matching panels disguise the dishwasher, double refrigerator/freezer columns, and the refrigerator drawers on the island. To balance the stainless steel on two walls, a custom stainless farm sink was placed under the window.

The most unique feature is the seating at the island. A stained ash wood top with a weathered steel tulip base, echoes the breakfast table at the nearby banquette.