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A Kitchen by Elisabeth Aiello, CKD, Achieves Rustic Elegance & Convenience

Posted on December 5, 2011 by jlamberski

Kd.¬†designer Elisabeth Aiello, CKD, recently completed a kitchen remodel for a home in an upscale subdivision in Golden, Colorado known as Riva Chase. The home was built in the 1980’s, and the outdated features of the kitchen resulted in a space that lacked style and function.

The clients’ goals for their new, upscale kitchen included a rustic, Tuscan theme and modern conveniences that would make for a highly functional space for entertaining and everyday living. The kitchen was rather large but felt small and closed in as a result of the drywall soffits and niches, drop down wall cabinets and double islands in the original design. These were the main challenges that Elisabeth aimed to resolve in the new design.

First, Elisabeth had some of the walls removed to open up the space and simplify the aesthetic. Elisabeth added interest by implementing cabinetry and furniture with elegant details and finishes. Becoming the focal points on each wall, the carved stone hood and copper over-mantle, the enclosed refrigerator and oven armoire and the new breakfast bar all add significant beauty and function.

Elisabeth’s single-island design expands and enhances storage, workspace and seating for family members and guests, who can now visit with the cook and enjoy beautiful mountain views through the kitchen and family room windows. Finally, Elisabeth added a bar and beverage center for additional storage and for family members and guests to have their own space that wouldn’t interfere with the cook’s workspace.

Exceeding the clients’ requests, Elisabeth’s smart and sophisticated design achieved a kitchen space that is mountainesque and beautiful while also comfortable and convenient. Tell us in a comment what elements of Elisabeth’s design are your favorite!


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