Eucalyptus Easy Living
Captiva Island, FL
This family wanted a sophisticated, simple solution to their dark kitchen. By re-configuring the islands and brightening everything with a unique figured/quartered eucalyptus finish, O'Connor Cabinetry Designs delivered their wish! The radius work was a technical challenge, especially when coupled with appliance panels and touch-latch opening devices, but was accomplished with aplomb. Crystallo quartzite countertops capped the design with translucent beauty. The large island top is lit from underneath using a full-panel LED system.
Also important to the clients was a way to showcase art. Each cubby of the wall-hung piece over the desk is lit to highlight the artwork.
Just off the kitchen was the sunken bar. The clients' desire to keep the countertops meant refacing around tough angles and working some carpentry magic to ensure that the new appliances fit and functioned properly. Roll-outs were added to the cabinets for additional ease of use.
New Color, New Style
This home sat empty for a while, just waiting for the new owners to come in and freshen it up. Their first update was changing the countertops in the kitchen and bar areas to a one-of-a-kind soapstone. When it came time to re-do the cabinetry, they called Michael O'Connor for help. We had to surgically remove the existing doors, drawer-fronts, panels, and all other finished items, so we didn't damage the countertops. By choosing a lighter color for the perimeter and a modern grey for the island and bar, the kitchen was given new life. Simpler lines helped create a more soothing atmosphere, and the wired glass tied it all together with a pop of personality.
L'Ambiance, Longboat Key
This couple wanted a "wow" kitchen, and that is what Michael delivered. The cabinetry is book-matched Rosewood with glass and stainless accents. The pantry is an organization-lover's dream! And the countertops are one-of-a-kind Capolavoro granite.
Modern Kitchen Solutions
This client had an eclectic taste and wanted a kitchen that reflected their modern style with some Asian components. The sushi bar area was accomplished by putting a small, sliding door cabinet on the counter and then wrapping it in the countertop material. This not only gives the homeowner a great prep place but also functions to hide the sink and faucet area from the seating area. The hood was a major challenge in this kitchen, as we didn't want a hunk of stainless in the middle to take away from the aesthetic of the overall design. Michael came up with a "hood shade" design, inspired by a light the client had in the house. Now, instead of clunky, the hood is a piece of art.
Sanderling, Siesta Key
The challenge on this project was simplicity. Clean lines and hidden appliances were the top priority! The views of the Gulf and the property were the stars, and it was important for the cabinetry and furniture to create a palette for, not compete with, their surroundings.
All kitchen appliances were paneled to match the slab fronts of the cabinets. Touch-latch hardware and routed finger pulls accommodated not having hardware.
Bathroom cabinets were wall-hung, and molds were made, so the marble used on the counter tops could be shaped into sink bowls.
The closet was its own work of art, with leather-lined drawers, sectioned for all kinds of organization.
The true art piece of this project, though, was the 14' quartz and acrylic table.