Case Study: Kitchen Renovation
Designed for a busy family of five, this small kitchen reflects the client’s eclectic personal style, opens up the flow of the main floor and provides a comfortable space for casual entertaining. High on the priority list for the clients was more counter space, better circulation and improved functional storage. In addition, the family desired space for more than one cook at a time, as well as a counter area where their three children could do homework and get snacks while interacting with their parents in the Kitchen. Creating a larger Kitchen within the existing footprint of the current Kitchen was a challenge, and part of the old Dining Room was borrowed for this purpose by removing the wall between the two spaces.
The existing Breakfast Nook was expanded by modifying the cabinet layout and removing the pantry closet, therefore opening up the circulation throughout the space and allowing for a single, more casual dining space. The existing pantry closet was replaced with a narrower pantry cabinet turned to face the new combined space. Another significant challenge was installing the dramatic glass and stainless ventilation hood over the slide in range, which came within inches of the new steel beam in the ceiling.
Features include maple frameless cabinetry, Butterfly Antique granite countertops, oil rubbed bronze gooseneck faucet, warm hardwood floors, wine storage, and unique tile details (including a tile backsplash with a random mix of glass and metallic tiles and a tiled slate wall at the counter for durability).