July 2017 Magazines - Page 63

Because the owner loves to entertain, an open plan kitchen with a large gathering island was instituted. A sense of drama was accomplished via a waterfall edge on the marble countertop. This design style takes more material and requires you to move the electrical outlets to the seating side or front of the cabinet, a detail not overlooked. Indoor/Outdoor living was high on the wish list for this client, as he purchased the home for the golf course view. Oversized glass sliders at the dining room and living room areas were utilized to accom- plish this goal. Upgrading these doors is a great way to add value to any home. In addition, floor to ceiling drapery accentuates the ceiling heights while soft- ening the edges of the doors. 63