Hold Everything, featuring Details International
With improved storage options, this kitchen overhaul meets the needs of a busy, four-generation family.
Article by Jaime Kim, Photos by Olivier Koning
Issue Date: (Tue) January 8, 2013
No matter the time of day, it’s safe to say there’s always something going on in Peter and Alice Mashimo’s kitchen, which not only serves as the bustling crossroads for the home’s seven residents, but also as the base of a second home business and an entertainment hub for family and friends.
With this large household to consider, Glenda Anderson and Sue Haas of Details International Inc. made the family’s need for storage and organization a top priority. “It was a matter of making everything functional with a very long laundry list of needs, and yet it’s still pretty,” says Haas.
To provide the family with a larger area, Anderson and Haas took down one of the dining room walls. A small L-shaped island in the original kitchen restricted space and was replaced with a three-level island. “We tried to create a command central for the kitchen,” shares Haas, “and it’s divided into several areas so that multiple people can work in the kitchen at the same time.”
Although they didn’t add any square footage to the kitchen, the family now has much-needed space and organizational options. “We just tried to have designated areas for each type of storage,” adds Haas.