Kitchens That Cook!

Take a tour of these sleek, functional kitchen and bath inspirations.

Willowbrook Design
807 E. McMurray Road, Venetia, PA
724-941-9777, willowbrookdesign.com

Located just east of Pittsburgh, this kitchen project involved the addition of wings to each end of the home. The main goal of this project was to maximize available space, while executing an upscale English/French design.

The original kitchen space and exterior wall were absorbed into the new space, and a 10’ opening was then made in the exterior wall. This opening now leads into the eating area, while the adjacent Butler’s Pantry opens to the formal dining room. With the use of zoning, we were able to create efficient workspaces so as not to interfere with one another.

We pride ourselves on executing hand-drawn prints of your project that truly show many details not available by computer-generated drawings.

In addition to custom kitchen design, Willowbrook Design aims to cover all of your needs, whether its renovation, consultations, new home construction, bath design or outdoor kitchen construction. We also offer high quality products from some top of the line cabinetry companies.

Established by Senior Designer Kathy Cvetkovich, Willowbrook Design recognizes that the relationship established between our design team and the homeowner from the first moment is absolutely critical. With nearly 30 years of design experience, we consider it our mission to listen carefully to you—the homeowner.

Prime 1 Builders, Inc.
412/257-0160;  Prime1Builders.com

Problem:  A tiny, nondescript kitchen that is too cramped and inefficient for a vibrant, growing family.

Solution:  Create a gourmet dream kitchen that flows effortlessly into the family room, achieving that great outdoor feeling with huge multi-paned windows, a natural stone fireplace, granite countertops and a natural slate floor.  We started with an addition, creating the new family room. Removing the exterior wall of the old kitchen allows for the new island where the kids can have a snack and do their homework as mom supervises while preparing fabulous meals.

Let Prime 1 help you realize your dream. Building on your Vision, Exceeding every Expectation.

Kitchen & Bath Concepts
7901 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh PA
412/369-2900, kbcpittsburgh.com

This one-unit to two-unit expansion in Mount Washington was transformed by using all available space and a minimalist, contemporary design with very clean lines.

For a soft, monochromatic feel, we chose an Anigre veneer door, grain matched from floor to ceiling. In order to make the space appear larger, we built an under-lit island 12” off the floor to expose the floor tile underneath. We also installed a curved glass island hood to keep the kitchen open and spacious. The island canopy was used as a chase for the hood ductwork as well as to add appropriate lighting over the cooking area and the honed green slate countertop.

The largest obstacle was working around the exhaust chase in the center of the kitchen. We tackled this by building the tall elements on the island around the exhaust chase as well as using pull-out pantry units to gain appropriate storage.

At Kitchen & Bath Concepts, we develop a detailed design and budget, including hand renderings to help you visualize your new space. Whether you’re remodeling a historic home or building your dream house, we excel in helping you find a fresh and personalized solution that is just right for you.

Cardello Electric Supply & Lighting
20560 Route 19, Cranberry Twp., PA 724/742-9777
2520 Route 19, Canonsburg, PA 724/745-1541
cardellolighting.com

Our “Old World” kitchen display is a partnership with Acclaimed Kitchens and effectively demonstrates how lighting can further enhance the most-used room in your home. The kitchen was designed with layers of light to accentuate different features of the room. Correct placement of the recessed lights minimizes shadowing at work places and highlights the elegant cabinetry. The chandelier over the island creates a dramatic focal point and provides ambient lighting. Under cabinet task lights and low-level toe kick accent lights, both available in energy saving Xenon or LED, add additional light and visually enlarge the room.  

LED lighting produces less heat, uses up to 75 percent less energy than incandescent lights and lasts up to 50,000 hours. The new slimline LEDs mean it is now easier than ever to retrofit difficult spaces in your kitchen. Elevate your kitchen, the hub of your home, to magnificence.

Heart of the Home
215 Executive Drive, Cranberry Twp., PA
724/831-6650, heartofthehomedesigns.com

Heart of the Home is a truly custom cabinet company that creates kitchens, bathrooms, pubs, fire place mantels, built-ins for home offices, bedrooms, mudrooms and free standing furniture pieces uniquely for individual customers. Our skilled craftsmen have years of experience creating and have a passion for working with wood. Your pieces are hand made in our shop in Pennsylvania in any design style or finish you desire!

We are a preferred building partner for new construction, and we also do remodeling work. Shopping for stock cabinets means limited options, but with custom cabinetry, the sky is the limit! Your cabinets will be made to fit perfectly into the space that it will fill with no fillers, only more storage! You can have any door styles you wish and you can mix and match stain colors and finishes to achieve your desired look. Buy direct from the manufacturer and save. Contact us today.

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