LONG ISLAND MODERN KITCHEN RENOVATION
Contemporary, Upscale, Clean Lines
In working with a Long Island homeowner with an ocean view home in Blue Point, NY, our experienced NYC interior designers were ecstatic to create a high-end, modern interior design package for this full gut renovation. Starting with opening up the walls in the kitchen and a new renovation, several iterations were developed in collaboration with the client, as a push and pull, to create the perfect final design. We invite you to explore the design process taken on this residence.
This interior rendering was the last design iteration completed with the homeowner that has gone into the construction documentation to be built. The finishes are a real show stopper with Fenix matte charcoal with fingerprint resistant finish. It pairs perfectly with the walnut wood veneer and white high gloss lacquer cabinetry. The self pulls make the look seamless and add to the clean lines of this modern kitchen. No state-of-the-art kitchen is complete without top of the line appliances. The majority is high end Wolf and Subzero that connects to the phone for wireless controls, perfect for those how love a smart home. The look couldn’t be complete without the built-in cabinetry to hide the refrigerator/freezer, wine cooler, dishwasher and trash receptacles. All of the cabinetry was specifically organized to ensure it would work perfectly for this homeowner.
In-Site’s Interior Design firm coordinated all drawings to work with the technical appliance specifications to ensure the millworker could built all the high end design details and were involved from initial concept to reviewing millwork proposals for accuracy and shopping around for the client.
Another large part of working with the homeowner and developing a highly detailed home interior design is including sketching as a form of communication. This sketch of a very contemporary staircase, which overlooks the kitchen, was designed as a floating stair with metal rods, painted black for a ultra-modern look. Each of the treads to be matching the wood floor throughout. These thin vertical rods to be less than a half an inch thick to avoid feeling bulky.
Designing the island itself and overall kitchen layout was a process. Our interior designers originally started with two islands and had a totally different orientation in the kitchen as the client was interested in the stove top in the island itself. After much deliberation, going more modern with a bi-level island and facing the beautiful ocean views was more important to the homeowner, and the design team was in agreement.
As discussed, design is a process. In a previous design iteration, this rendering indicates a design that had more wood tones and the island positional was reversed and focused more on prep closer to the cook top and oven, rather than a on guests gathering. Both design schemes heavily focused on the best design at the island with a bi-level design to accommodate bar height for seating and counter height for prep. This fabulous stone slab detailed as a waterfall edge and include a wood panel on the interior for a polished look.
Designing specifically to a client’s personal taste is certainly a process we love to be a part of to help guide and fine tune. Often times it is hard for the homeowner to see what direction they want or their styles change or develop in a new direction and it the job of an experienced interior designer to provide a product for them the be happy with for many years to come. Click to review our blog, 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Building Your Dream Home, for more guidance on how to tackle the daunting process of large scale renovations, from our highly professional NYC based interior designers.