Ted Wight’s UNkitchen Renovation in Bernoudy Designed Home
Dana King Explains Ted’s UNkitchen
We enjoyed creating this UNkitchen for Ted Wight in his stunning Bernoudy home. Our designers, Renna and Dana, collaborated with Ted to create a space we believe would make William Bernoudy proud. There is so much to share about this kitchen.
We kept the china hutch and refurbished it to resemble the original, but added the glass interior and updated LED lighting. To add natural light we installed two skylights that follow the roof line — you can see the roof from the ariel photo. The wall-mounted table is the original base with an updated walnut top. Also in the style of the original is the cork flooring. Ted and his son loved the idea of dark floor paired with dark cabinets, which is not only dramatic, but also keeps the contrast low to expand the feel of the small space.
The UNkitchen concept is not just a modern kitchen, in fact, it can be any style, but what makes it unconventional is that it is discreet, not calling out as a kitchen from sitelines as you approach. Rather it is not until you are actually in the kitchen that you realize it is in fact a kitchen.
UNkitchens tend to have minimal or no upper cabinets, provide wall space for artwork, and have discreet appliances like a vent hood that sits flush to the ceiling as in this kitchen. Handles are discreet or nonexistent. A linear channel incorporates the pull for the cabinet doors and drawers and also push-to-open hardware on the fridge and cabinets also provides access.