Donald F. Evans, AIA
The Evans Group
A grand kitchen is a great kitchen that works for today’s family. It isn’t the largest or the flashiest room. It is the heart of the home with design creativity and ingenuity that takes the family into consideration. From the garage, there is a bulk storage closet in the hall, a Florida basement room, a home studio/laundry, kids’ study area, pantry, breakfast café, gathering room, and a dining salon all with the large gourmet kitchen as its hub.
A. Florida basement for all those things that don’t fit in the garage but stuff we Floridians can’t put in the basement.
B. Bulk storage closet is just steps from the SUV and the perfect storage spot for a case of vegetables, 24 rolls of toilet tissue, and the giant box of cereal.
C. The home studio/laundry is perfectly suited for doing laundry, but isn’t confined by one singular task. The space can be used for various arts and crafts from scrapbooking to flower arranging.
D. A kids study area close to mom but still private is the perfect solution for younger children.
E. Pantry for storage
F. Breakfast café overlooking the lanai and pool environment beyond.
G. Adjacent gathering room with seating at the grazing bar
H. Formal dining salon conveniently located next to the kitchen for ease of serving.
I. Gourmet kitchen at the heart of this family oriented home