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									          Project Case Study                    Spotlight on creative, problem-solving kitchens and baths

        Craftsman-Inspired Style Puts Cook Center Stage
         By Andrea Girolamo                       of Kitchen & Bath Design in
                                                  Newport Beach, CA. He reworked
                    CATALINA ISLAND, CA —         the space to add prep room for the

            f there’s one thing Gary White,       cook, and made the breakfast nook
            CMKBD, is concerned about, it’s       an inviting place for visitors to sit
            having too many cooks in the          and stay out of the cook’s way while
            kitchen.                              being close enough to interact.
             White, who describes this
         kitchen as “Craftsman in a Tudor         PENINSULA PROBLEM
         home,” notes his primary concern in      The challenge for White was to
         every kitchen remodel is ensuring        create a stylish, functional kitchen
         the cook has enough room to              after first addressing the space
         operate. Part of that includes           concerns inherent with the original
         creating a comfortable spot for          kitchen’s impractical layout.
         guests to relax while keeping them           “There was no counter
         at a safe remove.                        large enough for adequate food
             “That was hard to get done in        preparation or even to set down
         this kitchen,” says White, president     something hot coming from the
                                                                                               White CMKBD,                   warm,
                                                                                          Gary White, CMKBD achieved this warm eclectic look through the mixing of
                                                                                          materials and distinctive product choices, such as the curvilinear Blanco pot filler
                                                                                          above the professional-style Dacor range.

                                                                                          Division of space is one of White’s hallmarks; this breakfast nook is close enough to
                                                                                          the action for guests to be able to sit and interact with the cook during meal prep
                                                                                          without getting in the way.

                                                                                          ovens along the rear wall of the               says White. Above the range is a
                                                                                          kitchen,” the designer notes as an             range hood from Vent-A-Hood, in the
                                                                                          example.                                       company’s Gold Vein finish.
                                                                                              The peninsula was identified as                A curvilinear pot filler from
                                                                                          the biggest hindrance to a functional          Blanco peeks out of the range’s
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