The owner of this condominium in Logan Circle had lived there for over 25 years. He wanted an updated kitchen, new flooring in the apartment, and pocket doors to the den/office off the living room.
One of the main obstacles to remodeling the kitchen was a large shaft that prevented the enlargement/opening of the kitchen to the dining and living rooms. When the Landis team investigated the purpose of the shaft, it found it to be an opening built for future piping that was never installed. The building management allowed us to downsize the shaft to accommodate just the electrical panel/wiring. We also removed the wall near the shaft to open up the kitchen.
In his 25 years in the apartment, the client had seen many changes in the neighborhood. His color palette was inspired by the view from his windows. He chose classic white cabinets with raised panel inset doors. The base cabinets are topped with deep gray New Caledonia granite and the backsplash is a neutral gray/green 2-inch by 6-inch glass tile from Anatolia Tile called Bliss Element in Mist.
The remodeled kitchen has more storage than the original layout. The new cabinets run all the way to the ceiling–which the original cabinets did not. There is also a lazy Susan in the bottom corner cabinets instead of a blind cabinet, which can be hard to access. The small island has cabinets and drawers below and a cantilevered countertop that could fit some stools.
The stove, sink, and dishwasher stayed in their original locations. The only appliance that we moved was the refrigerator. Since it’s a small kitchen, the designer opted for a 30-inch model. Liebherr is the only manufacturer that makes a 30-inch counter-depth refrigerator. The range, over the range microwave, and dishwasher are GE.
We removed the original hinged doors to the den/office and replaced them with pocket doors, which allows for better flow and access from the living room.