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"From the start, I envisioned creating a space that worked with Natalie, and not against her," says Jeffrey. "I wanted space for her to prep, space to store food and cooking tools, and a room that was more efficient, more stylish — and, of course more organized."
"I wanted to modernize the space for Natalie, but didn’t want to fight the colors that were already there — the blonde wood cabinets, the tan and mauve tile, and the brown tones in the floor. Mixing the navy, stainless steel, and wood tones was the perfect way to give the space some modern drama, as well as make it feel warm and inviting."
"Whether we're talking about a big kitchen or a small kitchen, people routinely struggle with how to make their kitchen work efficiently. In Natalie’s case, she was limited to the kitchen that came with her rental apartment. We used open shelving, added a pegboard and mirror, and created a charming space that now flows well with how Natalie uses her kitchen."
"I chose to put the mirror on the open wall that previously held a small pot rack to create a primary focal point when you walk through the doorway. As luck had it, the wall was the perfect size. Using this space for storage wasn’t the best direction to go. I wanted something there that would be clean, captivating, that would reflect the light from the nearby window and give the illusion that the space is a little larger than it is."
By making a pegboard Jeffrey was able to move all her cookware and utensils to easy access on the wall. No more struggling to pull a pan out of the cupboard now.
"The pegboard became the ideal solution to store all of the oversized and highly used items. In this project it was the keystone to making the kitchen more organized and efficient for daily use.