Even the smallest of kitchens can work well when the design plan is arranged with every inch of space and function in mind. This undersized kitchen was not working for the homeowners. The original kitchen was losing an opportunity for cabinet and counter space, having two entry points into the already small area. The oven stack located next to the entry door gave a feeling of being closed in, and did not allow a quick and easy spot to drop groceries and goods upon entering. We also saw an immediate alternative to the exposed stairwell line at the ceiling towards the back of the room that left this space lacking a luxury feel.
A beautiful family with a stay-at-home father and cook, this Dad wanted to enjoy his time preparing meals. We designed a new layout with just enough change to provide ease. Removing one access point into the kitchen and bringing the cabinet run around into a U-shape gave the prep space and cabinet space he was looking for. Moving the oven stack to the opposite side offered a more open feel and allowed the new chimney style hood to be a clean and modern focal point.
We also created a cased opening at the back of the room with a butler's pantry. This was the perfect location between the kitchen and formal dining room that worked to bring in a luxury element and mask the stair line that was once exposed. The clients selected the floors, cabinets, and countertops to match their own personal style. What a transformation!