The homeowners valued having amenities that made the kitchen easy to use and maintain. One member of the family loves to bake, so fashioned inside the island are custom pullouts and a mixer lift to provide easy access to her tools. Accompanied by farmhouse-inspired light fixtures and stools, the island has also become a perfect spot for the homeowners to entertain family and friends. To add to the comfort and convenience of the space, Long incorporated a separate coffee bar with a custom glass door and iron detailing to draw the eye in. The coffee bar makes use of one of the more difficult areas of the kitchen to tie in with the rest of the home.
Long also made sure to include several smaller details to make the space more cohesive. “We wrapped the wood around the wall behind the fridge, so it continued into the other room. That helps open the space up,” Long says. Another noteworthy detail, and Long’s favorite, was the range hood with custom metal bands and accents that help tie in the farmhouse feel. Next to the hood are open shelving units that the homeowners use to display family heirlooms to add a personal touch to the space.
The family space continues into the dining nook, designed for the homeowners to host large groups or more intimate family gatherings. The ceiling of this area has barrel vaulted ceilings, which make the room look more open and add a unique design element to an otherwise simple space.