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AUG 2018

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Kitchens Over $200,000 Modern Beauty KEVIN MULLEN (pictured), MARK CAYEN, STEPHANIE GAFFNEY, KARI MIZEN and KRISTEN HODGE Empire Kitchen & Bath Calgary, Alberta, Canada This winning kitchen design is all about functional beauty, with a clean, modern look that incorporates top-of-the-line appliances seamlessly for the optimal kitchen experience. The 308-sq.-ft. space – created by Kevin Mullen along with associate designers Mark Cayen, Stephanie Gaffney, Kari Mizen and Kristen Hodge of Empire Kitchen & Bath for the company's showroom – is designed to be beautiful and inspiring for all who see it, and to showcase a more modern, current take on the standard styles of traditional, transitional and contemporary. A major challenge for the design of the space was how to incorporate 10 appliances yet still maintain a luxurious and contemporary aesthetic and provide an immersive and interactive experience. Integration was key here, and the appliances are concealed or accentuated with Era custom cabinetry in white from Downsview Kitchens along the perimeter walls, creating a polished appearance. Lydia pulls from Top Knobs and Pellegrino marble countertops enhance the streamlined look. The cooking wall includes a Wolf 36" Transitional induction cooktop and custom metal hood. A Calacatta Quartzite Leather backsplash adds a sophisticated touch and works well with the black and white elements, including the Grafite flooring from Artistic Tile. Along the back wall, white cabinets are surrounded by glass-enclosed display cabinets with black trim, providing a dramatic backdrop for the built-in coffee system, 24" E Series Transitional Convection Steam Oven and two 24" E Series Transitional Built-in Single Ovens, all from Wolf. Continuing around the room, discreetly hidden behind white panels are a 24" Integrated Column Refrigerator and 24" Integrated Column Freezer with Icemaker from Sub-Zero. These sit side-by-side with two Sub-Zero 30" Integrated Wine Storage Refrigerators. A glossy wood-toned island complements the cabinetry surrounding the refrigerator area, and includes a paneled Asko dishwasher, Franke Professional Series sink and Dornbracht Lot faucet. Above, Hailey Medium Pendant lighting from Visual Comfort provides the finishing touch. GOLD 44 Kitchen & Bath Design News • August 2018

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