New rear entrance. The former door was on the side, where the temp mailbox is standing. The deck was removed and rebuilt on exactly the same footprint, to meet zoning requirements.
We opened up this kitchen to the living/dining area and updated all the finishes. GE Cafe dual fuel range, Bosch French Door Bottom Mount fridge, Zephyr chimney hood. The wide drawers house pots and pans and utensils. Dishes are stored near the dishwasher.
We also added a small but hardworking mudroom below an existing deck. The room contains a bench, hooks and open shelving, with a closet opposite. The floor under the 12x24 tile is heated--no cold boots here!
The client is an avid cook and has lots of "toys". Open shelves, a cutting board cabinet and a lazy susan unit are tucked out of sight behind the fridge, yet provide convenient access to small appliances and cookbooks.
View from the kitchen back to the living room, showing the openings on both sides of the chimney.
Living and cooking spaces are now open to each other (except for the working chimney which we couldn't remove).
The coffee station has counter space above and drawers for ingredients and gizmos below.
Cherry floating shelves display everyday dishes. We bought these on Etsy and stained themto match the butcherblock counter. Cabinets below house (from left to right) "junk drawer"/trash; wraps and containers; liquor station; coffee station (out of sight to the right)
A spot to eat casual meals and hang with the chef. The cherry countertop (from John Boos) and pendant light add warmth to this corner.
Before taken from approximate location of the previous photo.
Before from the same angle as the previous shot. This kitchen was just sad!
Exterior before, showing the deck and open space below.