By Shelby Deering | Photography by Shanna Wolf
As the first remodeling project in their home, Kris and Anand Lee were hesitant about refreshing their kitchen. “We kept putting off this project for 10 years as we didn’t know where to start and whom to trust,” Kris says. After seeing the work of Al Curran, owner of Curran Cabinetry & Design, at a friend’s home, the couple was sold and decided to move forward.
With a goal of creating a fresh, updated space with more personality than their previous white kitchen, Curran says that he set out to make the kitchen more cohesive with the adjoining dining space and great room.
“The home’s tri-level design left us an open palette with plenty of options,” he says. In this case, they chose a transitional design solution, which provided modern, yet ageless, feel.
“What I love most about this space now is that all three areas on the main level flow together,” Curran says. “The wood floors assist in tying the spaces together as opposed to separately defining them.”
The new and improved kitchen represents many current trends, such as the use of mixed metals and finishes. “Bronze hardware, fixtures and lighting appointments mix well with the stainless steel-clad appliances,” Curran says.
Meanwhile, the vibrantly-blue island and perimeter neutral cabinetry inject contrast into the space, “yet work well together,” as Curran notes.
With a kitchen that feels organized, down to its custom cabinets, the homeowners view their kitchen as a place that’s “warm and inviting,” and serves as the headquarters for cooking up South Asian meals and baking up a storm.
Kris says, “The project was worth the time and effort, and we are so glad we finally mustered up the courage to proceed with a remodel.”