City Social Magazine

MAR 2013

City Social Magazine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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The design of the kitchen began with Nicole's request that the space open up into the adjacent breakfast and keeping areas. They wanted a visually cleaner space than what had previously existed. The French doors were removed and the height of the doorway was elevated to bring it up to the height of the surrounding ones, which gives the room a more architecturally cohesive feel. She had two other important requests; she wanted the new kitchen sink located on the exterior wall with a window to allow more natural light in the kitchen and to provide a good view. Her second request was for the cabinetry to accommodate her large new Bluestar cook top and ovens. She had a Bluestar range in her previous house and absolutely loved it. This time, though, she wanted the biggest one she could fit because of all of the extra features it provided. The original kitchen had an island peninsula, which narrowed down the space but provided cabinet storage that couldn't be spared in the new design. The LaNasas wanted a centrally located island that would not only open up the entire space but also have a lot of custom drawer storage to suit their specific cooking and entertaining needs. In order to fulfill this need, an additional wall was created on the side of the room Before Read us online at 27

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