This home has the typical floorplan of many semi-detached homes in Washington DC. The challenge with this floorplan is that the kitchens are small and the enclosed porches do not lend themselves to any viable use. Our solution for the typical floorplan in this house was to transform the square footage of the kitchen and porch into an asset for the homeowners. The new larger kitchen is realigned along the back of the house and the design even carves out space for a small powder room.

Our design uses the 150 combined square feet of the sunroom, a small, unconditioned entry foyer, a large pantry, and a closet, to contribute to the new open kitchen. To learn more about this project, e-mail