To create contrast and add storage to the space, designers upcycled the little girl's old dresser with a new coat of paint and some new pink, crystal drawer pulls. The dark color helps bring warmth to the room, while the pink crystal drawer pulls bring glamor to the new creation.
Stainless steel, chrome and brushed nickel are the most readily available metals for kitchen hardware. Put a fresh but classic spin on your kitchen island with satin brass. While polished- and lacquered- brass styles come across as dated, the understated look of satin brass is more transitional and up to date.
If you have a bit more room to play with, the wet bar offers the opportunity to incorporate extra refrigeration, a second sink and even a recycling center. Designer Nathan J. Reynolds fit all this and more into this project. “This wet bar was designed with entertaining in mind,” he says. “The top refrigerator drawer is perfect for storing cold water, soda, beer — even juice boxes for the kids. The bottom freezer drawer makes ice and is great for chilling glasses and liquor. Fill the sink up with ice and display the beverages offered to guests for the evening. The far right drawer is handy for bottle openers, napkins and bar utensils for the bartender. Below the drawer is a recycling center pull-out with trash and recycling for the empty bottles. The countertop space is generous for displaying beverages and making your favorite cocktail.”
Spice and oil storage drawers are hidden behind decorative columns, utilizing every inch of space in this traditional kitchen. This smart solution keeps ingredients organized and on-hand while at the food prep space.
“Designed for wine lovers who enjoy entertaining often, this wet bar was installed in the dining room where they host dinner parties, holiday meals and entertain most of the time,” says designer Nathan J. Reynolds. “Next to the kitchen, it’s a convenient place for additional counter space for mixing drinks, plating desserts, or serving coffee and after-dinner drinks.” The design includes a Kohler sink, Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer drawers, and a Sub-Zero wine refrigerator. “Glass cabinets above the wet bar distinguish it from the rest of the workspace and showcase handsome glassware and collectibles,” he adds.