Having a hard time getting a sense of what this kitchen will look like? My clients were too and plans aren't the most useful visual tools when you're trying to understand the mix of materials and the layers of kitchen cabinets. I began with a few elevations of the kitchen area, but nothing beats a quick 3-D model. Here is the new view from the great room through the two existing openings into the new extended kitchen . . .
And the view from the kitchen towards the great room . . .
And the view from the old dining space into the new extended kitchen . . .
The kitchen will use IKEA cabinet boxes with white cabinet doors and drawer fronts, however, those cabinet fronts and back panels, including the floating shelves, rendered as wood in the images above will be ordered from Semihandmade. They create custom wood cabinet doors and drawer fronts, spacers, panels, and shelving all compatible with IKEA's AKURUM cabinet boxes and hardware. Pretty fantastic, right?! The white cabinets will help reflect the light from the rooms ribbon windows, while the straight grain wood cabinet fronts, panels and shelves will give a nod to the home's mid-century roots. All new stainless steel appliances will be installed, as well as a new sink and faucet (TBD). I'd love to see a simple white ceramic tile backsplash, perhaps in a proportion longer and shorter than the classic subway tile, laid in a stack bond. Or better yet, since I know how much the future owner loves Carrara - maybe a nice 2x8 Carrara marble tile in a stack bond. And, the homeowner's will have new wood flooring installed in the kitchen to match the existing wood flooring throughout the rest of the house.