Kitchen Remodel with an Unusual Mission


Our clients had one unusual priority for this kitchen remodel.  They wanted a literal “catwalk” spanning the top of the entire kitchen that their 3 cats could enjoy.  This dictated that the kitchen cabinets could not be more than 30” tall to make the catwalk functional.  We added decorative upper shelving between cabinets to create a continuous walk way for the cats. 


In addition, to better utilize space and open up a major pinch point between multiple doors we integrated angled upper and lower end cabinets.  It has been noted by everyone using this new kitchen space that the thoughtful cabinet design makes the entire kitchen space feels much larger.  Continuing the flow of the existing flooring in the adjoining room and to provide warmth and solidity, red oak hardwood flooring was installed in the kitchen. To coordinate with the Cabernet colored shaker cabinets we chose an unusual “Gialllo Ornamental” granite pattern and the effect was stunning.  To complete the look we installed a buff subway tile backsplash with a gorgeous crackled glass accent.  Because our client wash and prepare a lot of veggies, an extra deep stainless steel 60/40 double sink and faucet with pull-down sprayer were great additions.



Chris created a custom valance with wormy quilted maple that he sourced from his shop.