Isleta worked hard to get her masters and as a reward for her efforts she renovated her closed off, tight u-shaped kitchen.
With windows throughout the main floor you would think that the space would feel open and bright but there was a wall dividing the kitchen from the rest of the main floor that made the kitchen feel dark and segregated from the rest of the space. The moment that wall was removed the space started to look and feel different. We also removed a closet style pantry in order to create a U-shape and then wrap the cabinets around the corner for extra counter space. And of course, we added an island.
Isleta chose to use Lectus Cabinets for her cabinetry and opted for some cabinetry inserts to make the kitchen even more user-friendly: a swing out garbage under the sink, roll-out shelves in the pantry, a 4-bin recycling center, a spice pull out and a utensil and knife block pull out. She also let me get my designer on with a wrap around open shelf with glass doors above that keeps the corner feeling light and open. The creamy white cabinetry looks classic with the soft-colored laminate countertops and grey stained maple island.