Entertainer’s Kitchen Built With Creative Use of Space

Entertainment Design for the Kitchen:

Virginia Dudasik of VTD Design Group and Bob Sturgeon of Westside Remodeling collaborated on this Kitchen / Entertainment design specifically as an open plan for entertaining. Virginia started with the floor plan and contemplated how to create an entertainment space with limited square footage. The solution was to relocate her kitchen to the larger space that was once the family room. Then creating a comfortable lounge where the original kitchen was once positioned. The two spaces now integrate seamlessly, providing an easy flow for guests.

.CAPID Entertainment Design


The island cabinetry is dark-stained alder, which contrasts beautifully with the white painted wall cabinets. The countertops are quartz, while the backsplash is an interesting combination of large 12 x 24 porcelain tiles in the lower portion with 3 x 12 glass tiles above. The kitchen includes a full-size built-in refrigerator, two sinks, and waste containers both in the island as well as near the sink—providing two clean-up zones. This new kitchen provides the ultimate in storage, including wine bottle storage, pull-outs in the pantry, cookbook storage, storage for silverware, and cookie sheets stored above the oven for easy access.

CAPID Entertainment Design


Three windows in the original family room were made smaller so the kitchen cabinets could fit above them. To increase wall space, the original sliding glass door was changed to a single lite French door. The once red-brick fireplace newly faced with porcelain tile that mimic the look of concrete, provides a welcoming atmosphere in the kitchen.

CAPID Entertainment Design


Contributed by;


Bob Sturgeon ~ Westside Remodeling

e: bob@westsideremodeling.com


Virginia Dudasik ~ VTD Design Group

e: vtddesign@msn.com

Aging In Place by Diane Cresante

Age Related Interior Design

Most people associate the term aging in place with the elderly when in fact aging in place encompasses all aspects of the aging process, from birth through 100 and beyond. While most modifications are done for safety and age related needs all stages of life can benefit from adaptations to their environment.

Hand railing on stairways is one example of a modification that is beneficial to all.

Aging In Place Interior Design


Another is adequate lighting whenever there is a level change in the home. Various counter heights make day to day living more convenient for all and necessary for those physically challenged. There are safety issues in all wet areas that the entire family uses.  Of course these concerns are magnified especially in the elderly when mobility becomes an issue and the need to prevent injuries increases. Design does not have to be sacrificed to do this. The decorative finishes and design choices available in bathroom fixtures and even grab bars is increasing all the time.

Aging In Place Interior DesignAging In Place Interior Design


In addition to any needed structural changes and modifications, aesthetics comes into play. Surfaces such as counters, fixtures and flooring, besides being safe and appropriate to the application, should be harmonizing to the environment, pleasing to the client. and a compliment to the overall design. Fabrics should be both a beautiful and colorful enrichment to the design yet be appropriate and suitable to the function. Even lighting can be a fun or a striking embellishment for your home and still add to safety.

Your home can be beautifully designed in the present with an eye for future needs to minimize or eliminate potential expenses as needs change.

Aging In Place Interior DesignAging In Place Interior Design

contributed by:

Diane Cresante Design

Certified Aging in Place Specialist

email: dianecresante@gmail.com