The Ultimate Baker’s Kitchen
September 8, 2022
Designer Sage Conti transformed an existing pantry into a multifunctional work area tailored to the client’s love of baking.
Text by Alyssa Bird Photography by Greg Premru
As part of a kitchen renovation in Carlisle, Massachusetts, designer Sage Conti transformed an existing pantry into a multifunctional work area tailored to the client’s love of baking. “This homeowner likes glitz and glam, so we made this pantry her jewel box,” says Conti, who worked with Platt Builders to reconfigure the small space and install new custom cabinetry that maximizes every square inch. One of two entries was closed off to make way for a sink, double wall ovens, and additional cabinetry; a larger decorative window allows for more natural light while providing an interesting focal point. A variety of smart storage solutions includes pullout corner shelving, a retractable step stool, and a pullout shelf for the client’s stand
mixer. “Custom cabinetry is ideal for making the most of a space,” says Julie Dalton of Platt Builders. “We wanted the pantry to feel special, so the cabinetry and millwork are highly detailed.” Brass hardware, a mother-of-pearl scalloped-tile backsplash, and White Rhino marble countertops with blue veining round out the design.