Silver Spring, MD , Kitchen/Additions & Renovation - $174,000
Derrick and Denise had been dreaming of a larger kitchen for many years. They enjoy entertaining but found it difficult with their tiny, closed-off kitchen. Derrick came to Merrick with a very clear vision of what he wanted, down to the smallest detail. It is those details that make this project really shine! As wine aficionados, the wine bar was very important to the project.
The wine bar was designed to incorporate their beloved antique Kohler ice chest, nestled between a modern wine cooler and glassware storage. Derrick’s wish list included a flat-screen TV. Denise wanted lots of large windows to add more light. The solution was a rotating wall-mount that allows the TV to swivel to a vertical position when not in use.
In addition to being wine connoisseurs and adding a wine bar, Derrick and Denise really enjoy cooking gourmet meals to pair with wine. For that reason, it was important that the new kitchen accomodate that pastime. Derrick put his personal stamp on the rest of the kitchen. He wanted to add a pot filler, double spice racks, and a high-performance gas range. The design also incorporated the existing brick wall, making it an accent feature. A contemporary door on a track, decorative lighting, a separate coffee station with wine storage and a microwave drawer all add function and style to this great kitchen.
The space is perfect for Derrick and Denise. Their gourmet kitchen and wine bar have a laid back, transitional feel. It is the perfect setting to gather with friends and family.