The cook now has much better counter space for prep. Cookware is in the drawers beneath the cooktop.
With the open feeling provided by the windows and high ceilings, we wanted to make sure the space did not feel cramped. The clearances and walkways were not compromised.
The honed granite counters softens the feel and look of the stone.
A counter-depth fridge helps keep the space feeling open. A pantry with roll-out shelves provides storage.
The smart design of the 24″ cooktop maximizes the counter space. Also, the stairs in the distance were an important part of the house’s character that we wanted to preserve, despite the limited wall space and multiple entryways.
Underneath the tile floors we found wood in great condition. Once refinished it added a nice warm feel to the room. The chimney was covered in sheetrock.
A view from the stairs.
Streamlining this awkward wall was important, as this is the view from the front door.
We were able to open up the space between the kitchen, dining room, and living room by eliminating the pipe chases in the header and in the jog in the wall.
Before, the vent box hanging from the ceiling created a bulky visual obstacle. The radiator was converted to a toe-kick heater to allow more cabinet storage and counter space.
The lighting was updatd with recessed lights, and the ceiling was painted white..