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Bothell Kitchen With a Japanese Flavor


Outdated kitchen, and not an ideal layout for clients who like to cook. 


Better storage, more counter space, beverage bar, keeping within the confines of the existing kitchen & venting.

Japanese inspired.



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Enjoying the process

Having fun picking out tile. 


Proof that a visit to a showroom can be fun when you have someone that will narrow down and then edit choices. Or better yet, show you something you would never have imagined picking out on your own.  

My solution:


My inspiration started with my client's love of Japanese culture, as well as warm tones and the desire that everything has a place.

First off, I eliminated the desk, which was never used to make room for a beverage bar. I moved the oven, which then allowed me to relocate the refrigerator on the same wall, along with a pantry, to provide a seamless, custom built-in look of cabinets.  By moving the refrigerator, I was able to give my clients an additional workstation by increasing the counter space, as well as a focal point with wood-framed glass upper cabinets that are reminiscent of shoji screens.  

The beautiful handcrafted backsplash tile was selected for its artful display of colors that embodied the room and is the perfect thing to tie it all together.

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