This clean, contemporary kitchen in Omaha features a mix of materials, including stainless steel, cast concrete, cherry, bubinga, and maple.

Woolworth Kitchen, Omaha, Neb.

  • This clean, contemporary kitchen in Omaha features a mix of materials, including stainless steel, cast concrete, cherry, bubinga, and maple.

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    This clean, contemporary kitchen in Omaha features a mix of materials, including stainless steel, cast concrete, cherry, bubinga, and maple.

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    This clean, contemporary kitchen in Omaha features a mix of materials, including stainless steel, cast concrete, cherry, bubinga, and maple.

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    The kitchen is a remodel, and the owners wanted a clean, contemporary look.

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    The kitchen is a remodel, and the owners wanted a clean, contemporary look.

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    The kitchen also needed to be usable for the clients' son, who uses a wheelchair. He enters the kitchen using a ramp that's manually controlled and simple to operate.

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    The kitchen also needed to be usable for the clients' son, who uses a wheelchair. He enters the kitchen using a ramp that's manually controlled and simple to operate.

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    A cast-concrete island with a fold-down leaf made of bubinga is the focal point of the room. On the curved side of the island is a maple cabinet for storing table linens. The cabinet is wheelchair accessible.

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    A cast-concrete island with a fold-down leaf made of bubinga is the focal point of the room. On the curved side of the island is a maple cabinet for storing table linens. The cabinet is wheelchair accessible.

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    The cooking side of the island is straight, while the opposite side is curved, allowing for maximum wheelchair mobility within a narrow galley footprint. Above the island is a maple ceiling panel whose design was inspired by boiilng water.

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    The cooking side of the island is straight, while the opposite side is curved, allowing for maximum wheelchair mobility within a narrow galley footprint. Above the island is a maple ceiling panel whose design was inspired by boiilng water.

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    Just off the kitchen is a home office that was also conceived with universal design in mind.

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    Just off the kitchen is a home office that was also conceived with universal design in mind.

 

“Cool ideas, great materials, and universal design that’s stylish,” said the judges of the Woolworth kitchen. The jury gave the kitchen a Grand Award for how well it delivers on program requirements: a clean, contemporary space with an attached home office and ease of mobility for the clients’ son, who uses a wheelchair.

A narrow island and tall cabinets make this remodeled kitchen functional, despite the narrow footprint. The island is the focal point—site-cast concrete accented with black quartz and cherry cabinets—and the laminated maple ceiling panel was inspired by boiling water.

The prep side of the island is linear, while the opposite side is curved, allowing for easy wheelchair mobility within the galley layout. At one end of the island, a bubinga leaf provides extra counterspace, folding down when not in use. A maple cabinet on the island’s curved side is a good place to stash table linens, and a manual-operated ramp makes coming and going simple.

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