Karen Kalafat

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Morgantown, WV

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Residential Design - Kitchen & Bath

The Kitchen and Bath course required one complete renovation of a kitchen and a bath according to a specified style drawn from a hat for each project.

Kitchen Design

Concept Statement: Create a redesign for a small kitchen using a 1960s retro styling while incorporating energy-efficient and sustainable products.

Existing Conditions: The existing kitchen and dining space was drawn for analysis and comparison.

existing perspective
existing perspective

existing floor plan
existing floor plan

Sketch Ideas: Roughly scaled plans for the space were sketched to explore various layouts.

layout sketch

layout sketch

layout sketch

Final Design: The space plan evolved from the rough plans to a final design. Minimum clearance requirements were met for usability optimization. Special consideration of traffic flow and vantage points helped the plan improve to best meet the needs of the client. A nomenclature plan was developed to detail the cabinetry.

kitchen floor plan
floor plan

kitchen nomenclature plan
kitchen nomenclature plan

Elevations: Elevations for the kitchen feature the appliances as well as the new island and built-in seating.

kitchen elevations
kitchen elevations

Perspective: A perspective rendering was completed to highlight the finishes, fixtures and appliances in detail.

kitchen rendering

Finishes, Fixtures & Appliances: The finishes, fixtures and appliances were selected and are represented on the following layouts.

kitchen FF&A kitchen FF&A

kitchen FF&A kitchen FF&A

Final Boards: The final presentation included all aspects of the design process, from evaluating the existing conditions to the final floor plan, nomenclature plan and material specifications.

final kitchen board

final kitchen board

final kitchen board

Bath Design

Concept Statement: Create a redesign for a master bath using contemporary Italian styling while incorporating modern technological conveniences.

Existing Conditions: The existing bathroom was drawn in plan view for analysis and comparison.

existing floor plan
existing floor plan

Space Planning: Roughly scaled plans for the space were developed to explore various layouts.

layout plan layout plan

layout plan

Final Design: The space plan evolved from the rough sketches to the final design with a new orientation for the entry. Special consideration of storage and user habits influenced the design to best meet the needs of the clients.

floor plan
floor plan

reflected ceiling plan
reflected ceiling plan

Elevations: Elevations for all four walls were completed to show the materials, finishes and styling elements of the design.

bath elevations

bath elevations

Perspective: A perspective rendering captures the Italian styling in details such as the light and plumbing fixtures.

perspective rendering

Finishes and Fixtures: The finishes and fixtures feature Italian products and materials.

bath FF&E

bath FF&E

bath FF&E

Final Boards: The layout for the presentation boards was considered to include all required drawings and the material samples in an organized manner.

board layout planning
board layout planning

The final presentation included various aspects of the design process, from the existing plan analysis and style research to the final plans and renderings with material samples.

bath design board

bath design board

bath design board

Projects completed for kitchen and bath course in 2008.

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