M Magazine – Curvelicious

The kitchen renovation of the 1900s Shorewood brick Colonial goes beyond creating an updated space for a young professional couple. The design by Deep River Partners architects, Milwaukee, accomplishes the homeowners’ goal of a larger area for cooking and socializing by knocking out the requisite walls and reor- ganizing the space, while giving thoughtful consideration to the aesthetics and function of the space.

In order to make the space feel larger, Deep River Design Principle Richard Sherer uses visual strategies, such as creating a focal point with the dark walnut island and using white cabinetry around the perimeter of the kitchen to expand the space visually. “We also used an island that was one height so we didn’t get verti- cal interruption,” Sherer says.

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