Kitchen & Pantry for A Family on the Go

  • Kitchen from door
    The view from the front hall. Code required solid wall behind the range, so we reconfigured the windows.
  • Kitchen
    The view from the mudroom, looking toward the butler's pantry. The island has pop-up outlets for small appliances and electronics.
  • Wall Cabinets
    The coffee station and toaster occupy a long, shallow counter that preserves circulation and maximizes utility and storage.
  • Fridge View
    View from the butler's pantry. We removed an unused chimney and re-located the basement door to make room for the fridge and pantries (see before.)
  • Stove Backsplash
    A rustic backsplash pops in the neutral space.
  • Sink Detail
    A professional-style pull-down faucet facilitates food prep and cleanup. The switch on the counter activates the disposal.
  • Island Drawers
    The island is a workhorse, with trash, spice and dish storage as well as prep space and seating for 4 or more.
  • Pop up plug
    The family's 4 kids can eat, do homework or chat with their parents at the island. There's plenty of power thanks to 2 pop-up outlets.
  • Hidden Door
    Sheet metal and blackboard paint create a planning center. But there's more...see next slide!
  • Kids and Door
    Not a wasted inch...The top of the old servants' stair was blocked off by the bath above, but we retained the storage (and hide-and-seek!) potential.
  • Before: Kitchen
    The old "kitchen" contained just a fridge, counter and table. The sink, dishwasher & range were in the butler's pantry!
  • Pantry
    The butler's pantry contains a second sink, wall oven and microwave, plus additional storage.
  • Broom closet
    A custom broom/utility closet tucked under the main stairs.
  • Under Stairs Pantry
    Still more under-stair storage.
  • Before: Pantry
    Butler's pantry before. (This was the main kitchen!)

This hardworking kitchen displays a neutral palette & deftly balances work, storage and circulation space.