This home was built in 1915 with gorgeous woodwork in the arts & crafts style. However, the kitchen was small, isolated, inefficient and didn’t reflected the same design style.
The kitchen was enlarged and the door to the porch was relocated, allowing the traffic flows to be outside of the main work areas. Specific work zones were created to help everyone share the kitchen with ease.
The white inset cabinetry was redesigned to incorporate modern conveniences; such as pullouts, open shelves and a foldout corner cabinet. Vintage glass on the upper cabinets add sparkle and break up the look of the solid cabinets.
The oven wall and backsplash was custom designed in a tile pattern consistent with the arts & crafts style, adding a dramatic element to the kitchen. The natural soapstone countertops also reflect that theme.
The utilitarian nature of the kitchen is reflected in the stainless prep area countertop, apron sink and appliances.
The lighting was selected to reflect the original period of the home, while adding accenting hints of color.
A built-in white board and matching cabinet door hide access to the clothes chute directly inside of the porch door.
The wall between the kitchen and dining room was replaced with a wet bar, allowing other to socialize and pitch in without being in the way. The oak breakfast bar and a custom kitchen table were designed with arts & crafts details and stained to match the dining room woodwork. This unified the two rooms, made the kitchen feel even larger and enhanced the whole first floor.
Another wall was opened between the staircase and the front room. A custom flat-sawn divider was inserted into the opening and wainscoting was added to the staircase.
As a final touch to this project, a coat closet was redesigned with open shelving in the dining room and additional storage, with pullout shelves in the hallway.