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AUG 2018

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Kitchens Under $100,000 Multipurpose Marvel CINDY MCCARLEY Cindy McCarley Designs, Santa Rose Beach, FL While most of today's kitchens are designed to be multifunctional, the term took on a whole new meaning for Cindy McCarley of Cindy McCarley Designs when she took on the task of designing her own personal kitchen. A limited budget and a modest size of 247 square feet posed challenges for McCarley, who needed to create a room that would act as a sample kitchen for clients, function for her personal aging-in-place needs and work in an open floor plan. McCarley situated the kitchen in an open layout, centered between the front porch/living room and the dining room/back porch. This would allow her to have crowds on both sides as well as seated at the island while entertaining. Since the designer uses the room as her "test" kitchen, she wanted to incorporate elements that would enable her to better help her clients. For example, she installed honed Carrera marble countertops, since she finds that many of her clients want them but are afraid of them. This allows them to see how they look over time. Since this is also her "aging-in-place" home, McCarley incorporated items that would work with this concept. A walk-in pantry provides easy accessibility, and it includes a Samsung microwave installed at an ideal height for easy access. One wall of cabinets – custom inset Shaker and slab from Grimes Custom Cabinets in white with Anthropologie Russo hardware – stores other necessary items. The wall also houses a 36" paneled French Door and Freezer, as well as a 30" Double Wall Oven and induction cooktop, all from Jenn-Air. The back- splash tile is Meridian Veil Blend Mosaic from Oceanside Tile. Above the cooktop is McCarley's showpiece – a custom range hood she designed, complete with Zephyr insert. Pecky cypress on top and regular cypress at the bottom are treated with a pickled finish. Across from the cabinet wall is a large asymmetrical island in gray with a small bookcase at one end for cookbooks. A Kohler 36" Whitehaven Apron Front Sink is paired with Delta Faucet's Trinsic Pull Down Touch Faucet in Champagne Bronze with coordinating touch soap dispenser. A 24" Trifecta Dishwasher is also featured here, next to an undercounter wine refrigerator, both from Jenn-Air. GOLD Photo: Steven T Mangum STM Photography 56 Kitchen & Bath Design News • August 2018

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