Modern Budget-Friendly Kitchen

June 27, 2013

Designer Matthew Coates creates an open concept kitchen at the heart of a new home.

When designer Matthew Coates was contacted to design an open concept kitchen on a tight budget, he didn’t let the numbers fool him. He included stylish but budget-friendly materials to create a spacious, modern kitchen perfect for gathering.

Coates shares how he didn’t break the bank to achieve the polished end result.

HGTV Modern Budget-friendly Kitchen, Coates Design Architects, Seattle, WA

What was on the homeowner’s wish list?

The owner’s goals were quality design and clean detailing while being conscious of the budget. They also wanted the kitchen to be the primary component to an open living concept.

What issue did the design address?

The biggest issue that we wanted to address for the owner was a sense of cohesiveness with the remainder of the house. If the kitchen is too open, it will not define the overall living space and on the contrary, if it is too closed off, it will not provide a dynamic connection.


Full article found at: “Modern Budget-Friendly Kitchen: Designer Matthew Coates creates an open concept kitchen at the heart of a new home,” HGTV, June 27, 2013. http://people.hgtv.com/professionals/matthew-coates/articles/modern-budget-friendly-kitchen

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