KOTY 2015: Contemporary Curvature

Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry, Gold winner, 250-400 square feet

By Melissa Mauzy
Photography by Anne Matheis


Contemporary Curvature

Seeking a sleek design style with a few accent elements that pop, the homeowners also needed storage and function in their redesigned kitchen. Working with Bob Burmeister, Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry, a unique radius kitchen was designed to meet all of their needs. The original kitchen had an angled back wall with a simple rectangular island and little storage. Burmeister incorporated a curved back wall of cabinetry that includes a 48” professional range, designer range hood and built-in pantries that flank the stainless-steel refrigerator.

Continuing the curve, the front island sits on a reverse radius with the sink facing the family room so that homeowners can enjoy family while working in the kitchen. The island is topped with a Think Glass raised bar top with stainless-steel supports. The use of the glass top allows the open feel of the kitchen to extend into the family room. The cabinetry is a sleek, stained European door style with stainless-steel accent handles. An accent stainless-steel, full-height splash behind the professional range maintains ease of cleaning.

Why the judges love it:

This kitchen has a nice hefty thickness on everything. All the elements work together, and the designer was smart in incorporating curvature into the hood and island as well as the wall. The glass bar top is the coolest detail, especially how it appears to be floating.

Designer: Bob Burmeister, Marc Christian Fine Cabinetry, 314-994-7111
Glass tile backsplash: The Gallery at ISC Surfaces, 314-994-7100