At Mariotti, we’re passionate about 3 things: family, community, and good kitchen design.
We were extremely excited and honored to be part of a special kitchen renovation that brought all 3 of those things together with the Ronald McDonald House – Scranton.
The renovation finished right before the pandemic hit, and while we’ve been able to do some things to celebrate over the past year, this is the first time we’re sharing more details about it. We thought it might be interesting for you to see some of the logistics that went into the project.
The Ronald McDonald House serves multiple families at once, each with different needs, and they want those families to feel some semblance of being at home during their stay. The kitchen within the Ronald McDonald House can have many people prepping and cooking meals at the same time (including volunteers) so it’s particularly important that the kitchen provides extra space and is designed with movement and flow in mind.
To help create a space that felt welcoming, open and bright, our designers included:
- white cabinets (Homecrest Sedona Alpine Shaker)
- white countertops (Silestone, White Calacutta Gold)
- white subway tiles as the backsplash
- can & pendant lighting
- under-cabinet lighting
In addition to the flow and space considerations, this renovation also gave us a unique opportunity to design a kitchen with more appliances than an average kitchen. Because of the volume in this kitchen, it needed to included:
- 2 refrigerators
- 2 microwaves
- A double stove
- 2 sinks
We got them all in, with plenty of functional cabinet space. The end result is a beautiful, modern space that gives families a place to feel at home while caring for a child in a nearby healthcare facility.
See the finished kitchen below and hear from Eugene Mariotti about what went into this special project.
Members of the Mariotti Team in the Finished Kitchen
For more information about getting involved with the Ronald McDonald House Scranton, visit their website.