Kitchen & Bath Design News

JUN 2018

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Designers who have an opportunity to partici- pate in showhouses are often rewarded twofold. They not only get to showcase their design abilities to visitors who tour the homes, they also get to contribute to a worthy cause. Recently, several Chicagoland designers participated in the New Moms' 33rd Annual Kitchen Walk. The yearly event raises money to support the organization's mission of interrupt- ing the cycle of poverty by providing housing, job training and supportive services to young mothers and their children in need. This year's tour featured 10 newly renovated kitchens showcased in a variety of styles and budgets in the Oak Park and River Forest areas, several of which are spotlighted here. Selected by a committee of designers and architects for their innovative, attractive and purposeful de- sign, each offers a unique character and story. REVISITING THE PAST One such kitchen with a storied background was a remodel from the first-ever Kitchen Walk 33 years ago, where Rosanne McGrath of Studio M Architects transformed the outdated '80s design in the circa 1920 Charles White designed home. The new kitchen features white cabinets built to match those used in the original butler's pan- try. Upper cabinetry is limited, leaving space for shaded sconces and open walnut shelves to dis- play everyday glassware as well as the children's artwork. A dish cabinet resembling a hutch is accented with harlequin beveled glass doors to match the living room windows. McGrath accented the cabinets with a mix of globe pulls inspired by the home's crystal doorknobs and vintage antique brass hardware. She topped them with marble, which shines under a trio of globe pendants that hover over the island. DUAL DESIGNS Rebekah Zaveloff, KitchenLab Design, created two kitchens on this year's Kitchen Walk. The first showcases a collection of unique furnish- ings and architectural elements gathered by the homeowners who stored them in the garage of their 130-year-old Victorian home for over a year in anticipation of the transformation that included removing the 1990s honey-colored cabinets and drywalled soffits. The use of customized antique pieces in- stead of traditionally fitted cabinetry provides a more individual, timeless feel, notes the design- er. The island began as a much longer fixture from a French department store, but Zaveloff Chicago Kitchens Take the Spotlight BY KIM BERNDTSON Chicagoland designers showcased special kitchens all while supporting a worthy cause. This kitchen, designed by Rosanne McGrath, is a transformation of an original Kitchen Walk kitchen. Its white cabinets – including a dish cabinet with Harlequin beveled glass doors that match the living room windows – were built to match those originally featured in the butler's pantry. Unique furnishings and architectural elements gathered by the homeowners provided an individual, time- less feel for this kitchen designed by Rebekah Zaveloff. Its island was once used in a French department store, while the hutch was found in a doctor's office. Cooking is serious business in this kitchen designed by Rebekah Zaveloff, who also wanted to create a space that struck a balance between a West Coast lifestyle and the classic charm of the 1918 Provincial style home. Photos: Mark Wright Photography 26 Kitchen & Bath Design News • June 2018 SHOWHOUSE SPOTLIGHT

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