Kitchen Long View

Soft Tones, Improved Functioning Kitchen

  • Before: Entryway
    The old kitchen was isolated from the foyer and dining room. (See it around the corner on the left?)
  • After: The Hallway
    We created a new opening from the foyer to the kitchen with custom milled and stained trim to match the existing (like the doorway to the living room, visible on the right).
  • Kitchen Long View
    The kitchen captured previous circulation space, allowing for a peninsula where the twins can eat or do homework during meal prep.
  • Before: Dark Kitchen
    The old kitchen was dark; the upper cabinets were small and cramped the counter space.
  • Overview
    Replacing the uppers with a mix of open shelves and glass-doors cabinets to the ceiling provide much more storage AND a much airier feel.
  • From dining room
    A portion of the wall between the dining room, butler's pantry and kitchen was also removed. Note the walnut countertop that is repeated in the floating shelves and the cabinet pulls.
  • Stove and Backsplash
    The range and chimney hood center the working wall.
  • Pantry
    The original pantry cabinets play nicely with the walnut accents throughout the space.
  • Spice Drawer
    Thoughtful storage maximizes the utility of the space. Spices are accessible to the range but not so close that they are impacted by the heat.
  • Lazy Susan
    More clever storage. Before this corner cabinet was barely accessible.
  • Bookcase
    Never waste space! We squeezed a bookshelf into a bit of unused space next to the chimney.