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201 Home Fall 2012

Edgy and Contemporary in Edgewater

Kitchen Design: Glen Lumia, Creative Design Construction & Remodeling Inc., Northvale.

Thinking “out of the box” gave this stylish and streamlined Edgewater kitchen a crisp, contemporary point of view, says Glen Lumia, owner of Creative Design Construction & Remodeling, Inc in Northvale.

“Keeping aesthetics and ease of access in mind,” he says, “we eliminated unnecessary upper cabinets, added flip-up doors and introduced a Liebherr 48″ combination refrigerator/wine/freezer appliance that doubles as a major design statement.”

“The homeowner enjoys entertaining and wanted to open up the living space to accommodate all types of gatherings,” Lumia says.

He removed a wall between the living room and kitchen to create a more open and inviting space and improve traffic flow. The resulting L-shaped design includes a generous peninsula that extends into the living space.

Working with a primarily neutral palette, Lumia added dimension with custom Crystal Cabinets by Quest in a dark raisin finish. The homeowner wanted to minimize the use of upper cabinets, leading Lumia to include just four upper cabinets, each with a flip-up access (instead of conventional cabinet doors) and frosted glass to hide everyday dishes and glassware.

A glass tile counter-to-soffit backsplash by Fuda Tile in Ramsey was designed to showcase the contemporary 42-inch stainless steel wall hood by Independent Manhattan and complement Bianco Antico granite countertops and a neutral striated porcelain floor, also by Fuda Tile. Other stylish stainless design elements include Tec track lighting, a Thermador dishwasher, Elkay Avado under-mount sink and a trio of ultra-contemporary counter stools.