Opened and transformed space for a young family by Showcase Kitchens
by Emily Andren
Photography by Ric Marder Imagery
The homeowners describe their new kitchen as ‘‘youthful transitional’’ which is exactly what they wanted for their family with four young children. Working with architect Pat O’Neill, John Starck, owner of Showcase Kitchens, both based in Manhasset, reconfigured the layout and functionality of a small kitchen, laundry room, maid’s room and bathroom into a beautiful, spacious new kitchen, eating area and family room.
“The house was chopped into separate rooms and hallways. The owners wanted it to be an open, friendly space so they could live in every room,” O’Neill explains.
The countertops are 1 ¼” quartz. The Franke sink has a white porcelain backsplash. In the graphite blue island is a Linkasink hammered nickel prep sink with a Rohl satin nickel faucet. The white cabinets have inset construction with ¼” bead detailing and overhead mullioned glass doors. The varied-width oak floor was chosen because “it’s a good surface for kids,” the owner says.
“We worked so well as a team,” says Starck. The owner’s wife was involved in the design decisions. “She brought lots of samples of colors and finishes she had selected,” O’Neill adds
The new layout gets maximum use and they love every moment in it. And, they comment, “The space between the areas is great for entertaining.”