This is a remodeled kitchen in a 1924 Bungalow home. It is part of a whole-house remodel that included creating an open plan on the first floor, a master suite remodel, an attic studio space, and new siding/roofing/windows.
We enclosed a small porch and removed a pantry to enlarge the kitchen by 50 square feet. The existing den and pantry did not contribute to the overall function of the house and blocked the view of the rear yard. Our solution was to open up the interior walls and combine those spaces with the living space. New windows and a sliding glass door bring in more natural light and a sliding door provides access to the new deck.
The original stairs to the basement were in the kitchen. Moving the basement door allowed us to create a galley-style kitchen that provides sight lines from the front door to the rear door. The hallway to the new kitchen has a door to the basement and a new powder room.
The new kitchen has white cabinets on the wall, with darker gray cabinets on the peninsula base. White helps maintain an open, airy look. The glaze on the white cabinetry adds depth and detail. The perimeter cabinets have a quartz countertop that has darker graining with more movement. The peninsula’s quartz has a subtle pattern. A contrasting thick piece of walnut (from the same tree as the mantel shelf) provides an organic touch and is notched to fit the quartz. A stainless steel farm sink matches the stainless appliances. We recommended radiant floor heat so we could remove the cast iron radiators.
September 10, 2013