"I'm always trying to get integrated seating that is off the work triangle so that non-cooks and guests know where they're supposed to go when they come into the kitchen," he says. "You can create a psychological barrier that stops people from wandering into the cook's path, or standing right next to them at the stove."
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 I 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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