Must Have Spaces
Designers Mix Functionality with a Heaping Helping of “Welcome”
BY LIS KING
Big, bountiful kitchens and luxurious baths are must haves for homeowners in the Pascack Valley area, and understandably so, say designers. Ever-busier lives, traffic jams and a generally crazy world make us long for the hug of home, and nothing warms the heart quite like a welcoming kitchen and pampering bath.
But what makes a kitchen welcoming? When it’s so big, beautiful and functional that it works as an everything room, say our pros from Creative Design Construction & Remodeling (201-822-1949).
As for pampering baths, think oversized tubs and showers with multiple jets and body sprays, generous vanity space, storage to banish clutter and gorgeous one-of-a-kind stone surfaces.
Big and Bold
Professional appliances meet old-world elegance in this Old Tappan kitchen (left and above) designed by Glen Lumia of Creative Design. Part of a great room, it can entertain a crowd in style and yet works beautifully for everyday living. The island seats family members for prepping tasks and informal meals, there’s a built-in home management center and the refrigerator is designed for easy care. Teak, a practically indestructible wood, tops the island and the floor is porcelain tile that mimics slate.